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John Baird leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Wales.
Mark Baxter is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mark Baxter challenges Gregory Tade unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Ferry.
Steven Crawford has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Greg Stewart by Stephen Simmons results in a free kick. Mark Baxter restarts play with the free kick.
John Baird finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Raith 2-1 Cowdenbeath.Assist by Allan Walker.
The referee books Greg Stewart for unsporting behaviour. Greg Stewart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Campbell. Craig Wilson takes the free kick.
Shot on goal by Steven Crawford from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Davidson on Mark Ramsay. Kenneth Adamson takes the free kick.
Mark Ferry has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jon Robertson on for Colin Cameron.
Marc McKenzie joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Armstrong.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Linton on Allan Walker. Direct free kick taken by Allan Walker.
Unfair challenge on Mark Ramsay by Willie Dyer results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Colin Cameron from right channel.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Allan Walker, clearance by Craig Winter.
Willie Dyer produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Scott Linton produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Foul by Grant Murray on John Armstrong, free kick awarded. David Hay takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Armstrong on John Baird. Free kick taken by Grant Murray.
The referee blows for offside against Gregory Tade. David Hay takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against John Baird. David Hay takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Colin Cameron on Stephen Simmons, free kick awarded. Allan Walker takes the direct free kick, John Baird takes a shot. David Hay makes a save.
Willie Dyer on for Laurence Ellis.
Greg Stewart finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Raith 1-1 Cowdenbeath.Scott Linton provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Allan Walker from the left by-line, Mark Ramsay manages to make a clearance.
Gregory Tade is caught offside. David Hay takes the free kick.
Gregory Tade finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Raith 1-0 Cowdenbeath.Assist by Mark Ferry.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gregory Tade by John Armstrong. Allan Walker takes the direct free kick.
The referee books Allan Walker for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Steven Crawford by Allan Walker results in a free kick. David Hay restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Ramsay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Wilson. Andrew McNeil takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Archie Campbell. Grant Murray restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from deep inside the area by Colin Cameron clears the crossbar.
Corner taken by Mark Ramsay from the right by-line, John Armstrong takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Simmons.
Mark Ramsay takes a shot. Save by Andrew McNeil.
Corner taken by Allan Walker from the right by-line to the near post, Greg Stewart manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Craig Wilson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Allan Walker, Greg Stewart makes a clearance.
John Baird takes a shot. John Armstrong gets a block in.
Handball by Greg Stewart. Free kick taken by Stephen Simmons.
Joseph Mbu goes off and Scott Linton comes on.
Unfair challenge on Craig Winter by Gregory Tade results in a free kick. David Hay takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Iain Davidson by Archie Campbell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Simmons.
Craig Winter fouled by Gregory Tade, the ref awards a free kick. Kenneth Adamson takes the direct free kick.
The official flags John Baird offside. David Hay restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against John Baird. Free kick taken by John Armstrong.
Iain Davidson has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Gregory Tade by Craig Winter results in a free kick. Iain Davidson takes the free kick.
Kenneth Adamson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Gregory Tade gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Crawford. Joseph Mbu restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Crawford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Davidson. Iain Davidson takes the direct free kick.
Rovers without duo
Raith go into the Fife derby against Cowdenbeath without injured duo Iain Williamson and Scott McBride.
However, versatile defender Laurie Ellis could start after a knock restricted him to a substitute's role at the weekend.
Kirkcaldy boss John McGlynn has asked his league leaders to dig deep and show great character, with Dunfermline poised to take advantage of any slip-up.
McGlynn said: "We now have a real test of grit and determination in a local derby against a Cowdenbeath side that will be looking for any weakness from us.
"We should be positive as after all we are still top of the league and deserve to be there, so I will be asking the players to show a confident attitude."
Cowdenbeath duo Joe Mbu and Lee Makel and trialist Bob Malcolm should be included for the trip after missing out against Dundee.
That leaves just long-term absentees Dene Droudge and Danny MacKay unavailable to manager Jimmy Nicholl.
Three points would move Nicholl's side above Ross County and into eighth, and he said: "A win would see us move into the play-off places and what a boost that would be to everyone at this club.
"It will not be easy as Raith Rovers will be hurting after Saturday and we don`t want to suffer a backlash from that. Our defence will need to stand strong, and if they do that, we have a chance."
Baird winner puts Raith clear at the top
John Baird struck six minutes from time as Raith beat struggling Cowdenbeath 2-1 in the Fife derby to go four points clear at the top of the First Division.
Rovers were stunned by a home defeat to Partick at the weekend, but they responded with a battling victory courtesy of goals from Gregory Tade and leading scorer Baird either side of Greg Stewart`s equaliser.
Both sides looked dangerous going forward and Raith goalkeeper Andrew McNeil produced an excellent save to deny Cowdenbeath midfielder Mark Ramsay after 34 minutes.
But it was Raith who took the lead just before half-time when Mark Ferry crossed from the left and Tade was on hand to tuck the ball home with a neat right-foot finish.
Jimmy Nicholl`s side were back on level terms five minutes after the break when Scott Linton`s cross picked out Stewart and the midfielder headed into the bottom corner.
But the home side were not to be denied and they were back in front with six minutes remaining when Baird headed home Allan Walker`s inviting cross.
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