Scottish Championship
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Scottish Championship: Raith Rovers 0-2 Falkirk

Falkirk were impressive as they won away to Raith Rovers, who had started the day second in the Chamionship.

John Baird and Tom Taiwo were on target as previously high-flying Rovers had their wings clipped.

Baird opened the scoring 30 minutes in, crashing in after Mark Kerr played him through with a deft ball.

Taiwo added a second midway through the second half, tucking in after Bob McHugh did well to get to the by-line and cut the ball back.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 23Brennan
  • 2Thomson
  • 14DavidsonBooked at 87mins
  • 6Benedictus
  • 3McHattie
  • 12MatthewsBooked at 52minsSubstituted forCoustrainat 75'minutes
  • 4Callachan
  • 21ThompsonSubstituted forRobertsat 58'minutes
  • 11Barr
  • 10VaughanSubstituted forSkacelat 69'minutes
  • 20McManus

Substitutes

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 16Coustrain
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Skacel
  • 28Stevenson
  • 30Thorsen

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 2Kidd
  • 5McCrackenBooked at 86mins
  • 15Gasparotto
  • 3Leahy
  • 7Taiwo
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forCraigenat 74'minutes
  • 8Kerr
  • 11HippolyteBooked at 12minsSubstituted forRankinat 61'minutes
  • 9BairdSubstituted forMillerat 70'minutes
  • 19McHugh

Substitutes

  • 6Rankin
  • 16Austin
  • 18Miller
  • 21Shepherd
  • 26McMinn
  • 28Craigen
  • 44Watson
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
2,320

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 0, Falkirk 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Falkirk 2.

Foul by Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers).

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

Foul by Rudi Skacel (Raith Rovers).

Mark Kerr (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Kevin McHattie.

Attempt missed. Rudi Skacel (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Hand ball by Tom Taiwo (Falkirk).

Booking

Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

David McCracken (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David McCracken (Falkirk).

Mark Kerr (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Miller (Falkirk).

Attempt saved. Luca Gasparotto (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers).

Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Joel Coustrain replaces Ross Matthews.

Lee Miller (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Matthews (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. James Craigen replaces Craig Sibbald.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Falkirk 2. Tom Taiwo (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Lee Miller replaces John Baird.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Rudi Skacel replaces Lewis Vaughan.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Ross Matthews.

Attempt saved. Scott Roberts (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. John Rankin replaces Myles Hippolyte.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Scott Roberts replaces Jordan Thompson.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian5500112915
2Queen of Sth5410113813
3Raith Rovers531195410
4Dundee Utd52219548
5Falkirk52125507
6Dumbarton511357-24
7Ayr5113411-74
8Dunfermline5104611-53
9Morton503249-53
10St Mirren5023410-62
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