Cowie hit six in league

OLD ABERDONIANS 0 COWIE THISTLE 6

Cowie went into this midweek game looking to end a run of three straight league defeats, including one to Old Aberdonians and gain three points to maintain their league position.

It was via route one that Cowie took the lead, a long ball out defence was missed by a defender and Fowler ran through on the keeper to slot home.

Cowie continued to dominate and Fraser found himself one on one with the keeper, however unlike Fowler, Fraser showed a lack of composure and hit the post.

Cowie weren’t to be denied and went 2-0 ahead shortly before half-time. A turn and shot from Fraser was parried by the Old Aberdonians keeper and Cahill was there to slam the rebound into the empty net.

It was 3-0 in 55 minutes when a free kick on the right from Adie was met by MacLean who rose majestically to power a header into the bottom corner. Cowie added another soon after when a corner from Adie was met again by MacLean who hit his second of the match.

Cowie were creating chance after chance in a completely one sided contest, with misses from Fowler and Cahill. Fraser again was one on one with the keeper, this time electing to chip when clean through, he got it horribly wrong and the ball trundled out for a goal kick.

He was substituted immediately after and his long goal scoring drought continues. His replacement Abernethy then showed him how to do it when having been on the park for less than five minutes, he rose to head an Adie cross into the net.

Cowie made it 6-0 with 10 minutes to go when a corner from Fowler resulted in a goalmouth scramble and ended with Adie finishing from two yards.

There was still time for Watson to stamp his influence on the game when whilst trying to dribble out of defence, he lost the ball and needlessly gave away a penalty, much to the fury of the Cowie coach Taylor. However keeper Milroy, who had been a virtual spectator all night, saved his blushes by producing a great save from the resultant penalty.