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Derby day! Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline

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Derby day! Cowdenbeath v Dunfermline

Posted†August 9, 2012

Following our Scottish Communities League Cup defeat at Montrose last week manager Colin Cameron will be looking for his side to bounce back in the opening First Division when we welcome Dunfermline Athletic to Central Park on Saturday in the Flag Day Derby.
You have to go back almost 35 years for our last home league win over the Pars when George Hunter and Ian ‘Charlie’ Harley† with a brace were on target as we won 3-1 on 27th August 1977 before a crowd of 2200 with Jim Mullin getting the Dunfermline consolation that afternoon.
Since that win Dunfermline have visited Central Park 11 times on league business and after two draws have gone onto win in their last nine league games in Cowdenbeath.

For the first time, but hopefully not the last time, we welcome FMC Technologies of Dunfermline as our match sponsors and we hope that they enjoy their derby day at Central Park.

Another local company Score (Europe) Ltd are our match ball sponsors on Saturday and we hope they enjoy their afternoon and once again thank them for their support.

Before the game the Second Division Championship Flag from last season will be raised in front of the main stand.
Club Chairman Donald Findlay QC will be doing the honours along with Pars Director of Football Jim Leishman in his capacity as a board member of the Scottish Football League.

We go into the match with mixed fortunes from our two cup ties. We beat Alloa Athletic on penalties a fortnight ago at Central Park, but of course lost 2-1 at Montrose last Saturday.

The Pars have only played one competitive game so far this season when they lost 3-2 on Forfar Athletic’s new synthetic surface a fortnight ago in the Ramsdens Cup.
Last week they had a bye in the Scottish Communities League Cup but played Peterhead in a closed door game at East End Park which they won 1-0 thanks to a Paul Willis goal.

Former Cowden youngster Stephen Husband is one of Jim Jeffries new summer signings.
The Kelty based midfielder played in five first team games for us before moving to Hearts in the summer of 2007.
‘Hubby’ had a spell out on loan during his time at Tynecastle before heading south to join Blackpool.
He managed a handful of first team appearances for Ian Holloway’s side and also had a spell on loan with Stockport County.
After being freed at the end of last season he played in a few pre-season games for the Pars before signing a contract last month.

Taking charge of Saturday’s game is John McKendrick who will be assisted by Stuart Hodge and Alan Frame.

This game is an all ticket match with prices set at Adult - £15 and Concessions - £8.
Home fans will enter by the High Street turnstiles and have been allocated all of the Alex Menzies Stand as well as part of the ‘Old Stand’.
Season ticket holders, who have a section reserved in the Alex Menzies Stand, should use voucher number 1 from their book for this game.†
Away fans will enter by the Chapel Street turnstiles and have been allocated all of the terrace area as well as a section of the ‘Old Stand’.

Tickets Now on sale at Central park and East End Park!
Tickets will be on sale at Central park for Cowdenbeath Fans on saturday morning 9am until 12 noon. and Dunfermline fans can get tickets on saturday from the ticket office at East End Park until 1pm

Our multi award winning match day programme will be on sale at both sets of turnstiles on Saturday afternoon priced £2.
All funds raised from the sale of the programme go towards helping your club, so remember to get your copy on Saturday!

Pre Match Drinks! - The Club recommended†Local Pubs. Please†Drink Responsibly!
The Cross Guns
Wee Jimmy’s Bar
The Silver Birch
Partners Bar
The Glen Tavern
Junction Bar
Woodside Hotel