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  • Date:29 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Central Park
  • Attendance:803
Goal!

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90:32 +0.32

Marc Twaddle challenges David Hay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Hay.

88:40

Carl Finnigan challenges Thomas O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Hay.

84:49

The referee blows for offside. Craig Winter restarts play with the free kick.

83:58

The ball is crossed by Lewis Coult, Archie Campbell produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

82:22

Effort on goal by Ryan Flynn from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

81:42

Long distance shot from Jon Robertson misses to the left of the target.

80:31

Thomas O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Finnigan. Mark Millar takes the free kick.

76:41

Foul by Mark Ramsay on Carl Finnigan, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Mark Millar, Lewis Coult makes a clearance.

76:05

The referee blows for offside. David Hay takes the indirect free kick.

75:30

Steven Crawford goes off and Lewis Coult comes on. (Cowdenbeath) makes a substitution, with Archie Campbell coming on for Greg Stewart.

73:08

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar, clearance by Jon Robertson.

72:21

Foul by Carl Finnigan on Jon Robertson, free kick awarded. Thomas O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.

67:53

Mark Ramsay takes the outswinging corner, Marc Twaddle manages to make a clearance.

66:10

Kallum Higginbotham on for Tom McManus.

65:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Crawford on Mark Stewart. Direct free kick taken by Burton O'Brien.

64:01

Thomas Scobbie challenges Steven Crawford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mark Ramsay.

61:37

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the right by-line to the near post, Scott Linton makes a clearance.

54:21

Craig Winter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Finnigan. Mark Millar takes the free kick.

53:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Stewart by Mark Ramsay. Ross Perry takes the direct free kick.

52:38

Foul by Thomas Scobbie on Steven Crawford, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Crawford.

50:46

Tom McManus takes a shot. David Hay makes a save.

47:34

Foul by Steven Crawford on Ryan Flynn, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Millar from right wing, clearance by Craig Winter.

47:04

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Millar, save made by David Hay.

45:53

Craig Winter concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Finnigan. Shot on goal comes in from Mark Millar from the free kick.

45:01

Ryan Flynn on for Jack Compton.

43:00

Mark Stewart produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

41:59

Craig Winter concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Finnigan. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mark Millar.

40:04

Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Ramsay, clearance by Marc Twaddle.

38:55

Jack Compton is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Hay.

37:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tom McManus. Free kick taken by Craig Winter.

34:47

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the left by-line, save by David Hay.

30:45

Unfair challenge on Mark Ramsay by Mark Stewart results in a free kick. Jon Robertson takes the direct free kick.

25:31

Jack Compton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Robertson. David Hay takes the free kick.

15:10

Foul by Greg Stewart on Thomas Scobbie, free kick awarded. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.

12:56

Shot by Mark Stewart from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

12:16

Greg Stewart takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

2:49

Carl Finnigan fouled by Mark Ramsay, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Burton O'Brien.

1:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom McManus on Thomas O'Brien. Direct free kick taken by Craig Winter.

Match Preview

Vauls raring to go for Blue Brazil Cowdenbeath boss Jimmy Nicholl expects full-back Richie Vauls to be available to face Falkirk. The defender was substituted after taking a knock during the draw at Dundee but should be fit. Nicholl is also hopeful that John Armstrong, Bob Malcolm and Colin Cameron can all pass fitness tests and be included. Defenders Joe Mbu and Dene Droudge and midfielder Danny Mackay all remain out with injuries. Nicholl is looking for his men to set their sights higher than eighth place starting with a win over Falkirk, explaining: "We have to keep looking up the way and a win starts pulling other teams into the fight. "We have been playing well, and should have beaten Dundee at the weekend instead of drawing, so we have to turn our good play into more points." Falkirk defender Kieran Duffie and striker Tam McManus are expected to shake off niggling injuries. Winger Ryan Flynn is in line for a return to the starting line up after a making a substitute appearance at the weekend following illness. Defender Mehdi Khalis remains on international duty with the Moroccan under-23 side and misses out with Falkirk boss Steven Pressley saying: "Beating Raith Rovers at the weekend was a must win game in terms of getting back into things, and this is a must win game in terms of putting pressure on both Rovers and Dunfermline. "The players, supporters and I are desperate to be challenging for this league. "We are nicely placed to get back into things but we need the three points from Central Park."

Formation:442Manager:

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 442Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

  • David Hay
  • Mark Baxter
  • Craig Winter
  • Thomas O'Brien
  • Kenneth Adamson
  • Marc McKenzie
  • Mark Ramsay
  • Jon Robertson
  • Scott Linton
  • Greg Stewart
  • Steven Crawford
  • SUBS
  • Ludovic Roy
  • Lee Makel
  • Lewis Coult
  • Archie Campbell
  • Richard Vauls

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Match Report

Stalemate for Bairns Falkirk stay third despite being held to a goalless draw by second-bottom Cowdenbeath. Cowdenbeath started the better of the two sides and Greg Stewart had a chance to score but his close-range effort was saved by Robert Olejnik. Falkirk came closest to breaking the deadlock but Mark Millar struck a 30-yard free-kick against a post a minute after the interval. David Hay had to parry a Tom McManus shot to safety as the visitors pressed for an opener. Archie Campbell had a chance to win it for Cowdenbeath late on but he headed wide from six yards as the Blue Brazil recorded their second successive league draw. The point extends Falkirk`s unbeaten run to four league games.

Form Guide

    WLLWLD
  • Cowdenbeath
  • VS
  • Falkirk
  • DLLDWW

Last Meetings

  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 0
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 26/02/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 5 - 1
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 02/10/2010

Top Scorers

Cowdenbeath

  • G Stewart 6
  • M Ramsay 4
  • J Dempster 3
  • C Cameron 2
  • M McKenzie 2
  • S Crawford 1
  • J Armstrong 1
  • S Linton 1
  • A Campbell 1
  • D Brett 1
  • K Miller 1

Falkirk

  • M Stewart 12
  • R Flynn 5
  • T McManus 4
  • C Finnigan 4
  • J Compton 3
  • M Twaddle 2
  • K Higginbotham 2
  • B McLean 1
  • T Scobbie 1
  • M Millar 1
  • S Murdoch 1

Goals

Cowdenbeath

    • Total goals 94
    • Goals per game 33
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Falkirk

    • Total goals 106
    • Goals per game 45
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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