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  • Date:14 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Dens Park Stadium
  • Forsyth (36) Riley (65)
    McKeown (67)

Live Commentary

91:58 +1.58

Craig Forsyth takes a corner.

91:31 +1.31

Leighton Mcintosh takes a shot. Save by David Hay.


(Dundee) makes a substitution, with Leighton Mcintosh coming on for Leigh Griffiths.


Stephen O'Donnell challenges Brian Fairbairn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Baxter has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, comfortable save by Robert Douglas.


Johnny Stewart is brought on as a substitute for Sean Higgins.


(Cowdenbeath) makes a substitution, with Jon Robertson coming on for John Dempster.


A cross is delivered by Marc McKenzie, John Dempster produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.


The referee blows for offside. Craig Winter takes the indirect free kick.


Brian Fairbairn takes the outswinging corner, Gary Irvine makes a clearance.


(Cowdenbeath) makes a substitution, with Greg Stewart coming on for Lee Sibanda.


Craig McKeown scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Dundee 3-0 Cowdenbeath.Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the right by-line, the assist for the goal came from Stephen O'Donnell.


Nicholas Riley fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee 2-0 Cowdenbeath.Assist on the goal came from Leigh Griffiths.


Outswinging corner taken by Mark Ramsay, clearance made by Craig Forsyth.


Effort from inside the area by Leigh Griffiths bounces off the post.


Brian Fairbairn on for Joseph Mbu.


Stephen O'Donnell takes the outswinging corner, Header on goal by Craig McKeown from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc McKenzie on Stephen O'Donnell. Gary Harkins takes the free kick.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Forsyth, Scott Linton makes a clearance.


Shot from outside the box by Leigh Griffiths misses to the left of the goal.


Craig Forsyth grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee 1-0 Cowdenbeath.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig McKeown on John Dempster. Colin Cameron restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Gary Harkins on Mark Ramsay, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Armstrong.


Corner from right by-line taken by Scott Linton.


Headed effort from deep inside the area by Colin Cameron misses to the right of the target.


The offside flag is raised against John Dempster. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Weston.


Corner taken by Scott Linton from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Joseph Mbu misses to the right of the target.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Forsyth.


Gary Harkins has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stephen O'Donnell played to the near post, clearance made by Craig Winter.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Forsyth.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins by Craig Winter. Gary Harkins produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.


Leigh Griffiths gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Sibanda. Free kick taken by David Hay.

The game gets underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The second half begins.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Dundee pair face fitness test Dundee are looking to make it a magnificent seven games without defeat under caretaker boss Barry Smith when Cowdenbeath visit Dens Park. The Dark Blues require midfielder Nicky Reilly and striker Sean Higgins to pass fitness tests before they can be included in a squad out for revenge for a 2-1 defeat at Central Park back in September. Smith said: "We had to grind out a win against Morton at the weekend and I reckon we will require the same application to win the Cowdenbeath game. "Despite our good run we are not in a position to take anyone lightly and we just need to look back at the score from the last game to see that we need to hit a high level of performance." Cowdenbeath's injury problems are clearing up with a trio of players available again. Defenders John Armstrong, Joe Mbu and Kenny Adamson all available to manager Jimmy Nicholl, who has allowed on-loan Kilmarnock defender Steven Old to return to Rugby Park. Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay remain out with Nicholl looking forward to getting his team together for the first team in over three weeks. Nicholl said: "Dundee's fitness levels will be better as they have played a game recently but we are looking forward to playing again. "I will decide my team once I spoken to everyone about their fitness levels as I know we are in for a hard shift. Colin Cameron went to see them play at Morton at the weekend and was impressed."

Formation:442Manager: Jocky Scott


Formation: 442Manager:


  • Robert Douglas
  • Gary Irvine
  • Matthew Lockwood
  • Craig McKeown
  • Rhys Weston
  • Nicholas Riley
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Gary Harkins
  • Craig Forsyth
  • Leigh Griffiths
  • Sean Higgins
  • SUBS
  • Don Cervi
  • Kyle Benedictis
  • Johnny Stewart
  • Leighton Mcintosh
  • Alan Tulleth



Match Report

Cruise for Dees Two goals in three second-half minutes secured Dundee a 3-0 home win over Cowdenbeath. After an even start, Dundee went in front eight minutes before half-time with Craig Forsyth grabbing his first of the season from 12 yards. Colin Cameron and Joseph Mbu had missed with headers as Cowdenbeath threatened to take a first-half lead. Leigh Griffiths came close to doubling the home side`s lead after 64 minutes but his 12 yard effort hit the post. They eventually made it 2-0 two minutes later, Griffiths crossing for Nicholas Riley to score from close range, and Dundee notched a third after 68 minutes with Craig McKeown heading in Stephen Donnell's corner. John Dempster and David Hay missed late chances to net a consolation for Beath.

Form Guide

  • Dundee
  • VS
  • Cowdenbeath

Last Meetings

  • Cowdenbeath
  • 2 - 1
  • Dundee
  • 25/09/2010

Top Scorers


  • L Griffiths 7
  • S Higgins 2
  • G Harkins 2
  • N Riley 2
  • S O'Donnell 1
  • D Witteveen 1


  • B Fairbairn 3
  • J Dempster 3
  • M Ramsay 3
  • C Cameron 2
  • M McKenzie 2
  • L Sibanda 1
  • J Armstrong 1
  • D Brett 1
  • G Stewart 1
  • K Miller 1



    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 20
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins