Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir

Saturday 17th March 2012

Home comforts suit Cowdenbeath

Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath maintained their unbeaten home record as they played out a 0-0 draw with Stenhousemuir.

The home side enjoyed the better of the opening 45 minutes but created little, with the best chance of the half falling to full back Scott Linton, whose 25-yard free-kick curled wide of the post.

Stenny did managed to gain more of a foothold in the contest after the break but struggled to turn possession into chances.

Andy Rodgers sent a long-range effort over the crossbar and that proved to be the highlight in what was otherwise a half bereft of many attacking openings.

The result puts Cowdenbeath four points clear at the top of the league after closest challengers Arbroath were held at Stirling.

OfficialBrian Colvin
Attendance367
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
1:05
Shot taken by Mark Ramsay using his left foot
1:15
Save made by Alistair Brown
4:43
Foul on Scott Linton
4:49
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
6:57
Foul on Colin Cameron
7:02
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
12:15
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
12:21
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
15:15
Foul on Derek Lyle
15:23
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson from the left wing
15:27
BOOKING: William Lyle of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
22:54
Foul on Marc McKenzie
22:58
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
24:02
Foul on Marc McKenzie
24:08
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
24:38
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
25:10
Foul on Colin Cameron
25:20
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
31:10
Foul on Mark Ramsay
31:16
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Brien
32:37
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot
33:45
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
33:52
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
36:21
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
36:52
Clearance by Ross McMillan
39:44
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
39:49
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
44:04
Corner taken by Jamie Campbell with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
44:31
Clearance by Mark Ramsay
45:00+0:34
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
45:00+0:57
Clearance by Kenny Deuchar
45:00+1:10
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline going out of play
45:00+1:53
Clearance by Kenny Deuchar
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
48:48
Corner taken by Jamie Campbell with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
49:53
Clearance by John Armstrong
52:17
BOOKING: Iain Thomson of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for dissent
53:05
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
54:37
Offside flag raised against Gary Smith
54:37
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
58:43
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot
58:55
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
61:09
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
61:23
Free Kick taken by Gary Smith from the right wing
63:38
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Liam Cusack on for Derek Lyle
66:12
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
66:32
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie using his left foot
66:56
Offside flag raised against Gary Smith
66:59
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
67:33
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
67:40
Free Kick taken by Jamie Campbell from the right wing
70:31
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Stephen Murray on for Gary Smith
71:14
Foul on John Armstrong
71:20
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
79:11
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
80:00
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
81:48
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Jack Hamilton on for William Lyle
82:37
Offside flag raised against Kenny Deuchar
82:42
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Brien
84:11
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
84:45
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
85:41
Foul on John Armstrong
85:47
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
87:11
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
87:39
Clearance by Ross McMillan
87:52
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the right byline
88:16
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
90:00+2:03
Cross from Thomas O'Brien
90:00+2:07
Clearance by Ross McMillan
90:00+2:56
BOOKING: Stewart Kean of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
Result
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir

Cowdenbeath

vs

Stenhousemuir

0
Goals
0
3
Shots
1
0
On Target
0
3
Off Target
1
1
Crosses
0
8
Corners
2
41
Throw Ins
38
0
Saves
1
2
Clearances
6
2
Goal Kicks
3
12
Free Kicks
5
1
Offside
3
0
Yellow Cards
3

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Thomas Flynn
02.Scott Linton
03.John Armstrong
04.Kenneth Adamson
05.Thomas O'Brien
06.Marc McKenzie
07.Jon Robertson
08.Colin Cameron
09.Mark Ramsay
10.Derek Lyle 64+0' Injury
11.Lewis Coult

Substitutes

12.Lee Wilson
13.Gary Fisher
14.Joseph Mbu
15.Kyle Miller
16.Liam Cusack 64+0' Injury

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.William Lyle (16+0: Unsporting behaviour) 82+0' Injury
03.Ross McMillan
04.Mike Devlin
05.Kevin McKinlay
06.Iain Thomson (53+0: Dissent)
07.Jamie Campbell
08.Andrew Rodgers
09.Stewart Kean (90+3: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Kenny Deuchar
11.Gary Smith 71+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Sean Diamond
13.Alan Lawson
14.Jack Hamilton 82+0' Injury
15.Joe McCafferty
16.Stephen Murray 71+0' Tactical

Cowen struggling for Blue Brazil

Cowdenbeath defender David Cowan is struggling to face Stenhousemuir after suffering a recurrence of the hamstring injury which kept him out recently.

Dean Brett is also an injury doubt and if he fails to make it then Thomas O'Brien could start his first game in three months after breaking a bone in his foot.

Player/manager Colin Cameron is asking for more of the same from his players as they look to maintain their position at the top of the Second Division table.

"The players showed a lot of endeavour last week to get a win at East Fife," he said.

"We will need to show that same level of effort and commitment again against a Stenhousemuir side that will be looking to beat us and consolidate a place in the top four."

Stenhousemuir have injury doubts over Michael Devlin and Eric Paton.

Devlin and Paton were injured in last weekend's 4-0 win over Stirling and they look set to join Sean Dickson and Brown Ferguson on the sidelines.

The Warriors won a Scottish Communities League Cup tie at Central Park earlier in the season, adding to a league success on their own patch.

Assistant boss Kevin McGoldrick said: "Cowdenbeath want to win this game to help their push for the league title and we want to win just as much to help our push for a promotion play-off place."

Shots

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 29 34 60
2 Arbroath 29 28 56
3 Dumbarton 29 0 45
4 Stenhousemuir 29 5 41
5 East Fife 29 -3 38
6 Brechin City 29 -7 37
7 Airdrieonians 29 -3 36
8 Forfar Athletic 29 -14 30
9 Stirling Albion 29 -19 28
10 Albion Rovers 29 -21 26

Updated 17/03/2012 at 17:01

 

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