Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath

Tuesday 21st February 2012
G Thom (28)L Coult (56)

Coult snatches point for leaders

Lewis Coult earned a point for league leaders Cowdenbeath in an entertaining 1-1 draw with struggling Stirling.

The hosts took the lead just before the half-hour mark when Gary Thom headed home John Crawley's free-kick.

Mark Ferry could have doubled their advantage minutes later but could not keep his long-range effort down.

The Miners hit back 10 minutes after the restart when Coult on hand to finish from Derek Lyle's cross.

Cowdenbeath now had the initiative and Lyle, in particular, pressed for a second but he fired over inside the area.

Coult tested Thomas Flynn with a header but was denied his second goal by a fine save.

The point leaves Cowdenbeath five points ahead of second-placed Arbroath while Stirling remain bottom.

OfficialDavid Somers
Attendance329
VenueForthbank Stadium
Kick Off
Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath
2:01
Foul on Joseph Mbu
2:06
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
2:28
Cross from Marc McKenzie
2:30
Clearance by Gary Thom
2:35
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline
3:07
Cross from Marc McKenzie
3:10
Clearance by Mark Ferry
3:35
Shot taken by Gary Fisher using his left foot
3:47
Save made by Callum Reidford
3:53
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
4:25
Hand Ball taken by Daly McSorley
4:28
Free Kick taken by Mark Ramsay
4:45
Foul on Derek Lyle
4:50
Free Kick taken by Mark Ramsay
5:12
Cross from Mark Ramsay
5:14
Clearance by Mark Ferry
5:26
Cross from Marc McKenzie
5:29
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot
5:41
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
6:05
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right byline
6:20
Shot taken by John Armstrong from the centre penalty area
6:33
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
7:04
Offside flag raised against Derek Lyle
7:09
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
8:13
Foul on Shaun Fagan
8:18
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
8:39
Foul on Scott Davidson
8:45
Free Kick taken by John Crawley from the left wing
9:01
Cross from John Crawley
9:22
Offside flag raised against Kevin Kelbie
10:14
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
10:15
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
11:08
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
11:14
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
11:43
Foul on Kevin Kelbie
11:49
Free Kick taken by Mark Ferry from the left wing
12:53
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
13:49
Foul on Gary Fisher
13:54
Free Kick taken by Joseph Mbu
14:39
Cross from Marc McKenzie
14:42
Save made by Callum Reidford
16:15
Shot taken by Lewis Coult using his left foot
16:27
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
17:17
Cross from Scott Davidson
17:21
Clearance by Dean Brett
17:34
Offside flag raised against Marc McKenzie
17:36
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
18:49
Foul on Scott Davidson
18:54
Free Kick taken by John Crawley from the right wing
19:09
Cross from John Crawley
19:13
Save made by Thomas Flynn
19:23
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
19:46
Shot taken by Kevin Kelbie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
20:09
Block taken by John Armstrong
21:54
Shot taken by Dean Brett with his right foot
22:08
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
24:20
Cross from John Crawley
24:23
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
25:08
Foul on Dean Brett
25:17
BOOKING: Mark Ferry of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
25:30
Free Kick taken by Dean Brett
27:02
Foul on Kevin Kelbie
27:07
Free Kick taken by John Crawley from the right wing
27:14
Cross from John Crawley
27:37
Shot taken by Gary Thom from the centre penalty area
27:37
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Gary Thom from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
28:44
Foul on Kevin Kelbie
28:48
Free Kick taken by Shaun Fagan
29:25
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
29:54
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
30:11
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
32:10
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
34:43
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
35:19
Cross from Scott Davidson
35:25
Foul on John Armstrong
35:29
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
36:29
Foul on Jon Robertson
36:33
Free Kick taken by Gary Fisher
37:02
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
37:28
Clearance by Shaun Fagan
37:40
Foul on Mark Ramsay
37:46
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson from the left wing
38:55
Offside flag raised against Graham Weir
38:56
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
39:57
Cross from Derek Lyle
40:00
Clearance by Gary Thom
40:05
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
40:30
Shot taken by John Armstrong from the centre penalty area
40:45
Clearance by John Crawley
41:11
Shot taken by Gary Fisher with his right foot
41:34
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
42:02
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
42:30
Cross from Marc McKenzie
42:32
Clearance by Brian Allison
42:42
Cross from Lewis Coult
42:45
Shot taken by Jon Robertson from the centre penalty area
43:02
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
43:38
Cross from Craig McLeish
43:41
Block taken by Dean Brett
43:44
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right byline
43:58
Shot taken by Gary Thom from the centre penalty area
44:14
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
45:00+0:08
Foul on Daly McSorley
45:00+0:17
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
45:00+0:24
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
Half Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
Second Half Started
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
45:46
Foul on Gary Fisher
45:50
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
45:57
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
46:00
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
46:58
Foul on Derek Lyle
47:02
Free Kick taken by Gary Fisher
47:43
Cross from Marc McKenzie
47:46
Clearance by Brian Allison
50:29
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
50:52
Foul on Lewis Coult
50:56
Free Kick taken by Derek Lyle
50:58
BOOKING: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
51:32
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot
51:46
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
52:57
Foul on John Armstrong
53:00
Free Kick taken by Gary Fisher
53:04
BOOKING: Kevin Kelbie of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
53:21
Cross from Gary Fisher
53:25
Shot taken by Mark Ferry from the centre penalty area
53:51
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
54:25
Foul on Scott Davidson
54:30
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
55:02
Shot taken by John Crawley using his left foot
55:13
Save made by Thomas Flynn
55:17
BOOKING: Kenneth Adamson of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
55:51
Shot taken by Lewis Coult with his right foot from the right six yard line
55:51
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Lewis Coult with his right foot from the right six yard line going centre low of the goal.
56:32
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Greg Stewart on for Mark Ramsay
57:56
Shot taken by Derek Lyle with his right foot
58:05
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
59:08
Cross from Marc McKenzie
59:11
Save made by Callum Reidford
60:06
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
60:11
Free Kick taken by Jon Robertson
60:38
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot
60:49
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Darren L. Smith on for Kevin Kelbie
61:13
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
61:32
Cross from Lewis Coult
61:36
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
62:22
Cross from Marc McKenzie
62:26
Shot taken by Lewis Coult from the centre penalty area
62:38
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
63:09
Cross from Marc McKenzie
63:11
Clearance by Brian Allison
63:17
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
63:36
Save made by Callum Reidford
64:00
Offside flag raised against Jon Robertson
64:02
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
64:54
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
65:04
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
65:30
Cross from Darren L. Smith
66:02
Cross from Shaun Fagan
66:04
Save made by Thomas Flynn
68:26
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
68:35
Save made by Thomas Flynn
69:14
Cross from Craig McLeish
69:17
Save made by Thomas Flynn
69:40
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot from the right penalty area
69:55
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
70:20
Cross from Darren L. Smith
70:24
Block taken by Kenneth Adamson
70:29
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
70:41
Clearance by Derek Lyle
70:47
Foul on Marc McKenzie
70:52
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
71:43
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the right six yard line
71:55
Block taken by Thomas Flynn
71:57
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
72:16
Cross from Mark Ferry
72:18
Clearance by John Armstrong
73:18
Cross from Darren L. Smith
73:22
Shot taken by Mark Ferry from the centre penalty area
73:34
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
73:58
Cross from Scott Davidson
74:06
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
74:48
Foul on Greg Stewart
74:53
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
75:26
Shot taken by Kenneth Adamson using his left foot
75:38
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
76:18
Foul on Daly McSorley
76:25
BOOKING: Gary Fisher of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
76:38
Free Kick taken by Brian Allison
77:04
Foul on Joseph Mbu
77:10
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
79:12
Foul on Joseph Mbu
79:16
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
79:38
BOOKING: Scott Davidson of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:09
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
81:44
Foul on Brian Allison
81:50
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford
81:54
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Liam Cusack on for Derek Lyle
82:45
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
83:00
Foul on Lewis Coult
83:04
Free Kick taken by Gary Fisher
83:25
Shot taken by Gary Fisher with his right foot
83:35
Save made by Callum Reidford
84:59
Foul on Mark Ferry
85:03
Free Kick taken by John Crawley
85:05
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Alan Cook on for Craig McLeish
87:50
Cross from Scott Davidson
87:54
Save made by Thomas Flynn
88:35
Cross from Alan Cook
88:54
Shot taken by Graham Weir using his left foot from the centre penalty area
89:06
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
89:47
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+0:14
Shot taken by Dean Brett with his right foot from the left six yard line
90:00+0:30
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
Full Time
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath

Stirling Albion

vs

Cowdenbeath

1
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
10
Shots
18
4
On Target
4
6
Off Target
14
16
Crosses
14
7
Corners
5
27
Throw Ins
33
5
Saves
6
9
Clearances
4
16
Goal Kicks
13
0
Blocks
4
15
Free Kicks
21
3
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
0
4
Yellow Cards
2

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Callum Reidford
02.Brian Allison (51+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Gary Thom
04.John Crawley
05.Shaun Fagan
06.Daly McSorley
07.Mark Ferry (26+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Craig McLeish 86+0' Tactical
09.Scott Davidson (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Graham Weir
11.Kevin Kelbie (54+0: Unsporting behaviour) 61+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Samuel Filler
13.Devon Jacobs
14.Alan Cook 86+0' Tactical
15.Gavin McPherson
16.Darren L. Smith 61+0' Tactical

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Thomas Flynn
02.John Armstrong
03.Joseph Mbu
04.Kenneth Adamson (56+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Gary Fisher (77+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Dean Brett
07.Marc McKenzie
08.Mark Ramsay 57+0' Tactical
09.Jon Robertson
10.Lewis Coult
11.Derek Lyle 82+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Youssef Bejaoui
13.Craig Winter
14.Lewis Milne
15.Greg Stewart 57+0' Tactical
16.Liam Cusack 82+0' Tactical

McCulloch worry for Stirling

Stirling's experienced full-back Marc McCulloch remains an injury doubt as Albion look to do battle with league leaders Cowdenbeath for a second time in 10 days.

Winger Joshua Flood is ruled out through suspension following his dismissal in the Central Park meeting that the Blue Brazil won 4-1.

Manager Greig McDonald said: "We don't have a good record against Cowdenbeath recently but we have the chance to put that right and move off bottom spot with a win.

"If we are to do anything we have to put in a 90-minute performance as we did well at their place before falling out of things and it was the same against Brechin at the weekend."

Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath have selection problems of the wrong kind for their top-versus-bottom meeting.

The Blue Brazil have four defenders missing as injuries rule out Joe Mbu, Thomas O'Brien and David Cowan, while Scott Linton is suspended following his dismissal against Arbroath on Saturday.

Player-manager Colin Cameron also remains sidelined due to a medial ligament injury but Lee Makel could return after a chest infection.

Cameron said: "This will be a tough game as Stirling gave us a lot of problems in our recent meeting before we got to grips with things.

"They will be wanting the points just as much as we do so we have to be focused throughout the game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 24 30 49
2 Arbroath 23 21 44
3 Dumbarton 23 2 38
4 Stenhousemuir 23 6 34
5 Up Brechin City 23 -2 32
6 Down East Fife 23 -7 30
7 Airdrieonians 24 -5 28
8 Forfar Athletic 22 -11 22
9 Albion Rovers 24 -17 22
10 Stirling Albion 23 -17 20

Updated 21/02/2012 at 21:55