Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath

Saturday 3rd March 2012
S Lynch (39)M Ramsay (pen 50)

Ramsay earns point for Blue Brazil

Mark Ramsay's second-half penalty was enough for Cowdenbeath to maintain their narrow advantage at the top of Scottish Division Two following their 1-1 draw at Airdrie.

A quiet opening period was sparked into life by Airdrie's Sean Lynch in the 39th minute.

Derek Holmes found the former Hibernian midfielder to produce an excellent finish into the top corner of the net.

The visitors drew level from the spot in the 51st minute when David Lilley fouled Scott Linton in the area and Ramsay slotted home the penalty for his eighth goal of the season.

The Blue Brazil dominated as they pressed for a winner with Marc McKenzie, Gary Fisher and Scott Linton going close, before Jamie Bain's late effort to win it for the Diamonds was blocked by Cowdenbeath goalkeeper Thomas Flynn.

OfficialCalum Murray
Attendance702
VenueExcelsior Stadium
Kick Off
Airdrieonians 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath
0:37
Corner taken by John Boyle with his right foot from the right byline
2:01
Foul on Thomas Flynn
2:12
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
3:40
Corner taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the left byline
4:08
Clearance by Derek Lyle
4:57
Shot taken by Mark Ramsay from the centre penalty area
5:13
Block taken by Grant Adam
5:46
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
6:04
Block taken by Grant Adam
6:08
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
7:33
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot
7:54
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
8:37
Foul on John Boyle
8:43
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
11:55
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
15:54
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
16:20
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
17:48
Foul on Jamie Bain
17:58
Free Kick taken by John Boyle
20:19
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
29:04
Corner taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the right byline
29:25
Clearance by Lewis Coult
29:29
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot
29:48
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
29:58
Foul on Lewis Coult
30:03
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
30:28
Shot taken by Lewis Coult using his left foot
30:51
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
31:26
Foul on Derek Lyle
31:36
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton from the left wing
34:21
Foul on Marc McKenzie
34:27
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
35:16
Foul on Jon Robertson
35:22
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
36:57
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
38:06
Offside flag raised against Marc McKenzie
38:08
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
38:43
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot
38:43
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Sean Lynch with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
41:34
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
41:42
Clearance by Nathan Blockley
42:00
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
42:30
Shot taken by Jon Robertson
42:51
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
43:48
Foul on David Lilley
43:56
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
Half Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
Second Half Started
Airdrieonians 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
45:39
Offside flag raised against Paul Lovering
45:40
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
46:18
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot
46:27
Block taken by Grant Adam
46:32
Foul on Jamie Bain
46:41
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
48:24
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie using his left foot from the right byline
48:48
Clearance by Derek Holmes
49:04
Foul on Scott Linton
49:57
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Mark Ramsay and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
49:57
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
52:30
BOOKING: Gary Fisher of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
53:14
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
53:21
BOOKING: Paul Lovering of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
53:33
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
53:49
Foul on Derek Lyle
53:53
Free Kick taken by Derek Lyle
54:51
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
54:53
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
55:51
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
55:54
BOOKING: Derek Lyle of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:17
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
57:42
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
57:51
Free Kick taken by Derek Lyle from the right wing
58:15
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot
58:30
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
58:53
Foul on John Boyle
58:56
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
59:34
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Greg Stewart on for Lewis Coult
60:05
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
60:43
Corner taken by John Boyle using his left foot from the right byline
61:01
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
61:18
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot
61:30
Block taken by Thomas Flynn
62:42
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
63:09
Foul on Grant Adam
63:16
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
63:24
Substitution for Airdrieonians: William McLaren on for John Boyle
64:17
Offside flag raised against Ryan Donnelly
64:18
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
64:57
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
65:17
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
65:57
Shot taken by Gary Fisher with his right foot
66:07
Block taken by Grant Adam
66:28
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot
66:40
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
69:46
Foul on William McLaren
69:52
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
69:55
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Liam Cusack on for Derek Lyle
71:31
Foul on Scott Linton
71:37
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
72:08
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
72:14
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
72:27
Offside flag raised against Liam Cusack
72:30
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
74:37
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
74:46
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
75:18
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
76:58
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the right byline
77:26
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot
77:45
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
78:37
Foul on Sean Lynch
78:59
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
79:45
Foul on Mark Ramsay
79:58
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
81:11
Foul on Joseph Mbu
81:18
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
84:18
Foul on Jon Robertson
84:22
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
85:18
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Phillip Johnston on for Derek Holmes
87:36
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot
87:52
Block taken by Thomas Flynn
88:18
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot from the left penalty area
88:32
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
90:00+0:38
Shot taken by Kenneth Adamson using his left foot
90:00+0:54
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
Full Time
Airdrieonians 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath

Airdrieonians

vs

Cowdenbeath

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
0
6
Shots
11
3
On Target
4
3
Off Target
7
4
Corners
6
29
Throw Ins
41
2
Clearances
3
15
Goal Kicks
4
4
Blocks
2
13
Free Kicks
14
2
Offside
3
0
Penalties
1
1
Yellow Cards
2

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Grant Adam
02.Cameron McDonald
03.Paul Lovering (54+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.David Lilley
05.Jamie Bain
06.Ricki Lamie
07.Sean Lynch
08.Nathan Blockley
09.John Boyle 64+0' Tactical
10.Derek Holmes 86+0' Tactical
11.Ryan Donnelly

Substitutes

12.Andrew Duncan
13.Graeme Goodall
14.Liam Watt
15.Phillip Johnston 86+0' Tactical
16.William McLaren 64+0' Tactical

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-1-4-1

01.Thomas Flynn
02.Kenneth Adamson
03.John Armstrong
04.Joseph Mbu
05.Scott Linton
06.Gary Fisher (53+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Marc McKenzie
08.Jon Robertson
09.Mark Ramsay
10.Derek Lyle (56+0: Unsporting behaviour) 70+0' Tactical
11.Lewis Coult 60+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Lee Wilson
13.Craig Winter
14.Lewis Milne
15.Greg Stewart 60+0' Tactical
16.Liam Cusack 70+0' Tactical

United eye another big display

Airdrie United take on Division Two leaders Cowdenbeath at the Excelsior Stadium just three days after holding second placed Arbroath to a 2-2 draw.

The Diamonds have goalkeeper Grant Adam and midfielder Sean Lynch available after suspension.

Defender Keiron Stallard is a doubt, while Jamie Stevenson and Fraser Keast both expected to be ruled out due to injury.

Manager Jimmy Boyle has urged his men to be on their game for the whole 90 minutes.

He said: "The boys did really well to come back from two goals down to draw at Gayfield but I was disappointed that we were in that position in the first place.

"We may not the chance to come back against Cowdenbeath if we switch off especially as they will be motivated by scoring five times here the last time they visited."

Cowdenbeath welcome back Scott Linton from suspension and Lewis Coult from a head knock as they look to secure a second win of the season on Airdrie's artificial surface.

The Blue Brazil will still not be at full strength as player-manager Colin Cameron remains out with a knee injury.

Thomas O'Brien is not ready for a comeback after breaking a bone in his foot with Dene Brett a major doubt because of an ankle problem.

Cameron said: "I watched Airdrie battle for a draw against second placed Arbroath in midweek and that is warning enough for me that we are in for a hard game. We won 5-1 there the last time but this game will be much tighter."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 26 31 53
2 Arbroath 27 26 52
3 Dumbarton 26 8 45
4 Stenhousemuir 26 2 37
5 East Fife 26 -6 34
6 Brechin City 26 -5 33
7 Airdrieonians 27 -7 30
8 Forfar Athletic 26 -14 26
9 Up Stirling Albion 26 -15 26
10 Down Albion Rovers 26 -20 23

Updated 3/03/2012 at 17:02

 
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