2008–09 Cowdenbeath F.C. season

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Cowdenbeath
2008–09 season
Manager Danny Lennon
Stadium Central Park
Scottish Third Division Second (promoted)
Challenge Cup Quarter-final, lost to v Airdrie United
League Cup Second Round, lost to v Dundee United
Scottish Cup Second Round, lost to v Elgin City
Top goalscorer League:
John Gemmell (12)

All:
John Gemmell (14)

During the 2008–09 season Cowdenbeath competed in the Scottish Third Division, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and the Challenge Cup.

Summary[edit]

Cowdenbeath finished second in the Third Division,[1] entering the play-offs losing 5–4 on penalties to Stenhousemuir.[2] Following Livingston's demotion after going into Administration, Cowdenbeath were promoted to the Second Division.[3] They reached the second round of the Scottish Cup,[4] the second round of the League Cup[5] and were eliminated in the Quarter-final's of the Challenge Cup.[6]

Management[edit]

For season 2008–09 Cowdenbeath were managed by Danny Lennon, following the sacking of Brian Welsh in the summer.[7]

Results & fixtures[edit]

[8]  Win   Draw   Loss

Scottish Third Division[edit]

Second Division Play-offs[edit]

Challenge Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Scottish Third Division Scottish Cup League Cup Other[a]
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Scott Gallacher 8 0 7+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
GK Scotland David Hay 38 0 29+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 7+0 0
DF Scotland Kenny Adamson 29 2 21+4 2 0+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland John Armstrong 37 5 31+0 5 1+0 0 0+0 0 5+0 0
DF Scotland Mark Baxter 32 0 24+2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 5+0 0
DF Scotland Gary Cennerazzo 3 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Dene Droudge 6 0 3+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Derek Fleming 31 0 19+5 0 1+0 0 1+1 0 2+2 0
DF Scotland Sandy Hodge 18 0 12+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland Scott Linton 14 0 5+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 4+1 0
DF Scotland Darren McGregor 43 4 34+0 1 1+0 0 2+0 1 5+1 2
DF Scotland Greg Ross 4 0 2+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Joe Mbu 24 0 18+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland Jay Shields 30 0 20+2 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 6+0 0
MF Scotland John Gemmell 40 14 25+6 12 1+0 0 2+0 0 5+1 2
MF Scotland Brian Fairbairn 34 8 20+8 5 1+0 0 2+0 1 2+1 2
MF Scotland Mark Forbes 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Northern Ireland Danny Lennon 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Danny Mackay 26 1 21+1 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+1 0
MF Scotland John O'Neil 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Slovakia Marek Tomana 33 1 18+9 1 1+0 0 0+2 0 0+3 0
MF Scotland Mark Ramsay 40 1 26+6 1 0+0 0 2+0 0 6+0 0
MF Scotland Jamie Reid 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Jon Robertson 14 0 3+6 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 3+1 0
MF Scotland Jay Stein 24 3 10+9 2 0+1 0 0+0 0 4+0 1
FW South Africa Graeme Brown 17 1 8+9 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland John Dempster 33 6 17+9 5 1+0 0 0+1 1 1+4 0
FW Scotland John Ferguson 8 2 1+1 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 4+2 0
FW Scotland Paul McQuade 33 12 20+3 9 1+0 1 2+0 0 5+2 2
FW Scotland Callum Young 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Derek Wallace 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
a. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including play offs and the Scottish Challenge Cup.

Statistics[edit]

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dumbarton (C) (P) 36 19 10 7 65 36 +29 67 Second Division
2 Cowdenbeath (P) 36 18 9 9 48 34 +14 063* Second Division Play-offs
3 East Stirlingshire 36 19 4 13 57 50 +7 61
4 Stenhousemuir (O) (P) 36 16 8 12 55 46 +9 56
5 Montrose 36 16 6 14 47 48 −1 54
6 Forfar Athletic 36 14 9 13 53 51 +2 51
7 Annan Athletic 36 14 8 14 56 45 +11 50
8 Albion Rovers 36 11 6 19 39 47 −8 39
9 Berwick Rangers 36 10 7 19 46 61 −15 37
10 Elgin City 36 7 5 24 31 79 −48 26

Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Second Division Play-offs:The 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams will be entered into a play-off with the Second Division's 4th placed team. The winning team will be awarded a place in the 2009–10 Second Division.
*Cowdenbeath were promoted due to Livingston's demotion from the First Division to the Third.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008/09 Scottish Division Three Table / Standings". ESPN. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "St'muir 0–0 C'denbeath". BBC Sport. BBC. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "'Rescued' Livingston demoted to division three for breach of insolvency rules". Daily Mail. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cowdenbeath F.C. v Elgin City F.C.". Scottish Football Association. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Scottish League Cup Results for 2008–09". London Hearts. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1–2 Airdrie Utd". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 September 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lennon in charge as Welsh is axed". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 June 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cowdenbeath's results from season 2008/2009". Cowdenbeath Mad. Retrieved 27 March 2012.