Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth3Raith Rovers1

Queen of the South 3-1 Raith Rovers

Stephen Dobbie took his tally to nine goals in eight games to help send unbeaten Queen of the South to the top of the Championship.

The veteran striker opened the scoring on 52 minutes, slotting home a low strike, before firing a second into the top corner.

Dean Brotherston added a third 10 minutes from time, just moments after coming off the bench.

Jean Yves Mvoto headed in a late consolation for Raith Rovers.

Dobbie was denied a hat-trick in the closing stages with his effort coming off a post.

But it was smiles all round at Palmerston when news of Hibs' surprise home defeat to Ayr filtered through, meaning Gavin Skelton's men take over at the top.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Robinson
  • 2Hamill
  • 4Dowie
  • 5Brownlie
  • 3Marshall
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forDykesat 76'minutes
  • 8Millar
  • 10HilsonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forRiggat 87'minutes
  • 14Jacobs
  • 9LyleSubstituted forBrotherstonat 80'minutes
  • 11Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 6Higgins
  • 12Rigg
  • 17Pickard
  • 19Moxon
  • 20Atkinson
  • 25Dykes
  • 35Brotherston

Raith Rovers

  • 22Brennan
  • 14Davidson
  • 5Mvoto
  • 6BenedictusBooked at 66mins
  • 3McHattieBooked at 62mins
  • 12MatthewsSubstituted forSkacelat 71'minutes
  • 4CallachanBooked at 40mins
  • 21ThompsonSubstituted forStewartat 60'minutes
  • 11BarrBooked at 41mins
  • 20McManus
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forVaughanat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 7Johnston
  • 9Stewart
  • 10Vaughan
  • 16Coustrain
  • 19Skacel
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
1,864

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Raith Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Raith Rovers 1.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Jacobs.

Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Raith Rovers 1. Jean-Yves Mvoto (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lewis Vaughan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Marshall.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kevin McHattie.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Steven Rigg replaces Dale Hilson.

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).

Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).

Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 3, Raith Rovers 0. Dean Brotherston (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dale Hilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Dean Brotherston replaces Derek Lyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Lyndon Dykes replaces Grant Anderson.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Grant Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Rudi Skacel replaces Ross Matthews.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 2, Raith Rovers 0. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Grant Anderson.

Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) hits the right post with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

Booking

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

Grant Anderson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

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

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

Booking

Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Grant Anderson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Scott Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Mark Stewart replaces Jordan Thompson.

Foul by Jamie Hamill (Queen of the South).

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

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ross Matthews.

Goal!

Goal! Queen of the South 1, Raith Rovers 0. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Hamill.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

Second Half

Second Half begins Queen of the South 0, Raith Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Queen of the South 0, Raith Rovers 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Queen of Sth65101441016
2Hibernian6501124815
3Raith Rovers6312108210
4Falkirk631286210
5Dundee Utd622210828
6Ayr6213612-67
7Morton6132610-46
8Dumbarton612368-25
9Dunfermline6105713-63
10St Mirren6033511-63
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