Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Airdrieonians

Saturday 5th May 2012

Diamonds are fourth-ever

Airdrie clinched the final spot in the Scottish Second Division play-off places despite being held to a goalless draw with champions Cowdenbeath at Central Park.

The Diamonds started the afternoon in fourth ahead of Stenhousemuir on goal difference and only had to match the Warriors' result to stay there.

Airdrie almost took the lead through Kieron Stallard after 22 minutes, but his 20-yard effort hit the crossbar.

Chances were few and far between in the second half as the two sides cancelled each other out, leaving the door open for Stenhousemuir.

But the point proved to be enough for Airdrie who will now face Ayr in the play-off semis with the Warriors missing out having been defeated 2-1 by Forfar.

OfficialEuan Norris
Attendance1,345
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:27
Foul on David Lilley
0:36
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
2:59
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
3:16
Save made by Thomas Flynn
3:26
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot from the right penalty area
3:40
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
4:24
Shot taken by Derek Holmes from the centre penalty area
4:36
Save made by Thomas Flynn
8:44
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
9:08
Foul on Thomas O'Brien
9:20
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Brien
9:55
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot
10:16
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
11:31
Shot taken by Scott Morton from the centre penalty area
11:43
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
12:47
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
13:21
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
15:37
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
17:49
Offside flag raised against Jon Robertson
17:52
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
18:24
Foul on Marc McKenzie
18:26
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
21:02
Shot taken by Kieron Stallard with his right foot
21:23
Foul on Nathan Blockley
21:32
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
21:50
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
22:03
Save made by Thomas Flynn
22:43
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot
23:02
Save made by Grant Adam
23:55
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
25:00
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
25:44
Foul on Lewis Milne
25:56
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Brien
27:23
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot from the left penalty area
27:43
Save made by Grant Adam
27:47
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
28:53
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
29:08
Foul on Euan McNeil
29:10
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
33:00
Shot taken by Lewis Coult with his right foot from the right penalty area
33:27
Save made by Grant Adam
34:00
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
34:40
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline
34:59
Clearance by Sean Lynch
35:19
Shot taken by Joseph Mbu using his left foot
35:40
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
38:36
Shot taken by Scott Linton with his right foot from the centre penalty area
38:57
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
39:19
Foul on Marc McKenzie
39:23
Free Kick taken by Lewis Milne from the right wing
39:45
Cross from Lewis Milne
39:49
Clearance by Cameron MacDonald
39:52
Corner taken by Lewis Milne with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
40:39
Corner taken by Scott Linton with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
40:58
Cross from Scott Linton
41:02
Shot taken by Lewis Coult from the centre penalty area
41:14
Save made by Grant Adam
42:08
Corner taken by Lewis Milne with his right foot from the left byline
42:30
Save made by Grant Adam
42:42
Foul on Grant Adam
42:47
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
43:13
Foul on Derek Holmes
43:23
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
43:53
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
44:04
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
45:00+0:04
Foul on Marc McKenzie
45:00+0:20
BOOKING: Ricki Lamie of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+0:41
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton from the right wing
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
45:51
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
46:33
Offside flag raised against Marc McKenzie
46:35
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
47:20
Foul on Jon Robertson
47:29
Free Kick taken by Jon Robertson
48:01
Offside flag raised against Derek Lyle
48:02
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
48:58
Foul on Scott Linton
49:08
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
50:40
Offside flag raised against Scott Morton
50:41
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
52:20
Foul on James Stevenson
52:25
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
52:36
Cross from James Stevenson
52:47
Clearance by Derek Lyle
52:50
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
55:33
Hand Ball taken by Scott Morton
55:36
Free Kick taken by Thomas O'Brien
56:10
Foul on Joseph Mbu
56:26
Substitution for Airdrieonians: John Boyle on for Scott Morton
56:46
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
57:31
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
57:32
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
57:54
Foul on Thomas Flynn
58:02
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
59:01
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
59:02
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
60:39
Foul on John Boyle
60:54
Free Kick taken by Nathan Blockley
61:23
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
62:14
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
62:26
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot
62:38
Block taken by David Lilley
62:47
Corner taken by Scott Linton with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
63:13
Cross from Lewis Milne
63:20
Clearance by David Lilley
67:49
Shot taken by Kieron Stallard using his left foot from the centre penalty area
67:58
Save made by Thomas Flynn
68:21
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Greg Stewart on for Lewis Coult
69:54
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
70:02
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
74:39
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Scott Sally on for Derek Holmes
74:46
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
75:23
Shot taken by Scott Sally using his left foot from the left penalty area
75:37
Save made by Thomas Flynn
75:53
Shot taken by Lewis Milne with his right foot
76:12
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Mark Ramsay on for Lewis Milne
76:36
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
77:22
Foul on Scott Linton
77:27
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
82:15
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
82:54
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
83:06
Foul on Derek Lyle
83:15
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
83:26
Shot taken by John Armstrong from the right penalty area
83:42
Save made by Grant Adam
83:56
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
84:14
Foul on Derek Lyle
84:28
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Lee Makel on for Jon Robertson
84:53
Free Kick taken by Marc McKenzie
85:04
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
85:15
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
85:45
Foul on David Lilley
85:55
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
86:19
Foul on John Boyle
86:28
Free Kick taken by John Boyle from the right wing
86:40
Cross from John Boyle
86:46
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
88:20
Foul on Thomas O'Brien
88:33
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
89:42
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
90:00+0:48
Cross from Marc McKenzie
90:00+0:53
Shot taken by Scott Linton from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:07
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
Result
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Airdrieonians

Cowdenbeath

vs

Airdrieonians

0
Goals
0
13
Shots
9
6
On Target
6
7
Off Target
3
4
Crosses
2
6
Corners
2
38
Throw Ins
35
5
Saves
6
3
Clearances
3
12
Goal Kicks
10
0
Blocks
1
16
Free Kicks
14
5
Offside
1
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
1

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Thomas Flynn
02.Scott Linton
03.John Armstrong
04.Joseph Mbu
05.Kenneth Adamson
06.Marc McKenzie
07.Jon Robertson 85+0' Tactical
08.Thomas O'Brien
09.Lewis Milne 77+0' Tactical
10.Derek Lyle
11.Lewis Coult 69+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Lee Wilson
13.Mark Ramsay 77+0' Tactical
14.Lee Makel 85+0' Tactical
15.Liam Cusack
16.Greg Stewart 69+0' Tactical

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
02.Euan McNeil
04.Cameron MacDonald
04.Kieron Stallard
05.David Lilley
16.Ricki Lamie (45+1: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Sean Lynch
07.James Stevenson
08.Nathan Blockley
09.Derek Holmes 75+0' Tactical
15.Scott Morton 57+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
13.Fraser Keast
14.Liam Watt
15.John Boyle 57+0' Tactical
16.Scott Sally 75+0' Tactical

Cameron out of promotion party

Cowdenbeath player-manager Colin Cameron will miss out against Airdrie following surgery on his knee.

David Cowan has also been ruled out of the Blue Brazil's title party due to a hamstring injury, with Kenny Adamson, Greg Stewart and Mark Ramsay all facing fitness tests.

Jon Robertson, though, has been passed fit to play in his last Scottish Second Division game before moving to the Scottish Premier League with St Mirren.

Cameron said: "Airdrie are coming here as the form side and with a lot to play for and that will actually help us as we will have to be on our game in front of a big crowd.

"This is a great day for the club and we do not want to put a dampener on it by not winning."

Airdrie are missing suspended duo Ryan Donnelly and Willie McLaren as they look to secure a play-off place.

Diamonds manager Jimmy Boyle has also ruled out the injured pair of Graeme Owens and Phil Johnston for the game at Central Park.

Boyle's side are two goals better off than promotion rivals Stenhousemuir, however Boyle is not setting his side a goal target

He said: "Defeating Cowdenbeath on their own patch will be hard enough without saying to the players that you have to do it by this amount of goals to be sure.

"We are a few players down but I believe that we have a strong enough squad to get a win."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 36 39 71
2 Arbroath 36 25 63
3 Dumbarton 36 0 58
4 Airdrieonians 36 8 52
5 Stenhousemuir 36 5 51
6 East Fife 36 -2 48
7 Up Forfar Athletic 36 -13 42
8 Down Brechin City 36 -15 41
9 Albion Rovers 36 -23 37
10 Stirling Albion 36 -24 34

Updated 5/05/2012 at 17:10

 

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