Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 1-3 Cowdenbeath

Colin Nish scored a hat-trick as Cowdenbeath moved five points clear of the Championship relegation zone.

Nish opened the scoring after Raith failed to deal with a cross from Martin Scott.

His second came midway through the second half - a neat finish following Robbie Buchanan's cross.

The striker's treble was complete when he reacted quickest to convert Jon Robertson's corner before Mark Stewart headed a late consolation for Raith.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 55Barr
  • 4Watson
  • 5HillBooked at 74minsSubstituted forAndersonat 77'minutes
  • 2Thomson
  • 11ScottSubstituted forMoonat 69'minutes
  • 12Callachan
  • 14Conroy
  • 23McKeown
  • 9Stewart
  • 16VaughanSubstituted forNadeat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Anderson
  • 8Moon
  • 10Elliot
  • 19McKay
  • 20McGurn
  • 27Nade
  • 31Matthews

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Thomson
  • 18Brownlie
  • 5ArmstrongSubstituted forAdamsonat 36'minutes
  • 4O'Brien
  • 27Toshney
  • 26Marshall
  • 7Robertson
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 19OyenugaSubstituted forBuchananat 56'minutes
  • 10HigginsSubstituted forMillerat 76'minutes
  • 9Nish

Substitutes

  • 3Adamson
  • 12Kane
  • 15Buchanan
  • 20Miller
  • 21Johnston
  • 25Sneddon
  • 28Hughes
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,350

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 1, Cowdenbeath 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Cowdenbeath 3.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Cowdenbeath 3. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Christian Nade with a cross.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jon Robertson.

Foul by Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath).

Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

Attempt saved. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath).

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

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Cowdenbeath 3. Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jon Robertson with a cross.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Craig Barr.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Dougie Hill.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kevin Moon.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kyle Miller replaces Sean Higgins.

Foul by Christian Nade (Raith Rovers).

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

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

Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Christian Nade replaces Lewis Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Kevin Moon replaces Martin Scott.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Cowdenbeath 2. Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robbie Buchanan with a cross.

Attempt saved. Craig Barr (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Colin Marshall.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Scott (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Robbie Buchanan replaces Kudus Oyenuga.

Attempt missed. Craig Barr (Raith Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jon Robertson.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

Attempt saved. Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath).

Martin Scott (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Raith Rovers 0, Cowdenbeath 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Cowdenbeath 1.

Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts32273290207084
2Hibernian32177858302858
3Rangers30177657302758
4Falkirk33141094642452
5Queen of Sth31148950371350
6Raith Rovers32126143953-1442
7Dumbarton3296173269-3733
8Cowdenbeath3374222979-5025
9Alloa3248202550-2520
10Livingston3157193248-1617
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