Scottish Championship
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Scottish Championship: Raith Rovers 2-0 Queen of the South

Raith Rovers consolidated their place in fourth place in the Scottish Championship by beating Queen of the South, who sit just below.

Mark Stewart opened the scoring by tapping in the rebound after Ryan Hardie's shot was blocked on the line.

James Craigen then doubled their lead from the penalty spot at the end of the first half after Chris Higgins was adjudged to have handled in the area.

Rovers looked the more likely to extend their advantage after the break.

The Kirkcaldy side move seven points clear of the Doonhamers in the face for a promotion play-off place.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 5Toshney
  • 6Benedictus
  • 23McKeown
  • 18ConnollySubstituted forLongridgeat 75'minutes
  • 14DavidsonSubstituted forBarrat 14'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 4Callachan
  • 28Craigen
  • 9StewartSubstituted forPanayiotouat 74'minutes
  • 16Hardie

Substitutes

  • 7Anderson
  • 11Panayiotou
  • 12Matthews
  • 15Thomas
  • 21Longridge
  • 31Law
  • 55Barr

Queen of Sth

  • 1Thomson
  • 5BrownlieSubstituted forRussellat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 4Dowie
  • 6HigginsBooked at 44mins
  • 2KiddBooked at 90mins
  • 16HuttonBooked at 42mins
  • 15TappingSubstituted forLyleat 45'minutes
  • 10Conroy
  • 23Marshall
  • 21HilsonSubstituted forOliverat 68'minutes
  • 17Pickard

Substitutes

  • 7Harris
  • 9Lyle
  • 11Russell
  • 14Jacobs
  • 18Murdoch
  • 20Atkinson
  • 28Oliver
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
1,398

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Queen of the South 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Queen of the South 0.

Booking

Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Harry Panayiotou (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

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

Foul by Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers).

Gary Oliver (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Lewis Kidd.

Attempt saved. Harry Panayiotou (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Craig Barr.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Craig Barr.

Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Lewis Kidd (Queen of the South).

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Louis Longridge replaces Aidan Connolly.

Attempt missed. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Harry Panayiotou replaces Mark Stewart.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

Attempt saved. Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

Ryan Conroy (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

Attempt saved. Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Gary Oliver replaces Dale Hilson.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Iain Russell (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Russell (Queen of the South).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers27223270175369
2Falkirk28169346212557
3Hibernian27174643241955
4Raith Rovers27125103535041
5Queen of Sth26104122434-1034
6Morton2788112830-232
7St Mirren2777132738-1128
8Dumbarton2784152547-2228
9Livingston2866162939-1024
10Alloa2834211557-4213
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