Scottish League Two - Play-off Final - 1st Leg
Cove Rangers0Cowdenbeath0

Cove Rangers 0-0 Cowdenbeath

Paul McManus shoots
Paul McManus (number 10) could not find the breakthrough for Cove

Cove Rangers and Cowdenbeath remain tied at 0-0 after the first leg of their Scottish League Two play-off final.

Paul McManus missed three first-half opportunities to put Cove in front.

Jamie Masson was denied by Cowden goalkeeper David McGurn in the second half.

And Connor Scully's shot came back off the post, hit McGurn's head then spun wide as the hosts' day ended in frustration.

The second leg takes place at Central Park next Saturday, with Cowden looking to preserve their senior status and Highland League champions Cove aiming to get into the Scottish Professional Football League for the first time.

Line-ups

Cove Rangers

  • 1McKenzie
  • 2Redford
  • 5Watson
  • 6Kelly
  • 3Milne
  • 8Scully
  • 4Ross
  • 10McManusBooked at 57minsSubstituted forRobertsonat 81'minutes
  • 7Park
  • 9Megginson
  • 11MassonSubstituted forStottat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Stott
  • 14Smith
  • 15Robertson
  • 21McCafferty

Cowdenbeath

  • 1McGurn
  • 2Malcolm
  • 5GilfillanBooked at 20minsSubstituted forRumsbyat 67'minutes
  • 4Pyper
  • 3Swann
  • 8Buchanan
  • 6Miller
  • 11LukeSubstituted forReillyat 74'minutes
  • 10Smith
  • 9Sheerin
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 12Rumsby
  • 14Hornby
  • 15McInally
  • 16Reilly
  • 17Penman
  • 18Fotheringham
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
650

Match Stats

Home TeamCove RangersAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Cove Rangers 0, Cowdenbeath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cove Rangers 0, Cowdenbeath 0.

Attempt missed. Mitch Megginson (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Hand ball by Scott Ross (Cove Rangers).

Attempt missed. Ryan Stott (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Scott Ross.

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

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

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Eric Watson.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Eric Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cove Rangers. Sam Robertson replaces Paul McManus.

Foul by Eric Watson (Cove Rangers).

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

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by David McGurn.

Substitution

Substitution, Cove Rangers. Ryan Stott replaces Jamie Masson.

Attempt missed. Jamie Masson (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Attempt missed. Bradley Smith (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Mitch Megginson (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Daniel Park (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harvey Swann (Cowdenbeath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Ben Reilly replaces Brandon Luke.

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by David McGurn.

Attempt saved. Connor Scully (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Paul McManus (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Pyper (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt blocked. Mitch Megginson (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Darryn Kelly (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Scott Ross.

Attempt missed. Jamie Masson (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Scott Rumsby replaces Bryan Gilfillan because of an injury.

Delay in match Bryan Gilfillan (Cowdenbeath) because of an injury.

Mitch Megginson (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Darryn Kelly.

Attempt blocked. David Cox (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Darryn Kelly (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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