Arbroath 1
Cowdenbeath 1 (4-3 on pens)
Scottish League Cup (Group Stage)


Arbroath
1 - 1
Cowdenbeath 

Scottish League Cup (Group Stage)
Wednesday, July 19th, 2023
Gayfield
Attendance: 1,010
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Michael McKenna (pen.) (51)
Jamie Docherty (61)

Team Managers
Dick Campbell
Calum Elliot

Starting Eleven
Derek Gaston
Ricky Little
Aaron Steele
Tam O'Brien
Ryan Dow
Scott Allan
Michael McKenna
David Gold
Scott Stewart
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan
Jay Bird
Craig Hepburn
Scott Walker
Andrew Rodden
Jack Duncan
Douglas Hill
Robbie McNab
Aiden McLaughlin
Lucas Berry
Ewan MacPherson
Ciaren Chalmers
Jamie Docherty

Bench
Ali Adams
João Baldé
Craig Slater
Keaghan Jacobs
Mark Stowe
Leighton McIntosh
Callum Murray
Andrew Black
Jack Tait
Zac Butterworth
Josh Jack
Gregor Jordan
Kevin Smith
Josh Blair

Substitutions
Craig Slater for Scott Allan (66)
Mark Stowe for David Gold (66)
Leighton McIntosh for Jay Bird (66)
João Baldé for Ryan Dow (71)
Gregor Jordan for Douglas Hill (59)
Josh Jack for Ciaren Chalmers (59)
Zac Butterworth for Andrew Rodden (79)
Jack Tait for Lucas Berry (79)
Callum Murray for Jamie Docherty (90)

Cautions
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan (45)
Jack Duncan (21)
Craig Hepburn (50)
Andrew Rodden (77)

Red Cards
None. Aiden McLaughlin (80)
Jack Duncan (90)
Match Officials

Scott Lambie (Referee)
Alastair Mather & Michael MacDermid (Assistants)


Photography by Graham Black

Match Report


Arbroath secured the extra bonus point this evening against a very well-organised and quick Cowdenbeath side. After a goalless first half, David Gold was fouled by Cowdenbeath keeper Craig Hepburn who was booked for the challenge, which allowed Michael McKenna to score from the spot in the 51st minute.

However Cowdenbeath equalised 10 minutes later from Jamie Docherty who found the net after Ewan MacPherson cross. Arbroath just couldn't score and were lucky as Aiden McLaughlin should have found the net for the visitors. Aiden McLaughlin however was soon shown a red card for a bad tackle on Aaron Steele, and in the final seconds Leighton McIntosh was running through on goal but was taken out by Jack Duncan who was shown a second yellow card and sent off, leaving Cowdenbeath down to 9 men. As the game ended 1-1 it went to a penalty shoot-out and to be fair, it wasn't the best penalty shoot-out you will ever see.

Cowdenbeath - Scott Walker - Hit the Post - 0
Arbroath - Michael McKenna - Scored - 1
Cowdenbeath - Josh Jack - Scored - 01
Arbroath - Mark Stowe - Scored - 11
Cowdenbeath - Robbie McNab - Hit the bar - 010
Arbroath - Leighton McIntosh - Saved - 110
Cowdenbeath - Ewan MacPherson - Pleasureland roof - 0100
Arbroath - Kenan Dünnwald-Turan - Saved - 1100
Cowdenbeath - Callum Murray - Scored - 01001
Arbroath - Craig Slater - Saved - 11000
Cowdenbeath - Zac Butterworth - Scored - 010011
Arbroath - Aaron Steel - Scored - 110001
Cowdenbeath - Jack Tait - Missed - 0100110
Arbroath - Thomas O'Brien - Scored - 1100011

Match report written by Arbroath FC Official Website



Squad Statistics (as at July 19th, 2023)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Derek Gaston (GK)36 1 - 141 -
Ricky Little34 1 - 36513
Tam O'Brien31 1 - 22719
Aaron Steele21 1 - 1 -
Ryan Dow32 1 - 16 -
Scott Stewart27 1 - 1307
David Gold30 1 - 27316
Michael McKenna32 1121046
Scott Allan31 1 - 20 -
Jay Bird22 1 - 1 -
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan27 1 - 1 -
João Baldé (sub)22 1 - 19 -
Craig Slater (sub)29 1 - 1 -
Leighton McIntosh (sub)30 1 - 3412
Mark Stowe (sub)24 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at July 19th, 2023)


No league table has been added for this season.