Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Dumbarton

Saturday 26th November 2011

Leaders held by the Sons

Dumbarton battled to a deserved 0-0 draw at league-leaders Cowdenbeath to bounce back from their Scottish Cup defeat against Brechin.

In terrible conditions at Central Park, both sides had chances to win the game, with a flurry of chances coming in the closing stages. Lewis Coult came close for Cowdenbeath in the 84th minute when his header from six-yards out went wide of the left post.

Dumbarton midfielder Martin McNiff could have sealed the win for his side when his header went over the bar in the 89th minute.

Alan Adamson and Colin Cameron both made changes in the late stages of the game but none of the five substitutes were able to instigate a change in the scoreline.

Despite the draw, Cowdenbeath remain top of the league and level on points with Arbroath.

OfficialCrawford Allan
Attendance271
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Dumbarton
0:45
Foul on Scott Linton
0:52
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
1:10
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
3:16
Foul on Kal Naismith
3:23
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
3:45
Corner taken by David Cowan with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
4:11
Offside flag raised against Greg Stewart
4:12
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
4:24
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
4:51
Foul on Bryan Prunty
4:57
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
5:19
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
5:42
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
6:34
Foul on James Creaney
6:37
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
9:01
Foul on Kal Naismith
9:07
Free Kick taken by Kal Naismith
10:38
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
11:37
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
12:25
Hand Ball taken by Patrick Walker
12:28
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
13:04
Foul on Greg Stewart
13:20
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
16:11
Foul on Scott Agnew
16:32
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
16:40
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot
16:48
Save made by Thomas Flynn
17:23
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline
17:57
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
18:57
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
20:03
Foul on Alan Lithgow
20:07
Free Kick taken by Ryan Borris
20:52
Foul on Scott Agnew
21:01
Free Kick taken by Kevin Nicoll
21:51
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
24:10
Shot taken by Jordan Morton using his left foot
24:22
Save made by Jamie Ewings
24:29
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
26:02
Shot taken by Greg Stewart using his left foot from the right penalty area
26:24
Save made by Jamie Ewings
26:35
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
27:46
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
30:06
Shot taken by Jordan Morton with his right foot from the right penalty area
30:24
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
32:22
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
33:58
Shot taken by Jordan Morton with his right foot
34:10
Save made by Jamie Ewings
35:34
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
36:53
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
42:23
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
44:06
Foul on Patrick Walker
44:10
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
44:31
Shot taken by Martin McNiff with his right foot
44:53
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Dumbarton
45:57
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
50:16
Foul on Scott Linton
50:23
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
51:58
Shot taken by Kal Naismith with his right foot
52:21
Save made by Jamie Ewings
52:27
Corner taken by Kenneth Adamson using his left foot from the right byline
52:49
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
53:11
Foul on Jordan Morton
53:22
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
53:51
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
56:15
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
56:50
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
57:33
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
59:32
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
59:51
Save made by Thomas Flynn
60:18
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: John Armstrong on for Thomas O'Brien
63:25
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
64:22
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
66:08
Substitution for Dumbarton: Mark Gilhaney on for Kevin Nicoll
68:14
Foul on James Creaney
68:27
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
68:36
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Marc McKenzie on for Kal Naismith
72:36
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
74:24
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
74:49
BOOKING: Jon Robertson of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:07
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Lewis Coult on for Scott Linton
76:10
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
76:33
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
78:08
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
79:04
Substitution for Dumbarton: David Winters on for Bryan Prunty
80:31
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
81:18
Corner taken by Greg Stewart with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
82:29
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
82:48
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
84:09
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
84:24
Shot taken by Lewis Coult from the centre penalty area
84:38
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
87:33
Offside flag raised against Greg Stewart
87:35
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
88:39
Foul on Patrick Walker
88:47
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right byline
89:19
Cross from Scott Agnew
89:25
Shot taken by Martin McNiff from the centre penalty area
89:37
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
89:54
BOOKING: John Armstrong of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:08
Foul on James Creaney
90:00+0:23
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
90:00+2:04
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
90:00+3:01
BOOKING: Paul Nugent of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Dumbarton

Cowdenbeath

vs

Dumbarton

0
Goals
0
6
Shots
3
5
On Target
1
1
Off Target
2
0
Crosses
1
8
Corners
4
32
Throw Ins
27
2
Saves
4
0
Clearances
1
12
Goal Kicks
16
8
Free Kicks
11
2
Offside
1
0
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
1

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Thomas Flynn
02.David Cowan
03.Joseph Mbu
04.Kenneth Adamson
05.Thomas O'Brien 61+0' Injury
06.Kal Naismith 69+0' Tactical
07.Colin Cameron
08.Jon Robertson (75+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Jordan Morton
10.Scott Linton 76+0' Tactical
11.Greg Stewart

Substitutes

12.Youssef Bejaoui
13.John Armstrong (90+0: Unsporting behaviour) 61+0' Injury
14.Mark Ramsay
15.Marc McKenzie 69+0' Tactical
16.Lewis Coult 76+0' Tactical

Dumbarton

Formation: 3-4-1-2

19.Jamie Ewings
02.Paul Nugent (90+4: Unsporting behaviour)
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace
06.Ryan Borris
07.Martin McNiff
08.Kevin Nicoll
09.Ryan Borris
10.Kevin Nicoll 67+0' Injury
11.Scott Agnew

Substitutes

12.Scott Agnew
13.Bryan Prunty 80+0' Injury
14.Patrick Walker
15.Stephen Grindlay
16.Ross McKinnon
17.Kieran Brannan
18.David Winters 80+0' Injury
19.Mark Gilhaney 67+0' Injury

Last 5 Meetings

Duo boost for Cowdenbeath

Leaders Cowdenbeath add Jordan Morton and John Armstrong to the squad that defeated Bo'ness in the Scottish Cup last weekend for their clash with Dumbarton.

Veteran Craig Winter drops out as he has joined East Stirling on loan for a month, while Danny Mackay is still missing through injury.

Blue Brazil boss Colin Cameron has told his men to be wary of the Sons. He said: "They went to East Fife and won 6-0 earlier in the season and any team that can do that must be useful.

"If we are not up to scratch then we will struggle. We have a great home record with six wins and keeping that going will be key to our plans for the season."

Dumbarton welcome back Kevin Nicoll and Scott Agnew to their midfield after suspension kept the duo out of the Scottish Cup defeat by Brechin last weekend.

Manager Alan Adamson has a full squad to pick from as his side look for revenge for the 4-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of Colin Cameron's men earlier in the season.

The Sons boss said: "They hit us on the break that day very effectively. They are superb on the counter attack and we need to guard against that a lot better than we did in our last meeting.

"No side has taken anything away from their patch this season and it would be great if Dumbarton were the first to do so."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 14 17 30
2 Arbroath 14 13 30
3 Stenhousemuir 14 7 24
4 Up East Fife 14 -6 19
5 Down Dumbarton 14 -2 18
6 Down Albion Rovers 14 -5 17
7 Up Airdrieonians 14 -6 14
8 Down Brechin City 14 -6 14
9 Down Forfar Athletic 13 -5 13
10 Stirling Albion 13 -7 12

Updated 26/11/2011 at 17:11