Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 2-1 Raith Rovers

Title chasers Falkirk held off Raith Rovers to win to keep alive their hopes of promotion to the Premiership.

The Bairns welcomed back Rory Loy from suspension and he made an instant impact when he scored after 19 minutes.

They were 2-0 up when Conor McGrandles found the top corner with what looked to be a cross.

Rovers pulled a goal back when John Baird's shot was deflected into his own net by Will Vaulks, but it was a comfortable victory for Falkirk.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 36Chalmers
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35Millar
  • 6Vaulks
  • 34McCrackenBooked at 18mins
  • 8Alston
  • 7Beck
  • 33Loy
  • 11McGrandles
  • 10Sibbald

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 18Small
  • 19Leahy
  • 29Hogg
  • 31Shepherd

Raith Rovers

  • 20Robinson
  • 2Thomson
  • 3Booth
  • 15SmithSubstituted forVaughanat 74'minutes
  • 4Watson
  • 5HillBooked at 54mins
  • 12Callachan
  • 6FoxBooked at 59mins
  • 10Elliot
  • 29BairdSubstituted forSpenceat 90'minutes
  • 7CardleSubstituted forAndersonat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 11Anderson
  • 16Ellis
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 19Mullen
  • 21Vaughan
  • 26Bates
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
3,200

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 1.

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces John Baird.

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

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by David McCracken.

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

Mark Millar (Falkirk) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Gordon Smith.

Attempt missed. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Callum Booth.

Attempt missed. Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Joe Chalmers.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

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

Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).

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

Booking

Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lee Robinson.

Attempt saved. Mark Millar (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Joe Chalmers (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton34181062264
2Dundee3419692463
3Falkirk3418882462
4Queen of Sth34156131251
5Dumbarton3414614-148
6Livingston3412715-543
7Raith Rovers3411914-1042
8Alloa3411716-1240
9Cowdenbeath3410618-2336
10Morton346721-3125
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