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Match Preview: Morton v Cowdenbeath

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Match Preview: Morton v Cowdenbeath

PostedJanuary 14, 2011

This Saturday see's Cowden head through to Greenock to take on Morton in the 3rd match between the 2 sides this season.

Jimmy Nicholl includes new signing Lewis Coult in the squad but will be missing the injured trio of Joe Mbu, Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay.
We have the upper hand so far with 4 pointout of 6 - firstly a stunning Mark Ramsay goal set us on our way to a 2-1 away win in September (our last away win). Our other goal came from John Dempster who was heavily involved in our other meeting: a 2-2 draw at Central Park in one of the most amazing matches ever seen at Central Park.2-2 draw with Morton missing 2 penalties and Cowden playing for 10 men for 82 minutes.Colin Cameron and Mark Mackenzie secured a surprising point for the 10 men.
January the 15th has not been a successful day for Cowden in recent years.In fact our 3 most recent games on this date has seen us fail to even score a goal. In 2000 a 0-0 draw with Berwick was followed 5 years later with a 2-0 defeat against Gretna (goals for Kenny Deuchar and Gavin Skelton proving to be the difference).Our most recent outing on this date was another away match against Livingston in the Scottish Cup where again we lost 2-0 with goals from Steven Craig and Colin McMenamin.
This is one of the few matches this season where there is a lack of players returning to play against a former side - in fact there are no ex Morton players in the Cowden squad and no ex Cowden players in the Morton squad. Defensively our opponents have had a good season letting in only 16 goals on league duty.In comparison to the 33 let in by the Blue Brazil it underlines the differences between the two teams.Despite having let in less than half the goals we have Morton still sit behind us by 2 points.Clearly the Greenock side need to work on their scoring - only 13 times have they given their fans something to celebrate this season - less than bottom side Stirling Albion. In fact in the past 8 league games they have scored the same number as us (9).
Match of the Day fact of the week - Morton are the highest placed side in Scotland who have not won an away match this season.
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