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Cowdenbeath FC 4Dumbarton 1

Date: 24th March 2012 Kick off: 3:00pm
Competition: Irn-Bru 2nd Division Referee: Mike Tumilty
Venue: Central Park Attendance: 380
Man of the Match:

After the previous weeks stalemate we got back on the goal trail against the Sons to move seven points clear at the top of the table after Arbroath went down 2-0 at Airdrie.
Dean Brett returned to the side after a month on the side lines, along with Joe Mbu and Liam Cusack while Thomas O’Brien, Mark Ramsay and Derek Lyle dropped to the bench.
We started the game brightly and Robertson burst through but saw his shot go just wide.
Linton then sent a long throw in into the Sons box with Nugent heading the ball onto the roof of his own net.
Coult then fired in a 12 yard shot which was blocked by keeper Grindlay with Robertson’s follow up going narrowly over.
Cusack was next to have a pop at the visitor’s goal and his deflected effort saw a corner kick which led to the opening goal after 15 minutes.
Linton’s flag kick was headed downwards towards goal by Robertson and was flicked home on the line by Marc McKenzie.
Ten minutes later we doubled our advantage with Robertson one again being involved in the build up with the ball eventually falling to Lewis Coult after a poor clearance and the Flamingo slotted home a low 14 yard angled shot into the far corner for his 14th goal of the campaign.
Just as we looked to be cruising the game a rare mistake by Mbu allowed the Sons back into the game 12 minutes from the break with Craig Dargo taking advantage to beat Flynn from 20 yards with his second shot after Mbu managed to block his initial effort.
But four minutes later Mbu made up for his slip up putting us 3-1 up with a bullet header from a deep Linton free kick.
The visitors looked to get back into the game with both Prunty and Agnew coming close as the half drew to a close.
The second period opened with the Sons on the attack and Flynn denied both Dargo and Agnew.
It was however Cowden who finished the strongest and McKenzie got his second goal of the afternoon with ten minutes to go when he slotted home a low Robertson cross from close range.
Minutes later Coult should have added a fourth but Grindlay somehow managed to save his shot from a few yards out and then McKenzie passed up on a chance to get his hat trick when he rounded the keeper but took the ball too wide.

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