A double from Martin Boyle helped ease Dundee past Cowdenbeath and move them two points clear at the top of the Championship.

The hosts went ahead when Craig Wighton latched on to Peter MacDonald's pass to fire home.

Boyle smashed in his first before the break before a header by Jim McAlister on the hour mark extended Dundee's advantage.

And Boyle converted another MacDonald pass to round off the hosts' win.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren
  • 30 Kerr
  • 05 Dyer
  • 10 Rae
  • 18 Gallagher
  • 06 Davidson
  • 07 Riley (Conroy - 79' )
  • 20 McAlister
  • 09 MacDonald Booked (Nade - 73' )
  • 33 Wighton (Beattie - 81' )
  • 23 Boyle

Substitutes

  • 08 McBride
  • 11 Conroy
  • 17 Benedictus
  • 24 Twardzik
  • 25 Cummins
  • 27 Nade
  • 29 Beattie

Cowdenbeath

  • 17 Usai
  • 14 Brett Booked
  • 02 McKeown
  • 22 Robertson (Morton - 46' )
  • 04 O'Brien
  • 05 Armstrong
  • 18 Milne Booked
  • 20 Miller (Wedderburn - 46' )
  • 21 Hemmings
  • 09 Stewart (Stevenson - 61' )
  • 12 Gold

Substitutes

  • 01 Flynn
  • 03 Adamson
  • 06 Wedderburn
  • 08 Stevenson
  • 11 Morton
  • 23 Brownlie
  • 24 Callaghan
Ref: Craig Thomson
Att: 4,751

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

6 2

Corners

7 4

Fouls

8 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dundee 4, Cowdenbeath 0.

90:00 +1:45 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dundee 4, Cowdenbeath 0.

90:00 +1:24

Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:24

Foul by David Gold (Cowdenbeath).

89:06

Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

89:06

Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:26

Attempt missed. Craig Beattie (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

86:59

Attempt saved. Craig Beattie (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

86:18

Foul by Craig Beattie (Dundee).

86:18

Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:03

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jordan Morton.

83:37

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Dean Brett.

82:17

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

82:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

81:26

Delay in match Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) because of an injury.

80:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Craig Beattie replaces Craig Wighton.

80:24

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:24

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath).

78:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Ryan Conroy replaces Nicholas Riley.

78:08

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

77:29

Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Dundee) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

76:58

Hand ball by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath).

76:02

Christian Nade (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:02

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

72:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Christian Nade replaces Peter MacDonald.

72:07

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:07

Foul by John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath).

68:21 Booking

Booking Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

68:08

Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:08

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

66:28

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:28

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath).

66:11

Attempt missed. Jordan Morton (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

65:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 4, Cowdenbeath 0. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Peter MacDonald.

64:52

Willie Dyer (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:52

Foul by David Gold (Cowdenbeath).

60:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jamie Stevenson replaces Greg Stewart.

59:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 3, Cowdenbeath 0. Jim McAlister (Dundee) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicholas Riley with a cross.

58:27

Attempt missed. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

57:48

Attempt missed. Craig Wighton (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

57:12 Booking

Booking Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

57:07

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:07

Foul by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).

56:20

Gavin Rae (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:20

Foul by David Gold (Cowdenbeath).

53:43

Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

51:46

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:46

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath).

49:17

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

48:56 Booking

Booking Peter MacDonald (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

48:51

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

48:51

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:14

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Cameron Kerr.

48:00

Jordan Morton (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:55

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

46:58

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by John Armstrong.

46:42

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:42

Foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath).

46:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jordan Morton replaces Jon Robertson.

46:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Nathaniel Wedderburn replaces Kyle Miller.

45:00

Second Half begins Dundee 2, Cowdenbeath 0.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dundee 2, Cowdenbeath 0.

45:00 +0:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 2, Cowdenbeath 0. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gavin Rae.

44:11

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

40:23

Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

40:23

David Gold (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:00

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:54

Foul by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

38:04

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

37:44

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

35:18

Attempt missed. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

34:20

Attempt missed. Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

33:10

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:10

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

31:50

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

31:08

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Thomas O'Brien.

30:35

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Dean Brett.

29:28

Attempt saved. Gavin Rae (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

29:02

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Thomas O'Brien.

27:17

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

26:10

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

25:36

Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:36

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

24:46

Attempt blocked. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:04

Hand ball by Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath).

21:45

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

21:45

Craig Wighton (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:09

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Cameron Kerr.

20:39

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

18:12

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:12

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

16:55

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

10:00

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:00

Foul by Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath).

8:44

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

8:44

Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:19

Attempt missed. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

5:59

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

5:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 1, Cowdenbeath 0. Craig Wighton (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Peter MacDonald.

1:50

Attempt missed. Craig Wighton (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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