Scottish League One
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Cowdenbeath 1-0 Ayr United

Relegation-threatened Cowdenbeath secured a potentially vital win over Ayr United, courtesy of Sean McKenzie's own goal.

Declan McDaid forced two saves from Greg Fleming as Cowden pressed.

Substitute McKenzie had been on less than two minutes when he headed into his own net from McDaid's corner.

Ayr pressed for an equaliser and Robby McCrorie hit the bar late on. Cowdenbeath remain two points above the Scottish League One relegation zone.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Adam
  • 2BrettBooked at 43mins
  • 3Sives
  • 4El-ZubaidiBooked at 24mins
  • 5Yaqub
  • 6McDaidSubstituted forMillerat 72'minutes
  • 7Hughes
  • 8GibbonsBooked at 60mins
  • 9CallaghanBooked at 83minsSubstituted forKaneat 88'minutes
  • 10Milne
  • 11SpenceSubstituted forCaldwellat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Donaldson
  • 14Swann
  • 15Kane
  • 16Miller
  • 17Roman
  • 18Caldwell
  • 19Byrne

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5Graham
  • 7Murphy
  • 3Donald
  • 10Trouten
  • 4Docherty
  • 8McCrorie
  • 11WardropeSubstituted forCrawfordat 61'minutes
  • 6StevensonSubstituted forForrestat 53'minutes
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forMcKenzieat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14McLauchlan
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Hodge
  • 17McKenzie
  • 19Newman
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
429

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Ayr United 0.

Foul by Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath).

(Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Andy Graham (Ayr United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Chris Kane.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kyle Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Chris Kane replaces Liam Callaghan.

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Booking

Liam Callaghan (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Liam Callaghan (Cowdenbeath).

Alan Trouten (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Ross McCrorie (Ayr United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Ross Caldwell replaces Greig Spence.

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Dean Brett.

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kyle Miller replaces Declan McDaid.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Liam Callaghan.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Michael Wardrope.

Booking

Kieran Gibbons (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kieran Gibbons (Cowdenbeath).

Sean McKenzie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Michael Wardrope (Ayr United).

Liam Callaghan (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Goal!

Own Goal by Sean McKenzie, Ayr United. Cowdenbeath 1, Ayr United 0.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Jordan Preston.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Ryan Stevenson.

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

Attempt missed. Ross McCrorie (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Craig Sives (Cowdenbeath).

(Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Liam Callaghan (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline32236379215875
2Peterhead331611671373459
3Ayr321741157431455
4Stranraer33136143847-945
5Albion32109133341-839
6Airdrieonians32116153949-1039
7Stenhousemuir32106164171-3036
8Cowdenbeath32105174367-2435
9Forfar3289154351-833
10Brechin3296173855-1733
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