Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 2-1 Dumbarton

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.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 17Laidlaw
  • 2Thomson
  • 3Booth
  • 12CallachanBooked at 74mins
  • 16Ellis
  • 5Hill
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes
  • 8Moon
  • 21VaughanSubstituted forFoxat 76'minutes
  • 10ElliotBooked at 64mins
  • 7CardleBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 6Fox
  • 9Spence
  • 15Smith
  • 19McCann
  • 20Stewart
  • 23Matthews
  • 26Bates

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 2McGinnBooked at 90mins
  • 16Linton
  • 26MurraySubstituted forFlemingat 71'minutes
  • 4Graham
  • 5Barry
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 6Turner
  • 12PruntySubstituted forMcDougallat 76'minutes
  • 17Nish
  • 15KirkpatrickSubstituted forMegginsonat 39'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grindlay
  • 3Smith
  • 9Megginson
  • 10Smith
  • 11McDougall
  • 14Fleming
  • 25Phinn
Referee:
Calum Murray
Attendance:
1,351

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Dumbarton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Dumbarton 1.

Booking

Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Paul McGinn (Dumbarton).
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Andy Graham (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kevin Moon.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Gordon Smith replaces Grant Anderson because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) because of an injury.
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ross Callachan.
Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).
Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Chris Turner went off injured after Dumbarton had used all subs.
Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Liam Fox replaces Lewis Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Steven McDougall replaces Bryan Prunty.
Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

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.

Booking

Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).
Attempt saved. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Chris Turner (Dumbarton).
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces Hugh Murray.
Foul by Hugh Murray (Dumbarton).
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Andy Graham.
Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Hugh Murray (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Callum Booth.
Attempt saved. Andy Graham (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) is shown the red card.
Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers).
Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Grant Anderson.
Attempt blocked. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Paul McGinn (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Dumbarton 0. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.
Attempt blocked. Bryan Prunty (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Chris Turner (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).
Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Raith Rovers 0, Dumbarton 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Dumbarton 0.
Attempt missed. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Gilhaney.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton169431031
2Dundee169341330
3Raith Rovers16844428
4Alloa16835427
5Falkirk157441225
6Livingston16637-321
7Queen of Sth15537118
8Dumbarton16538-718
9Cowdenbeath164210-1414
10Morton162311-209
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