skip to content

  • Date:06 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Strathclyde Homes Stadium
  • Attendance:812
  • Mbu (2) McKenzie (72)

Live Commentary

92:35 +2.35

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Gilhaney, Gary Fisher makes a clearance.


Gary Fisher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Agnew. Scott Agnew crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Thomas Flynn.


(Cowdenbeath) makes a substitution, with Liam Cusack coming on for Marc McKenzie.


Ryan Finnie is brought on as a substitute for James Creaney. Mark Gilhaney receives a yellow card for dissent. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Gilhaney on Scott Linton. Free kick taken by Kenneth Adamson.


Patrick Walker produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.


Outswinging corner taken by Marc McKenzie.


Corner taken by Marc McKenzie from the right by-line, clearance by Paul Nugent.


Greg Stewart joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Coult.


Ryan Borris goes off and Patrick Walker comes on.


A goal is scored by Marc McKenzie from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dumbarton 0-2 Cowdenbeath.


Handball decision goes against James Creaney. Gary Fisher crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Martin McNiff.


Thomas O'Brien comes on in place of Mark Ramsay.


Martin McNiff concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Robertson. Martin McNiff is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Strike on goal comes in from Scott Linton from the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Kenneth Adamson by Ally Graham results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joseph Mbu.


Mark Gilhaney has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.


Mark Gilhaney takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Mark Ramsay.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Fisher on Ally Graham. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Nicoll.


The referee blows for offside against Jon Robertson. Free kick taken by Paul Nugent.


Unfair challenge on James Creaney by Marc McKenzie results in a free kick. Martin McNiff takes the indirect free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by Scott Linton, clearance by Paul Nugent.


Unfair challenge on Marc McKenzie by Paul Nugent results in a free kick. Paul Nugent is cautioned. Mark Ramsay takes the free kick.


Paul Nugent concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc McKenzie. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Ramsay.


Kenneth Adamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Nugent. Kenneth Adamson receives a caution. Free kick taken by Scott Agnew.


Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Gilhaney, comfortable save by Thomas Flynn.


Scott Linton concedes a free kick for a foul on James Creaney. Mark Gilhaney crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Shot by Gary Fisher from a long way out goes over the net.


Headed effort from inside the area by Lewis Coult misses to the right of the target.


Outswinging corner taken by Scott Linton, clearance by Alan Lithgow.


Scott Agnew fouled by Gary Fisher, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Agnew restarts play with the free kick.


Mark Lamont goes off and Ryan Borris comes on.


Corner taken left-footed by Scott Linton, clearance by Mark Lamont.


Lewis Coult concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Lithgow. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Lithgow.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Prunty by Joseph Mbu. Alan Lithgow takes the indirect free kick.


The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Grindlay.


Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney from the left by-line.


Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marc McKenzie, Joseph Mbu scores a headed goal from inside the box. Dumbarton 0-1 Cowdenbeath.Assist by Marc McKenzie.


Corner taken by Marc McKenzie from the right by-line, Mark Lamont manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Graham concern for Sons Striker Ally Graham is an injury doubt for the visit of leaders Cowdenbeath as third-placed Dumbarton look to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games. Fellow forward Mark Gilhaney could return after missing out on the 2-2 draw at Brechin at the weekend through illness with manager Alan Adamson reckoning this game will tell him more than the previous 10. Adamson explained: "Cowdenbeath beat us 4-0 here in September and we were chasing them all over the place that afternoon. We went to Central Park determined to do better but that game was ruined by the wind so we could not learn anything that day. "How we play in this game will be a measure of how much improvement we have made throughout the season." Cowdenbeath have the chance to open up a four-point lead at the top of the Second Division by seeing off in-form hosts Dumbarton. But player-manager Colin Cameron will again miss out due to a knee problem. The former Scotland international is joined on the sidelines by David Cowan and Thomas O'Brien with Dene Brett an injury doubt. Cameron said: "It is an opportunity to open up a bigger lead but it will not be an easy task. "Dumbarton are on a great run and they will be viewing this as an opportunity to get closer to Arbroath and ourselves as opposed to just helping secure a play-off spot. "As always it is more important what we do as opposed to the opposition."

Formation:442Manager: Alan Adamson


Formation: 4141Manager: Colin Cameron


  • Stephen Grindlay
  • Paul Nugent
  • Alan Lithgow
  • Martin McNiff
  • James Creaney
  • Mark Gilhaney
  • Kevin Nicoll
  • Scott Agnew
  • Mark Lamont
  • Bryan Prunty
  • Ally Graham
  • SUBS
  • Arnaud Gastal
  • Patrick Walker
  • Anthony Wallace
  • Ryan Borris
  • Ryan Finnie



Match Report

Blue Brazil march on League leaders Cowdenbeath extended their lead at the top with a 2-0 win over play-off hopefuls Dumbarton. The visitors got off to a flying start when Joseph Mbu rose highest to head home Marc McKenzie's corner in the third minute. Lewis Coult came close to a second on the half-hour mark but steered his header just wide of goal. Dumbarton were clearly stunned by the early goal and struggled to find any rhythm as the first half came to a close. Chances were at a premium after the break but visitors continued to frustrate the Sons McKenzie all but ensured victory 15 minutes from time with a fine strike from distance. Victory moves Alan Adamson's men four points clear of second placed Arbroath whilst Dumbarton remain in the play-off places.

Form Guide

  • Dumbarton
  • VS
  • Cowdenbeath

Last Meetings

  • Cowdenbeath
  • 0 - 0
  • Dumbarton
  • 26/11/2011
  • Dumbarton
  • 0 - 4
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 17/09/2011
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 0 - 0
  • Dumbarton
  • 20/03/2010
  • Dumbarton
  • 2 - 1
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 23/01/2010
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 2 - 1
  • Dumbarton
  • 14/11/2009
  • Dumbarton
  • 0 - 3
  • Cowdenbeath
  • 19/09/2009

Top Scorers


  • B Prunty 12
  • S Agnew 12
  • M Gilhaney 6
  • A Lithgow 4
  • P Walker 3
  • A Graham 2
  • M McNiff 2
  • J Lyden 2
  • M McBride 1
  • K Nicoll 1


  • L Coult 11
  • M McKenzie 8
  • G Stewart 6
  • J Robertson 5
  • S Linton 4
  • M Ramsay 4
  • C Cameron 1
  • D Lyle 1
  • K Adamson 1
  • T O'Brien 1



    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 50
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 95
    • Goals per game 53
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins