Rovers record win over Cowdenbeath

Rovers this evening had to come from behind to pick up all three points in a scrappy victory over Fife club Cowdenbeath, a victory that sees Rovers move into third spot in the league.

After a goalless first-half, the game suddenly sprung to life inside the first minute of the second, Greig Spence dispatching into the net from an Andy Murdoch pass.

Only five minutes later however Rovers drew level, when Scott McBride guided a shot into the bottom corner of the net.

With just under 25 minutes to go, Josh Mullin, who also scored at the weekend against Dunfermline, scored what proved to be the winning goal, looping a header into the back of the net from a pinpoint Callum McRobbie cross.

It was an excellent three points, that now sees Rovers occupy third spot on the Ladbrokes League One table.

Player/manager Darren Young commented on the victory:

“I thought we should great character. It was bit of a scrappy first-half, we did manage to create one or two chances with Ally Love coming close but didn’t look as threatening as we would have perhaps liked.”

“It was a poor start to the second-half, but once again the boys showed great mental strength and we managed to get a great goal from Scott McBride after superb play from Mark Ferry.”

Goal scorer Josh Mullin once again looked extremely confident in his wide midfield role, causing havoc to the Cowdenbeath defence, however, the 23 year old suggests that he’s just happy that the team were able to come away with the three points:

“Tonight takes us third, it’s a great result for us.”

“To lose a sloppy goal just after the break was disappointing but we came back and scored two so, as the gaffer said earlier, it just shows that we’ve got the character to keep going when it gets tough.

“I think one of the main things in the dressing room is that we’re all in it together. Tonight there were four changes but everybody was still smiling and really cheering eachother on. We’ve got great team spirit.”

Albion Rovers
01 Stewart
05 Talu
06 Dunlop
02 Reid
03 Turnbull Booked
07 Mullin
04 Fisher Booked
08 McBride
11 Love (Davidson – 73′ )
09 McRobbie (Gemmell – 78′ )
10 Ferry (Willis – 61′ )
12 Davidson
14 Young
15 Barrowman
16 Willis
17 Lochhead
18 Gemmell

Attendance: 287.