Raith Rovers stayed in touch with the Scottish Championship's top two sides with victory over Dumbarton.

Lewis Vaughan's close-range effort put Raith ahead but the hosts were reduced to 10 men when Joseph Cardle was sent off for a dangerous challenge.

Jason Thomson dinked the ball over Dumbarton keeper Jamie Ewings to double the Fife side's lead.

Steven McDougall pulled one back for the visitors in the final minute with a neat finish inside the box.

Raith are now two points behind Dundee and three off leaders Hamilton.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Raith Rovers

  • 17 Laidlaw
  • 02 Thomson
  • 03 Booth
  • 12 Callachan Booked
  • 16 Ellis
  • 05 Hill
  • 11 Anderson (Smith - 87' )
  • 08 Moon
  • 21 Vaughan (Fox - 76' )
  • 10 Elliot Booked
  • 07 Cardle Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 06 Fox
  • 09 Spence
  • 15 Smith
  • 19 McCann
  • 20 Stewart
  • 23 Matthews
  • 26 Bates

Dumbarton

  • 19 Ewings
  • 02 McGinn Booked
  • 16 Linton
  • 26 Murray (Fleming - 71' )
  • 04 Graham
  • 05 Barry
  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 06 Turner
  • 12 Prunty (McDougall - 76' )
  • 17 Nish
  • 15 Kirkpatrick (Megginson - 39' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Grindlay
  • 03 Smith
  • 09 Megginson
  • 10 Smith
  • 11 McDougall
  • 14 Fleming
  • 25 Phinn
Ref: Calum Murray
Att: 1,351

Match Stats

Shots

10 16

On target

7 4

Corners

6 5

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Dumbarton 1.

90:00 +5:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Dumbarton 1.

90:00 +5:17 Booking

Booking Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +5:13

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

90:00 +5:13

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

90:00 +3:26

Attempt missed. Andy Graham (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +2:51

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kevin Moon.

89:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 2, Dumbarton 1. Steven McDougall (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Garry Fleming.

86:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Gordon Smith replaces Grant Anderson because of an injury.

86:21

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

86:20

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

85:20

Delay in match Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) because of an injury.

83:09

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ross Callachan.

81:03

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

81:03

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

80:19

Chris Turner went off injured after Dumbarton had used all subs.

76:38

Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:38

Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

75:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Liam Fox replaces Lewis Vaughan.

75:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Bryan Prunty.

75:00

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

74:59

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

73:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 2, Dumbarton 0. Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Vaughan.

73:12 Booking

Booking Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

73:08

Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:08

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

72:38

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

71:39

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

71:39

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

70:59

Attempt saved. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

70:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces Hugh Murray.

69:49

Foul by Hugh Murray (Dumbarton).

69:49

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

68:20

Attempt missed. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

66:14

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Andy Graham.

64:48

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

64:48

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

63:55 Booking

Booking Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

63:48

Hugh Murray (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:48

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

61:11

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Callum Booth.

60:49

Attempt saved. Andy Graham (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

59:50 Dismissal

Dismissal Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) is shown the red card.

59:41

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:41

Foul by Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers).

58:14

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Grant Anderson.

58:01

Attempt blocked. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56:00

Attempt missed. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

53:02

Attempt missed. Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

50:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Dumbarton 0. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

48:13

Attempt blocked. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

47:35

Attempt saved. Chris Turner (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:48

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:48

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

46:32

Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:32

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

45:00

Second Half begins Raith Rovers 0, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Dumbarton 0.

44:40

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

43:13

Attempt missed. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

40:56

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Gilhaney.

38:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Mitchel Megginson replaces Jordan Kirkpatrick because of an injury.

37:58

Attempt missed. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

36:15

Delay in match Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) because of an injury.

35:46

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

35:46

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:28

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ross Callachan.

31:54

Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

31:54

Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:12

Attempt missed. Andy Graham (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

28:00

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

28:00

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:10

Attempt saved. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

25:22

Callum Booth (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:22

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

24:30

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

24:30

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:25

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

23:25

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

23:06

Attempt saved. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

20:00

Attempt missed. Aaron Barry (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

19:15

Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

19:15

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:31

Attempt missed. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

17:10

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Andy Graham.

13:40

Attempt missed. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

9:18

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

9:18

Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).

7:49

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

7:16

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

6:29

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

6:07

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Barry.

5:57

Attempt blocked. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

5:19

Attempt saved. Chris Turner (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

3:42

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

2:48

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

2:48

Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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