Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Brechin City

Saturday 25th February 2012
D Lyle (90+3)

Lyle digs deep for Miners

Derek Lyle's last-minute goal earned Cowdenbeath a priceless three points from a 1-0 win over Brechin.

City goalkeeper Craig Nelson denied Greg Stewart's left-footed drive midway through the first half before Rory McKenzie fired over at the other end seven minutes before half time.

Stewart again went close after the restart but headed Dean Brett's centre wide of the left-hand post from 12 yards with 20 minutes remaining.

Jon Robertson almost made the breakthrough for the Blue Brazil in the 86th minute but his header from Liam Cusack's corner cannoned back off a post.

And just as Brechin looked to have hung on for a point, Lyle popped up in the right place at the right time to slam Stewart's cross into the roof of the net.

OfficialCharlie Richmond
Attendance332
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Brechin City
0:31
Foul on Michael Dunlop
0:35
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
4:17
Shot taken by Gary Fisher using his left foot
4:27
Block taken by Craig Molloy
4:31
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline
4:52
Clearance by Scot Buist
5:22
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
5:23
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
7:52
Cross from Marc McKenzie
7:58
Shot taken by Derek Lyle from the left penalty area
8:10
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
10:02
Foul on Craig Molloy
10:08
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
13:45
Foul on Michael Dunlop
13:51
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
14:13
Foul on Derek Lyle
14:18
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
15:14
Shot taken by Gary Fisher with his right foot
15:28
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
16:08
Foul on Paul McManus
16:13
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
17:16
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
17:54
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
19:15
Shot taken by Paul McManus using his left foot from the left penalty area
19:31
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
21:05
Shot taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the left penalty area
21:18
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
21:30
Foul on Gary Fisher
21:36
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
23:24
Shot taken by Greg Stewart using his left foot from the left penalty area
23:34
Save made by Craig Nelson
25:10
Hand Ball taken by Craig Molloy
25:13
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
27:10
Foul on Dean Brett
27:14
Free Kick taken by Gary Fisher
29:19
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
29:20
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
30:27
Cross from Greg Stewart
30:37
Clearance by Jonny Lindsay
30:40
Corner taken by Greg Stewart with his right foot from the right byline
31:08
Foul on Gary Fisher
31:14
Free Kick taken by Gary Fisher
31:28
Cross from Gary Fisher
31:33
Clearance by Scot Buist
31:37
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
32:21
Foul on Craig Molloy
32:29
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
33:27
Cross from Kenneth Adamson
33:33
Clearance by Jonny Lindsay
33:35
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
33:44
Save made by Craig Nelson
34:47
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
34:53
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
37:26
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
37:28
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
38:27
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie using his left foot
38:38
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
39:10
Foul on Greg Stewart
39:14
Free Kick taken by Gary Fisher
40:00
BOOKING: Craig Molloy of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
43:45
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
43:53
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Brechin City
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Brechin City
46:27
Cross from Dean Brett
46:33
Shot taken by Mark Ramsay from the left penalty area
46:43
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
47:11
Foul on David McKenna
47:17
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
50:00
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
50:18
Clearance by Paul McLean
53:27
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
53:34
Substitution for Brechin City: Gary Fusco on for Paul McLean
55:14
Cross from Dean Brett
55:19
Clearance by Scot Buist
56:53
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
57:00
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
57:02
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
58:06
Foul on Paul McManus
58:11
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
58:46
Cross from Greg Stewart
58:50
Clearance by Scot Buist
58:52
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline
60:55
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Liam Cusack on for Mark Ramsay
61:41
Cross from Marc McKenzie
61:46
Block taken by Jonny Lindsay
61:48
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
62:03
Clearance by Gary Fusco
62:41
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
62:59
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
64:21
Cross from Marc McKenzie
64:27
Clearance by Jonny Lindsay
64:29
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
64:53
Shot taken by Kenneth Adamson with his right foot from the right penalty area
65:21
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
65:49
Cross from Dean Brett
65:51
Clearance by Scot Buist
66:30
Shot taken by Jon Robertson using his left foot from the right penalty area
66:40
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
68:28
Cross from Dean Brett
68:35
Shot taken by Greg Stewart from the left penalty area
68:44
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
69:14
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
69:25
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
69:55
Cross from Marc McKenzie
70:01
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot from the left penalty area
70:13
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
73:45
Cross from Marc McKenzie
73:52
Clearance by Jonny Lindsay
73:55
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the left byline
74:25
Foul on Jonny Lindsay
74:30
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
75:42
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot
75:52
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
77:07
Cross from Dean Brett
77:11
Clearance by Scot Buist
77:17
Foul on Derek Lyle
77:23
Free Kick taken by Derek Lyle
77:49
Save made by Craig Nelson
78:25
Shot taken by Kenneth Adamson with his right foot
78:33
Save made by Craig Nelson
81:17
Substitution for Brechin City: David Crawford on for Paul McManus
82:22
Cross from Derek Lyle
82:28
Clearance by Jonny Lindsay
85:20
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
85:43
Shot taken by Jon Robertson from the left penalty area
87:51
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot from the left penalty area
88:02
Save made by Craig Nelson
88:06
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the right byline
88:13
Foul on Scot Buist
88:23
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
90:00+0:54
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
90:00+0:56
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
90:00+2:19
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+2:44
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot from the right six yard line
90:00+2:44
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Derek Lyle with his right foot from the right six yard line going centre high of the goal.
90:00+3:13
BOOKING: Derek Lyle of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Brechin City
Result
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Brechin City

Cowdenbeath

vs

Brechin City

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
15
Shots
2
5
On Target
0
10
Off Target
2
15
Crosses
3
13
Corners
2
52
Throw Ins
29
0
Saves
5
2
Clearances
13
4
Goal Kicks
11
0
Blocks
2
12
Free Kicks
9
0
Offside
4
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Thomas Flynn
02.John Armstrong
03.Joseph Mbu
04.Kenneth Adamson
05.Gary Fisher
06.Dean Brett
07.Marc McKenzie
08.Jon Robertson
09.Mark Ramsay 61+0' Tactical
10.Derek Lyle (90+4: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Greg Stewart

Substitutes

12.Lee Wilson
13.Lewis Milne
14.Craig Winter
15.Kyle Miller
16.Liam Cusack 61+0' Tactical

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean 54+0' Injury
03.Michael Dunlop
04.Scot Buist
05.Jonny Lindsay
06.Craig Molloy (40+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Garry Brady
08.Bryan Hodge
09.David McKenna
10.Rory McKenzie
11.Paul McManus 82+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Gerard McLauchlan
14.Connor Gray
15.Gary Fusco 54+0' Injury
16.David Crawford 82+0' Tactical

Linton returns but Cameron out

Irn-Bru Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath are looking to return to winning ways after two draws by seeing off visitors Brechin City.

However, they will need to do so without player/manager Colin Cameron who remains out with a medial ligament injury.

Scott Linton returns from suspension to bolster a home defence that will be missing hamstring injury victim David Cowan and Thomas O'Brien who is still sidelined with a broken foot.

Cameron's playing assistant Lee Makel is also unavailable with a chest infection and the Blue Brazil boss said: "We want to pick up three points again after two away draws. Our home record has been good but Brechin have lost only one game in nine and that shows you that we need to play well to do so."

Brechin City have mounting problems for their trip to face the leaders.

Gerry McLauchlan, Derek Carcary and Charlie King remain sidelined and Glebe Park boss Jim Weir could be without another six players.

David McClune, Euan Moyes, Scott Buist, Mick Dunlop, Jim Lister and Paul McManus all face Saturday morning fitness tests.

"There is no way I can see all six of them making it and at best I would settle for having half of them available for selection," said Weir.

"We have been doing well recently and are inching our way towards the play-offs and, regardless of injuries, I want that to continue.

"We have won our last two games and winning a third with the challenges we face would be great."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 25 31 52
2 Arbroath 25 26 50
3 Dumbarton 24 5 41
4 Stenhousemuir 24 4 34
5 Up East Fife 24 -5 33
6 Down Brechin City 24 -3 32
7 Airdrieonians 25 -7 28
8 Forfar Athletic 24 -14 23
9 Albion Rovers 25 -17 23
10 Stirling Albion 24 -20 20

Updated 25/02/2012 at 17:05

 

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