Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 3-2 Queen of the South

John Baird scored with nine minutes remaining as Raith Rovers saw off a comeback from Queen of the South.

Joseph Cardle shot the hosts ahead from close range after four minutes and Paul Watson fired in soon after.

Marc Durnan levelled with two headers late in the first half before Baird turned in Ross Callachan's pass.

Reece Donaldson was shown a second yellow card in the final stages but Rovers held on to move up to seventh spot in the Championship.

Queen of the South stay fourth and remain level on points with play-off rivals Dumbarton, with three games of the season remaining.

Chris Mitchell was the supplier for both of Durnan's goals but it was not enough to prevent the visitors falling to their third defeat in four games.

With Ramsdens Cup final hero Baird knocking in the winner, Rovers are now nine points clear of Cowdenbeath in the relegation play-off place.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 20Robinson
  • 2Thomson
  • 3Booth
  • 6FoxBooked at 37mins
  • 4Watson
  • 14DonaldsonBooked at 85mins
  • 15Smith
  • 8MoonSubstituted forCallachanat 64'minutes
  • 29BairdSubstituted forMullenat 86'minutes
  • 9ElliotBooked at 83mins
  • 7Cardle

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 12Callachan
  • 16Ellis
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 19Mullen
  • 21Vaughan
  • 23Matthews

Queen of Sth

  • 1Clark
  • 2Mitchell
  • 3HigginsSubstituted forHoltat 90+1'minutes
  • 4McKennaSubstituted forKiddat 87'minutes
  • 5Durnan
  • 6Dowie
  • 7Burns
  • 8McShaneBooked at 90mins
  • 10Reilly
  • 9LyleBooked at 64mins
  • 11RussellSubstituted forCarmichaelat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 14Carmichael
  • 15Young
  • 16Holt
  • 17Dzierzawski
  • 18Kidd
  • 19Hooper
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
993

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 3, Queen of the South 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 3, Queen of the South 2.
Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).
Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ian McShane (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Kevin Holt replaces Chris Higgins.
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Iain Russell.
Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Stephen McKenna.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Fraser Mullen replaces John Baird.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers).
Foul by Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers).
Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 3, Queen of the South 2. John Baird (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross Callachan.
Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).
Attempt missed. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Durnan.
Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).
Paul Watson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).
Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).
Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. John Baird (Raith Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Chris Mitchell.
Attempt blocked. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Chris Higgins.
Attempt saved. Iain Russell (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Kevin Moon.

Booking

Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).
Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers).
Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).
Foul by Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers).
Gavin Reilly (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Andy Dowie.
Attempt blocked. John Baird (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Stephen McKenna.
Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).
Ian McShane (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).
Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).
Paul Burns (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris Mitchell (Queen of the South).

Second Half

Second Half begins Raith Rovers 2, Queen of the South 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Queen of the South 2.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 2, Queen of the South 2. Mark Durnan (Queen of the South) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Mitchell with a cross.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Paul Watson.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Durnan.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee3319682563
2Hamilton33171062161
3Falkirk3317882359
4Queen of Sth3314613948
5Dumbarton3314613248
6Livingston3312714-143
7Raith Rovers3311913-942
8Alloa3311715-1140
9Cowdenbeath339618-2733
10Morton335721-3222
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