Arbroath 1-1 Cowdenbeath

Scottish Football League

Second Division leaders Arbroath fought back to claim a point against nearest challengers Cowdenbeath.

Greg Stewart headed wide as the visitors threatened early on.

But 'Beath did take the lead no 18 minutes when Thomas O'Brien fired home after Marc McKenzie's corner had caused the Arbroath defence problems.

Josh Falkingham struck the leveller 13 minutes after the break and Stuart Malcolm headed straight at Cowden keeper Thomas Flynn near the end.

Arbroath: Hill, Baxter, Malcolm, Busch, McAnespie, Falkingham, Kerr, Gibson (Ardallany 61), Sibanda (Elfverson 68), Swankie, Doris. Subs Not Used: White, Brown, Wedderburn.

Booked: Malcolm, Falkingham.

Goals: Falkingham 58.

Cowdenbeath: Flynn, Brett, Armstrong, O'Brien, Adamson, McKenzie (Morton 68), Cameron (Winter 84), Robertson, Linton, Naismith (Coult 89), Stewart. Subs Not Used: Bejaoui, Miller.

Booked: Linton, Cameron.

Goals: O'Brien 19.

Att: 857

Ref: Frank McDermott