Cowdenbeath 2 - 3 Arbroath

Saturday 7th April 2012
M McKenzie (5, pen 46)S Doris (25, 75)
K McAnespie (29)

Doris seals success for Smokies

Steven Doris' second-half strike earned Arbroath a crucial 3-2 win over league leaders Cowdenbeath.

The Red Lichties are now just four points behind their promotion rivals, having fallen behind just five minutes into the game to Marc McKenzie's long-range effort.

Doris' first goal of the afternoon brought Paul Sheerin's side level after 25 minutes before Kieran McAnespie unleashed a stunning 30-yard effort into the top corner to put the visitors ahead just four minutes later.

McKenzie brought Cowdenbeath back into the game from the penalty spot two minutes after half-time, after Stuart Malcolm upended Jon Robertson inside the area.

But 15 minutes from time Doris found the back of the net following substitute Collin Samuel's knock-down, as the away side ended a run of three games without a win to put pressure on their opponents who have now lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.

OfficialGeorge Salmond
Attendance671
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Arbroath
0:16
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
1:18
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
1:23
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
1:47
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left penalty area
2:01
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
2:32
Foul on Colin Cameron
2:38
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
4:23
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
4:23
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Marc McKenzie with his right foot going centre low of the goal.
8:51
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
12:15
Foul on Mark Baxter
12:23
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
13:15
Foul on Gary Fisher
13:20
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
13:26
BOOKING: Chris Innes of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
14:05
Shot taken by John Armstrong from the right penalty area
14:14
Save made by Darren Hill
14:32
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
14:37
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
16:16
BOOKING: Lewis Coult of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for dissent
17:14
Foul on Brian Kerr
17:21
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
19:26
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
20:01
Foul on Marc McKenzie
20:05
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron from the right wing
20:20
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
20:55
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
21:39
Foul on Lee Sibanda
21:41
BOOKING: Kenneth Adamson of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
21:47
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
22:35
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
22:38
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
23:49
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
23:51
DISMISSAL: Kenneth Adamson of Cowdenbeath sent off for second bookable offence
23:53
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the right wing
24:41
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
24:50
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area
24:50
Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
28:24
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left wing
28:24
Cowdenbeath 1 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Kieran McAnespie using his left foot from the left wing to the top right of the goal.
29:39
Foul on Gary Fisher
29:57
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Thomas O'Brien on for Gary Fisher
29:57
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
35:47
Hand Ball taken by John Armstrong
35:52
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
36:42
Foul on Dean Brett
36:45
BOOKING: Kieran McAnespie of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:53
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron from the right wing
37:17
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
39:19
Foul on Marc McKenzie
39:25
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
39:47
Foul on Chris Innes
39:55
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
42:01
Foul on Colin Cameron
42:11
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
42:36
Shot taken by Thomas O'Brien from the left penalty area
42:45
Save made by Darren Hill
44:53
Foul on Lee Sibanda
44:59
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 1 - 2 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 1 - 2 Arbroath
45:08
Foul on Jon Robertson
46:04
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Marc McKenzie and scored with his right foot going centre low
46:04
Cowdenbeath 2 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
49:06
Foul on Colin Cameron
49:25
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
51:29
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
51:54
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot from the left penalty area
52:04
Save made by Thomas Flynn
53:28
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
55:35
Foul on Mark Baxter
55:45
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
56:05
Cross from Brian Kerr
57:53
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
58:04
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
59:03
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot
59:13
Save made by Thomas Flynn
60:31
Substitution for Arbroath: Collin Samuel on for Lee Sibanda
62:27
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
62:33
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
62:52
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham using his left foot from the left penalty area
63:09
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
64:04
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
64:31
Shot taken by Kieran McAnespie with his right foot from the right penalty area
64:54
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
67:53
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Mark Ramsay on for Lewis Coult
69:19
Foul on Scott Linton
69:25
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
70:03
Foul on Gavin Swankie
70:10
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
70:24
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
70:30
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
73:49
Offside flag raised against Paul Sheerin
73:51
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
74:19
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
74:34
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
74:53
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the left penalty area
74:53
Cowdenbeath 2 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the left penalty area going centre high of the goal.
77:22
Foul on Steven Doris
77:28
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
79:05
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
79:46
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot from the right penalty area
80:05
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
81:19
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
81:25
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
84:52
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
85:07
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
86:33
Foul on Steven Doris
86:38
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the left wing
87:56
Foul on Jon Robertson
88:02
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
88:26
Shot taken by Derek Lyle using his left foot
88:40
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+0:15
Substitution for Arbroath: Craig Wedderburn on for Gavin Swankie
90:00+1:38
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
90:00+1:43
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 2 - 3 Arbroath
Result
Cowdenbeath 2 - 3 Arbroath

Cowdenbeath

vs

Arbroath

2
Goals
3
0
Assists
2
7
Shots
9
3
On Target
5
4
Off Target
4
0
Crosses
2
1
Corners
2
12
Throw Ins
17
2
Saves
2
8
Goal Kicks
9
11
Free Kicks
17
0
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Penalties
0
2
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Thomas Flynn
02.Gary Fisher 30+0' Injury
03.John Armstrong
04.Joseph Mbu
05.Kenneth Adamson (22+0: Unsporting behaviour) (24+0: Second Bookable Offence)
06.Scott Linton
07.Jon Robertson
08.Colin Cameron
09.Dean Brett
10.Marc McKenzie
11.Lewis Coult (17+0: Dissent) 68+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Lee Wilson
13.Thomas O'Brien 30+0' Injury
14.Mark Ramsay 68+0' Tactical
15.Liam Cusack
16.Derek Lyle

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Stuart Malcolm
03.Chris Innes (14+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Mark Baxter
05.Mark Baxter
06.Kieran McAnespie (37+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Joshua Falkingham
08.Brian Kerr
09.Lee Sibanda 61+0' Tactical
10.Paul Sheerin
11.Gavin Swankie 90+1' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris
13.Michael White
14.Liam Caddis
15.Craig Wedderburn 90+1' Tactical
16.Jake Mair
17.Collin Samuel 61+0' Tactical

Cowan beefs up Cowdenbeath

Leaders Cowdenbeath will have defender David Cowan back in their squad for the clash with closest challengers Arbroath.

Cowan returns to contention following a hamstring injury as Cowdenbeath look to move to within one more win of the Second Division title.

Manager Colin Cameron said: "We're in a very good position squad-wise as we have everyone available and I'll have to disappoint some players.

"This is a big game and players want to play in big games, but I can't pick them all.

"Nothing will be decided if we win this game, but we will have put ourselves in a very good position.

"Both Arbroath and ourselves lost last weekend, which was quite unusual, but I have seen my guys bounce back before and I'm sure they will again."

Arbroath will be without suspended midfielder Keith Gibson as they look to keep their own hopes of securing the title alive.

Defender Chris Innes could return from injury after missing out last weekend, but striker Jordan Elfverson remains sidelined due to a back problem.

Manager Paul Sheerin said: "We have to go to Cowdenbeath and win, but we cannot go out and not show caution.

"It's great that we still have a chance of the title after our last couple of results, but this really is our last opportunity.

"Fortunately we have a few match-winners in our ranks in Liam Caddis, Josh Falkingham, Colin Samuel, Steven Doris and Gavin Swankie and hopefully they can get us the win."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 32 35 63
2 Arbroath 32 26 59
3 Dumbarton 32 -2 49
4 Up Airdrieonians 32 4 45
5 Up East Fife 32 2 45
6 Down Stenhousemuir 32 1 42
7 Brechin City 32 -9 40
8 Forfar Athletic 32 -17 33
9 Albion Rovers 32 -19 33
10 Stirling Albion 32 -21 31

Updated 7/04/2012 at 17:01

 

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