Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 3-1 Raith Rovers

Falkirk moved above Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship with a home victory against the Kirkcaldy side.

Craig Sibbald headed his second goal of the season to give the Bairns an early lead before Conor McGrandles fired home a second midway through the first half

And Stephen Kingsley converted Mark Millar's pass six minutes into the second half.

Raith substitute Greig Spence struck a consolation for the visitors in the final quarter.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35MillarBooked at 78mins
  • 6VaulksBooked at 28minsSubstituted forFlynnat 72'minutes
  • 34McCracken
  • 11McGrandles
  • 10Sibbald
  • 33Loy
  • 9RobertsSubstituted forBinghamat 71'minutes
  • 7FultonSubstituted forDurojaiyeat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 5Flynn
  • 8Alston
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Bingham
  • 19Leahy
  • 31Shepherd

Raith Rovers

  • 17Laidlaw
  • 2Thomson
  • 3BoothBooked at 61mins
  • 12Callachan
  • 5Hill
  • 16Ellis
  • 11Anderson
  • 8MoonBooked at 86mins
  • 15SmithSubstituted forSpenceat 60'minutes
  • 10Elliot
  • 7CardleBooked at 56minsSubstituted forVaughanat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 19McCann
  • 20Stewart
  • 21Vaughan
  • 22Watson
  • 23Matthews
  • 26Bates
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
2,934

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 3, Raith Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Raith Rovers 1.

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Falkirk).

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

Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Jay Fulton.

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Attempt missed. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Mark Millar (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Mark Millar (Falkirk).

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

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Falkirk).

Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kieran Duffie.

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

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 3, Raith Rovers 1. Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Jonathan Flynn replaces Will Vaulks.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Rakish Bingham replaces Philip Roberts.

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Joe Cardle.

Attempt missed. Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

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

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Millar.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee159331430
2Hamilton159331030
3Falkirk157441225
4Raith Rovers15744325
5Alloa15735224
6Livingston15627-320
7Queen of Sth15537118
8Dumbarton15537-618
9Cowdenbeath153210-1511
10Morton152310-189
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