Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath

Saturday 31st March 2012
J Werndly (7)

Wee Rovers stun Blue Brazil

Albion are just one point from safety after Jack Werndly's seventh-minute goal earned a surprise 1-0 home win over Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath.

Werndly was on the scoresheet in Albion's recent win at Stenhousemuir and scored his second goal in as many games when he fired into the top corner following Anthony Stevenson's assist.

Albion took their one-goal lead into half-time but were lucky to still be ahead after 50 minutes when Scott Linton volleyed over from close range.

Two minutes later the Wee Rovers had goalkeeper Derek Gaston to thank as he blocked Marc McKenzie's six-yard effort.

Lewis Coult thought he had brought Cowdenbeath back into the game after 74 minutes but his looping header was again kept out by Gaston, with Paul Martin's side holding on for their third win in five games.

OfficialCrawford Allan
Attendance402
VenueCliftonhill Stadium
Kick Off
Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath
0:52
Foul on Dean Brett
1:01
Free Kick taken by Dean Brett
4:39
Foul on Robert Love
4:44
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the right wing
5:12
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
5:29
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
6:05
Shot taken by Jack Werndly with his right foot from the centre penalty area
6:05
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Jack Werndly with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
7:38
Hand Ball taken by Lewis Coult
7:39
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
8:13
Foul on Dean Brett
8:19
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
9:23
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
9:33
Save made by Derek Gaston
10:32
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
11:27
Foul on Ryan McStay
11:35
BOOKING: Colin Cameron of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
11:55
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
15:59
Foul on Jack Werndly
16:10
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson from the left wing
16:28
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
16:30
Clearance by Lewis Coult
16:38
Corner taken by Jack Werndly with his right foot from the right byline
16:59
Shot taken by Daniel Ferry from the centre penalty area
17:08
Save made by Thomas Flynn
18:50
Foul on Colin Cameron
18:55
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
19:38
Offside flag raised against Robert Love
19:40
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
22:04
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
23:52
Shot taken by Scott Linton from the centre penalty area
24:12
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
26:35
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline
27:15
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
27:43
Foul on Robert Love
27:50
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
28:33
Cross from Alan Reid
28:35
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
28:48
Foul on Liam Cusack
28:52
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
29:33
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
30:21
Foul on Colin Cameron
30:24
BOOKING: Anthony Stevenson of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
30:45
Free Kick taken by Dean Brett
31:54
Foul on Alan Reid
32:01
BOOKING: Scott Linton of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
32:14
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
32:45
Cross from Alan Reid
32:46
Clearance by Scott Linton
33:34
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
33:56
Clearance by John Gemmell
34:28
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:48
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
35:41
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
36:02
Clearance by John Gemmell
36:19
Foul on Jack Werndly
36:23
BOOKING: Kenneth Adamson of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:32
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
39:58
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
41:13
Foul on John Gemmell
41:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
43:45
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
43:59
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
44:49
Foul on Liam Cusack
44:56
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
Half Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
Second Half Started
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
47:06
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
47:12
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
49:50
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the centre penalty area
50:05
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
51:25
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie using his left foot from the left six yard line
51:42
Save made by Derek Gaston
53:07
Foul on Marc McKenzie
53:16
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton from the right wing
54:36
Offside flag raised against Liam Cusack
54:37
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
57:04
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Christopher Boyle on for Ryan McStay
58:22
Corner taken by Liam Cusack with his right foot from the right byline
58:43
Save made by Derek Gaston
58:58
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle using his left foot from the right byline
59:32
Clearance by John Armstrong
61:10
Foul on Robert Love
61:15
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
64:33
Foul on Jon Robertson
64:37
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
65:28
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Derek Lyle on for Liam Cusack
66:21
Foul on Derek Lyle
66:24
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
67:10
Shot taken by John Gemmell using his left foot
67:25
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Scott Chaplain on for Robert Love
67:25
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
69:03
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
70:01
Corner taken by Jack Werndly with his right foot from the left byline
70:24
Clearance by Colin Cameron
70:58
Foul on John Gemmell
71:08
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
71:44
Cross from Alan Reid
71:45
Clearance by John Armstrong
71:59
Foul on Joseph Mbu
72:08
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
73:04
Shot taken by Lewis Coult from the centre penalty area
73:19
Save made by Derek Gaston
75:47
Corner taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot from the left byline
76:06
Clearance by Alan Reid
76:58
Foul on Jon Robertson
77:12
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton from the left wing
77:18
Cross from Scott Linton
77:20
Clearance by John Gemmell
77:31
Foul on Colin Cameron
77:41
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
78:08
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
80:05
Foul on Mark Ramsay
80:15
Free Kick taken by Mark Ramsay
82:18
Shot taken by Lewis Coult with his right foot from the centre penalty area
82:28
Save made by Derek Gaston
83:36
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline
83:58
Save made by Derek Gaston
86:49
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
86:55
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron from the left wing
88:09
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
88:23
Clearance by Christopher Boyle
90:00+0:47
Substitution for Albion Rovers: James Gilmartin on for Daniel Ferry
90:00+1:35
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
90:00+3:29
Foul on John Gemmell
90:00+3:34
Free Kick taken by Scott Chaplain from the right wing
90:00+4:01
Corner taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+4:37
Corner taken by Scott Chaplain using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
Full Time
Albion Rovers 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath

Albion Rovers

vs

Cowdenbeath

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
6
Shots
6
2
On Target
4
4
Off Target
2
4
Crosses
1
6
Corners
6
40
Throw Ins
35
6
Saves
1
5
Clearances
6
6
Goal Kicks
8
13
Free Kicks
15
1
Offside
1
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
3

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-2-3-1

01.Derek Gaston
02.Barry Russell
03.Anthony Stevenson (31+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Micheal O'Byrne
05.Simon Marriott
06.Alan Reid
07.Daniel Ferry 90+1' Tactical
08.Jack Werndly
09.Ryan McStay 58+0' Tactical
10.Robert Love 68+0' Tactical
11.John Gemmell

Substitutes

12.Jonathan Grier
13.James Gilmartin 90+1' Tactical
14.Christopher Boyle 58+0' Tactical
15.Scott Chaplain 68+0' Tactical
16.Larry Acqua

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-1-3-2

01.Thomas Flynn
02.John Armstrong
03.Joseph Mbu
04.Kenneth Adamson (37+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Scott Linton (33+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Dean Brett
07.Colin Cameron (12+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Marc McKenzie
09.Jon Robertson
10.Liam Cusack 66+0' Tactical
11.Lewis Coult

Substitutes

12.Lee Wilson
13.Gary Fisher
14.Mark Ramsay
15.Thomas O'Brien
16.Derek Lyle 66+0' Tactical

Robertson return for Blue Brazil

Albion Rovers player-assistant manager Todd Lumsden could return to the side for the visit of league leaders Cowdenbeath.

Lumsden has recovered from a calf injury and is likely to take his place in the centre of defence.

However, captain Ciaran Donnelly remains out after dislocating his shoulder.

Boss Paul Martin has told his players that they do not need to fear their visitors from Fife.

He said: "The last time they were here it was fantastic game that finished 3-3. We were ahead three times and had other chances as well so we do not go into the game with any fear.

"My side is hungry for the points that will help our battle for survival and they are hungry for points to push them towards the title so it should be a great game."

Jon Robertson should return for Second Division table-toppers.

Robertson has been nursing a hip problem but the attacking midfielder is expected to go straight back into the starting line up.

However, full-back David Cowan will probably remain on the sidelines with a hamstring injury as the Blue Brazil look for a third away win in a row.

Manager Colin Cameron has told his players to be wary of the Coatbridge side.

"Albion have just as much to play for as we do and the last time we played there they took led three times," he said. "We battled back to get a draw but memories of that game should be warning enough that three points will not come easy.

"We played well to beat Dumbarton 4-1 last weekend and we need that level of performance again."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 31 36 63
2 Arbroath 31 25 56
3 Dumbarton 31 -2 48
4 Stenhousemuir 31 4 42
5 Up Airdrieonians 31 1 42
6 Down East Fife 31 -1 42
7 Brechin City 31 -8 40
8 Forfar Athletic 31 -14 33
9 Albion Rovers 31 -19 32
10 Stirling Albion 31 -22 28

Updated 31/03/2012 at 17:06

 

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