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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Albion Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Albion Rovers 0.

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

Foul by Blair Malcolm (Cowdenbeath).

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

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

Foul by David Cox (Cowdenbeath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Blair Malcolm replaces Jordan Allan.

Foul by Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Jamie Watson replaces Ross Clarke.

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

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Robbie Deas.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Lawrence McMahon replaces Ben Reilly.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath).

Brian Ross (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Fraser (Cowdenbeath).

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

Attempt missed. Robbie Deas (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kris Renton (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Fagan (Albion Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 1, Albion Rovers 0. Gary Fraser (Cowdenbeath) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Cowdenbeath. Robbie Buchanan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Robert Griffiths (Albion Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Robert Griffiths.

Attempt missed. George Newell (Albion Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Kris Renton (Cowdenbeath).

Robert Griffiths (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Fraser Mullen (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Fraser Mullen (Cowdenbeath).

Robert Ward (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. David Cox replaces Matthew Henvey.

Fraser Mullen (Cowdenbeath) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Kris Renton (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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