Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

Saturday 14th January 2012
M McKenzie (37)
M Ramsay (pen 58)

Blue Brazil are summit special

Cowdenbeath stretched their lead at the top of the Division Two table to eight points after a comfortable 2-0 win over Airdrie.

The home side picked up the momentum gained from their battling 3-2 cup defeat to Hibernian, with Lewis Coult engineering some space in the box but firing straight at Connor Fairley.

Marc McKenzie broke the deadlock with half-time approaching, slotting into the bottom corner from six yards.

Airdrie went into the match as the division's top scorers, but Thomas Flynn was a mere spectator in the Cowdenbeath goal.

And when Fairley upended Coult in the area, Mark Ramsay placed home his seventh of the season to seal a routine victory for the Blue Brazil.

OfficialCharlie Richmond
Attendance408
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:23
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
0:29
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
2:42
Foul on Jon Robertson
2:54
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
3:54
Foul on Paul Lovering
3:59
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
4:43
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
5:13
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
7:25
Foul on Liam Cusack
7:30
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
7:53
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the left byline
8:26
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
10:25
Shot taken by Lewis Coult with his right foot from the centre penalty area
10:36
Save made by Connor Fairley
11:24
Foul on Paul Lovering
11:30
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
11:58
Cross from James Stevenson
12:00
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
12:41
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right penalty area
12:51
Save made by Connor Fairley
13:05
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
16:32
Shot taken by Colin Cameron with his right foot
16:45
Save made by Connor Fairley
18:56
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
25:19
Foul on Jamie Bain
25:23
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain from the right wing
27:39
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
29:07
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
29:17
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
30:18
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the right byline
30:42
Save made by Connor Fairley
32:12
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
33:09
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
33:48
Foul on Derek Holmes
33:56
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
34:34
Offside flag raised against Liam Cusack
34:35
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
35:03
Foul on Joseph Mbu
35:10
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
36:21
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
38:14
BOOKING: Kenneth Adamson of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
39:04
Foul on Derek Holmes
39:12
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
39:43
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
39:50
Save made by Thomas Flynn
40:18
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
41:23
Foul on David Cowan
41:28
Free Kick taken by David Cowan
44:44
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
45:00+0:23
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the right byline
45:00+0:53
Clearance by Derek Holmes
45:00+1:47
Foul on Jon Robertson
45:00+1:52
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
45:00+2:33
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
45:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: John Boyle on for William McLaren
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
46:20
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
46:39
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
48:38
Foul on Mark Ramsay
48:46
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
49:17
Foul on John Boyle
49:25
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the centre penalty area
50:47
Foul on Jon Robertson
50:55
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
51:25
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
51:49
Clearance by Paul Lovering
52:35
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
53:59
Foul on Jamie Bain
54:03
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
54:44
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
55:06
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
56:17
Foul on Lewis Coult
56:21
BOOKING: Connor Fairley of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
57:13
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Mark Ramsay and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
57:13
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
58:55
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
59:54
Clearance by Derek Holmes
60:30
Goal Kick taken by Connor Fairley
61:12
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Derek Lyle on for Liam Cusack
62:59
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
63:21
Save made by Connor Fairley
63:36
Foul on Paul Lovering
63:40
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
64:19
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
64:38
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
65:05
Foul on James Stevenson
65:09
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
69:38
BOOKING: Kieron Stallard of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
70:00
Foul on Mark Ramsay
70:10
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
70:48
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Rhys Devlin on for Sean Lynch
72:29
Foul on Derek Lyle
72:37
Free Kick taken by Derek Lyle
76:15
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
76:17
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
79:22
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
79:24
Free Kick taken by Connor Fairley
80:40
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Lewis Milne on for Mark Ramsay
81:01
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
81:21
Clearance by David Lilley
81:39
Foul on David Cowan
82:12
Free Kick taken by David Cowan
82:31
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Scott Morton on for James Stevenson
83:54
Foul on John Boyle
83:57
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
87:44
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
88:00
Save made by Connor Fairley
88:07
Foul on Colin Cameron
88:13
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
88:51
Foul on Jamie Bain
88:57
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
89:49
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
90:00+1:23
Hand Ball taken by Lewis Coult
90:00+1:27
Free Kick taken by Kieron Stallard
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

Cowdenbeath

vs

Airdrieonians

2
Goals
0
4
Shots
1
3
On Target
1
1
Off Target
0
0
Crosses
1
9
Corners
3
30
Throw Ins
22
1
Saves
6
4
Clearances
5
4
Goal Kicks
7
13
Free Kicks
15
2
Offside
1
1
Penalties
0
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
2

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Thomas Flynn
02.David Cowan
03.John Armstrong
04.Joseph Mbu
05.Kenneth Adamson (39+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Marc McKenzie
07.Colin Cameron
08.Jon Robertson
09.Mark Ramsay 81+0' Tactical
10.Lewis Coult
11.Liam Cusack 62+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Youssef Bejaoui
13.Scott Linton
14.Craig Winter
15.Lewis Milne 81+0' Tactical
16.Derek Lyle 62+0' Tactical

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Connor Fairley (57+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Paul Lovering
03.Kieron Stallard (70+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.David Lilley
05.Jamie Bain
06.Sean Lynch 71+0' Tactical
07.James Stevenson 83+0' Tactical
08.Nathan Blockley
09.William McLaren 45+0' Injury
10.Derek Holmes
11.Ryan Donnelly

Substitutes

12.Andrew Duncan
13.Kevin Green
14.Rhys Devlin 71+0' Tactical
15.John Boyle 45+0' Injury
16.Scott Morton 83+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Duo in line for debuts

Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath have added Hamilton striker Derek Lyle and Clyde's Liam Cusack to their squad ahead of the clash with Airdrie.

The duo are in line to start against the Diamonds as Greg Stewart has been ruled out with an ankle knock and Mark Ramsay and Jon Robertson are struggling with injuries.

Manager Colin Cameron also reported that Scott Linton has been affected by tonsillitis while Joe Mbu, Marc McKenzie and Lewis Coult are all facing fitness tests.

Cameron said: "I am delighted to have added the two guys, especially as we could be a bit short of bodies.

"We did well against Hibs in the cup last week but we are out and that means the league is what everything is all about now."

Airdrie will be without winger Graeme Owens through injury.

Goalkeeper Paul McKane has been released from his contract with the Diamonds.

Airdrie are looking to make up for a 5-1 defeat the last time the sides met, with manager Jimmy Boyle saying: "Cowdenbeath are top of the league and deservedly so.

"They have also strengthened their pool this week with a couple of strikers so they are quite formidable opponents.

"We are in a decent run of form and have won our last two league games and will be looking to make that three at Central Park. They gave us a bit of a doing at our place and a win of any kind would make up for that."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 19 25 41
2 Arbroath 18 12 33
3 Stenhousemuir 19 4 28
4 Up Dumbarton 18 -2 25
5 Down Airdrieonians 20 -4 24
6 Down Brechin City 19 -4 24
7 Albion Rovers 19 -6 21
8 East Fife 17 -12 20
9 Stirling Albion 16 -7 18
10 Forfar Athletic 17 -6 17

Updated 14/01/2012 at 16:59

 
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