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Cowdenbeath 0-2 Queen of the South

Iain Russell

Queen of the South secured an important first away win since October with a comfortable victory at Cowdenbeath.

The hosts threatened first at Central Park as Kane Hemmings' half-volley was saved by Doonhamers goalkeeper Zander Clark.

Paul Burns stabbed in from a yard out after Grant Adam failed to hold on to Iain Russell's low cross.

And Russell went on to get a goal of his own after combining with Derek Lyle to double Queens' lead.

Seventh-place Queen of the South have now made it three Championship games unbeaten and increase the gap between them and ninth-place Cowdenbeath to seven points.

The Blue Brazil will rue not getting a goal from Hemmings' early effort and a subsequent weak header, as the visitors controlled the game in large parts thereafter.

Michael Paton lobbed wide before Burns did put them in front with his first goal of the season.

Hemmings, clearly Cowdenbeath's most dangerous player, rounded 'keeper Clark in the second half but there were no takers for his cross and Queen of the South cleared their lines.

Nice combination play by Lyle and Russell allowed the latter to finish from inside the box and ensure the three points went back to Dumfries.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Adam
  • 14BrettSubstituted forRussellat 32'minutes
  • 3Adamson
  • 20Miller
  • 5Armstrong
  • 4O'BrienSubstituted forMortonat 61'minutes
  • 18Milne
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 21Hemmings
  • 9StewartSubstituted forRobertsonat 5'minutes
  • 8Stevenson

Substitutes

  • 1Flynn
  • 10Russell
  • 11Morton
  • 12Anthony
  • 19Pyper
  • 22Robertson
  • 31Finnie

Queen of Sth

  • 1Clark
  • 2Mitchell
  • 3HoltBooked at 15mins
  • 4McKennaBooked at 69mins
  • 5Durnan
  • 6Dowie
  • 7Burns
  • 8Dzierzawski
  • 10PatonBooked at 52mins
  • 9LyleBooked at 55minsSubstituted forReillyat 83'minutes
  • 11RussellSubstituted forCarmichaelat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 14Reilly
  • 15Carmichael
  • 16McShane
  • 17McGuffie
  • 18Slattery
  • 19Higgins
Referee:
Stevie O'Reilly
Attendance:
556

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away11

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee18113433161736
2Hamilton18104423131034
3Falkirk1785429151429
4Raith Rovers188552726129
5Alloa188461916328
6Livingston187473232025
7Queen of Sth176472421322
8Dumbarton186392433-921
9Cowdenbeath1843112440-1615
10Morton1823131538-239
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