Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Stirling Albion

Saturday 15th October 2011
J Morton (pen 33)
M McKenzie (46)

Blue Brazil reach summit

Cowdenbeath climbed to the top of the table with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Stirling at Central Park.

Goals from Jordan Morton and Marc McKenzie either side of half-time did the damage as the Miners extended their unbeaten run to five.

Player-manager Colin Cameron hit the crossbar on the half-hour mark before his side took the lead three minutes later.

Stirling keeper Sam Filler fouled Morton and he picked himself up to power the penalty into the bottom right-hand corner for his fourth goal of the season.

The home side doubled their lead two minutes after the restart when McKenzie fired home Greg Stewart's pass from the edge of the area.

And Stewart almost extended the lead to three on 65 minutes but his effort came back off the bar.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance312
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
0:57
Cross from Devon Jacobs
1:03
Save made by Thomas Flynn
2:09
Foul on David Cowan
2:15
Free Kick taken by David Cowan
4:05
Foul on Scott Davidson
4:10
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
4:24
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
5:34
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
6:34
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
7:00
Foul on Greg Stewart
7:05
Free Kick taken by Jon Robertson
7:39
Offside flag raised against Greg Stewart
7:40
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
8:32
Cross from Joshua Flood
8:34
Clearance by David Cowan
10:32
Foul on Scott Davidson
10:39
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
11:12
Corner taken by Lewis Bonar with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
11:45
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
14:26
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
16:56
Offside flag raised against Marc McKenzie
16:57
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
19:14
Cross from John Armstrong
20:55
Foul on Scott Linton
21:02
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
21:42
Cross from Jon Robertson
22:33
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
23:22
Foul on Joshua Flood
23:26
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
24:15
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
27:02
Foul on Jordan Morton
27:07
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
29:33
Shot taken by Colin Cameron with his right foot
31:05
Foul on Jordan Morton
31:23
BOOKING: Samuel Filler of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
32:14
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Jordan Morton and scored using his left foot to the bottom right
32:14
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Jordan Morton using his left foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
33:17
Foul on Joshua Flood
33:25
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook
34:03
Shot taken by Alan Cook using his left foot
34:23
Save made by Thomas Flynn
34:41
Foul on Scott Linton
34:48
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
35:20
Offside flag raised against Marc McKenzie
35:23
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
37:00
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
38:29
Shot taken by Greg Stewart using his left foot
38:36
Save made by Samuel Filler
40:19
Offside flag raised against Lewis Bonar
40:21
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
40:54
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
41:32
Clearance by John Crawley
42:28
Offside flag raised against Lewis Bonar
42:30
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
44:32
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
45:01
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Craig Winter on for Colin Cameron
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
45:25
Hand Ball taken by Craig Winter
45:29
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook
45:46
Cross from Alan Cook
45:48
Clearance by Craig Winter
46:14
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
46:14
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
47:34
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline
47:47
Clearance by Marc McCulloch
49:11
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
52:09
BOOKING: Jordan Morton of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for dissent
56:11
Foul on Alan Cook
56:20
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
56:59
Shot taken by Greg Stewart using his left foot
57:12
Save made by Samuel Filler
57:21
Cross from Lewis Bonar
57:30
Shot taken by Joshua Flood from the left penalty area
57:41
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Lewis Coult on for Jordan Morton
58:27
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
60:47
Foul on Marc McKenzie
60:53
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
60:59
BOOKING: Gary Thom of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:10
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Steven Nicholas on for Lewis Bonar
64:11
Foul on Shaun Fagan
64:15
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
65:39
Shot taken by Greg Stewart using his left foot
66:07
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
66:40
Foul on Greg Stewart
66:48
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
67:12
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
67:13
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
68:12
Goal Kick taken by Samuel Filler
71:55
Foul on Alan Cook
72:01
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook
72:18
Cross from Alan Cook
72:20
Clearance by John Armstrong
73:03
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
73:18
BOOKING: Joshua Flood of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:26
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
73:38
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Gavin McPherson on for Alan Cook
75:06
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
75:08
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
76:26
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
76:45
Clearance by Brian Allison
76:56
Foul on Lewis Coult
77:04
Free Kick taken by David Cowan from the right wing
80:55
Offside flag raised against Greg Stewart
80:58
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
81:58
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
82:21
Clearance by Gary Thom
82:31
Cross from Lewis Coult
82:35
Save made by Samuel Filler
82:41
BOOKING: Greg Stewart of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
83:13
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Craig McLeish on for Joshua Flood
84:56
Foul on Joseph Mbu
85:01
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
87:35
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Kyle Miller on for Marc McKenzie
90:00+1:00
Offside flag raised against Greg Stewart
90:00+1:02
Free Kick taken by Samuel Filler
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Stirling Albion

Cowdenbeath

vs

Stirling Albion

2
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
5
Shots
2
3
On Target
1
2
Off Target
1
3
Crosses
5
4
Corners
1
31
Throw Ins
23
2
Saves
3
3
Clearances
4
8
Goal Kicks
5
12
Free Kicks
15
7
Offside
2
1
Penalties
0
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
3

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Thomas Flynn
02.David Cowan
03.John Armstrong
04.Joseph Mbu
05.Kenneth Adamson
06.Marc McKenzie 88+0' Tactical
07.Jon Robertson
08.Colin Cameron 45+0' Injury
09.Scott Linton
10.Jordan Morton (53+0: Dissent) 58+0' Tactical
11.Greg Stewart (83+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Youssef Bejaoui
13.Lewis Milne
14.Craig Winter 45+0' Injury
15.Kyle Miller 88+0' Tactical
16.Lewis Coult 58+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-2-3-1

01.Samuel Filler (32+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Devon Jacobs
03.Brian Allison
04.Gary Thom (61+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.John Crawley
06.Shaun Fagan
07.Marc McCulloch
08.Scott Davidson
09.Joshua Flood (74+0: Unsporting behaviour) 84+0' Tactical
10.Lewis Bonar 63+0' Tactical
11.Lewis Bonar

Substitutes

12.Alan Cook 74+0' Tactical
13.William Kerr
14.Sean Dillon
15.Gavin McPherson 74+0' Tactical
16.Craig McLeish 84+0' Tactical
17.Steven Nicholas 63+0' Tactical

Naismith misses out for Blue Brazil

Cowdenbeath will be without on-loan Rangers striker Kal Naismith when they face Stirling.

Naismith misses out due to a knee injury as second place meets fourth in the Second Division.

Defender Thomas O'Brien has also been ruled out through illness, with player/boss Colin Cameron, Dean Brett and Kenny Adamson all facing late fitness tests. Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

Speaking ahead of the clash, Cameron has warned his side to be wary of Jocky Scott's Stirling outfit. He said: "Both of our teams came down from Division One last season and have made the transition to the Second reasonably well.

"After beating Brechin in their last game Stirling will really fancy coming here and winning to claw back some of the advantage we have on them at the moment."

Stirling are again without the injured trio of goalkeeper Callum Reidford, defender Greig MacDonald and midfielder Daly McSorley at Central Park.

Manager Scott's resources could be further stretched as Brian Allison, Shaun Fagan and Darren Smith are all struggling to make it and will need to pass fitness tests to play.

Scott is looking for his men to build on their success over Brechin in their last outing.

He said, "That game seems a long time ago now but we have to put on the same type of performance to win this one. Cowdenbeath have done well and while this should be a good game of football I am expecting it to be really tight."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Cowdenbeath 9 12 20
2 Down Arbroath 9 11 20
3 Stenhousemuir 9 3 17
4 Stirling Albion 9 0 12
5 Airdrieonians 9 1 11
6 Forfar Athletic 9 -1 11
7 Up East Fife 9 -6 10
8 Down Brechin City 9 -2 9
9 Down Dumbarton 8 -6 7
10 Albion Rovers 8 -12 5

Updated 15/10/2011 at 17:04

 
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