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Unfair challenge on Greg Stewart by Calum Woods results in a free kick. Colin Cameron crosses the ball in from the free kick, Martin Hardie manages to make a clearance.
Alex Burke comes on in place of Gary Mason.
Liam Buchanan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Armstrong. David Hay takes the free kick.
Andy Kirk scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cowdenbeath 0-4 Dunfermline.The assist for the goal came from Martin Hardie.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven McDougall to the near post, Colin Cameron manages to make a clearance.
Kevin Rutkiewicz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Stewart. Colin Cameron delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
Foul by Archie Campbell on Austin McCann, free kick awarded. Austin McCann crosses the ball in from the free kick.
(Dunfermline) makes a substitution, with Martin Hardie coming on for Nick Phinn.
Greg Stewart comes on in place of John Dempster.
David Graham scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cowdenbeath 0-3 Dunfermline.
The referee books Colin Cameron for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Colin Cameron on Calum Woods, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Calum Woods.
(Cowdenbeath) makes a substitution, with Lewis Coult coming on for Lee Makel. Steven McDougall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Cardle.
Liam Buchanan finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Cowdenbeath 0-2 Dunfermline.Assist on the goal came from Joe Cardle.
Andy Kirk has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on David Graham by Archie Campbell results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joe Cardle, clearance made by Lee Makel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz on John Dempster. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee Makel.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Graham by Colin Cameron. Free kick taken by Chris Smith.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Crawford. Austin McCann restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Kenneth Adamson on Kevin Rutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Smith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Austin McCann on Lee Makel. Direct free kick taken by Jon Robertson.
Mark Ramsay joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Vauls.
Booking for Craig Winter for unsporting behaviour. Craig Winter concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Phinn. Calum Woods restarts play with the free kick.
David Graham grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cowdenbeath 0-1 Dunfermline.
Austin McCann delivers the ball, Headed effort on goal by Nick Phinn from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Dempster by Gary Mason. Craig Winter takes the free kick.
Kenneth Adamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Phinn. Joe Cardle crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Outswinging corner taken by Lee Makel from the right by-line, clearance made by Alex Keddie.
Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz on John Dempster, free kick awarded. Lee Makel restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Joe Cardle, Alex Keddie produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Joe Cardle has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Crawford. Free kick taken by Chris Smith.
John Dempster fouled by Austin McCann, the ref awards a free kick. John Armstrong takes the free kick.
David Graham produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is delivered by Joe Cardle, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Nick Phinn misses to the right of the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Kirk. David Hay takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Andy Kirk. Free kick taken by Craig Winter.
Andy Kirk is caught offside. Kenneth Adamson restarts play with the free kick.
Kevin Rutkiewicz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Robertson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee Makel, Andy Kirk manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Makel from the right by-line, save by Chris Smith.
Liam Buchanan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Hay.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Makel from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Kevin Rutkiewicz.
Nick Phinn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Joe Cardle takes the outswinging corner, John Dempster makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Crawford by Alex Keddie. Free kick crossed by Lee Makel, clearance made by Nick Phinn.
Baxter blow for Blue Brazil
Cowdenbeath host Fife rivals Dunfermline in their first home match in 14 weeks.
Mark Baxter is expected to join Danny Mackay and Dene Droudge on the injured list.
However, centre-back Joe Mbu came through training on Thursday and he is included in manager Jimmy Nicholl's plans.
The Central Park side have been lifted by their performance in the second half at Ross County last week.
Nicholl said: "We were 1-0 down and we were thinking `here we go again`. But we battled back and grabbed a point and that has lifted the mood of everyone here.
"The Dunfermline game is a huge event as it is the first time in 18 years they have been here and it would be great to get a win for our fans especially as it is our first home game in three months."
Dunfermline have added Martin Hardie to their squad.
The midfielder was a free agent following his release from St Johnstone last month.
The Pars welcome back goalkeeper Chris Smith from suspension and striker Liam Buchanan, who was cup-tied for the match against Aberdeen last Saturday.
Midfielder Steven Bell is the only absentee for the East End Park side.
Assistant manager Gerry McCabe said: "We have played Cowdenbeath twice and beaten them twice but this game is at their place and Jimmy Nicholl will have them going all out for a win.
"They had added experience with Steven Crawford and Lee Makel joining them but we can counter that with Martin Hardie."
Pars put Blue Brazil to bed
Dunfermline thrashed relegation threatened Cowdenbeath 4-0 at Central Park to close the gap on Scottish Division One leaders Raith to two points.
All the Pars goals came in the second-half, David Graham netting the first from 12 yards two minutes after half-time.
Liam Buchanan doubled the lead after 69 minutes, nodding home Joe Cardle's cross from close-range.
The visitors made it 3-0 six minutes later Graham netting his second of the match with an 18 yard strike that found the bottom corner.
Andy Kirk then made it four on 84 minutes when he headed in his ninth league goal of the season from six yards as Athletic notched their first league win since beating Beath 5-0 at home on December 29th.
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