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Derby Delight, Cowden Stun Pars


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Derby Delight, Cowden Stun Pars

PostedFebruary 14, 2013

COWDENBEATH 4 DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC 2

It may be another month until the Stock Car season starts at Central Park but there was a Demolision Derby at Central Park on Tuesday night as we beat the Pars for the first time in a home league fixture for the first time since 27th August 1977. Back then as the Queen was celebration her Silver Jubilee Ian 'Charley' Harley was the Cowden goal hero with a brace after George Hunter had given us a half time lead with Jim Mullin scoring for Dunfermline.
On Tuesday night we had a new set of heros' who pulled off a famous win after going 2-1 down against the run of play. Young Lewis Milne, who had been released by Dunfermline as a 14 year old and was quickly snapped up by former youth coach Jim Ward, opened the scoring 12 minutes from the break with a drive from 25 yards.
Against the run of play Jim Jeffries side took the lead with two quick fire goals from Andy Dowie and Andy Kirk with 20 minutes to go, however Cowden quickly rolled up their sleeves and qickly got back on level terms when Scott Linton whipped home a free kick in 75 minutes.
Kane Hemmings then kept up his impressive scoring run to give us the lead with nine minutes to go and with just three minutes left on the clock Linton got his second goal of the night to seal a famous night.
Speaking after the match Assistant Manager Lee Makel said "We picked up from where we left off on Saturday." He continued "The boys were up for it because they Knew they hadn't done themselves justice in the two previous games against Dunfermline and you could tell before the game that there was a real bite and apppetite to the players."
Pars boss Jim Jeffries said "The team talk was all about the fact we were coming for a battle tonight, because Cowdenbeath would be buoyed by their result at the weekend." He concluded "We got what we deserved.
The win saw us move up two places in the Irn Bru First Division to seventh place ahead of both Hamilton Accies and Dumbarton on goal difference and six points ahead of bottom side Airdrie United.
Next up for Colin Cameron's side in what has so far been a fabulous February is a trip across the River Forth to Livingston on Saturday (kick off 3 p.m.)
Photo - Jillian McFarlane
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