Scottish League One
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Cowdenbeath 1-0 Albion Rovers

Cowdenbeath were forced to work hard before beating Rovers to earn their first victory of the season.

Greig Spence scored his first goal for the club inside two minutes, rifling home from six yards.

That early goal gave way to a cagey affair with neither side able to establish any fluency.

The home side's Sam Orritt tested Ross Stewart in the Albion goal, and Paul Willis forced Michael Andrews into a stop at the other end.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Andrews
  • 2Brett
  • 4Armstrong
  • 5Scullion
  • 3Adamson
  • 7OrrittSubstituted forMilneat 64'minutes
  • 8MillerBooked at 36minsSubstituted forDonaldsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 6KaneBooked at 60mins
  • 11Spence
  • 9NishSubstituted forArmstrongat 74'minutes
  • 10BuchananBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 12Yaqub
  • 14Donaldson
  • 15Milne
  • 16Callaghan
  • 17Sneddon
  • 18Armstrong
  • 19Muirhead

Albion

  • 1Stewart
  • 2ReidSubstituted forMcRobbieat 88'minutes
  • 5Dunlop
  • 6Dunlop
  • 3Turnbull
  • 7Mullin
  • 8FisherSubstituted forBarrowmanat 65'minutes
  • 4YoungBooked at 47mins
  • 11LoveBooked at 71mins
  • 9Gemmell
  • 10WillisSubstituted forFerryat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Talu
  • 14Davidson
  • 15Ferry
  • 16Barrowman
  • 17Lochhead
  • 18McRobbie
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
406

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Albion Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Albion Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Darren Young (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Brad Donaldson replaces Kyle Miller.

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

Ally Love (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Michael Andrews.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Callum McRobbie replaces Alan Reid.

Attempt saved. Mark Ferry (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Dean Brett.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Mark Ferry replaces Paul Willis.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Patrick Scullion.

Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Luke Armstrong replaces Colin Nish.

Booking

Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath).

Paul Willis (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

Booking

Ally Love (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Callaghan (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Andrew Barrowman replaces Gary Fisher.

Attempt saved. Paul Willis (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Lewis Milne replaces Sam Orritt.

Attempt missed. Darren Young (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath).

Paul Willis (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Darren Young (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. John Gemmell (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath).

Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kyle Turnbull.

Attempt missed. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ally Love (Albion Rovers).

Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar33009189
2Peterhead32108357
3Dunfermline3201144106
4Ayr320145-16
5Stenhousemuir311157-24
6Airdrieonians310234-13
7Albion310235-23
8Stranraer310237-43
9Cowdenbeath310239-63
10Brechin3003310-70
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