Scottish League One
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Cowdenbeath 4-2 Ayr United

Greig Spence grabbed his 11th and 12th goals of the season as Cowdenbeath came out winners over title-chasing Ayr United at Central Park.

In a frantic first half, Ross Caldwell blasted the visitors ahead but Cowdenbeath responded immediately through Dean Brett.

Spence gave Cowdenbeath before Gordon Smith added a third, but Ayr's Jordan Preston pegged a goal back.

Spence headed in his second of the game to put the game out of the reach.

The win sees Cowdenbeath climb up to sixth, four points off a Ladbrokes League One play-off place.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Sneddon
  • 2Donaldson
  • 3Kerr
  • 4Scullion
  • 5Adamson
  • 6Brett
  • 7Hughes
  • 8Murdoch
  • 9Callaghan
  • 10SmithSubstituted forJohnstonat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Spence

Substitutes

  • 12El-Zubaidi
  • 14Yaqub
  • 15Kane
  • 16Milne
  • 17Trialist
  • 18Johnston
  • 19Armstrong

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2DevlinBooked at 81mins
  • 4GrahamBooked at 51minsSubstituted forMcCrackenat 56'minutes
  • 5McLauchlanBooked at 80mins
  • 3Donald
  • 8Crawford
  • 6Stevenson
  • 7Murphy
  • 11ForrestSubstituted forMuirat 69'minutes
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forPrestonat 45'minutes
  • 9Caldwell

Substitutes

  • 12Preston
  • 14Muir
  • 15McKenzie
  • 16McCracken
  • 19Newman
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
640

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 4, Ayr United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 4, Ayr United 2.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Fraser Kerr.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Johnston replaces Gordon Smith.

Hand ball by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Fraser Kerr.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Andrew Muir.

Booking

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andy Murdoch (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Booking

Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath).

Jordan Preston (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Ross Caldwell.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Andrew Muir replaces Alan Forrest.

Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jamie Sneddon.

Attempt saved. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 4, Ayr United 2. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Attempt saved. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt saved. Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 3, Ayr United 2. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Caldwell.

Attempt saved. Gordon Smith (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McCracken replaces Andy Graham.

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Cowdenbeath).

Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andy Murdoch (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

Booking

Andy Graham (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gordon Smith (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Graham (Ayr United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline19134250133743
2Ayr19114437251237
3Peterhead1978439231629
4Albion178451918128
5Stenhousemuir197482840-1225
6Cowdenbeath187382839-1124
7Airdrieonians1972102330-723
8Forfar194692633-718
9Stranraer1852111731-1417
10Brechin1943121934-1515
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