Scottish Championship
Falkirk1Raith Rovers0

Falkirk 1-0 Raith Rovers

Mark Kerr's late goal gave Falkirk a win over 10-man Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship.

Falkirk's Luke Leahy, Blair Alston and David Smith, plus Rovers' James Craigen, squandered good chances.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men with 19 minutes remaining when Kyle Benedictus clumsily fouled John Baird and he was shown a second yellow card.

Kerr soon notched the Bairns ahead, driving his effort low into the corner 10 minutes from time.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 6Vaulks
  • 44Watson
  • 14Grant
  • 3Leahy
  • 17SmithSubstituted forShepherdat 67'minutes
  • 8Alston
  • 11Kerr
  • 10Sibbald
  • 9BairdSubstituted forTaiwoat 88'minutes
  • 19McHugh

Substitutes

  • 5McCracken
  • 7Taiwo
  • 12Bowman
  • 20Cooper
  • 22Blair
  • 23Shepherd
  • 24Sinnamon

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 5Toshney
  • 6BenedictusBooked at 71mins
  • 23McKeown
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forDavidsonat 86'minutes
  • 8McCordBooked at 55minsSubstituted forMegginsonat 66'minutes
  • 4CallachanBooked at 86mins
  • 28Craigen
  • 18WightonSubstituted forBatesat 72'minutes
  • 9Stewart

Substitutes

  • 3Petrie
  • 11Megginson
  • 12Matthews
  • 14Davidson
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 22Bates
  • 25Ford
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
3,753

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Tom Taiwo replaces John Baird.

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

Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Iain Davidson replaces Grant Anderson.

Attempt blocked. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0. Mark Kerr (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Vaulks.

Foul by David Bates (Raith Rovers).

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

Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers).

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

Foul by James Craigen (Raith Rovers).

Robert McHugh (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. David Bates replaces Craig Wighton.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

John Baird (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Shepherd (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Scott Shepherd replaces David Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Mitchel Megginson replaces Ryan McCord.

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. David Smith (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Ryan McCord (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan McCord (Raith Rovers).

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

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

Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Baird (Falkirk).

Foul by Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers).

David Smith (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Queen of Sth22004136
2Dumbarton22004226
3Falkirk21102114
4Raith Rovers21013123
5Rangers11003123
6Hibernian21012203
7Morton201112-11
8Alloa100113-20
9St Mirren200225-30
10Livingston200204-40
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