Scottish League Two
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Cowdenbeath 1-0 Albion Rovers: Gary Fraser penalty secures home win

Gary Fraser's second-half penalty gave Cowdenbeath victory over Scottish League Two bottom side Albion Rovers.

Brian Ross came close to scoring for Rovers as they sought to avoid a seventh straight defeat.

The hosts twice hit the crossbar with Kris Renton's header and Fraser Mullen's free-kick rebounding off the goal frame.

But Fraser did find the net from 12 yards after Robert Griffiths had fouled Robbie Buchanan.

Cowden are nine points outside the promotion play-off places, while Rovers remain seven points adrift at the foot of the table.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Lennox
  • 2MullenBooked at 57mins
  • 4Todd
  • 5Deas
  • 3Swann
  • 6Miller
  • 7AllanSubstituted forMalcolmat 84'minutes
  • 10Fraser
  • 8Buchanan
  • 9Renton
  • 11HenveyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forCoxat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Pyper
  • 14Sheerin
  • 15Malcolm
  • 16Cox
  • 17McGurn
  • 18Sneddon
  • 19Scott

Albion

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morrison
  • 2Hardie
  • 4Fagan
  • 5Griffiths
  • 3ClarkeSubstituted forWatsonat 80'minutes
  • 7ReillySubstituted forMcMahonat 73'minutes
  • 6RossBooked at 72mins
  • 8Fotheringham
  • 11Phillips
  • 9Newell
  • 10EscuriolaSubstituted forWardat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Ward
  • 14Wilson
  • 15McMahon
  • 16Watson
  • 17Potts
  • 18Fisher
  • 19Gordon
Referee:
Graham Beaton
Attendance:
254

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Albion Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Albion Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Hardie (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Blair Malcolm (Cowdenbeath).

  5. Post update

    Gregor Fotheringham (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Foul by David Cox (Cowdenbeath).

  8. Post update

    Sean Fagan (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Blair Malcolm replaces Jordan Allan.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath).

  11. Post update

    Michael Hardie (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Albion Rovers. Jamie Watson replaces Ross Clarke.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Robbie Deas.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Newell (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kris Renton (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Albion Rovers. Lawrence McMahon replaces Ben Reilly.

  19. Booking

    Brian Ross (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Edinburgh City24164445172852
2Peterhead23163446182851
3Clyde23154439192049
4Annan Athletic24115840281238
5Stirling24104103533234
6Elgin23102113847-932
7Cowdenbeath2385103128329
8Queen's Park2367102531-625
9Berwick2242162159-3814
10Albion2514201757-407
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