Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 2-1 Hibernian

Hibernian remain six points adrift of second-place Falkirk in the Championship after falling to defeat at Raith Rovers.

Anthony Stokes put Hibs ahead with his third goal in two games.

But Lewis Toshney and Mark Stewart scored either side of half-time for the hosts.

Alan Stubbs' side have two games in hand over Falkirk, but have now lost four consecutive league games, while Raith sit seven points clear in fourth.

After scoring both in a midweek Scottish Cup quarter-final triumph in Inverness, Stokes fired a half-volley low beyond Kevin Cuthbert to open the scoring.

Soon after, though, Hibs captain David Gray and Darren McGregor failed to deal with a long ball from Craig Barr. It was an innocuous enough punt downfield, but the duo allowed the ball to ricochet between them, Toshney stealing in to score.

With the second half underway, Liam Fontaine diverted Ryan Hardie's low cross on to his own post, and from the resulting corner Stewart nodded home.

Jason Cummings has not scored since 16 February and the striker produced a contender for miss of the season when he struck the underside of the crossbar with an open goal to hit from a yard out.

The youngster was withdrawn for Farid El Alagui and sat with his head in his hands on the bench.

Ryan Hardie prodded wide from six yards as the hosts pressed for a third.

And substitute Chris Dagnall, a January signing who has yet to score for Hibs, curled a close-range effort just wide in the final 10 minutes, before his late looping header came back off Cuthbert's right upright.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 55Barr
  • 6Benedictus
  • 23McKeown
  • 4Callachan
  • 5ToshneyBooked at 63mins
  • 14Davidson
  • 21LongridgeSubstituted forAndersonat 80'minutes
  • 9StewartSubstituted forCraigenat 80'minutes
  • 16Hardie

Substitutes

  • 7Anderson
  • 8McCord
  • 11Panayiotou
  • 15Thomas
  • 18Connolly
  • 28Craigen
  • 31Law

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 24McGregor
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16Stevenson
  • 17Boyle
  • 6Bartley
  • 18McGinn
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forDagnallat 73'minutes
  • 28Stokes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9El Alagui
  • 14Handling
  • 27Gunnarsson
  • 29Dagnall
  • 30Thomson
  • 32Virtanen
  • 56Donaldson
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
2,386

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hibernian 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hibernian 1.

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

Foul by Anthony Stokes (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by James Craigen.

Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Chris Dagnall (Hibernian) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. James Craigen replaces Mark Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Louis Longridge.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

Louis Longridge (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Marvin Bartley (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Chris Dagnall replaces James Keatings.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Attempt missed. John McGinn (Hibernian) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by James Keatings (Hibernian).

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

Marvin Bartley (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Longridge (Raith Rovers).

Attempt missed. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Craig Barr.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Craig Barr.

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

Foul by John McGinn (Hibernian).

Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Attempt missed. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers29233375215472
2Falkirk301710350242661
3Hibernian28174744261855
4Raith Rovers29136103837145
5Morton30108123636038
6Queen of Sth29114143339-637
7St Mirren2997133241-934
8Dumbarton2985162654-2829
9Livingston2966173142-1124
10Alloa3035221762-4514
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