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John Baird crosses the ball, Gregory Tade has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
The offside flag is raised against Scott Linton. Andrew McNeil takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Ludovic Roy restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Campbell grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Raith 2-2 Cowdenbeath.
Handball decision goes against Greg Stewart. Greg Stewart goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. (Cowdenbeath) makes a substitution, with Archie Campbell coming on for Greg Stewart. Willie Dyer restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Winter concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Weir. Allan Walker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel. (Cowdenbeath) makes a substitution, with Lee Makel coming on for Steven Crawford.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Ramsay on Kevin McBride. Kevin McBride has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Steven Crawford gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Allan Walker, clearance made by Scott Linton.
Scott Linton crosses the ball, Header from close range by Lewis Coult misses to the right of the target.
Scott McBride leaves the field to be replaced by Graham Weir.
Goal scored by Greg Stewart from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Raith 1-2 Cowdenbeath.Assist on the goal came from Mark Baxter.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gregory Tade. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Winter.
Steven Crawford takes a shot. Save by Andrew McNeil.
Foul by Grant Murray on Greg Stewart, free kick awarded. Mark Ramsay takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Allan Walker, John Baird produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
John Baird is ruled offside. Kenneth Adamson takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Allan Walker, clearance by Craig Winter.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott McBride, Grant Murray finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Raith 1-1 Cowdenbeath.Scott McBride provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Ramsay, save made by Andrew McNeil.
Greg Stewart gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Raith 0-1 Cowdenbeath.
Unfair challenge on Iain Davidson by Mark Ramsay results in a free kick. Grant Murray takes the free kick.
Allan Walker takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by John Baird goes wide of the left-hand post.
Lewis Coult takes a shot. Save by Andrew McNeil.
Foul by Iain Davidson on Mark Ramsay, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Craig Winter.
Unfair challenge on Scott Linton by Iain Davidson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Ramsay.
Greg Stewart crosses the ball.
Corner taken left-footed by Scott McBride to the near post, Lewis Coult makes a clearance. Allan Walker takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
Foul by Scott McBride on Scott Linton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kenneth Adamson.
Unfair challenge on Iain Davidson by Craig Winter results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McBride.
Corner taken by Scott McBride, Header from close range by Iain Davidson misses to the right of the goal.
Allan Walker takes a shot. Save made by Ludovic Roy.
Corner taken by Allan Walker from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jon Robertson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Stewart on Iain Davidson. Kevin McBride takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on John Baird by Craig Winter results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Iain Davidson.
Inswinging corner taken by Scott McBride.
Allan Walker challenges Mark Ramsay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ludovic Roy restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Willie Dyer by Lewis Coult results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew McNeil.
Scott Linton takes the inswinging corner, Shot from inside the area by Thomas O'Brien clears the bar.
Gregory Tade takes a shot. Save made by Ludovic Roy.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Ramsay, clearance by Scott McBride.
Scott Linton takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Grant Murray manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott McBride from the right by-line, Mark Ramsay makes a clearance.
Kenneth Adamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Allan Walker. Free kick crossed right-footed by Allan Walker, Mark Baxter makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Jon Robertson from the right by-line to the near post, Thomas O'Brien takes a shot. Save by Andrew McNeil.
Effort on goal by Kenneth Adamson from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Greg Stewart takes a shot. Save by Andrew McNeil. Scott Linton takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Craig Wilson.
Jon Robertson has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Effort from inside the area by John Baird misses to the left of the target.
Kevin McBride concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ramsay. Direct free kick taken by Craig Winter.
Allan Walker takes a shot. Save made by Ludovic Roy. Allan Walker takes the inswinging corner, save made by Ludovic Roy.
The referee blows for offside against Gregory Tade. Ludovic Roy restarts play with the free kick.
Injury crisis for Rovers ahead of derby
Raith will be without the suspended Stephen Simmons and Dougie Hill as well as the injured pair of Laurie Ellis and Iain Williamson for the visit of local rivals Cowdenbeath.
Stark's Park boss John McGlynn has left nothing to chance as he explained: "I went to watch Cowdenbeath on Tuesday night against Ross County and they put on a very committed display in fairly horrific weather conditions.
"They battled for their win then and they will battle for everything here as they need the three points just as much as we do.
"Jimmy Nicholl has done a terrific job with his team and they will be very hard but very respected opponents."
Cowdenbeath will again be without Joe Mbu, John Armstrong, Bob Malcolm and Colin Cameron as they look to climb into eighth place.
Blue Brazil boss Jimmy Nicholl has promised to attack his title-chasing Fife rivals saying: "This should be a cracking game and one where the team lower in the table may be looking to sit in, keep things tight and look for a point, but we are not aiming to do that."
"We will go and have a go like we did that last time we were there and were unlucky to go down 2-1.
"We defended stoutly against Ross County in midweek and we will need to defend stoutly at times in this game."
Rovers miss out on top spot
Raith missed the chance to overtake Dunfermline at the top of the First Division after they could only manage a 2-2 draw at home to relegation-threatened Cowdenbeath.
After Rovers had come close in the first half through Gregory Tade and Iain Davidson, it was the Blue Brazil who took the lead 10 minutes into the second half.
Greg Stewart found the bottom corner from just inside the penalty area.
Raith levelled five minutes later through Grant Murray's close-range header from a Scott McBride corner but Stewart looked to have won it for Cowdenbeath as he easily converted after 70 minutes.
But Mark Campbell's 12-yard effort in the 89th minute levelled to leave Raith one point behind the Pars with four games to go.
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