Arbroath 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath

Saturday 1st October 2011
J Falkingham (58)T O'Brien (19)

Arbroath battle back for draw

Josh Falkingham's second-half equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for Arbroath at home to Cowdenbeath.

The visitors started brightly and almost took the lead through Greg Stewart on seven minutes, but his header went wide.

But they did not have to wait long to go in front, Thomas O'Brien firing home from close-range after Marc McKenzie's inswinging corner had caused problems in the Arbroath defence.

The home side grabbed their equaliser against the run of the play, Falkingham slotting in on 58 minutes from inside the box following Gavin Swankie's cross.

And Stuart Malcolm missed a great opportunity to win the game for Arbroath nine minutes from time, heading straight at Cowdenbeath goalkeeper Thomas Flynn from six yards out.

OfficialFrank McDermott
Attendance857
VenueGayfield Park
Kick Off
Arbroath 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath
1:16
Cross from Scott Linton
1:34
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
3:21
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
4:46
Shot taken by Steven Doris using his left foot from the left penalty area
5:14
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
6:28
Cross from Greg Stewart
6:39
Shot taken by Greg Stewart from the left penalty area
7:48
Foul on Colin Cameron
7:56
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson from the left wing
9:04
Foul on Scott Linton
9:10
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron from the left wing
10:09
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
11:13
Cross from Scott Linton
11:17
Clearance by Darren Hill
11:35
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
12:23
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
13:30
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
13:55
Clearance by Beau Busch
14:21
Cross from Jon Robertson
14:30
Block taken by Keith Gibson
14:42
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
15:44
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
16:05
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
17:35
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
18:08
Shot taken by Thomas O'Brien with his right foot from the right six yard line
18:08
Arbroath 0 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Thomas O'Brien with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
19:54
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
22:32
BOOKING: Stuart Malcolm of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
24:22
Cross from Kal Naismith
24:41
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
25:04
Clearance by Dean Brett
25:15
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
25:58
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
26:27
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
29:16
Cross from Marc McKenzie
29:28
Shot taken by Greg Stewart from the left penalty area
29:51
Save made by Darren Hill
31:29
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
32:07
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
34:01
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot
34:23
Save made by Thomas Flynn
34:53
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot
36:41
Shot taken by Greg Stewart with his right foot
36:54
Save made by Darren Hill
38:22
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
41:41
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
42:37
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
44:53
Foul on Colin Cameron
45:00+0:07
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
Half Time
Arbroath 0 - 1 Cowdenbeath
Second Half Started
Arbroath 0 - 1 Cowdenbeath
45:28
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
45:46
Block taken by Darren Hill
46:33
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
47:49
Foul on Greg Stewart
47:59
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
48:43
Shot taken by John Armstrong with his right foot from the left penalty area
49:14
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
50:40
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
51:44
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
52:01
Clearance by Brian Kerr
52:17
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
54:19
BOOKING: Joshua Falkingham of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
55:15
Foul on Steven Doris
55:25
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
55:43
BOOKING: Scott Linton of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:22
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
56:58
Save made by Thomas Flynn
57:53
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right penalty area
57:53
Arbroath 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
60:31
Substitution for Arbroath: Pedram Ardallany on for Keith Gibson
61:55
Offside flag raised against Scott Linton
62:01
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill from the centre penalty area
67:00
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
67:06
Substitution for Arbroath: Jordan Elfverson on for Lee Sibanda
68:56
BOOKING: Colin Cameron of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:26
Foul on Steven Doris
69:43
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
71:24
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
72:16
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
72:52
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
73:31
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
74:30
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot
74:55
Block taken by Kenneth Adamson
75:06
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
75:27
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
76:26
Cross from Jordan Elfverson
76:31
Block taken by Colin Cameron
76:36
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
77:18
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
78:15
Foul on Colin Cameron
78:25
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
81:00
Foul on Pedram Ardallany
81:10
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
81:39
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the right penalty area
82:09
Save made by Thomas Flynn
83:27
Foul on Thomas O'Brien
83:36
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn from the centre penalty area
83:41
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Craig Winter on for Colin Cameron
84:55
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
85:32
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
86:37
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left byline
87:05
Save made by Thomas Flynn
88:27
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
88:44
Foul on Greg Stewart
88:58
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
89:00
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Lewis Coult on for Kal Naismith
90:00+0:23
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
90:00+0:35
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:59
Corner taken by Pedram Ardallany with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
Full Time
Arbroath 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath
Result
Arbroath 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath

Arbroath

vs

Cowdenbeath

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
0
8
Shots
6
5
On Target
4
3
Off Target
2
2
Crosses
6
10
Corners
10
11
Throw Ins
14
2
Saves
4
4
Clearances
2
4
Goal Kicks
12
2
Blocks
2
5
Free Kicks
7
0
Offside
1
2
Yellow Cards
2

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Kieran McAnespie
03.Stuart Malcolm (23+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Beau Busch
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Brian Kerr
08.Joshua Falkingham (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Keith Gibson 61+0' Tactical
10.Lee Sibanda 68+0' Tactical
11.Steven Doris

Substitutes

12.Gavin Swankie
13.Michael White
14.Kevin Brown
15.Craig Wedderburn
16.Pedram Ardallany 61+0' Tactical
17.Jordan Elfverson 68+0' Tactical

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Thomas Flynn
02.Kenneth Adamson
03.John Armstrong
04.Scott Linton (56+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Dean Brett
06.Colin Cameron (69+0: Unsporting behaviour) 84+0' Tactical
07.Thomas O'Brien
08.Marc McKenzie
09.Jon Robertson
10.Greg Stewart
11.Kal Naismith 89+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Youssef Bejaoui
13.Lewis Coult 89+0' Tactical
14.Jordan Morton
15.Kyle Miller
16.Craig Winter 84+0' Tactical

Both player-managers crocked

Player-manager Paul Sheerin will miss Arbroath's clash with second-placed Cowdenbeath.

The encounter will be the first time Sheerin, who is suffering from a knee injury, has been unable to play since taking the reins.

Sheerin is the Second Division leaders' only absentee, though, leaving him confident his side can maintain their perfect home record.

He said: "Our home form has been great and this would be a massive game to win before the international break.

"Cowdenbeath have a style that is a bit like ours in that they keep attacking, so I do not expect a goalless draw at the end of the 90 minutes.

"As long as we score one more than them, I will be pleased especially as Cowdenbeath are on a great run of form at the moment."

Cowdenbeath player-manager Colin Cameron is a doubt for the trip.

The former Scotland international will make a late call on his own fitness, suggesting he may not decide until Saturday lunchtime.

Cameron said: "I have been able to train this week but I am still not quite totally there."

Mark Ramsay, Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay have been ruled out and Cameron may make other changes despite the Blue Brazil having won their last three games.

The manager added: "I have drawn up two sets of tactics for this match. I will decide which one to use once I see the conditions at Gayfield, where the wind can sometimes be a factor.

"I have to decide between being attack minded or being a bit more cautious."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Arbroath 8 11 19
2 Cowdenbeath 8 10 17
3 Stenhousemuir 8 1 14
4 Up Stirling Albion 8 2 12
5 Up Airdrieonians 8 1 10
6 Down Forfar Athletic 8 -1 10
7 Down Brechin City 8 -2 8
8 Dumbarton 7 -4 7
9 Up East Fife 8 -9 7
10 Down Albion Rovers 7 -9 5

Updated 1/10/2011 at 17:04

 

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