Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Stirling Albion 0-2 Raith Rovers

Two goals either side of half-time saw Raith Rovers ease past Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup fourth round.

Striker Gordon Smith headed wide for the hosts after just two minutes and team-mate Alex Cunningham's drive was saved by Raith goalkeeper David McGurn.

Rovers took a 44th-minute lead when midfielder Barrie McKay steered Mark Stewart's cross into the bottom corner.

And Grant Anderson's stunning 20-yard effort found the net in the 54th minute to give the visitors a firm lead.

Smith spurned another good opportunity late on with just McGurn to beat as Raith held on.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Reidford
  • 2Hamilton
  • 5McGeachie
  • 6Smith
  • 3ForsythSubstituted forCreaneyat 82'minutes
  • 7Johnston
  • 4McCluneSubstituted forFultonat 57'minutes
  • 8BeithBooked at 89mins
  • 11CunninghamSubstituted forComrieat 68'minutes
  • 9DorisBooked at 60mins
  • 10SmithBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Fulton
  • 14Munn
  • 15Smith
  • 16Comrie
  • 17Paterson
  • 18Creaney
  • 19Wedderburn

Raith Rovers

  • 20McGurn
  • 2Thomson
  • 4Watson
  • 23McKeown
  • 3PerryBooked at 83mins
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forConroyat 79'minutes
  • 8Moon
  • 19McKay
  • 11ScottBooked at 78minsSubstituted forCallachanat 90+3'minutes
  • 27Nade
  • 9Stewart

Substitutes

  • 5Hill
  • 10Elliot
  • 12Callachan
  • 14Conroy
  • 16Vaughan
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 31Matthews
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
912

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home17
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Raith Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Raith Rovers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Martin Scott.

Booking

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion).

Martin Scott (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Lee Hamilton.

Booking

Angus Beith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Angus Beith (Stirling Albion).

Barrie McKay (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Smith (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

(Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Nade (Raith Rovers).

Foul by Angus Beith (Stirling Albion).

Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ross Perry (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Perry (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. James Creaney replaces Ross Forsyth.

Attempt missed. Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Perry (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ryan Conroy replaces Grant Anderson because of an injury.

Booking

Martin Scott (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Angus Beith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Scott (Raith Rovers).

Attempt missed. Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ross Perry (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Foul by Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion).

Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Doris (Stirling Albion).

Ross Perry (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Craig Comrie replaces Sandy Cunningham.

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