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Cowdenbeath 1-2 Airdrie Utd

Paul Di Giacomo
Di Giacomo's two goals gave Airdrie the win over the Blue Brazil

Airdrie reached the Challenge Cup semis with a 2-1 win over 10-man Cowdenbeath.

Paul Di Giacomo fired the visitors into the lead from 16 yards from a Stephen McKenna cross early in the second half.

Then with 15 minutes to play, Di Giacomo, signed from Kilmarnock, latched on to a Paul Lovering long ball and beat David Hay from 12 yards.

Cowdenbeath pulled one back four minutes later from a Brian Fairbairn 25-yard free-kick, before captain Mark Baxter was sent off for a foul.

Cowdenbeath: Hay, McGregor, Armstrong, Hodge, Baxter, Fleming, Fairbairn, MacKay, Adamson, McQuade (Dempster 68), Ramsay (Linton 76). Subs Not Used: Shields, Robertson, Gallacher.

Sent Off: Baxter (84).

Goals: Fairbairn 79.

Airdrie Utd: Robertson, Smyth, McDonald (Brown 80), Bobby Donnelly, Lovering, McDougall (Smith 73), McKenna, Nixon, Lynch (Noble 88), Di Giacomo, McLaughlin.

Subs Not Used: Maguire, Hollis.

Booked: Smyth.

Goals: Di Giacomo 53, 75.

Attendance: 643

Referee: S Finnie

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