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Cowdenbeath FC 3East Fife 0

Date: 14th August 2012 Kick off: 8:45pm
Competition: Irn-Bru 1st Division - Two Referee: Mike Tumilty
Venue: Central Park Attendance: 466

After the previous weekend’s derby defeat from Dunfermline we cruised into the Quarter Finals of the Ramsdens Cup for only the fourth time in our history.
There were three changes to the side which had lost to the Pars. Colin Cameron was on the bench, Mark Ramsay was side lined with a knee injury while Joe Mbu picked up an injury in the warm up and had to be replaced by Lewis Milne.
Also returning to the line- up were Kyle Miller and Greg Stewart.
The first chance of the night came after five minutes when Stevenson sent a shot from the edge of the box just past the post.
Eleven minutes later Stevenson turned provider when after beating two defenders he set up Coult whose shot crashed off the crossbar.
In a rare Fife attack Wardlaw beat Flynn following a lob into the box but delayed his shot and Armstrong cleared the danger.
Stevenson, who was to be later named as Man of the Match, then fired in a 30 yard free kick which was turned for a corner by keeper Michael Brown after Linton had been fouled by Ross Brown.
The former Airdrie man was causing the visitors all sorts of problems and McBride appeared to bring him down in the box but the penalty claims were waived aside by referee Tumilty.
At the other end Muir got on the end of a cross but Milne was on hand to clear the ball off the line.
A minute from the break we finally broke the deadlock when Jamie Stevenson was brought down on the edge of the box by White and he curled a low free kick into the bottom corner of the net.
The start of the second half saw Stewart break into the visitor’s box but his shot was turned away by the keeper.
McBride then fired a free kick over the Cowden bar after McManus had been brought down by Adamson.
Stevenson then put Stewart through on goal and he slotted the ball past Brown but the flag had been raised for offside.
As the visitors tried to salvage the tie Wardlaw had a point blank shot saved by Flynn with Ross Brown’s follow up coming off the post.
At the other end good work by Stewart set up Coult but his shot was deflected for a corner by Durie.
Our second goal of the night came on 66 minutes when Stevenson sent over a corner which was powerfully headed home by Kyle Miller and seven minutes later we made sure of our Quarter Final slot when Stevenson sent a curling shot past Brown after being set up by O’Brien.
As the game drew to a close Colin Cameron handed debuts to youngsters Nicholson and Callaghan with the former almost getting on the score sheet with his first touch of the ball.
The Methil side had one last chance on goal in the closing stages when Muir sent a header towards goal but Brett was on the line to clear the danger.

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