Raith Rovers kept the pressure on Scottish Championship leaders Hamilton Academical after scraping a win over 10-man Livingston.

The win was secured thanks to Gordon Smith's first-half effort and takes Rovers to within two points of Accies.

Smith was in the right place at the right time in the 21st minute when he coolly finished Liam Fox's cross.

Livingston midfielder Danny Denholm was dismissed for a wayward tackle on Calum Elliot after 35 minutes.

That came 60 seconds after Rovers squandered a chance to extend their lead when an Elliot penalty was saved by Livingston goalkeeper Darren Jamieson.

Livi put up a sterling fight after the break in restricting Rovers' opportunities.

And they could have even snatched a point only for Martin Scott to miss the target from a good position.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Raith Rovers

  • 17 Laidlaw
  • 02 Thomson
  • 03 Booth
  • 06 Fox
  • 04 Watson
  • 16 Ellis
  • 11 Anderson (Callachan - 89' )
  • 08 Moon
  • 10 Elliot
  • 15 Smith Booked (Spence - 71' )
  • 07 Cardle

Substitutes

  • 05 Hill
  • 09 Spence
  • 12 Callachan
  • 14 Donaldson
  • 19 McCann
  • 21 Vaughan
  • 27 Roberts

Livingston

  • 01 Jamieson
  • 19 Donaldson
  • 03 Talbot
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 04 Mensing
  • 05 Fordyce
  • 07 Jacobs
  • 11 Denholm Dismissed
  • 09 McNulty (Lander - 71' )
  • 10 Scougall Booked (McDonald - 79' )
  • 15 Wilkie (Scott - 55' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Scott
  • 16 Beaumont
  • 17 Walker
  • 21 McDonald
  • 31 Praprotnik
  • 45 Mullen
  • 49 Lander
Ref: Alan Muir
Att: 1,304

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

8 2

Corners

8 2

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Raith Rovers 1, Livingston 0.

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Livingston 0.

90:00 +0:33

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Callum Booth.

89:34

Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

88:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Grant Anderson.

87:15

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

86:14

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

86:14

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:08

Attempt missed. Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

83:07

Foul by Greig Spence (Raith Rovers).

83:07

Simon Mensing (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:00

Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:57

Foul by Martin Scott (Livingston).

80:14

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

80:14

Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Connor McDonald replaces Stefan Scougall.

77:42 Booking

Booking Stefan Scougall (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

77:36

Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:36

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Livingston).

75:58

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Simon Mensing.

74:47

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

74:47

Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:26

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

73:26

Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:48

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

72:01

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

72:01

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Gordon Smith.

70:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Kyle Lander replaces Marc McNulty.

67:27

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

67:27

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:46

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

64:46

Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:14

Attempt missed. Martin Scott (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

62:08 Booking

Booking Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

61:56

Hand ball by Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers).

58:55

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

58:33

Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

56:03

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

56:03

Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:33

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

55:13

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

54:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Martin Scott replaces Kyle Wilkie.

49:22

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

48:59

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

46:26

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:26

Foul by Simon Mensing (Livingston).

45:00

Second Half begins Raith Rovers 1, Livingston 0.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Livingston 0.

44:37

Attempt saved. Callum Booth (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

43:27

Attempt missed. Kyle Wilkie (Livingston) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

42:15

Attempt missed. Stefan Scougall (Livingston) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

39:20

Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

39:20

Jason Talbot (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:05

Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

37:24

Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:24

Foul by Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston).

36:37

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

36:37

Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:49 Dismissal

Dismissal Danny Denholm (Livingston) is shown the red card.

34:21

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:21

Foul by Danny Denholm (Livingston).

33:26

Penalty saved! Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

33:00

Penalty Raith Rovers. Calum Elliot draws a foul in the penalty area.

32:55

Penalty conceded by Jason Talbot (Livingston) after a foul in the penalty area.

31:54

Attempt saved. Danny Denholm (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

30:27

Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:19

Foul by Marc McNulty (Livingston).

27:04

Callum Booth (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:04

Foul by Marc McNulty (Livingston).

25:26

Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

24:44

Attempt missed. Danny Denholm (Livingston) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

23:06

Attempt missed. Coll Donaldson (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

22:32

Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

22:32

Jason Talbot (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Livingston 0. Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Fox.

19:11

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Darren Jamieson.

18:54

Attempt saved. Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

18:19

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Simon Mensing.

17:47

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

17:47

Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:53

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

15:53

Coll Donaldson (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:37

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Liam Fox.

13:28

Attempt blocked. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:54

Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:54

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Livingston).

11:00

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:56

Foul by Simon Mensing (Livingston).

7:50

Attempt missed. Callum Booth (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

6:14

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

4:26

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Livingston) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

2:50

Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:50

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Livingston).

1:07

Foul by Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers).

1:07

Burton O'Brien (Livingston) 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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