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Cowdenbeath FC 6East Fife 2

Date: 6th March 2010 Kick off: 3:00pm
Competition: Irn-Bru 2nd Division Referee: Iain Brines
Venue: Central Park Attendance: 667
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The new stock car season may not start until next week but there was a demolition derby at Central Park this afternoon as Cowden moved back into second place in the table after a second half rout of their Methil neighbours.

There were three changes to the side which had drawn at Stenhousemuir. Kenny Adamson was serving a ban after his Ochilview red card with Brian Fairbairn and Jon Robertson dropping to the bench. Scott Linton, Darren McGregor and Jay Stein all returned to the line up.

Despite having the better of the chances in the opening period we only had a one goal advantage going in at half time.

The goal came ten minutes from the break when Ramsay rolled a free kick to Jay STEIN who crashed a glorious shot into the visitors net from the edge of the box.

The visitors levelled the score six minutes into the second half when slack defensive play allowed Muir to send in a cross from the right which player/manager Steve CRAWFORD headed home from close range.

The visitor’s joy was short lived however and GARETH WARDLAW restored our lead just two minutes later when Droudge sent over a cross for him to head home via the post.

Paul McQUADE then gave us a two goal advantage on the hour mark with a low finish and two minutes later Darren McGREGOR crashed in an angled shot from 18 yards to make it 4-1.

The frantic goal spree continued and Paul McMANUS took advantage of a short pass back to round Hay and slot the ball into an empty net after 65 minutes.

Any thoughts of a comeback from the visitors were quickly put to be however with another two Cowden goals.

McQuade crossed to Mark RAMSAY to side foot the ball past Brown in 69 minutes and a minute later STEIN grabbed his second goal of the afternoon to record a memorable victory against his old side.

Wardlaw picked up the only booking of the afternoon after lifting his jersey while celebrating his goal.

Danny Lennon spoke to the Blue Brazil Online after the game:

"First and foremost I was delighted to get the three points and an overdue win under our belt.

"The level of performance was particularly pleasing and the team clicked on the day. I was proud of the team and the boys stuck to the game plan and the team work was rewarded.

"It was extra special given it was derby game as it gives our loyal fans the bragging rights."

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