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Own goal by Scott Linton. Dunfermline 5-0 Cowdenbeath.
Patrick Clarke gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 4-0 Cowdenbeath.The assist for the goal came from Ryan Thomson.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Scott Linton, save by Chris Smith.
Paul Byren delivers the ball, clearance made by Alex Keddie.
Foul by Joe Cardle on Marc McKenzie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Baxter.
David Graham crosses the ball, Craig Winter makes a clearance.
Header on goal by Patrick Clarke from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Joe Cardle on for Paul Willis. Ryan Thomson on for Nick Phinn.
Shot from just outside the box by Nick Phinn goes over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Willis from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Scott Linton.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Willis, Paul Willis takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Baxter.
Effort on goal by Steven McDougall from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Steven McDougall concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Linton. Scott Linton restarts play with the free kick.
Greg Stewart is brought on as a substitute for John Dempster. The official flags Steven McDougall offside. David Hay restarts play with the free kick.
Nick Phinn gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Dunfermline 3-0 Cowdenbeath.Assist on the goal came from Paul Willis.
Lee Sibanda is brought on as a substitute for Mark Ramsay.
Corner taken by Paul Byren from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Winter misses to the left of the goal.
Patrick Clarke grabs a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Dunfermline 2-0 Cowdenbeath.Assist by Calum Woods.
Cross/shot by Marc McKenzie,
The ball is delivered by David Graham, Shot from deep inside the area by Paul Willis clears the bar.
Brian Fairbairn goes off and Marc McKenzie comes on. Patrick Clarke replaces Andy Kirk.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Willis, Andy Dowie takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Kirk.
Centre by David Graham, Scott Linton manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by David Graham misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Willis to the near post, clearance made by Brian Fairbairn.
A cross is delivered by Paul Willis, Mark Baxter makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Andy Kirk. Free kick taken by David Hay.
Foul by Andy Dowie on John Dempster, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Craig Winter.
Centre by Calum Woods, save by David Hay.
Austin McCann takes a shot. David Hay makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Willis on Scott Linton. Brian Fairbairn has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Chris Smith.
Unfair challenge on Mark Ramsay by Paul Willis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Winter.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Fairbairn by Alex Keddie. Free kick taken by Mark Baxter.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Byren. Chris Smith takes the direct free kick.
Paul Byren delivers the ball, Header by Mark Ramsay from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Mark Ramsay fouled by Nick Phinn, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Winter takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nick Phinn. Direct free kick taken by David Hay.
Unfair challenge on Calum Woods by John Ferguson results in a free kick. Calum Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Willis, Alex Keddie has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
Andy Kirk takes a shot. David Hay makes a save.
Corner taken by Paul Willis from the left by-line to the near post, Scott Linton manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Paul Willis, clearance made by Mark Baxter.
Paul Byren challenges Gary Mason unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Willis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, John Armstrong manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Paul Willis, clearance by Brian Fairbairn.
Colin Cameron takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
The ball is swung over by David Graham, clearance made by Craig Winter.
Andy Kirk scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 1-0 Cowdenbeath.
Paul Willis takes a shot. Save made by David Hay.
Corner taken by Paul Willis from the right by-line, Alex Keddie takes a shot. Save by David Hay.
David Graham takes a shot. David Hay makes a save.
Mark Baxter goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Baxter on David Graham. Andy Kirk has an effort direct from the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Mark Baxter, save made by Chris Smith.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven McDougall. John Armstrong restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Kirk takes a shot. Save by David Hay.
Corner taken right-footed by Brian Fairbairn from the right by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Colin Cameron clears the bar.
The ball is crossed by Mark Baxter, Austin McCann gets a block in.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Kirk. Free kick taken by Craig Winter.
David Graham produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Steven McDougall. David Hay restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Ramsay by Andy Dowie. Direct free kick taken by John Armstrong.
The referee shows Andy Dowie a yellow card.
Corner taken by Paul Willis from the right by-line, clearance made by John Dempster.
Inswinging corner taken by Steven McDougall, clearance by John Armstrong.
Paul Willis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Byren. Scott Linton takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Nick Phinn. David Hay takes the free kick.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Dunfermline will be without five players against neighbours Cowdenbeath.
Winger Willie Gibson, who was due to miss the game because of suspension, now faces a longer spell on the sidelines after going down with a viral infection.
Goalkeeper Greg Paterson, defender Jack Ross and the midfield pair of Steven Bell and Alex Burke all remain sidelined through injury.
Manager Jim McIntyre is looking to finish 2010 at the top of the table.
He said: "We have been there or thereabouts for most of the season and it would be good to end the year in top spot by getting a win.
"We know from earlier in the season that Cowdenbeath will make it very hard for us."
Cowdenbeath defender Kenny Adamson has recovered from a knock but but there is an injury doubt over fellow centre-back Joe Mbu.
Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay continue to be sidelined with long-term injuries.
Manager Jimmy Nicholl has seen his side lose their last three matches, shipping eight goals in the process.
He said: "We have started giving away soft goals and that is something we were not doing earlier in the season.
"We have only had the one game in the past month at Dundee so we need to have everyone on top form for this one."
Rampant Dunfermline improve standing
Dunfermline extended their lead at the top of the First Division after a dominant 5-0 home win over Cowdenbeath.
Former Hearts striker Andy Kirk hit his 10th goal of the season to open the scoring and a second-half brace from substitute Patrick Clarke, one from Nick Phinn and an own goal ensured a four-point advantage over Dundee going into the new year.
David Graham had the first effort of the night with a speculative 20-yard strike before Colin Cameron lashed over the top for the visitors when a Brian Fairbairn corner was not dealt with.
Kirk then tested Cowden goalkeeper David Hay for the first time with a sharp strike from the edge of the area before a flurry of chances led to Kirk's 29th-minute opener.
Graham saw his left-footed volley repelled by Hay and from the following corner Hay was again in top form to keep out a powerful Alex Keddie header.
But the onslaught paid off when Paul Willis drove in a shot from 20 yards and when Hay could only palm the ball out Kirk was alive to nip in and slam the ball home.
Kirk and Keddie both shot over before the break as the hosts looked to double the lead.
Graham had the first effort after the break but could not hit the target before Kirk was replaced by Clarke.
And he took less than five minutes to find the target with the crucial 63rd-minute second.
Calum Woods played a long ball over the top and Clarke raced clear of the covering defence to draw Hay and slip the ball easily under him.
Phinn notched five minutes later when he latched onto a low Willis cross to slam into the roof of the net.
Clarke grabbed his second with four minutes left. Ryan Thomson worked the ball over from the left flank and Clarke drilled a low shot in at the near post.
The misery was complete for the visitors with a minute remaining when defender Scott Linton turned a cross past his own keeper.
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