Cowdenbeath 4 - 0 East Fife

Monday 2nd January 2012
J Morton (10)
C Cameron (60)
M Ramsay (75)
M McKenzie (90+2)

Blue Brazil are summit special

Cowdenbeath remained top of the Second Division following their comfortable 4-0 win over East Fife.

Loanee Jordan Morton broke the deadlock before second-half goals from player-manager Colin Cameron, Mark Ramsay and Marc McKenzie ensured the hosts extended their unbeaten run to eight games.

Morton, on loan from Hearts, scored his sixth goal of the season in the 10th minute, rifling the ball into the top corner from 30 yards.

The Blue Brazil, who last conceded at home in October, should have been pegged back moments later but John Ovenstone blazed over from close range.

Cameron added a second on the hour mark, driving home from the edge of the box before fellow midfielder Ramsay grabbed a third 15 minutes from the end with a cool finish from 12 yards.

Ramsay then turned provider for McKenzie to tap in and round off proceedings in stoppage time.

OfficialBrian Colvin
Attendance485
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 East Fife
0:36
Foul on Marc McKenzie
0:46
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron from the right wing
1:31
Foul on Colin Cameron
1:39
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
2:10
Foul on Jon Robertson
2:30
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
3:04
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
3:42
Clearance by Scott Linton
5:28
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
9:42
Shot taken by Jordan Morton using his left foot
9:42
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Jordan Morton using his left foot to the top right of the goal.
11:00
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
11:25
Shot taken by John Ovenstone with his right foot from the centre penalty area
11:45
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
13:06
Cross from Robert Linn
13:14
Clearance by Scott Linton
16:12
Corner taken by Jordan Morton using his left foot from the right byline
16:36
Clearance by Andrew Cook
16:56
Offside flag raised against Greg Stewart
16:57
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
17:37
Foul on Ryan Wallace
17:43
Free Kick taken by Andrew Cook
18:00
Cross from Andrew Cook
18:01
Clearance by John Armstrong
18:07
Foul on John Armstrong
18:27
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
20:20
Foul on Greg Stewart
20:29
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
24:39
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
24:51
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
24:55
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
25:25
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
26:50
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
27:21
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right penalty area
27:31
Block taken by John Armstrong
27:35
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
28:00
Cross from Robert Linn
28:05
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
30:10
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
30:24
Save made by Thomas Flynn
31:17
Cross from Andrew Cook
31:20
Block taken by Mark Ramsay
31:23
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
31:47
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
33:18
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the left byline
33:42
Clearance by John Ovenstone
33:45
Corner taken by Jordan Morton using his left foot from the right byline
34:04
Shot taken by John Armstrong from the centre penalty area
34:24
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
34:29
Foul on John Ovenstone
34:37
Free Kick taken by John Ovenstone
35:19
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
35:22
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
37:23
Foul on Jon Robertson
37:38
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton from the right wing
38:07
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right wing
38:16
Save made by Mark Ridgers
38:22
Corner taken by Jordan Morton using his left foot from the left byline
38:33
Clearance by Darren McCormack
39:07
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie using his left foot
39:20
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
44:15
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot from the right penalty area
44:26
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 East Fife
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 East Fife
46:31
Foul on David Muir
46:37
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
46:56
Cross from Darren Smith
46:59
Shot taken by David Muir from the centre penalty area
47:21
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
47:46
Cross from Jordan Morton
47:50
Block taken by Scott Durie
47:54
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the left byline
48:26
Save made by Mark Ridgers
48:32
Corner taken by Jordan Morton with his right foot from the right byline
48:50
Save made by Mark Ridgers
48:54
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the right byline going out of play
49:32
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
51:14
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
51:30
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
52:55
Cross from Jordan Morton
52:58
Block taken by Steven Campbell
54:48
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
56:07
Offside flag raised against Darren Smith
56:09
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
57:06
Foul on Marc McKenzie
57:15
Free Kick taken by Marc McKenzie from the left wing
58:15
Cross from Marc McKenzie
58:17
Block taken by Andrew Cook
58:21
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
58:55
Cross from Jordan Morton
59:00
Shot taken by Mark Ramsay using his left foot from the left penalty area
59:12
Save made by Mark Ridgers
59:16
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the left byline
59:57
Shot taken by Colin Cameron with his right foot
59:57
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Colin Cameron with his right foot going centre low of the goal.
63:03
Shot taken by Greg Stewart with his right foot from the right penalty area
63:14
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
64:15
Foul on Darren Smith
64:27
Free Kick taken by John Ovenstone
65:38
Cross from Robert Linn
65:44
Save made by Thomas Flynn
69:36
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the right byline
69:57
Clearance by David Muir
70:05
Corner taken by Jordan Morton using his left foot from the left byline
71:51
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
72:27
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the left byline
72:43
Clearance by Scott Linton
73:28
Substitution for East Fife: Robert Sloan on for David Muir
74:43
Cross from Marc McKenzie
74:46
Shot taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the centre penalty area
74:46
Cowdenbeath 3 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
76:04
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Kenneth Adamson on for Joseph Mbu
77:20
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the right byline
77:36
Shot taken by John Armstrong from the centre penalty area
77:49
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
78:45
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Lewis Coult on for Jordan Morton
81:37
Cross from David Cowan
81:41
Shot taken by Lewis Milne from the centre penalty area
81:54
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
81:58
Foul on Colin Cameron
82:05
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
83:15
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the right byline
83:40
Shot taken by Paul McQuade with his right foot
83:56
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
84:59
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
85:12
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
86:26
Cross from Ryan Wallace
86:30
Clearance by John Armstrong
89:52
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:01
Save made by Mark Ridgers
90:00+0:07
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+1:04
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left six yard line
90:00+1:04
Cowdenbeath 4 - 0 East Fife
GOAL scored by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left six yard line going centre low of the goal.
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 4 - 0 East Fife

Cowdenbeath

vs

East Fife

4
Goals
0
4
Assists
0
13
Shots
8
7
On Target
2
6
Off Target
6
6
Crosses
7
13
Corners
8
44
Throw Ins
28
2
Saves
5
6
Clearances
4
8
Goal Kicks
10
2
Blocks
3
10
Free Kicks
5
1
Offside
2

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Thomas Flynn
02.David Cowan
03.John Armstrong
04.Joseph Mbu 77+0' Injury
05.Scott Linton
06.Mark Ramsay
07.Colin Cameron
08.Jon Robertson
09.Jordan Morton 79+0' Tactical
10.Marc McKenzie
11.Greg Stewart

Substitutes

12.Youssef Bejaoui
13.Kenneth Adamson 77+0' Injury
14.Lewis Milne
15.Kal Naismith
16.Lewis Coult 79+0' Tactical

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Ridgers
02.Scott Durie
03.John Ovenstone
04.Steven Campbell
05.Andrew Cook
06.David Muir 74+0' Tactical
07.Darren McCormack
08.Darren Smith
09.Ryan Wallace
10.Robert Linn
11.Robert Ogleby

Substitutes

12.Michael Brown
13.Craig Johnstone
14.Paul McQuade
15.Robert Sloan 74+0' Tactical
16.Steven Hislop

High-flying Blue Brazil target bragging rights

Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath welcome back defender Kenny Adamson from suspension as they look to complete a hat-trick of wins over neighbours East Fife this season.

Thomas O'Brien drops out after breaking a metatarsal and his injury has seen Craig Winter recalled from his loan spell at East Stirling.

Central Park boss Colin Cameron has asked his players to keep being positive as he looks to build on 3-2 and 3-1 victories over the Fifers already this term.

He said: "Our attitude will be key again. We won against a Stenhousemuir side that had plans to close the gap on us at the top because our attitude was spot on last week and it needs to be that way again.

"East Fife will be out to knock us out of our stride so we have to make sure we go about things correctly."

East Fife will give a debut to new signing Darren McCormack against the league leaders.

The 23-year-old former Hibs and Ross County defender has agreed a deal at New Bayview until the end of the season.

Paul McQuade and Craig Johnstone return into contention after injury but David White, Andrew Cook and Scott Dalziel continue to be absent.

Manager John Robertson said: "Cowdenbeath are flying at the moment and their player/manager Colin Cameron is the man who makes them tick so we need to stop him playing.

"We were really unlucky the last time we went there and we were winning at our place before getting turned over so we will be going full out to win this time."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 18 23 38
2 Arbroath 17 12 32
3 Stenhousemuir 18 5 28
4 Airdrieonians 19 -2 24
5 Up Brechin City 18 -3 24
6 Up Dumbarton 17 -3 22
7 Down Albion Rovers 18 -5 21
8 East Fife 16 -12 19
9 Up Stirling Albion 15 -8 15
10 Down Forfar Athletic 16 -7 14

Updated 2/01/2012 at 17:05