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Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenneth Adamson on Liam Caddis. Gavin Swankie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Marc McKenzie, Darren Hill makes a save.
Corner from right by-line taken by Paul Sheerin.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Paul Sheerin goes wide left of the target.
Corner taken left-footed by Derek Lyle from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Craig Wedderburn.
The offside flag is raised against Gavin Swankie. Thomas Flynn restarts play with the free kick.
Brian Kerr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc McKenzie. (Arbroath) makes a substitution, with Liam Caddis coming on for Lee Sibanda. Kenneth Adamson takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Lee Sibanda offside. Thomas Flynn takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Gavin Swankie from the left by-line, clearance by John Armstrong. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gavin Swankie, John Armstrong manages to make a clearance.
Scott Linton shown a red card for foul and abusive language.
Lee Sibanda joins the action as a substitute, replacing Collin Samuel.
Greg Stewart is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Coult.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Beau Busch by Lewis Coult. Chris Innes goes into the book. Lewis Coult goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Brian Kerr takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marc McKenzie.
A goal is scored by Marc McKenzie from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arbroath 1-1 Cowdenbeath.The assist for the goal came from Jon Robertson.
Paul Sheerin is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Gary Fisher.
Unfair challenge on Beau Busch by Lewis Coult results in a free kick. Beau Busch takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line, John Armstrong makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc McKenzie on Steven Doris. Mark Baxter takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Marc McKenzie by Paul Sheerin results in a free kick. Derek Lyle restarts play with the free kick.
Lewis Coult concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Innes. Brian Kerr restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc McKenzie by Gavin Swankie. Gavin Swankie booked. Gary Fisher takes the direct free kick.
Mark Baxter fouled by Dean Brett, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Brett goes into the book. Gavin Swankie crosses the ball, Chris Innes gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arbroath 1-0 Cowdenbeath.Assist by Gavin Swankie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Doris by Derek Lyle. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Sheerin, clearance by John Armstrong.
Gary Fisher concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Innes. Direct free kick taken by Darren Hill.
Inswinging corner taken by Marc McKenzie from the left by-line, John Armstrong takes a shot. Save made by Darren Hill.
Gavin Swankie challenges John Armstrong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Fisher.
Gary Fisher challenges Steven Doris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Baxter.
Brian Kerr produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Paul Sheerin takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie from the left by-line, Collin Samuel makes a clearance.
Collin Samuel is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Thomas Flynn.
Gavin Swankie takes the inswinging corner, Scott Linton makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line, Kenneth Adamson manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Swankie from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Scott Linton.
Unfair challenge on Derek Lyle by Josh Falkingham results in a free kick. Kenneth Adamson takes the free kick.
Brian Kerr concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ramsay. Free kick taken by Gary Fisher.
Josh Falkingham is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas Flynn.
Gavin Swankie takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Scott Linton.
Joseph Mbu leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Linton.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line.
Foul by Steven Doris on John Armstrong, free kick awarded. John Armstrong takes the direct free kick.
Malcolm ruled out
Arbroath will be without skipper Stuart Malcolm for their clash with Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath.
The defender is suspended as second-placed Arbroath look to close the gap on the Blue Brazil to one point in the race for promotion.
Injured duo goalkeeper Michael White and striker Jordan Elfverson remain on the sidelines and defender Beau Busch is a doubt with a knee complaint.
Manager Paul Sheerin does not believe the clash is a must win for his side's title hopes.
He said: "This would be a great game to win but not in some do or die way. The gap is only four points at the moment and what I would say is that I do not want the gap to get any bigger.
"A draw would still keep things really interesting but we will be going out for a win as that is when we are at our best."
Cowdenbeath expect Lewis Coult and Marc McKenzie to shake off knocks.
Not such good news for the Blue Brazil is that player/manager Colin Cameron remains out with a medial ligament injury.
Thomas O'Brien is also missing through a foot problem, Lee Makel is absent due to a virus and David Cowan is ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Cameron is adamant that nothing will be decided in this encounter saying: "It would be great to get open up a bigger gap but there is a lot of football still to be played.
"We were excellent in the first half against Albion Rovers in midweek when we scored three goals and we will need that same level of performance again."
All-square at Gayfield
Arbroath and Cowdenbeath shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw between the Scottish Second Division's top two.
Cowdenbeath's start was disrupted when Scott Linton replaced the injured Joseph Mbu at centre-back.
Arbroath, who would go just one point behind Cowdenbeath at the top with victory, went ahead when Chris Innes rose highest to meet Gavin Swankie's free-kick and head home.
The Blue Brazil responded in the second half as Jon Robertson played in Marc McKenzie to slot home the equaliser, his eighth of the season.
Linton was then sent off for foul and abusive language as Arbroath sought to snatch a late winner against 10 men.
But The Smokies never mustered anything that threatened to deny Cowdenbeath a well-deserved point.
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