Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 3-0 Livingston

Raith Rovers opened their Championship campaign with a comfortable victory over Livingston.

The visitors, who avoided relegation last season on goal difference, were behind inside 10 minutes when Mark Stewart slotted home.

Ryan McCord then tucked away a penalty after a foul on Stewart.

Substitute Mitch Megginson grabbed a stoppage-time goal, turning smartly before firing past visiting goalkeeper Darren Jamieson.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 5ToshneyBooked at 88mins
  • 22BatesBooked at 80mins
  • 23McKeown
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forDavidsonat 70'minutes
  • 4Callachan
  • 8McCordSubstituted forMegginsonat 70'minutes
  • 28Craigen
  • 9StewartSubstituted forPetrieat 90+1'minutes
  • 18Wighton

Substitutes

  • 3Petrie
  • 11Megginson
  • 12Matthews
  • 14Davidson
  • 20McGurn
  • 25Ford
  • 27Campbell

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 4Cole
  • 14Gallagher
  • 5SivesBooked at 34mins
  • 3LongridgeSubstituted forGlenat 45'minutes
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 7Pittman
  • 16GibbonsBooked at 90mins
  • 10MullenSubstituted forGeorgievat 52'minutes
  • 19BuchananSubstituted forSheerinat 76'minutes
  • 9White

Substitutes

  • 15Neill
  • 17Georgiev
  • 18Sheerin
  • 31Glen
  • 38Quinn
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,560

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 3, Livingston 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 3, Livingston 0.

Attempt missed. Craig Wighton (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Kieran Gibbons (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Craigen (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kieran Gibbons (Livingston).

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 3, Livingston 0. Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Craigen.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Darren Petrie replaces Mark Stewart.

Attempt missed. Gary Glen (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers).

Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordyn Sheerin (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

Attempt missed. David Bates (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieran Gibbons (Livingston).

Foul by Spas Georgiev (Livingston).

Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

Booking

David Bates (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordyn Sheerin (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Bates (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Pittman.

Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Jordyn Sheerin replaces Liam Buchanan.

Attempt saved. Declan Gallagher (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Declan Gallagher (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers).

Attempt saved. Craig Wighton (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Iain Davidson replaces Grant Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Mitchel Megginson replaces Ryan McCord.

Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).

Attempt missed. Craig Sives (Livingston) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Spas Georgiev (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan McCord (Raith Rovers).

Gary Glen (Livingston) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Raith Rovers11003033
2Queen of Sth11003123
3Rangers11003123
4Dumbarton11002113
5Falkirk10101101
6Morton10101101
7Hibernian100112-10
8Alloa100113-20
9St Mirren100113-20
10Livingston100103-30
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