Scottish Championship
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Dumbarton 2-3 Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers moved to within two points of third-placed Hibernian, having played two games more, after coming from behind to win at Dumbarton.

Christian Nade's early strike gave the Sons a 1-0 lead at the interval.

But goals from Ryan Hardie, Aidan Connolly and James Craigen in the second half secured Rovers a seventh win in their last nine unbeaten games.

Steven Saunders' last-minute goal came too late for Dumbarton, who remain five points clear of Livingston.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

  • 19Ewings
  • 4Saunders
  • 5Buchanan
  • 22Wright
  • 3Docherty
  • 8GallagherBooked at 41minsSubstituted forCawleyat 72'minutes
  • 17Routledge
  • 18LindsaySubstituted forMcCallumat 77'minutes
  • 23Walsh
  • 9Fleming
  • 27NadeBooked at 25minsSubstituted forHeffernanat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 2Taggart
  • 7Cawley
  • 14Barr
  • 15McCallum
  • 16Waters
  • 21Heffernan

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 55Barr
  • 6BenedictusBooked at 80minsSubstituted forMatthewsat 83'minutes
  • 23McKeown
  • 7AndersonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forCraigenat 60'minutes
  • 4Callachan
  • 5Toshney
  • 18Connolly
  • 11PanayiotouSubstituted forThomasat 76'minutes
  • 16Hardie

Substitutes

  • 8McCord
  • 12Matthews
  • 15Thomas
  • 21Longridge
  • 26Court
  • 28Craigen
  • 31Law
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
655

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dumbarton 2, Raith Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dumbarton 2, Raith Rovers 3.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 2, Raith Rovers 3. Steven Saunders (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Walsh with a cross.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ross Callachan.

Attempt saved. James Craigen (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Kevin Cawley (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Craigen (Raith Rovers).

Mark Docherty (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Thomas (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Matthews replaces Kyle Benedictus.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

Booking

Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Donald McCallum (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

Attempt saved. Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Frazer Wright (Dumbarton).

Joel Thomas (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Donald McCallum replaces Jamie Lindsay.

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Joel Thomas replaces Harry Panayiotou.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

Attempt missed. Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Kevin Cawley replaces Grant Gallagher.

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 1, Raith Rovers 3. James Craigen (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aidan Connolly.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Paul Heffernan replaces Christian Nade because of an injury.

Delay in match Christian Nade (Dumbarton) because of an injury.

Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Nade (Dumbarton).

Goal!

Goal! Dumbarton 1, Raith Rovers 2. Aidan Connolly (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. James Craigen replaces Grant Anderson.

Jamie Lindsay (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

Attempt missed. Tom Walsh (Dumbarton) left footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

Foul by Christian Nade (Dumbarton).

Craig Barr (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers32254383275679
2Falkirk341812458322666
3Hibernian32186850321860
4Raith Rovers34177104944558
5Morton34119143941-242
6St Mirren34118154149-841
7Queen of Sth34116174353-1039
8Dumbarton3396183260-2833
9Livingston3377193547-1228
10Alloa3447232065-4519
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