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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Central Park
  • Attendance:415
Goal!

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90:45 +0.45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul McHale from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jon Robertson.

86:46

Handball decision goes against Tom Brighton. Jon Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

85:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Brighton. Ludovic Roy takes the free kick.

82:14

Tom Brighton challenges Thomas O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ludovic Roy.

81:12

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul McHale from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lewis Coult.

78:49

Steven Crawford finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Cowdenbeath 1-0 Stirling.The assist for the goal came from Lee Makel.

77:45

Marc McKenzie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kyle Miller.

76:16

Unfair challenge on Greg Stewart by Ross Forsyth results in a free kick. Scott Linton takes the free kick.

75:14

Kyle Miller crosses the ball, clearance made by Scott Christie.

73:54

Lewis Coult decides to take a short corner.

70:37

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Ramsay from the right by-line, clearance by Scott Robertson.

70:06

Scott Linton takes the outswinging corner, Thomas O'Brien takes a shot. Clearance by Paul McHale.

69:44

Corner taken by Mark Ramsay, Brian Allison makes a clearance.

68:36

Tom Brighton on for Joshua Flood.

68:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas O'Brien by Michael Mullen. Ludovic Roy takes the direct free kick.

67:35

Scott Linton crosses the ball.

62:23

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Scott Linton, clearance made by Scott Robertson.

61:39

Mark Ramsay fouled by Christoper Aitken, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Makel restarts play with the free kick.

60:16

Centre by Kyle Miller.

58:05

Foul by Gordon Smith on Mark Ramsay, free kick awarded. Scott Linton takes the free kick.

56:29

The ball is swung over by Greg Stewart.

54:13

Christoper Aitken gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Armstrong. Free kick taken by Jon Robertson.

53:10

A cross is delivered by Gordon Smith.

49:08

The ball is swung over by Ross Forsyth, Thomas O'Brien makes a clearance.

46:14

Paul McHale decides to take the corner short, Kyle Miller manages to make a clearance.

44:47

Gordon Smith fouled by Thomas O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick. Paul McHale restarts play with the free kick.

43:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Armstrong by Gordon Smith. Ludovic Roy restarts play with the free kick. Gordon Smith is shown a yellow card for dissent.

42:37

The ball is delivered by Sean Welsh.

41:00

Joshua Flood concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Makel. Direct free kick taken by Lee Makel.

39:54

Corner taken by Paul McHale from the left by-line, Scott Buist takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ludovic Roy.

34:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Coult on Scott Christie. Free kick taken by Scott Christie.

34:02

Sean Welsh challenges Lewis Coult unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Linton takes the free kick.

33:09

Effort on goal by Paul McHale from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

31:14

Foul by Brian Allison on Steven Crawford, free kick awarded. Lee Makel restarts play with the free kick.

26:43

Corner taken by Paul McHale, Thomas O'Brien makes a clearance.

25:09

Foul by Scott Linton on Paul McHale, free kick awarded. Christoper Aitken takes the indirect free kick. Scott Linton goes into the referee's book.

23:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Linton on Paul McHale. Scott Christie takes the indirect free kick.

22:16

Corner taken left-footed by Scott Linton to the near post.

20:48

The referee blows for offside against Greg Stewart. Scott Robertson takes the indirect free kick.

20:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Buist on Greg Stewart. Direct free kick taken by Lee Makel.

19:19

Foul by Joshua Flood on Jon Robertson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ludovic Roy.

18:57

Sean Welsh crosses the ball, Jon Robertson makes a clearance.

13:09

The official flags Gordon Smith offside. Ludovic Roy takes the indirect free kick.

12:36

Paul McHale takes the outswinging corner, Jon Robertson makes a clearance.

8:25

Effort on goal by Gordon Smith from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

Match Preview

Nicholl short on numbers Cowdenbeath are short in numbers as they look to earn their fourth win of the season over visitors Stirling Albion. Striker Archie Campbell has returned to Rangers after his loan spell ended and suspension has ruled out Kenny Adamson, Colin Cameron and Craig Winter. The defensive duo of Joe Mbu and Dene Droudge continue to miss out through injury and Richie Vauls and Mark Baxter are both doubts. Yet manager Jimmy Nicholl is at least boosted by the return of centre-back John Armstrong after injury. Nicholl said: "We have to win this one and hope that Ross County drop something at Falkirk in order that we can take our fight against the relegation play-offs to the last day up at Dingwall." Stirling Albion manager Jocky Scott will check on the fitness of defenders Jonathan Brown, Ross Forsyth, Scott Buist and Martyn Corrigan. Experienced campaigner Scott has given the club a boost by agreeing to sign on again for next season. And he hopes that the trip to Central Park will see his side end their winless run that stretches back over six months. Scott said: "Everything we do now is about preparing for life in the Second Division, so this game is hugely important. "A win in our last two games would see everyone go into the summer break without that record in place and looking forward to getting going again."

Formation:442Manager:

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4312Manager: Allan Moore

Stirling

  • Ludovic Roy
  • Lewis Coult
  • John Armstrong
  • Steven Crawford
  • Scott Linton
  • Thomas O'Brien
  • Mark Ramsay
  • Jon Robertson
  • Lee Makel
  • Kyle Miller
  • Greg Stewart
  • SUBS
  • David Hay
  • Marc McKenzie
  • Paul Byren
  • John Ferguson
  • Lewis Milne

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Match Report

Crawford goal not enough Steven Crawford's solitary goal handed Cowdenbeath a 1-0 win over Stirling but results elsewhere means their hopes of avoiding a relegation play-off are all but over. The Blue Brazil occupy the ninth spot going into the final day three points behind rivals Ross County. But a huge goal difference deficit means their hopes are slim. The visitors, playing without pressure following their relegation earlier in April, had the better chances Paul McHale swung over a corner for Scott Buist to head goalward but his effort was weak. The laboured pace continued in the second period as Cowdenbeath struggled to ignite their survival fight. Thomas O'Brien got on the end of Scott Linton's corner as the hosts finally threatened, however McHale cleared the danger. Their persistence finally paid dividends with 11 minutes remaining. Lee Makel found room on the right hand side of the box and his pass allowed Crawford to fire in the winner.

Form Guide

    DLWDLD
  • Cowdenbeath
  • VS
  • Stirling
  • LLLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Stirling
  • 3 - 4
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 05/03/2011
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 5 - 1
  • Stirling
  • 06/11/2010
  • Stirling
  • 1 - 3
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 14/08/2010
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 1 - 1
  • Stirling
  • 13/03/1993
  • Stirling
  • 2 - 1
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 16/02/1993
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 1 - 1
  • Stirling
  • 17/10/1992

Top Scorers

Cowdenbeath

  • G Stewart 9
  • M Ramsay 5
  • J Dempster 3
  • C Cameron 2
  • S Linton 2
  • A Campbell 2
  • M McKenzie 2
  • S Crawford 1
  • J Armstrong 1
  • D Brett 1
  • K Miller 1

Stirling

  • G Smith 10
  • M Mullen 3
  • R Borris 2
  • C Aitken 2
  • A Gibson 1
  • P McHale 1
  • J Kane 1
  • S Robertson 1
  • R Forsyth 1
  • S Welsh 1
  • D Witteveen 1
  • J Flood 1

Goals

Cowdenbeath

    • Total goals 109
    • Goals per game 40
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 14 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stirling

    • Total goals 98
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 13 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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