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2020 Review

PostedJanuary 1, 2021

A Review Of 2020

The year 2020 will go down as one like no other as Covid 19 saw world ground almost to a half.

For Cowden, the year both opened and closed with a win at Central Park. Back on 4th January, when we could still freely watch our team, three first half goals saw us on our way to a 3-1 win over Annan Athletic. Connor Smith scored his last goal for us before returning to Hearts while Mickey Herd got his first with David Cox scoring inbetween. Ayrton Sonkar (now at Stranraer) pulled a goal back midway through the second half although by that time Christian Nade had been sent off. The Frenchman would be the only visitor to be sent off at Central Park during the year, with Chris Hamilton being the only home player to see red in a 4-1 defeat from Stirling Albion in February.

The first line up of the year comprised of Josh Rae, Fraser Mullen, Harvey Swann, Jamie Todd, Jamie Pyper, Kyle Miller, David Cox, Mikey Herd, Connor Smith, Jordan Allan (Craig Barr 89) & Robbie Buchanan. Subs not used – Mac Whyte, Euan Valentine, Ross Pollock, Archie Thomas & Jacob Glass. Ten of that squad would be on the team sheet in last week’s Scottish Cup win over Wick with Jordan Allan and Archie Thomas moving to Forfar Athletic in the close season while Josh Rae also moved to League One with Peterhead. Euan Valentine was released and as mentioned Smith returned to his parent club.

Whilst Smith got our first goal of the year, Kris Renton was to get our last although special mention goes to captain Craig Barr for his goal last week - surely our best of the year!

Mango was to be our top scorer over the year with 4 goals, closely followed by Jordan Allan and Kris Renton who hit the opposition net 3 times.

At the other end of the park no fewer than six keepers took the field for us. Rae played in our closing ten games last season and this season due to injuries we have utilised five different keepers. Ross Sinclair has played in eight matches and due to his injury Ross Munro has made two appearances along with Mac Whyte, Davie McGurn and Nicky Hogarth who have also appeared in our goal this term.

Our biggest winning margin was by two goals in the game against Annan as well as our last two games of the years against Brechin City and Wick Academy.

Our biggest loss was 5-2 at Elgin in November while we also lost by a three goal margin against Stirling Albion in February (1-4) with 3-0 losses to Annan and Queen’s Park this season.

The team we fared best against was Brechin City with two wins while we were also undefeated against Edinburgh City with a win and a draw.

On the flip side we lost both of our games against Queen’s Park and Stirling Albion.

Summary Of Results

League Two

Home 9 4 2 3 13 16 14
Away 9 1 2 6 6 15 5
Total 18 5 4 9 19 31 19

Betfred Cup

Home 2 0 0 2 0 2 0
Away 2 0 1 1 0 2 1
Total 4 0 1 3 0 4 1

Scottish Cup

Home 1 1 0 0 2 0
Away 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0

Two of our home defeats took place at Bayview Stadium against Hearts in the Betfred Cup and the league opener against Annan Athletic.

Reviewer: Andrew Mullen

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