Back in the Game!
Cowdenbeath took the field once more after a 6 month absence in the unfamiliar surroundings of North End Park, Dundee. On a lovely day, Cowden clicked right into gear with an early goal. Nice interplay between the trialist no 10 and Robbie Buchanan saw Robbie’s shot hit the post and rebound off the Dundee North End ‘keeper into the net. Kyle Miller then came close to making it 2-0 when his long range drive rattled off the post.
A second goal wasn’t too long in coming and a fine run by Graham Taylor set up Kris Renton to fire home.
In the second half Olly Hamilton came on to join Ross Clarke in making his debut. Cowden continued in the ascendancy and were only denied further goals by the Dokens’ goalkeeper and some desperate defending. Graham Taylor though cleverly combined on the left with the trialist no 10 before bursting through and crashing a shot high into the net. Cowden made 8 substitutions in the second half and it was another trialist forward who crashed home an unstoppable 25 yarder to make it 4-0. This powerful mystery man scorer looked rather familiar!
In the closing seconds, Dundee North End had their first real attempt on goal and Mac Whyte pulled off a spectacular save. A Dokens’ player though was impeded going for the rebound and a penalty was awarded. Dundee North End thus made it 4-1 despite Mac Whyte almost saving the spot kick.
And that was it - 4-1 to Cowden and a good work out on a warm, sunny day. It’s good to be back!