Dunfermline Athletic

Hubby Spot On

Sunday, 21st Apr 2013

"I narrowed down the options and thought right down the middle it is.

Pars go one up from the penalty spot

Saturday's spot kick hero Stephen Husband was very aware that the last penalty that he missed was against Cowdenbeath so his choice on this occasion was to smash the ball straight down the middle

"Last time I put it to his left and I think their manager gave him instructions on where I was going to put it. I narrowed down the options and thought right down the middle it is. He got a hand to it but wasn't able to keep it out. I hit it hard enough to force the keeper into needing a good save. Fortunately he wasn't able to do that and fortunately for us it hit the net."

Stephen Husband scores from the spot

The penalty kick midway through the second half came after Cowdenbeath's newly introduced substitute Kyle Miller seemingly needlessly took down Pars striker Allan Smith. The 19 year old was actually going away from goal but the incident was right in front of referee Steven McLean and he immediately made the award.

At the age of 22, Stephen Husband was the third oldest in the side and had no difficulty in pulling rank and experience to have the honour of taking the penalty.

"I like that kind of pressure and I like to take the pressure off all the young players. I was just glad I scored and got the three points, that was the main thing."

Stephen Husband

He joked about the veteran in the side that had an average starting age of 20 years and 239 days.

"They are not kids anymore. We are learning earlier and they are learning just as much as us. They are doing great and all credit to them for what was a great team performance. We held it well and managed to get the goal.

"We have the advantage of goal difference and it is only ours to throw away in the last two games. We have got Partick away next Saturday which is a tough place to win. I know that they have already won the league but they might give boys a chance who are trying to prove things. "

Stephen Husband

The match winner warned about considering Partick Thistle as an easy game just because they might have over celebrated their campaign success by winning at The Falkirk Stadium:-

"You can't count on points like that. For me we still have another cup final to play before the end of the season. It was a hard one against Cowdenbeath but that's one down. "

MATCH REPORT: Dunfermline 1 Cowdenbeath 0

SAVE THE PARS FUNDRAISING PARTY



Views : 2,925


Archived website
This website served as the official Dunfermline Athletic website from season 2006-2007 until season 2022-2023.

Stories, match reports and interviews for these seasons can still be accessed here.

The current DAFC website with up to date information is on this link https://DAFC.co.uk
DAFC Archives
Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust. Information on past players, fixtures, league tables and archives can be found at www.daht.org.uk
ParsTV
For Season 2023/2024 SPFL regulations mean that on a Saturday afternoon we have to offer a Subscription service for overseas viewers. This will either be a monthly or a yearly subscription (on a Saturday it is FOR OVERSEAS viewers only - some dates are exempt.) https://ParsTV.co.uk
Recent Stories
    Hot Stories
      • files/Newsletter_advert_9112.jpg
      • /files/KiltCompany_280_2285.jpg
      • /files/youngpars_2016_9593.jpg
      • /files/pstwebsitead_0172.jpg
      Archives
      2024
      2023
      2022
      2021
      2020
      2019
      2018
      2017
      2016
      2015
      2014
      2013
      2012
      2011
      2010
      2009
      2008
      2007
      2006
      2005
      2004
      2003
      2002
      2001
      2000
      1999
      1998
      1997
      1996
      1995
      1991
      1986
      1979
      1968
      1965
      1962
      1961
      1960
      1957
      1949

      To top