Match ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Albion Rovers 0.
Gary Fraser's second-half penalty gave Cowdenbeath victory over Scottish League Two bottom side Albion Rovers.
Brian Ross came close to scoring for Rovers as they sought to avoid a seventh straight defeat.
The hosts twice hit the crossbar with Kris Renton's header and Fraser Mullen's free-kick rebounding off the goal frame.
But Fraser did find the net from 12 yards after Robert Griffiths had fouled Robbie Buchanan.
Cowden are nine points outside the promotion play-off places, while Rovers remain seven points adrift at the foot of the table.
- 2MullenBooked at 57mins
- 7AllanSubstituted forMalcolmat 84'minutes
- 11HenveyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forCoxat 51'minutes
- 3ClarkeSubstituted forWatsonat 80'minutes
- 7ReillySubstituted forMcMahonat 73'minutes
- 6RossBooked at 72mins
- 10EscuriolaSubstituted forWardat 45'minutes
- Graham Beaton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Albion Rovers 0.
Attempt missed. Michael Hardie (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Blair Malcolm (Cowdenbeath).
Gregor Fotheringham (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by David Cox (Cowdenbeath).
Sean Fagan (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Blair Malcolm replaces Jordan Allan.
Foul by Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath).
Michael Hardie (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Albion Rovers. Jamie Watson replaces Ross Clarke.
Attempt missed. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Robbie Deas.
Attempt blocked. George Newell (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Kris Renton (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Substitution, Albion Rovers. Lawrence McMahon replaces Ben Reilly.
Brian Ross (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.