Scottish Championship
Morton1Raith Rovers2

Scottish Championship: Greenock Morton 1-2 Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers' James Craigen (left) celebrates his winning goal
James Craigen (left) scored Raith Rovers' winner

Raith Rovers came from behind to defeat Greenock Morton and leapfrog their opponents in the Scottish Championship thanks to a late James Craigen penalty.

Morton were on top in the first half and took the lead when Alex Samuel slotted in after goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert parried from Ross Forbes.

Ross Callachan's shot deflected past Grant Adam shortly after the break to bring the visitors into the game.

And, when Mitch Megginson was pulled down, Craigan scored from the spot.

The victory takes the Kirkcaldy side three points clear of Morton and into fourth place, five points behind Falkirk.

It was not only Rovers' first league win in seven games butit ended Morton's six-game unbeaten run.

Morton's Alex Samuel (centre) celebrates scoring
Samuel (centre) gave Morton a deserved first-half lead
Raith Rovers' Ross Callachan's shot takes a deflection on its way to goal
Callachan's shot took a wicked deflection off defender Lee Kilday for the equaliser
Raith Rovers' Ross Callachan celebrates his goal
Callachan's goal brought Rovers back into the game at Cappielow

Line-ups

Morton

  • 20Adam
  • 15Pepper
  • 2KildayBooked at 29mins
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 17Russell
  • 8Forbes
  • 4O'Ware
  • 7McKeeSubstituted forMillerat 75'minutes
  • 16BarrBooked at 58minsSubstituted forQuitongoat 86'minutes
  • 9Johnstone
  • 18SamuelSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gaston
  • 3Lamie
  • 6Miller
  • 11McCluskey
  • 12Scullion
  • 28Quitongo
  • 34Orr

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 5ToshneySubstituted forBatesat 35'minutes
  • 14Davidson
  • 6Benedictus
  • 23McKeown
  • 4Callachan
  • 8McCordSubstituted forMatthewsat 68'minutes
  • 30Robertson
  • 28Craigen
  • 9StewartSubstituted forMegginsonat 79'minutes
  • 16Daly

Substitutes

  • 3Petrie
  • 11Megginson
  • 12Matthews
  • 18Wighton
  • 22Bates
  • 24Ellis
  • 31Law
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,264

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 1, Raith Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 1, Raith Rovers 2.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mitchel Megginson.

Attempt blocked. Ross Forbes (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ross Forbes (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Denny Johnstone (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Raith Rovers 2. James Craigen (Raith Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Mark Russell (Morton) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Raith Rovers. Mitchel Megginson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jai Quitongo replaces Bobby Barr.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Stefan McCluskey replaces Alex Samuel.

Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Matthews (Raith Rovers).

Alex Samuel (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Bates (Raith Rovers).

Foul by Michael Miller (Morton).

Ross Matthews (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Mitchel Megginson replaces Mark Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Michael Miller replaces Joe McKee because of an injury.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Matthews replaces Ryan McCord.

Denny Johnstone (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jon Daly (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Conor Pepper.

Attempt missed. Ryan McCord (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Daly (Raith Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Bobby Barr (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Bobby Barr (Morton) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Morton).

Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Alex Samuel (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Raith Rovers 1. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Stewart.

Mark Russell (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Robertson (Raith Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers16132146113541
2Hibernian16122229111838
3Falkirk1695230141632
4Raith Rovers178362223-127
5Morton186661920-124
6Queen of Sth176471826-822
7Dumbarton1752101731-1417
8St Mirren162681424-1012
9Livingston1632111724-711
10Alloa172213836-288
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