Cowdenbeath face a relegation play-off after a stoppage-time equaliser secured a draw for Queen of the South.

Daniel Carmichael slotted home a dramatic leveller five minutes into time added on to deny the hosts.

Cowdenbeath's Kane Hemmings had missed the best chance of the first half when he headed wide from close range.

But he made amends and gave the hosts hope of finishing above Alloa Athletic when he tucked the ball past Alex Clark with 14 minutes remaining.

However, Carmichael's cool right-footed finish from a corner earned the visitors a deserved point at the death.

It meant that Alloa finished a point above the Blue Brazil despite their own 3-1 defeat by Falkirk.

Queens will host Falkirk in the first leg of the Premiership play-off quarter-final on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the following evening, Cowden are away to Ayr United in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Cowdenbeath

  • 01 Flynn
  • 14 Brett
  • 02 McKeown
  • 06 Wedderburn
  • 05 Armstrong
  • 23 Brownlie
  • 26 Kane (Robertson - 67' )
  • 04 O'Brien
  • 21 Hemmings (Miller - 88' )
  • 09 Stewart
  • 18 Milne

Substitutes

  • 03 Adamson
  • 08 Stevenson
  • 11 Morton
  • 12 Gold
  • 17 Usai
  • 20 Miller
  • 22 Robertson

Queen of the South

  • 01 Clark
  • 02 Hooper
  • 03 Holt
  • 08 Young
  • 05 Dowie
  • 06 Higgins
  • 07 Kidd
  • 04 Dzierzawski
  • 09 McHugh
  • 10 Carmichael
  • 11 Russell (Reilly - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Atkinson
  • 14 Reilly (Burns - 51' )
  • 15 Burns
  • 16 Kerr
  • 17 McShane
  • 18 Mitchell
  • 19 Slattery
Ref: John McKendrick
Att: 1,053

Match Stats

Shots

7 6

On target

2 4

Corners

3 3

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Queen of the South 1.

90:00 +6:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 1, Queen of the South 1.

90:00 +5:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cowdenbeath 1, Queen of the South 1. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the bottom left corner following a corner.

90:00 +4:00

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

90:00 +2:06

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

90:00 +2:06

Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:14

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

88:14

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

87:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kyle Miller replaces Kane Hemmings because of an injury.

86:10

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

86:10

Foul by Scott Hooper (Queen of the South).

81:26

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:26

Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

79:43

Foul by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).

79:43

Derek Young (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:30

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath).

78:30

Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:21

Foul by Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath).

77:21

Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cowdenbeath 1, Queen of the South 0. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

72:52

Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:52

Foul by Derek Young (Queen of the South).

72:20

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Thomas Flynn.

71:49

Attempt saved. Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

69:58

Attempt saved. Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

69:17

Foul by Robert McHugh (Queen of the South).

69:17

Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68:17

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

66:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jon Robertson replaces Chris Kane.

66:31

Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

65:17

Derek Young (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:17

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

64:16

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Derek Young.

63:47

Foul by Robert McHugh (Queen of the South).

63:47

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

61:15

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

56:22

Attempt saved. Derek Young (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:10

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

53:10

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:17

Scott Hooper (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:17

Foul by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

50:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Paul Burns replaces Gavin Reilly because of an injury.

46:00

Kevin Dzierzawski (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:55

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath).

45:00

Second Half begins Cowdenbeath 0, Queen of the South 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queen of the South. Gavin Reilly replaces Iain Russell.

45:00 +0:38 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Queen of the South 0.

45:00 +0:20

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:20

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

44:05

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

36:01

Foul by Derek Young (Queen of the South).

36:01

Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:39

Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

34:39

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:00

Kevin Dzierzawski (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:58

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

31:53

Attempt missed. Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

31:19

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Zander Clark.

30:43

Attempt saved. Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

29:54

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) hits the bar with a left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing.

22:23

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

21:19

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

18:25

(Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:25

Foul by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

16:40

Robert McHugh (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:40

Foul by Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath).

13:00

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:56

Foul by Kevin Holt (Queen of the South).

10:41

Foul by Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South).

10:41

Rory McKeown (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:00

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:00

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath).

7:02

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

2:39

Foul by Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath).

2:39

Chris Higgins (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:09

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

2:09

Kevin Dzierzawski (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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