Hibernian lost further ground on Scottish Championship leaders Hearts after a 0-0 draw against Queen of the South.
Hibernian have welcomed the bid by a supporters group to take the club back into community ownership.
Jason Cumming’s first-half strike proved to be the difference as Hibernian beat Cowdenbeath 2-1 at Central Park.
Holders St Johnstone have been paired with fellow Premiership side Ross County in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.
Dundee United won a dramatic Scottish League Cup quarter-final 7-6 on penalties over Hibernian following a 3-3 draw.
A stoppage-time strike from Alim Ozturk earned Hearts an unlikely 1-1 draw with Hibernian at Easter Road.
Robbie Neilson does not believe Hearts will go through the league campaign without defeat following the draw with Hibs.
Hibernian moved up to fourth place in the Scottish Championship with a comfortable 4-0 away victory at Livingston.
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