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David Graham takes a shot. David Hay makes a save.
David Graham takes a short corner.
David Graham decides to take the corner short.
The ball is sent over by David Graham, clearance by Thomas O'Brien.
Archie Campbell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Liam Buchanan goes off and Steven McDougall comes on.
Centre by Lewis Coult.
A cross is delivered by Lewis Coult, save by Chris Smith.
The ball is sent over by Liam Buchanan, Mark Baxter manages to make a clearance.
David Graham is brought on as a substitute for Joe Cardle.
Scott Linton takes a shot. Chris Smith makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Lewis Coult.
Effort from deep inside the area by Lewis Coult clears the bar.
Outswinging corner taken by Joe Cardle, Mark Baxter manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Martin Hardie, Kenneth Adamson gets a block in.
Joe Cardle delivers the ball, save by David Hay.
(Cowdenbeath) makes a substitution, with Lewis Coult coming on for Marc McKenzie. The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Smith.
The offside flag is raised against Liam Buchanan. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Winter.
Joe Cardle is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Hay.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Ramsay, clearance made by Alex Keddie.
Liam Buchanan fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cowdenbeath 0-1 Dunfermline.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joe Cardle, clearance by Mark Baxter.
Patrick Clarke replaces Jake Hyde.
Joe Cardle delivers the ball, Liam Buchanan takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Winter.
Jon Robertson delivers the ball, Martin Hardie makes a clearance.
Calum Woods sends in a cross, David Hay makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Martin Hardie, Joe Cardle takes a shot. Save by David Hay.
Corner taken by Scott Linton.
Kenneth Adamson sends in a cross, Austin McCann makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Joe Cardle.
Joe Cardle takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Scott Linton.
Close range header by Liam Buchanan goes over the bar.
Austin McCann sends in a cross, Martin Hardie has a headed effort at goal from close in that bounces off the post.
Jake Hyde challenges Craig Winter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Hay.
Joe Cardle takes a corner.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Ramsay from the right by-line, Chris Smith makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Kenneth Adamson, Austin McCann makes a clearance.
Jake Hyde concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Winter. Free kick taken by Mark Baxter.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle, Jon Robertson makes a clearance.
Alex Burke takes a shot. Blocked by Kenneth Adamson.
Corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle, clearance made by Craig Winter.
Corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle from the left by-line, Jake Hyde takes a shot. David Hay makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Joe Cardle, Craig Winter makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Ramsay from the right by-line, clearance made by Liam Buchanan.
Marc McKenzie sends in a cross, Calum Woods makes a clearance.
Mark Ramsay has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Jake Hyde concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas O'Brien. Craig Winter takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joe Cardle, Kevin Rutkiewicz produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Jon Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Burke. Free kick taken by Austin McCann.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Linton from the left by-line, save by Chris Smith.
Steven Crawford crosses the ball, Andy Dowie makes a clearance.
Foul by Austin McCann on Marc McKenzie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Baxter.
Austin McCann sends in a cross, clearance made by Craig Winter.
Liam Buchanan takes a shot. Craig Winter gets a block in.
Marc McKenzie delivers the ball, save by Chris Smith.
Joe Cardle crosses the ball.
Scott Linton decides to take the corner short.
Mark Baxter fouled by Jake Hyde, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Baxter.
Steven Crawford fouled by Alex Keddie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas O'Brien.
Centre by Joe Cardle.
Effort on goal by Liam Buchanan from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Marc McKenzie produces a cross.
Foul by Austin McCann on Marc McKenzie, free kick awarded. Mark Baxter restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Ramsay from the right by-line, Craig Winter produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
The ball is crossed by Marc McKenzie, clearance made by Calum Woods.
The ball is swung over by Joe Cardle, Kenneth Adamson manages to make a clearance.
Austin McCann delivers the ball, Kenneth Adamson makes a clearance.
Calum Woods delivers the ball.
Corner from left by-line taken by Joe Cardle.
Unfair challenge on Liam Buchanan by Thomas O'Brien results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Dowie.
Kenneth Adamson has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
The ball is crossed by Austin McCann, Liam Buchanan takes a shot. Save by David Hay.
A kick in the Shinnie for Cowdenbeath
Cowdenbeath were dealt a blow ahead of their Fife derby with Dunfermline as their loan deal for Rangers youngster Andrew Shinnie fell through.
Boss Jimmy Nicholl will also be without Joe Mbu, John Anderson, Colin Cameron and Greg Stewart for his side's clash with the league leaders.
But Nicholl is determined to remain upbeat as his side go in search of an important win.
He said: "It was really disappointing that Andrew never came here but we will just get on with things. The players have been working extremely hard recently and we will need more of that.
"Dunfermline will be boosted by going top of the table and we have to match them much better than we did in the last game here when they won 4-0."M
League leaders Dunfermline could be without eight players as they make the short trip to Cowdenbeath.
Gary Mason is suspended and Callum Woods, Neil McGregor, Steven Bell, Nicky Phinn, Andy Kirk, Ryan Thomson and Graham Bayne all ruled out or facing late fitness tests.
Former Dundee trialist Jake Hyde has been added to the squad and winger Paul Willis has returned from a loan spell at Ayr United to bolster numbers.
East End Park boss Jim McIntyre has praised his Fife rivals saying: "Cowdenbeath have drawn with Dundee and Falkirk and defeated Partick Thistle recently by battling for everything so we need to be ready for that.
"We have worked hard to get to the top of the table and aim to stay there by winning at Central Park."
Buchanan on the mark for Pars
Liam Buchanan netted the only goal as Dunfermline kept their two-point lead at the top of the First Division table with a 1-0 win at Cowdenbeath.
Buchanan's all-important strike came on the hour mark as he easily converted from close range.
Athletic dominated the first half, with Buchanan squandering two chances when he should have done better, while Jake Hyde forced Beath goalkeeper David Hay into a good save and Martin Hardie hit the post with a header from six yards after 44 minutes.
The home side's best first-half opportunity came when Craig Winter volleyed over from 12 yards after 11 minutes, while they might have equalised had Lewis Coult not shot over when well placed 17 minutes from time.
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