Kane Hemmings' second-half strike gave Cowdenbeath victory against Scottish Championship rivals Alloa Athletic at Recreation Park.

After a goal-less first half, Alloa's Kevin Cawley forced a save from Thomas Flynn on 55 minutes.

Hemmings pounced on Dean Brett's cross to edge Cowden into the lead.

Stephen Simmons' effort was fumbled by Flynn but the visitors' lead survived and Daryll Meggatt fired wide for the home side late in the match.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Bain
  • 02 Doyle
  • 03 Meggat
  • 08 McCord Booked
  • 04 Gordon
  • 05 Marr
  • 07 Cawley
  • 06 Young (Ferns - 70' )
  • 10 Holmes
  • 09 Kirk (Simmons - 70' )
  • 11 Caddis (McManus - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Simmons
  • 14 McManus
  • 15 Ferns
  • 16 Tiffoney
  • 17 Robertson
  • 18 Creaney
  • 20 McDowall

Cowdenbeath

  • 01 Flynn
  • 08 Stevenson (Anthony - 91' )
  • 22 Robertson
  • 03 Adamson
  • 05 Armstrong
  • 04 O'Brien
  • 06 Wedderburn
  • 14 Brett
  • 21 Hemmings (Russell - 89' )
  • 20 Miller
  • 18 Milne

Substitutes

  • 10 Russell
  • 11 Morton
  • 12 Anthony
  • 17 Adam
  • 19 Pyper
  • 26 Lynas
  • 31 Finnie
Ref: Steven McLean
Att: 818

Match Stats

Shots

9 11

On target

2 5

Corners

4 4

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Cowdenbeath 1.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Cowdenbeath 1.

90:00 +1:50

Attempt missed. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) header from the right side of the box is too high.

90:00 +0:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Ben Anthony replaces Jamie Stevenson.

89:37

Attempt saved. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

88:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Andrew Russell replaces Kane Hemmings.

84:10

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Jason Marr.

82:41

Attempt missed. Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses the top right corner.

81:36

Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:36

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath).

80:39

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Dean Brett.

78:08

Attempt missed. Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

75:26

Attempt saved. Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

74:46

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

73:47

Attempt missed. Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

72:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Cowdenbeath 1. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dean Brett.

70:21

Attempt missed. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

69:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Stephen Simmons replaces Andy Kirk.

69:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Darren Young.

67:42

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath).

67:42

Declan McManus (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:24

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:24

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

64:19

Attempt missed. Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

61:48

Attempt blocked. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

59:40

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

59:40

Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:40

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

57:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Declan McManus replaces Liam Caddis.

57:25

Foul by Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath).

57:25

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:39

Attempt blocked. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

54:20

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.

54:09

Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

53:51

Foul by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).

53:51

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:22

Attempt missed. Darren Young (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

49:40

Foul by Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath).

49:40

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:04

Attempt saved. Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

46:59

Attempt saved. John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:45

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Darren Young.

45:00

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 0, Cowdenbeath 0.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Cowdenbeath 0.

35:19

Attempt missed. Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

32:53

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:53

Foul by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).

31:13

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Scott Bain.

30:57

Attempt saved. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

29:02

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath).

29:02

Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:05

Attempt missed. John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

26:25

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

24:38

Attempt missed. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

23:55 Booking

Booking Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

23:36

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

23:36

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:34

Foul by Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic).

22:34

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:55

Foul by Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath).

21:55

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:56

Attempt missed. Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

16:49

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

16:49

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:38

Darren Young (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:38

Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath).

1:14

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:14

Foul by Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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