Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 Stirling Albion

Saturday 11th February 2012
L Coult (12, 48, 59)
M McKenzie (84)
G Thom (36)

Coult treble sees off Stirling

Lewis Coult's perfect hat-trick inspired Cowdenbeath to a 4-1 win over bottom side Stirling and send them five points clear at the top of the Scottish Second Division.

Cowdenbeath were quick out of the blocks as Coult put them ahead with a low, left-footed strike into the bottom corner in the 12th minute.

But Stirling showed spirit and Sean Dillon headed an Alan Cook corner into the path of Gary Thom to lash home the equaliser before half-time.

Cowdenbeath upped their game after the break and retook the lead when John Armstrong headed across goal to find Coult, who nodded in his ninth of the season.

Coult completed his hat-trick just before the hour with a composed right-footed finish.

Marc McKenzie then grabbed a late fourth and Joshua Flood was sent off for a foul on Kenneth Adamson to complete a miserable day for Stirling.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance341
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
2:10
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
2:12
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
3:12
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
3:53
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
5:23
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
8:59
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
9:25
Clearance by Gary Thom
9:29
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
9:52
Clearance by Daly McSorley
10:00
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
11:26
Shot taken by Lewis Coult using his left foot from the left penalty area
11:26
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Lewis Coult using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
12:40
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
13:45
Foul on Jon Robertson
13:54
BOOKING: Marc McCulloch of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
14:12
Free Kick taken by David Cowan
18:28
Foul on Graham Weir
18:35
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
26:26
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
27:34
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
29:10
Foul on David Cowan
29:15
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson from the right wing
29:50
Cross from Kenneth Adamson
30:06
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
34:35
Corner taken by Alan Cook using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
35:04
Shot taken by Gary Thom using his left foot from the right six yard line
35:04
Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Gary Thom using his left foot from the right six yard line to the top right of the goal.
38:28
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
41:27
Foul on Graham Weir
41:32
Free Kick taken by Alan Cook
41:58
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
45:00+0:23
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
45:00+1:54
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
47:11
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
48:00
Shot taken by Lewis Coult from the left penalty area
48:00
Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Lewis Coult from the left penalty area going centre high of the goal.
50:38
Corner taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
50:57
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
51:51
Foul on David Cowan
51:57
Free Kick taken by David Cowan from the right wing
52:27
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
53:13
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
53:48
Clearance by Devon Jacobs
54:43
Foul on Daly McSorley
54:52
Free Kick taken by Marc McCulloch
55:53
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
55:55
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
58:34
Shot taken by Lewis Coult with his right foot from the right penalty area
58:34
Cowdenbeath 3 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Lewis Coult with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
60:46
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
61:28
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline
61:55
Shot taken by Jon Robertson from the centre penalty area
62:15
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Alan Cook
62:49
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Kevin Kelbie on for Daly McSorley
64:55
Foul on Gary Fisher
65:02
Free Kick taken by Gary Fisher
65:18
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
67:20
Foul on Mark Ramsay
67:27
BOOKING: Sean Dillon of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:48
Free Kick taken by Derek Lyle
68:06
Cross from Derek Lyle
68:09
Clearance by Brian Allison
70:00
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Scott Linton on for Derek Lyle
70:29
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
72:03
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the left byline
72:19
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Scott Davidson on for Graham Weir
73:20
Clearance by John Armstrong
73:51
Shot taken by Mark Ferry using his left foot
74:01
Save made by Thomas Flynn
74:09
Corner taken by Joshua Flood with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
74:12
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Liam Cusack on for David Cowan
74:45
Clearance by Mark Ramsay
75:59
Corner taken by Darren Smith with his right foot from the left byline
76:26
Foul on Joseph Mbu
76:36
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
77:47
Shot taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot
78:09
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
80:19
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Greg Stewart on for Lewis Coult
83:11
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right penalty area
83:11
Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
84:22
Offside flag raised against Darren Smith
84:24
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
85:04
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
89:22
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
90:00+0:15
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
90:00+0:24
DISMISSAL: Joshua Flood of Stirling Albion sent off for violent conduct
90:00+0:58
Free Kick taken by Mark Ramsay from the left wing
90:00+1:53
Offside flag raised against Marc McKenzie
90:00+1:57
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 Stirling Albion
Result
Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 Stirling Albion

Cowdenbeath

vs

Stirling Albion

4
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
6
Shots
2
4
On Target
2
2
Off Target
0
2
Crosses
0
7
Corners
4
34
Throw Ins
34
1
Saves
0
2
Clearances
4
6
Goal Kicks
13
8
Free Kicks
6
3
Offside
1
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Thomas Flynn
02.David Cowan 75+0' Injury
03.John Armstrong
04.Joseph Mbu
05.Kenneth Adamson
06.Gary Fisher
07.Marc McKenzie
08.Jon Robertson
09.Mark Ramsay
10.Derek Lyle 70+0' Injury
11.Lewis Coult 81+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Youssef Bejaoui
13.Scott Linton 70+0' Injury
14.Lewis Milne
15.Liam Cusack 75+0' Injury
16.Greg Stewart 81+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Callum Reidford
02.Gary Thom
03.Brian Allison
04.Sean Dillon (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Devon Jacobs
06.Mark Ferry
07.Marc McCulloch (14+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Daly McSorley 63+0' Tactical
09.Darren Smith
10.Graham Weir 73+0' Tactical
11.Alan Cook 63+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Samuel Filler
13.Craig McLeish
14.Joshua Flood (90+1: Violent Conduct) 63+0' Tactical
15.Kevin Kelbie 63+0' Tactical
16.Scott Davidson 73+0' Tactical

Cameron out of Stirling visit

Cowdenbeath player/manager Colin Cameron has ruled himself out of the clash with Stirling due to a knee injury.

Defender Thomas O'Brien is not yet ready after a broken foot and Lee Makel is a doubt, although Cameron is confident that John Armstrong and Liam Cusack will be available after overcoming chest infections that saw them miss training earlier in the week.

Cameron is taking nothing for granted despite the disparity in league positions between the sides, saying: "They have picked up under Grieg McDonald (Stirling boss) and I was impressed when I watched them at Arbroath.

"We lost to Forfar recently when they were at the bottom so we know we cannot take anything for granted. Our players have to be focused to get the three points."

Stirling will include new signing Kevin Kelbie for the first time as they look to end a five-game losing run.

Youngster Andy Hunter is out with a knock and Shaun Fagan is suspended, with manager McDonald saying: "We have played Cowdenbeath a lot in recent seasons and do not have a good record against them so it would be nice to change that, although it will be tough.

"No-one expects us to do anything in this game but the boys are showing a lot of spirit just now so you never know. Having Kevin in our squad gives us the big target man I had been looking for and that gives us plenty of options up front for this one."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 21 27 44
2 Arbroath 21 21 42
3 Stenhousemuir 21 4 31
4 Dumbarton 20 0 31
5 Airdrieonians 23 -2 28
6 East Fife 21 -10 27
7 Brechin City 20 -4 25
8 Up Albion Rovers 22 -13 22
9 Down Forfar Athletic 20 -7 21
10 Stirling Albion 21 -16 19

Updated 11/02/2012 at 17:04

 

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