Alloa moved into fourth place in the Championship thanks to Andy Kirk's winner at home to Raith Rovers.

The hosts' midfielder Ryan McCord fired wide in the first-half before Raith Rovers forward Calum Elliot was denied in a one on one battle with Alloa goalkeeper Scott Bain.

Kirk rifled home his fifth goal of the season from the centre of the box after 64 minutes.

The win takes Paul Hartley's side to within two points of the Kirkcaldy men.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Bain
  • 02 Doyle
  • 03 Meggat Booked
  • 10 Holmes
  • 04 Gordon Booked
  • 05 Marr
  • 08 McCord
  • 06 Simmons
  • 07 Cawley
  • 09 Kirk (McManus - 86' )
  • 11 Tiffoney (Ferns - 76' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 12 Young
  • 14 Ferns
  • 15 Salmon
  • 16 McManus
  • 17 Robertson
  • 18 Flannigan
  • 19 McDowall

Raith Rovers

  • 17 Laidlaw
  • 02 Thomson
  • 19 McCann
  • 08 Moon
  • 05 Hill
  • 04 Watson
  • 07 Cardle (Callachan - 85' )
  • 06 Fox Booked
  • 15 Smith (Spence - 61' )
  • 10 Elliot
  • 11 Anderson (Vaughan - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Spence
  • 12 Callachan
  • 16 Ellis
  • 18 Stewart
  • 21 Vaughan
  • 25 Robertson
Ref: Craig Thomson
Att: 858

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

1 3

Corners

3 7

Fouls

13 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Raith Rovers 0.

90:00 +1:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Raith Rovers 0.

90:00 +1:14

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:14

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

90:00 +0:43

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:43

Foul by Paul Watson (Raith Rovers).

90:00 +0:27

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Ryan McCord.

90:00 +0:12

Attempt blocked. Kevin McCann (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

89:15

Attempt missed. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

85:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Declan McManus replaces Andy Kirk.

84:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Joe Cardle.

84:24

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

83:41

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

80:56 Booking

Booking Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

80:41

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

80:41

Kevin McCann (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:18

Attempt saved. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

76:06

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:06

Foul by Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers).

75:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Jonathan Tiffoney.

71:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Grant Anderson.

67:32 Booking

Booking Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

67:27

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:27

Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

65:54

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:54

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

65:21

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Bain.

63:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Raith Rovers 0. Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan McCord.

62:29

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

61:44 Booking

Booking Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

61:37

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

61:37

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

60:31 Substitution

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

60:06

Hand ball by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

59:35

Attempt saved. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

59:00

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:57

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

58:34

Attempt missed. Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

57:44

Attempt saved. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:00

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

56:58

Foul by Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic).

50:33 Booking

Booking Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

50:28

Foul by Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic).

50:28

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:50

Attempt missed. Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

45:22

Foul by Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic).

45:22

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 0, Raith Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Raith Rovers 0.

45:00 +0:32

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

45:00 +0:32

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:01

Attempt blocked. Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

38:52

Attempt missed. Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

38:30

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

38:30

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

33:05

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

32:19

Foul by Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers).

32:19

Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:21

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

31:21

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

21:19

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:19

Foul by Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic).

20:35

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

20:00

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

20:00

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

18:39

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

14:43

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

13:05

Attempt missed. Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

12:40

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Paul Watson.

5:47

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

5:26

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Bain.

4:37

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

4:37

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

2:14

Attempt missed. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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