Brechin City 2 - 2 Cowdenbeath

Saturday 28th April 2012
R McKenzie (pen 22, 25)M McKenzie (30)
J Armstrong (54)

McKenzie makes Hedgemen safe

Rory McKenzie's brace helped Brechin earn a 2-2 draw at home to Cowdenbeath as Jim Weir's side ensured they avoided relegation from the Scottish Second Division.

Having lost their three previous games, Brechin were attempting to halt their slide towards the drop and took the lead after 22 minutes when Thomas O'Brien fouled McKenzie inside the area, allowing the Kilmarnock loanee to tuck away the penalty.

McKenzie doubled the home side's lead three minutes later with a clinical finish from the edge of the area.

The league champions then came back into the game five minutes later when Marc McKenzie tapped in from close range.

The scores were levelled after 53 minutes when John Armstrong headed home Lewis Milne's corner.

Neither side could find a winning goal late on, as Brechin settled for a crucial point.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance487
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath
0:33
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
7:52
Foul on Rory McKenzie
7:57
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the right wing
8:18
Cross from Bryan Hodge
8:24
Goal Kick taken by Lee Wilson
11:47
Shot taken by Lewis Milne with his right foot
12:01
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
12:55
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
13:15
Save made by Craig Nelson
13:55
Foul on James Lister
14:00
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
15:04
Foul on Derek Lyle
15:07
Free Kick taken by Lewis Milne
19:37
Offside flag raised against Derek Lyle
19:39
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
20:46
Foul on Rory McKenzie
21:51
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Rory McKenzie and scored with his right foot going centre low
21:51
Brechin City 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
24:27
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the right penalty area
24:27
Brechin City 2 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
26:23
Foul on Thomas O'Brien
26:31
Free Kick taken by Dean Brett from the right wing
29:15
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie using his left foot from the left penalty area
29:15
Brechin City 2 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Marc McKenzie using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
31:08
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Kyle Miller on for Mark Ramsay
35:58
Shot taken by Lewis Coult with his right foot from the right penalty area
36:13
Save made by Craig Nelson
43:39
Offside flag raised against Marc McKenzie
43:43
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
Half Time
Brechin City 2 - 1 Cowdenbeath
Second Half Started
Brechin City 2 - 1 Cowdenbeath
47:28
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
47:51
Clearance by John Armstrong
49:28
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the left byline
50:15
Save made by Lee Wilson
51:49
Foul on Marc McKenzie
52:02
Free Kick taken by Derek Lyle from the right wing
52:16
Corner taken by Lewis Milne with his right foot from the left byline
53:35
Shot taken by John Armstrong from the centre penalty area
53:35
Brechin City 2 - 2 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by John Armstrong from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
53:46
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Paul Byrne on for Scott Linton
56:22
Foul on Paul Byrne
56:25
Free Kick taken by Lewis Milne from the left wing
57:35
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
57:57
Clearance by Derek Lyle
60:30
Cross from John Armstrong
60:32
Save made by Craig Nelson
63:49
Substitution for Brechin City: Charlie King on for David McKenna
65:02
Foul on James Lister
65:11
Free Kick taken by Charlie King
67:03
BOOKING: Thomas O'Brien of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:05
Foul on Craig Molloy
67:08
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco
71:08
Foul on Rory McKenzie
71:12
BOOKING: Paul Byrne of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
71:31
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
72:02
Goal Kick taken by Lee Wilson
72:07
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Liam Cusack on for Marc McKenzie
74:08
Offside flag raised against James Lister
74:09
Free Kick taken by Lee Wilson
76:54
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
77:18
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
81:31
Foul on Rory McKenzie
81:36
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the right wing
81:53
Cross from Bryan Hodge
82:00
Goal Kick taken by Lee Wilson
83:35
Foul on Craig Molloy
83:40
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the left wing
84:44
Foul on Charlie King
84:48
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
84:57
Substitution for Brechin City: Derek Carcary on for James Lister
87:23
Foul on Derek Lyle
87:27
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
90:00+0:05
Foul on Rory McKenzie
90:00+0:09
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco from the right wing
90:00+0:55
Goal Kick taken by Lee Wilson
90:00+2:15
Goal Kick taken by Lee Wilson
Full Time
Brechin City 2 - 2 Cowdenbeath
Result
Brechin City 2 - 2 Cowdenbeath

Brechin City

vs

Cowdenbeath

2
Goals
2
1
Assists
1
1
Shots
5
1
On Target
4
0
Off Target
1
2
Crosses
1
4
Corners
1
16
Throw Ins
16
3
Saves
1
0
Clearances
3
2
Goal Kicks
5
11
Free Kicks
6
1
Offside
2
1
Penalties
0
0
Yellow Cards
2

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Michael Dunlop
03.Scot Buist
04.Ewan Moyes
05.Gary Fusco
06.Garry Brady
07.Craig Molloy
08.Bryan Hodge
09.Rory McKenzie
10.James Lister 85+0' Tactical
11.David McKenna 64+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.David McClune
14.David Crawford
15.Charlie King 64+0' Tactical
16.Derek Carcary 85+0' Tactical

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Lee Wilson
02.Scott Linton 54+0' Tactical
03.Joseph Mbu
04.John Armstrong
05.Dean Brett
06.Marc McKenzie 73+0' Tactical
07.Lewis Milne
08.Thomas O'Brien (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Mark Ramsay 32+0' Injury
10.Lewis Coult
11.Derek Lyle

Substitutes

12.Thomas Flynn
13.Paul Byrne (72+0: Unsporting behaviour) 54+0' Tactical
14.Jon Robertson
15.Kyle Miller 32+0' Injury
16.Liam Cusack 73+0' Tactical

Weir's men still missing McManus

Brechin will be without both leading goalscorer Paul McManus and Gerry McLauchlan as they look to halt their slide towards relegation trouble against champions Cowdenbeath.

McManushas a knee injury and defender McLauchlan, is recovering from a broken foot, while David McClune will also miss out following groin surgery.

Manager Jim Weir said: "There is a bit of pressure on us going into this game as we don't want to get dragged into anything at the foot of the table and a win would ease that pressure.

"Cowdenbeath will come here in a relaxed mood after winning the title last week. We'll applaud them on to the park as worthy champions, but our intention is then to play them off it."

No let-up, says crocked Cameron

Cowdenbeath player/manager Colin Cameron has been ruled out after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday.

Striker Lewis Coult is available after suspension and David Cowan has recovered from his hamstring problem, but both Jon Robertson (hip) and Greg Stewart (ankle) look set to miss out.

Cameron said: "Winning the league last weekend was fantastic, but we still have a job to do between now and the end of the season.

"Brechin will be looking to win this game and put relegation issues to bed, so we're in for a really tough contest.

"They also beat us the last time we were up there and it would be nice to gain a bit of revenge for that."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 35 39 70
2 Arbroath 35 23 60
3 Dumbarton 35 -2 55
4 Airdrieonians 35 8 51
5 Stenhousemuir 35 6 51
6 East Fife 35 0 48
7 Brechin City 35 -13 41
8 Up Forfar Athletic 35 -14 39
9 Down Albion Rovers 35 -22 37
10 Stirling Albion 35 -25 31

Updated 28/04/2012 at 17:02

 

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