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Cowdenbeath FC 0Alloa Athletic 0

Date: 28th November 2009 Kick off: 3:00pm
Competition: Scottish Cup Referee: Brian Colvin
Venue: Central Park Attendance: 377

We extended our unbeaten run to nine games with our second home draw of the campaign with the Wasps.

There were two changes to the starting line up which had drawn at Stirling with Mark Ramsay and Jay Stein returning to the side with Scott Linton and Brian Fairbairn dropping to the bench.

The Wasps had the first chance of the afternoon after just four minutes when Scott fired in a shot from 25 yards which was held by Hay.

Soon after a Ramsay cross was met by Wardlaw who saw his header held by Crawford and a minute later a Stein delivery was met by McBride who was denied by the keeper.

At the other end a Stein corner caused problems in the visiting defence when Droudge gathered and fired in the ball for McBride who headed wide from ten yards.

With 13 minutes gone Alloa almost went ahead when Townsley saw his header cleared off the line by Winter following a Scott corner.

Winter then had a long range shot which went wide of the target after a good build up from Droudge and McBride.

On the half hour Stein played a corner to Robertson on the edge of the box and his header towards goal was flicked on by McBride with the ball going narrowly over and landing on the roof of the net.

Alloa’s Ferguson then went on a 20 yard run before sending in a shot from 22 yards which was gathered by Hay.

As the first half drew to a close a cross from Stein was intercepted by Crawford to deny the waiting Wardlaw.

The second period opened with Wardlaw firing in a 30 yard shot which was clawed on to the post by Crawford.

McBride then sent a free kick from 20 yards just over as we looked to break the deadlock.

On the hour Hay held a Brown header and six minutes later Noble shot just wide of the mark from eight yards.

Wardlaw then fired in an 18 yard effort which was deflected for a corner by Crawford.

As the game drew to a close with a replay looking more and more likely Wasps sub Agnew sent a shot across the face of goal and just past the post.

Assistant Manager Iain Jenkins spoke to the Blue Brazil Online after the game.

"We are not at all concerned about having to go to Alloa for a replay because we have been doing well away from home and, while they are a good side who will put up stiff opposition, we believe this is a tie we can win."

Looking back at the afternoons action Jenks reflected.

"There was nothing between the sides in the first half but in the second period we controlled possession and worked ourselves into excellent positions but our last pass was found wanting."

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Alloa Athletic