Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Arbroath

Saturday 10th December 2011

Top two in timid tie

The Scottish Division Two's top two played out a goaless draw as Cowdenbeath and Arbroath struggled in difficult conditions.

There were only a handful of shots as neither goalkeeper had a save to make until the last five minutes on a pitch which passed a late inspection.

Josh Falkingham had three long-range efforts for Arbroath that all missed the target while Marc McKenzie had two similar pot-shots for Cowdenbeath.

The only save of the match came with three minutes to go, as Kieran McAnespie got his head on the end of a Gavin Swankie free-kick, but Thomas Flynn punched away in the Cowdenbeath goal.

The close-range header was the closest the match came to a goal, as both sides seemed more than happy to settle for a point in a dour affair.

OfficialBrian Winter
Attendance437
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Arbroath
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Arbroath
0:34
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
2:37
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
4:13
Foul on David Cowan
4:19
Free Kick taken by David Cowan
5:19
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
7:33
Foul on Liam Caddis
7:37
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
8:08
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
10:04
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
10:07
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Brien
11:43
Foul on Colin Cameron
11:50
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
16:39
Foul on Thomas O'Brien
16:50
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
17:56
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
19:45
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
24:32
Foul on Liam Caddis
24:40
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
25:22
Foul on Lee Sibanda
25:32
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the left byline
25:55
Cross from Gavin Swankie
26:10
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
27:08
Offside flag raised against Lee Sibanda
27:09
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
30:42
Foul on Thomas O'Brien
30:50
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
33:13
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
33:34
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
34:23
Foul on David Cowan
34:34
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
36:39
Foul on Steven Doris
36:46
BOOKING: Lewis Coult of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:10
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
37:56
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
38:25
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
38:59
Foul on David Cowan
39:07
BOOKING: Lee Sibanda of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
39:27
Free Kick taken by David Cowan
40:40
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
41:10
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
43:11
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
43:35
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Arbroath
46:45
Foul on Gavin Swankie
46:51
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the right wing
47:17
Cross from Gavin Swankie
47:21
Clearance by Colin Cameron
49:10
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
49:40
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
50:03
Foul on Steven Doris
50:28
BOOKING: Joseph Mbu of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:41
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
51:04
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
53:28
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
53:41
Save made by Thomas Flynn
54:28
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Jordan Morton on for Marc McKenzie
55:29
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
56:34
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
57:16
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
58:20
Foul on Jon Robertson
58:27
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron from the left wing
59:09
Cross from Colin Cameron
59:16
Save made by Darren Hill
60:04
Foul on Mark Baxter
60:10
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr from the right wing
61:49
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
62:10
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
66:13
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
66:32
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
67:27
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
70:23
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Kal Naismith on for Scott Linton
71:39
Foul on Mark Ramsay
71:47
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
72:47
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
72:54
BOOKING: Liam Caddis of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:11
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
74:11
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
74:46
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
78:51
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Greg Stewart on for Mark Ramsay
81:08
Cross from Lewis Coult
81:12
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
81:20
Corner taken by Kal Naismith using his left foot from the left byline going out of play
82:28
Substitution for Arbroath: Pedram Ardallany on for Lee Sibanda
84:21
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
86:33
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
86:59
Foul on Liam Caddis
87:06
BOOKING: Kenneth Adamson of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
87:21
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr from the right wing
87:31
Cross from Brian Kerr
87:33
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
87:43
Foul on Pedram Ardallany
87:55
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the left wing
88:25
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie from the centre penalty area
88:55
Save made by Thomas Flynn
90:00+0:05
Corner taken by Kal Naismith using his left foot from the left byline
90:00+1:56
Foul on Mark Baxter
90:00+2:05
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Arbroath

Cowdenbeath

vs

Arbroath

0
Goals
0
2
Shots
4
0
On Target
1
2
Off Target
3
2
Crosses
3
2
Corners
3
43
Throw Ins
35
2
Saves
1
4
Clearances
1
14
Goal Kicks
5
11
Free Kicks
11
0
Offside
2
3
Yellow Cards
2

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Thomas Flynn
02.David Cowan
03.Joseph Mbu (51+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Kenneth Adamson (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Scott Linton 71+0' Tactical
06.Thomas O'Brien
07.Marc McKenzie 55+0' Injury
08.Jon Robertson
09.Colin Cameron
10.Mark Ramsay 79+0' Tactical
11.Lewis Coult (37+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Youssef Bejaoui
13.John Armstrong
14.Jordan Morton 55+0' Injury
15.Kal Naismith 71+0' Tactical
16.Greg Stewart 79+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Craig Wedderburn
03.Liam Caddis (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Stuart Malcolm
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Brian Kerr
08.Kieran McAnespie
09.Joshua Falkingham
10.Lee Sibanda (40+0: Unsporting behaviour) 83+0' Tactical
11.Gavin Swankie

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris
13.Michael White
14.Kevin Brown
15.Keith Gibson
16.Pedram Ardallany 83+0' Tactical
17.Lee Bryce

Last 5 Meetings

Blue Brazil bring back O`Brien

Cowdenbeath welcome defender Thomas O'Brien back into their squad after a thigh strain for the visit of Arbroath.

Blue Brazil boss Colin Cameron is hoping the storms that have been battering Scotland will have died down before kick-off

He said: "Both Arbroath and ourselves like to pass the ball along the ground and this game should be a great advert for the Second Division.

"It would be great if the wind stays away and a lot of fans can turn up for what should be a great contest.

"The boys showed desire last week when they can back from a goal down three times at Albion Rovers and we will need that same level of desire in this game."

Arbroath player-manager Paul Sheerin has ruled himself out of the top-of-the-table clash.

Sheerin has a knee injury but striker Jordan Elfverson is available after an ankle knock.

Sheerin said: "I am afraid it will be a shirt and tie day for me which is disappointing as this would have been a great game to play in.

"Both sides will be going all out for a win and Stenhousemuir will be sitting back hoping for a draw.

"There was little between Cowdenbeath and ourselves at our place when we drew and I expect there will be little between us again, but it would be a fantastic game to win in terms of our mentality going in to the rest of the season."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 16 17 32
2 Arbroath 16 13 32
3 Stenhousemuir 16 9 28
4 Up Albion Rovers 16 -3 21
5 Down Dumbarton 16 -4 19
6 Down East Fife 15 -8 19
7 Airdrieonians 16 -3 18
8 Brechin City 15 -6 15
9 Forfar Athletic 14 -5 14
10 Stirling Albion 14 -10 12

Updated 10/12/2011 at 17:02

 

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