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Dean Brett fouled by Daniel Carmichael, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Hay.
Free kick awarded for a foul by William McLaren on Colin Cameron. Craig Winter takes the direct free kick.
Daniel Carmichael is brought on as a substitute for Derek Holmes.
Corner taken right-footed by Brian Fairbairn from the left by-line, save by David Hutton. Corner taken by Brian Fairbairn from the left by-line, David Hutton makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Linton from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Paul Burns.
William McLaren grabs a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Queen of South 3-0 Cowdenbeath.
Shot by Marc McKenzie from just outside the area goes over the net.
Ryan McGuffie challenges John Ferguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Fairbairn shoots direct from the free kick, comfortable save by David Hutton.
The ball is crossed by Robert Harris, Steven Old manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Derek Holmes by Craig Winter results in a free kick. Robert Harris takes the free kick.
David Weatherston on for Craig Reid.
Unfair challenge on John Ferguson by Stephen McKenna results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Colin Cameron from right channel, Derek Holmes manages to make a clearance. Colin Cameron has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Craig Winter takes a shot. Blocked by Allan Johnston. Corner taken left-footed by Scott Linton from the left by-line, clearance by Derek Holmes.
Unfair challenge on Steven Old by Derek Holmes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Old.
Effort from just outside the area by Brian Fairbairn goes over the target. (Queen of South) makes a substitution, with Allan Johnston coming on for Colin McMenamin.
John Dempster leaves the field to be replaced by John Ferguson. Mark Ramsay leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Sibanda.
The ball is delivered by Paul Burns, clearance made by David Hay.
Scott Linton takes the outswinging corner, Derek Holmes manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Paul Burns.
Effort on goal by Paul Burns from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Shot by Paul Burns from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Kyle Miller goes off and Marc McKenzie comes on.
The ball is crossed by Paul Burns.
William McLaren has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Derek Holmes crosses the ball, David Hay makes a comfortable save.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy, clearance by Steven Old.
The ball is crossed by Colin McMenamin, save made by David Hay.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Winter by Colin McMenamin. David Hay restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner worked by Ryan Conroy.
Colin Cameron gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Burns. Free kick taken by Ryan McGuffie.
Ryan Conroy scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Queen of South 2-0 Cowdenbeath.Ryan McGuffie provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Dempster by David Lilley. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Brian Fairbairn, save made by David Hutton. Brian Fairbairn takes the inswinging corner, David Lilley makes a clearance. Foul by Dean Brett on Craig Reid, free kick awarded. Robert Harris takes the free kick. Dean Brett goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
The ball is crossed by Paul Burns. The assistant referee flags for offside against Derek Holmes. Free kick taken by David Hay.
Greg Stewart is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by David Hutton.
Colin Cameron delivers the ball, clearance by David Lilley.
Brian Fairbairn crosses the ball.
Colin McMenamin takes a shot. Save made by David Hay.
Colin McMenamin is caught offside. Steven Old restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Burns scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Queen of South 1-0 Cowdenbeath.Assist by William McLaren.
John Dempster handles the ball and concedes a free kick. David Hutton takes the indirect free kick.
Shot by Colin McMenamin. Save made by David Hay.
John Dempster takes a shot. Stephen McKenna gets a block in. Brian Fairbairn takes a corner.
Corner taken by Brian Fairbairn, clearance made by Derek Holmes.
Colin McMenamin takes a shot. David Hay makes a comfortable save.
Kyle Miller fouled by Stephen McKenna, the ref awards a free kick. Colin Cameron takes the direct free kick.
Mark Ramsay fouled by Robert Harris, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Fairbairn has an effort direct from the free kick.
Robert Harris produces a cross, Paul Burns takes a shot. Save by David Hay.
Effort from the edge of the box by Paul Burns goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on John Dempster by David Lilley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Winter.
A cross is delivered by Scott Linton, Headed effort from inside the area by Dean Brett misses to the right of the goal.
The match begins.
The first half comes to an end.
The referee gets the second half started.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Queens get triple injury boost
Queen of the South midfielder Rocco Quinn will miss the visit of Cowdenbeath through injury.
Allan Johnston, Robert Harris and Craig Reid had been doubts for the game, however they all passed Friday afternoon fitness tests to be included in manager Kenny Brannigan's plans.
Forward Colin McMenamin can also feature after signing on a permanent basis this week.
Brannigan said: "We did really well to win at Raith Rovers last Saturday and the players deserve great credit for working as hard as they did.
"We have to follow that up with a win over Cowdenbeath but it will not be easy as Jimmy Nicholl is doing a great job there.
"They are a good side who have improved in this division so we need to play well again to take all three points."
Cowdenbeath boss Jimmy Nicholl has ruled Mark Baxter out of the trip after the full-back picked up a shoulder injury.
Baxter joins a long list of injured players at Central Park that includes Joe Mbu, John Armstrong, Dene Droudge, Kenny Adamson and Danny Mackay.
The Blue Brazil defeated Stirling 5-1 last weekend and Nicholl is looking for more of the same from his men.
He said: "Our spirits are really high after that win as you can imagine, but we have to recognise that we put pressure on them and took advantage when they went down to nine men.
"Also we did not defend well enough when they had 11 on the park.
"Queen's beat us in the third game of the season but I reckon we have improved since then."
Queens too strong for Cowdenbeath
Queen of the South collected back-to-back victories as they eased to a 3-0 win over Cowdenbeath.
The Doonhamers attacked from the outset and it was no surprise when Paul Burns opened the scoring for the hosts.
The midfielder latched on to William McLaren's through ball before coolly slotting past David Hay in the 20th minute.
Brian Fairbairn nearly grabbed a scarcely deserved equaliser for Cowdenbeath but his 30-yard free-kick produced a fine save from David Hutton.
However, Queens doubled their lead in the 34th minute when Ryan Conroy's 20-yard volley rocketed past Hay.
McLaren failed to open his account when he struck wide from 12 yards but he was not to be denied a second time as he fired home from close range in the 80th minute.
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