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Colin Cameron receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Austin McCann by Mark Baxter results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Austin McCann.
Mark Baxter booked for unsporting behaviour.
William Gibson takes a short corner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Bell by Colin Cameron. Direct free kick taken by Austin McCann.
Greg Stewart is brought on as a substitute for John Dempster. Craig Winter goes off and Lee Sibanda comes on.
Brian Fairbairn takes a shot. Save by Chris Smith.
Brian Fairbairn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Ramsay.
Centre by Patrick Clarke, Joe Cardle grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 2-1 Cowdenbeath.The assist for the goal came from Patrick Clarke.
Kenneth Adamson challenges Calum Woods unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Smith.
Corner from left by-line taken by Austin McCann.
(Dunfermline) makes a substitution, with Nick Phinn coming on for Gary Mason.
Calum Woods challenges Scott Linton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kenneth Adamson restarts play with the free kick.
Patrick Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joseph Mbu. David Hay takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Calum Woods, Steven Bell scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dunfermline 1-1 Cowdenbeath.Joe Cardle provided the assist for the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Joe Cardle. David Hay restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by William Gibson, save made by David Hay.
Unfair challenge on Mark Baxter by Joe Cardle results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Baxter.
Steven Bell takes a shot. Save made by David Hay.
Joe Cardle fouled by Mark Baxter, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by William Gibson.
Corner taken by William Gibson played to the near post, clearance made by Mark Baxter.
Marc McKenzie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Bell. William Gibson takes the direct free kick.
(Dunfermline) makes a substitution, with Patrick Clarke coming on for Steven McDougall.
The referee blows for offside against Andy Kirk. David Hay takes the direct free kick.
Andy Kirk is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Kenneth Adamson restarts play with the free kick.
William Gibson takes a shot. Save by David Hay.
Craig Winter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Gibson. William Gibson restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Colin Cameron by Gary Mason results in a free kick. Scott Linton shoots direct from the free kick.
Andy Kirk concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ramsay. David Hay takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by William Gibson, John Armstrong makes a clearance.
Corner taken by William Gibson, clearance by Colin Cameron.
Marc McKenzie fouled by Andy Dowie, the ref awards a free kick. John Armstrong takes the free kick.
Shot by Joe Cardle from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Ramsay from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andy Kirk.
Corner taken by William Gibson, Steven Bell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
William Gibson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Scott Linton manages to make a clearance.
William Gibson takes the inswinging corner, save by David Hay.
John Dempster gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dunfermline 0-1 Cowdenbeath.Assist by Marc McKenzie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven McDougall by Joseph Mbu. Free kick taken by William Gibson.
Joe Cardle takes a shot. Save by David Hay.
The referee gets the game underway.
The second half kicks off.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Fife rivals prepare for crunch clash
Dunfermline have added full-back Jack Ross to their squad for the Fife derby against visitors Cowdenbeath although winger David Graham continues to miss out through injury.
The Pars will be giving their neighbours full respect following the Central Park side's 2-1 win at Morton last weekend, according to East End Park assistant boss Gerry McCabe.
McCabe said: "That result really made us sit up and take notice as Morton are the team that have given us the most problems this season.
"Cowdenbeath must be a really good side to win down there.
"They will come here full of confidence but this is the type of game we have to win if we are going to serious contenders for anything."
Cowdenbeath boss Jimmy Nicholl is still to decide between comeback man Joe Mbu and a fit-again John Armstrong for central defensive duties.
Defenders Dene Droudge and Jon Robertson will be absent through injury, along with midfielder Danny MacKay, for a game against the club Nicholl spent almost five years at as caretaker manager and then assistant to Jimmy Calderwood.
Mbu ended a lengthy spell out with injury when he replaced Armstrong at Cappielow last week when the Blue Brazil won 2-1 to move into fourth spot.
Nicholl said: "Big Joe came through his comeback unscathed so I have the happy problem of having to decide between two good players.
"We have done well so far but there is a long way to go."
Cardle pops up with winner
A second-half comeback from Dunfermline handed them a 2-1 home win over Cowdenbeath.
It was the away side that gained the early initiave in the game and took the lead after six minutes. Marc McKenzie's left-wing centre was met by John Dempster and his close-range shot went beyond Chris Smith in the Dunfermline goal.
William Gibson attempted to get his side back level but his shot was no bother for David Hay.
Dunfermline needed to improve in the second half and they got a leveller after 64 minutes. Joe Cardle's header found Steven Bell in space and he nodded beyond Hay.
They then turned the game on its head when substitute Patrick Clarke's cross was converted by Cardle with 13 minutes left.
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