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Cowdenbeath 1 Aberdeen XI 1


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Cowdenbeath 1 Aberdeen XI 1

PostedJuly 14, 2012

We remained undefeated in our pre-season build up following a draw with a young Dons side made up of their under 20 side with the exception of keeper Jason Brown.
The Dons were first to threaten after just two minutes when a slack pass from Milne allowed McManus a shot on goal with his 20 yard effort going just over the bar.
In 13 minutes Low, who had scored twice against us last season while on loan to Forfar, had a 22 yard shot which was gathered by Flynn.
The keeper then launched the ball up the park to Marc McKenzie who ran through to slot home a low shot from 14 yards.
A minute later we had a great opportunity to double our advantage when Milne slotted the ball to Coult but the striker delayed his shot and Brown gathered the ball.
Just shot of the half hour Low tried his luck from 25 yards but his shot was saved by Flynn.
At the other end Stevenson sent a shot over the Dons bar and soon after another shot from the former Airdrie man was spilled by Brown before McKenzie was judged to have fouled the custodian as he went for the loose ball in the follow up.
Stevenson was looking to follow up his midweek hat trick against Berwick and was once again denied by Brown from 12 yards.
Soon after Coult nodded the ball down into his path but his curling shot went inches past the post.
Smith was then denied by Flynn but Aberdeen finally grabbed an equaliser three minutes from the break when a short header from McKennzie fell to O’Neill who slotted the ball to Jordon Brown who ran into the box to slot the ball home despite the efforts of Flynn and Cowan.
As the first half drew to a close Armstrong flicked the ball to McKenzie who sent an overhead kick just over the bar.
Colin Cameron made two changes at the start of the second half with Miller replacing Milne and Linton coming on for Brett.
Five minutes after the restart Brown sent a cross into the Cowden box but both Smith and McManus were slow to react and Cowan had time to clear the danger.
Fraser then burst down the right but his cross cum shot drifted wide of the far post.
A Brown pass then sent McManus clear past the advancing Flynn but the ball was ushered out for a goal kick by Mbu.
Our first real chance of the second period came after 56 minutes when Coult sent over a cross to Stevenson who shot over the bar.
Soon after Cameron replaced Ramsay and in 64 minutes we had another good chance to restore our lead when a Linton free kick was blocked by Brown with the ball falling to McKenzie but his net boundshot deflected off Coult and went wide.
A curling 20 yard effort from the striker was then held by Brown before McKenzie shot over the bar from the edge of the box after being set up by Cameron.
The final substitution of the afternoon saw McDonald replace O’Brien with 14 minutes to go.
A corner from Stevenson then fell to Miller at the back post but the youngster sent his shot over the bar.
With ten minutes remaining Cameron was brought down 20 yards out by Low and Stevenson’s free kick was headed onto the bar by Coult.
As the game drew to a close it looked like Coult had slotted home his first goal of the campaign after being set up by McKenzie but the assistant referee has his flag raised for offside.
TEAM: Thomas Flynn, David Cowan, Dean Brett (Scott Linton 45), Thomas O’Brien (Kieran McDonald 76), John Armstrong, Joe Mbu, Marc McKenzie, Lewis Milne (Kyle Miller 45), Mark Ramsay (Colin Cameron 57), Lewis Coult & Jamie Stevenson. Subs not used – Liam Callaghan & Lee Wilson.
ABERDEEN: Jason Brown, Craig Murray, Craig Duguid, Stephen O’Neil, Joe Shaughnessy, Scott Rumsby, Ryan Fraser, Jordon Brown, Cameron Smith, Declan McManus & Nicky Low. Subs not used – Kieran Gibbons, Matthew McMahon, Michael Rose, Alan Sullivan & Scott Macaulay.

REFEREE: Mr Gary Hilland.

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