Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 21st April 2012
M McKenzie (72, 83)

Cowdenbeath seal promotion

Cowdenbeath kicked off a Central Park promotion party after sealing their step up to the First Division thanks to a 2-0 victory over struggling Forfar.

Colin Cameron's side left it late to make sure of the title with Marc McKenzie scoring twice in the final 18 minutes.

Relegation-threatened Forfar had showed the greater urgency before the interval with Chris Templeman firing wide from distance and Michael Bolocheweckyj also missing the target.

The battling Loons went behind when Greg Stewart set up McKenzie, whose low shot beat Greg Paterson.

Bradley Coyne headed over as Forfar threatened to silence the home fans but a clincher soon arrived to settle any home nerves.

Stewart was once again involved, teeing up goal hero McKenzie to find the back of the net.

OfficialEuan Anderson
Attendance930
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
0:56
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
1:51
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot
2:10
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
2:30
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
3:37
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
3:45
Free Kick taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj
4:26
Foul on Dean Brett
4:34
Free Kick taken by Dean Brett from the right wing
5:09
Foul on Colin Cameron
5:17
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
5:31
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
9:15
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
9:47
Foul on Derek Lyle
9:52
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
10:40
Foul on Marc McKenzie
10:45
BOOKING: Christopher Templeman of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
11:01
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
11:32
Foul on Joseph Shaughnessy
11:37
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
14:13
Offside flag raised against Mark Ramsay
14:14
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
14:32
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the right penalty area
14:55
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
15:24
Foul on Greg Stewart
15:32
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron from the right wing
15:50
Offside flag raised against Greg Stewart
15:51
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
16:58
Foul on Greg Stewart
17:04
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
17:28
Shot taken by Scott Linton with his right foot
17:37
Save made by Greg Paterson
18:25
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
19:47
Foul on Mark Ramsay
19:55
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
21:36
Foul on Greg Stewart
21:42
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
22:08
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot
22:30
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie using his left foot from the right byline
22:42
Clearance by James Bishop
23:30
Foul on Colin Cameron
23:36
Free Kick taken by Dean Brett
28:59
BOOKING: James Bishop of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
29:45
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
31:46
Foul on Derek Lyle
31:52
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
32:36
Foul on Ross Campbell
32:41
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
33:44
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
34:17
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
34:47
Foul on Ross Campbell
34:55
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
36:07
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
39:35
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
42:52
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
44:08
Shot taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj with his right foot
44:22
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
44:49
Foul on Jon Robertson
44:57
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
45:00+1:01
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
45:03
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline
46:04
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
46:31
Shot taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj using his left foot from the centre penalty area
46:40
Save made by Thomas Flynn
48:00
Shot taken by Nicky Low with his right foot
48:09
Save made by Thomas Flynn
48:34
Foul on Jon Robertson
48:42
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
48:54
Cross from Marc McKenzie
49:31
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
49:55
Shot taken by James Bishop
50:11
Save made by Thomas Flynn
52:09
Foul on Martin Fotheringham
52:13
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
53:22
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
53:55
Clearance by Jon Robertson
53:59
Foul on Mark Ramsay
54:03
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
54:47
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Byers on for Martin Fotheringham
56:18
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
57:26
Foul on Marc McKenzie
57:37
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton from the right wing
57:58
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right wing
58:15
Clearance by Marc McCallum
58:53
Shot taken by Greg Stewart using his left foot from the right penalty area
59:04
Save made by Greg Paterson
59:21
Hand Ball taken by Scott Linton
59:24
Free Kick taken by Kevin Byers from the right wing
59:41
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the right wing
60:00
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
61:12
Foul on Christopher Templeman
61:21
Free Kick taken by Christopher Templeman
61:48
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot
61:55
Save made by Thomas Flynn
66:14
Foul on John Armstrong
66:21
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
67:12
Offside flag raised against Marc McKenzie
67:13
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
69:35
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
71:35
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right penalty area
71:35
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
72:38
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Bradley Coyne on for Ross Campbell
72:54
BOOKING: Greg Ross of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for dissent
74:14
Foul on Derek Lyle
74:18
BOOKING: Michael Bolochoweckyj of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
74:29
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
76:02
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
76:37
Foul on Greg Paterson
76:42
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
77:15
Corner taken by Greg Ross with his right foot from the left byline
77:37
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne from the centre penalty area
77:53
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
78:47
Foul on Colin Cameron
78:53
Free Kick taken by Dean Brett
82:02
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right penalty area
82:02
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
84:13
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
84:27
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Motion on for Nicky Low
84:57
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline
85:26
Clearance by Christopher Templeman
85:38
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
89:47
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
90:00+1:02
Foul on Dean Brett
90:00+1:08
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Cowdenbeath

vs

Forfar Athletic

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
6
Shots
9
4
On Target
4
2
Off Target
5
1
Crosses
0
6
Corners
5
43
Throw Ins
31
4
Saves
2
1
Clearances
3
14
Goal Kicks
5
18
Free Kicks
11
3
Offside
0
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
4

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Thomas Flynn
02.Dean Brett
03.John Armstrong
04.Joseph Mbu
05.Scott Linton
06.Marc McKenzie
07.Jon Robertson
08.Colin Cameron
09.Mark Ramsay
10.Derek Lyle
11.Greg Stewart

Substitutes

12.Lee Wilson
13.Kenneth Adamson
14.Thomas O'Brien
15.Lewis Milne
16.Liam Cusack

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.James Bishop (29+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Joseph Shaughnessy
04.Marc McCallum
05.Michael Bolochoweckyj (75+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Michael Bolocheweckyj
07.Dale Hilson
08.Christopher Templeman (11+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Greg Ross (73+0: Dissent)
10.Nicky Low 85+0' Tactical
11.Ross Campbell 73+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Martin Fotheringham 55+0' Injury
13.Paul McKane
14.Christopher Hegarty
15.Kevin Byers 55+0' Injury
16.Kevin Motion 85+0' Tactical
17.Bradley Coyne 73+0' Tactical

Cowdenbeath close in on title

Cowdenbeath will be crowned champions of the Second Division if they defeat Forfar, but they will be without their suspended top goalscorer Lewis Coult.

Defender David Cowan also looks set to miss out with a hamstring problem, but Dean Brett and Jon Robertson are both expected to shake off knocks to feature.

Kenny Adamson is included again in player-manager Colin Cameron's plans after a ban.

Cameron said: "Our build up has been the same for any game and we will treat the 90 minutes as a normal game. It will be a tough encounter as Forfar have their own reasons for wanting to win this one but if the players believe in themselves we can come out winners."

Forfar will be without Iain Campbell as the defender is serving a one-game ban.

However, manager Dick Campbell otherwise has a fully-fit squad at his disposal.

The Station Park boss is determined to ruin Cowdenbeath's title party despite living nearby, as he explained: "You can see Central Park from my house but I want to ensure that any champagne they have stays on ice.

"We need points for our own purposes as we face a fight to stay in this league. We beat Arbroath last Saturday and if we play like we did in that game again we can take the three points.

"We are in with a good chance as we have beaten Cowdenbeath before this season and will take confidence from that."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 34 39 69
2 Arbroath 34 25 60
3 Dumbarton 34 -3 52
4 Airdrieonians 34 6 48
5 Stenhousemuir 34 4 48
6 East Fife 34 2 48
7 Brechin City 34 -13 40
8 Up Albion Rovers 34 -18 37
9 Down Forfar Athletic 34 -18 36
10 Stirling Albion 34 -24 31

Updated 21/04/2012 at 18:36