Cowie chalk up vital win

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Cowie welcomed Kintore to a very windy Mineralwell on Saturday desperate for the three points to start pushing themselves back up the Premier league table after a slow start has seen them languishing in unfamiliar relegation territory.

The first twenty minutes were very much a non event as both teams struggled with the high winds and cut up pitch.

Eventually Cowie’s passing game opened up the visitors and resulted in them taking an early lead. Fraser fed the ball through to the on rushing Neil Penny who crossed for MacDonald who completely fluffed his effort but fortunately the ball found Fowler at the back post and he tapped into the empty net.

Cowie started to dominate play and doubled their advantage soon after when Adie saw his header crash off the bar and Fraser was there to slot the ball into an empty net.

Cowie were unlucky not to hit the back of the net again before half-time as Riddell saw his long range effort crash off the post while another header also found the woodwork to deny Cowie a healthy half-time advantage.

The second half followed the same trend with Valentine in the Cowie goal a mere spectator as Cowie dominated possession in the middle of the park as they looked to put the destination of the three points beyond any doubt.

Eventually, after much probing, the third goal arrived on the back of another flowing passing move involving Adie, Fraser and Ewan. The latter floated a ball into the box and MacDonald headed into the top corner.

Cowie continued to press and eventually wrapped up the victory when MacDonald scored his second of the match after the away goalie appeared to fumble his tame effort over the line.

While the victory was a straightforward one, Cowie will face some tougher tests in the next few games and need to continue with their fine form, which has seen them will all three games in 2012, if they are to maintain their Premier League status.