Scottish Championship
Cowdenbeath0Queen of Sth2

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

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Queen of the South 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Queen of the South 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Iain Russell.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Gavin Reilly replaces Derek Lyle.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Jamie Stevenson.

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

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

Booking

Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

Foul by Andrew Russell (Cowdenbeath).

Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 0, Queen of the South 2. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Derek Lyle.

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jordan Morton replaces Thomas O'Brien.

Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Dzierzawski (Queen of the South).

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath).

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

Booking

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

Booking

Michael Paton (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Paton (Queen of the South).

Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath).

Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cowdenbeath 0, Queen of the South 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Queen of the South 1.

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 0, Queen of the South 1. Paul Burns (Queen of the South) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Iain Russell.

Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Stephen McKenna (Queen of the South).

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

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Jon Robertson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee1811341736
2Hamilton1810441034
3Falkirk178541429
4Raith Rovers18855129
5Alloa18846328
6Livingston18747025
7Queen of Sth17647322
8Dumbarton18639-921
9Cowdenbeath184311-1615
10Morton182313-239
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