Arbroath battle back for draw
A good home crowd at Gayfield (around 857) on a cloudy, damp afternoon for the top-of-the table clash.
With the exception of a few probing forward combinations, we were second best most of the first first half. After a sustained period of Cowden pressure during which we conceded innumerable corners, they took a deserved lead after 19 minutes when we allowed too much space for a ball in from the left to fall to oBrien who scored easily.
Cowden looked likelier to score a second and we appeared increasingly bereft of ideas, resorting to backward triangle passing at the back. Swankie was being closely marked, Cameron dominating midfield for Cowden. the determination from Doris alowed him to break through 1 on 1 on the keeper and somehow he managed to strike wide.
once the second half got going we steadily got more into the game, keeping tighter on their attackers and showing more bite in midfield. After 60 minutes a free kick 25 yards out was beautifully struck by Swankie and canoned off the post and Falkinghamd was quick to followup and hit home from the angle. His cuation a few momnets earlier was inexplicabble.
Thereafter Arbroath looked the likelier to score but Cowden also had their chances. Overall probably a fair result (as the stats below show) but the Lichties deserve great credit for turning it around after halftime
Josh Falkingham's second-half equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for Arbroath at home to Cowdenbeath.
The visitors started brightly and almost took the lead through Greg Stewart on seven minutes, but his header went wide.
But they did not have to wait long to go in front, Thomas O'Brien firing home from close-range after Marc McKenzie's inswinging corner had caused problems in the Arbroath defence.
The home side grabbed their equaliser against the run of the play, Falkingham slotting in on 58 minutes from inside the box following Gavin Swankie's cross.
And Stuart Malcolm missed a great opportunity to win the game for Arbroath nine minutes from time, heading straight at Cowdenbeath goalkeeper Thomas Flynn from six yards out.