Reserves v CowdenbeathTuesday, 3rd Nov 2009
White put Pars ahead after 14 minutes but McBride equalised 6 minutes into second half. Glass and Holmes then struck in 62 and 64. McDougall in 76 made it 4-1.
DUNFERMLINE 4 COWDENBEATH 1
The Reserve League Cup fixture against Cowdenbeath provided Stephen Glass with another step forward on the route to first team football. The Pars captain who has been out since the opening day of the league season in August came through the full 90 minutes.
Dunfermline opened the scoring in 14 minutes when Paul Willis beat off a number of challenges to send in a good ball that Jordan WHITE headed home. The visitors almost struck back immediately as Derek Wallace smashed the ball through the Pars box but then it was back to the other end with Dunfermline forcing a number of corners. In 20 minutes a Glass corner was headed on target by Chris Higgins but his effort was headed off the line.
Lee Graham played a neat ball in to Glass and his snapshot went narrowly wide of the right post. Two minutes later in 31 minutes King picked out Ferguson on the top of the box and Greg Paterson dived to his left to save.
Twelve minutes from the break Willis latched on to a good pass wide to travel up the right unfortunately when he cut inside and released a good shot that flew outside the far post. A handful of Pars corners still came to nothing with another Glass shot the only real threat.
Cowden finished the first half with two corners of their own but Paterson easily held O`Brien`s headed attempt.
Half Time: Dunfermline 1 Cowdenbeath 0
Phinn should have made it two in 50th minute when a McDougall cross from the right sat up at the far post but he chose to square the ball for Glass and his not so good chance was fired over the crossbar. The Blue Brazil made their hosts pay dearly for their miss when Ferguson did really well on the right to centre for on loan Par, Scott McBride to head home at the near post.
The Pars struck twice in two minutes to make it much more comfortable. Firstly a defence splitting first time pass by White sent GLASS through to slot home from the right in 62 minutes. Then McDougall returned a corner that was defended out to the right for Graeme HOLMES to place in the top right from 20 yards.
Paterson saved when Ferguson might have finished better, White hit the crossbar and Higgins possibly should have cost the Pars a penalty when he took down Ferguson. But in 76 minutes the ball was swiftly switched right from White through Holmes to McDOUGALL who sunk the ball into the net from an angle on the right.
Willis had two more golden chances that he failed to take and Cameron Murray pulled off a fine save to deny substitute Steven Leslie. Paterson was able to show his class with fine save from Ferguson in the dying minutes.
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Thomson
SCORERS: White (14), Glass (62), Holmes (64), McDougall (76).
COWDENBEATH: Cameron Mackay; Mark Baxter, Chris King, Kenny Adamson, Jamie Reid, Peter Bradley, Dean Brett, Scott McBride, John Ferguson, Thomas O`Brien, Derek Wallace (Craig Stevenson 81)
SUBS NOT USED: Martin Robinson, Kyle Miller, Lee Wilson (GK)
SCORERS: McBride (51)
NEXT MATCH: Reserve League Cup (away) v East Fife, Tuesday 17th November 2009
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