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Cowdenbeath 3-1 Ayr United (agg 5-2)

Cowdenbeath dashed Ayr United's hopes of promotion by completing an aggregate victory in the Championship play-off semi-final.

Leading 2-1 from the first leg, Cowden took the lead through Kane Hemmings before he set up Greg Stewart to convert from a difficult angle.

Michael Donald pulled one back for Ayr from close range.

But Tom O'Brien rounded keeper David Hutton to complete the scoring for the hosts.

The Central Park side will face Dunfermline over two legs with a place in the Championship the prize for the eventual winner.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Flynn
  • 14Brett
  • 2McKeown
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 5Armstrong
  • 23BrownlieBooked at 90mins
  • 18MilneSubstituted forStevensonat 64'minutes
  • 4O'BrienSubstituted forKaneat 76'minutes
  • 21Hemmings
  • 9StewartSubstituted forGoldat 88'minutes
  • 22Robertson

Substitutes

  • 3Adamson
  • 8Stevenson
  • 11Morton
  • 12Gold
  • 17Usai
  • 20Miller
  • 26Kane

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Hunter
  • 3PopeSubstituted forMcGowanat 67'minutes
  • 7MalcolmBooked at 90mins
  • 4McAuslandSubstituted forForrestat 57'minutes
  • 5Lithgow
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 6Gilmour
  • 10Kyle
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14Forrest
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16Crawford
  • 17Longridge
  • 18McGowan
  • 19Newman
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
933

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 3, Ayr United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 3, Ayr United 1.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.

Attempt saved. Michael McGowan (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

Booking

Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

David Gold (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. David Gold replaces Greg Stewart.

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).

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

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).

Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) header from very close range is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Chris Kane replaces Thomas O'Brien because of an injury.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by David Hutton.

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Cowdenbeath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael McGowan replaces Gordon Pope.

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