Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 1-0 Raith Rovers

Alloa celebrate Andy Kirk's winner

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.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 3MeggatBooked at 51mins
  • 10Holmes
  • 4GordonBooked at 62mins
  • 5Marr
  • 8McCord
  • 6Simmons
  • 7Cawley
  • 9KirkSubstituted forMcManusat 86'minutes
  • 11TiffoneySubstituted forFernsat 76'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

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

Raith Rovers

  • 17Laidlaw
  • 2Thomson
  • 19McCann
  • 8Moon
  • 5Hill
  • 4Watson
  • 7CardleSubstituted forCallachanat 85'minutes
  • 6FoxBooked at 68mins
  • 15SmithSubstituted forSpenceat 61'minutes
  • 10Elliot
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forVaughanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 12Callachan
  • 16Ellis
  • 18Stewart
  • 21Vaughan
  • 25Robertson
Referee:
Craig Thomson
Attendance:
858

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Raith Rovers 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

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

Foul by Paul Watson (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Ryan McCord.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Declan McManus replaces Andy Kirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Joe Cardle.

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

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Booking

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

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

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

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

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

Foul by Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Jonathan Tiffoney.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Grant Anderson.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

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

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Bain.

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.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

Booking

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

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Gordon Smith.

Hand ball by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

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

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

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

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

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton139311430
2Dundee137331024
3Raith Rovers13643422
4Alloa13625120
5Falkirk13544619
6Dumbarton13526-517
7Queen of Sth13436115
8Livingston13427-814
9Cowdenbeath13328-1011
10Morton13238-139
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