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Raith Rovers 0-1 Greenock Morton

Morton bounced back after a 3-0 loss at Palmerston Park on Saturday
Morton bounced back after a 3-0 loss at Palmerston Park on Saturday

Morton moved back into third place in the Championship as Lee Kilday's header at Stark's Park ensured Raith Rovers' dismal run continued.

The defender nodded in from a Michael Tidser free kick on 53 minutes.

Lawrence Shankland then missed a close-range chance for the visitors, while Thomas O'Ware shot narrowly wide.

Rovers, denied by a first-half triple-save from Derek Gaston, remain eighth in the table and have now gone 12 league games without a win.

The Kirkcaldy outfit announced the sacking of manager Gary Locke shortly after full-time.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 23Brennan
  • 2ThomsonBooked at 9minsSubstituted forSkacelat 83'minutes
  • 5Mvoto
  • 6Benedictus
  • 55BarrBooked at 65mins
  • 11BarrBooked at 86mins
  • 4CallachanSubstituted forMcManusat 62'minutes
  • 14DavidsonBooked at 82mins
  • 21Thompson
  • 66StevensonSubstituted forStewartat 62'minutes
  • 52Hardie

Substitutes

  • 3McHattie
  • 7Johnston
  • 9Stewart
  • 12Matthews
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Skacel
  • 20McManus

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 6Doyle
  • 2Kilday
  • 4O'WareBooked at 90mins
  • 3Lamie
  • 18McDonagh
  • 10Lindsay
  • 12TidserBooked at 70mins
  • 17Russell
  • 16Shankland
  • 19DonnellySubstituted forNesbittat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Forbes
  • 11Nesbitt
  • 14Scullion
  • 21Murdoch
  • 30McGowan
  • 37Tiffoney
  • 39Strapp
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
1,161

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 0, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Morton 1.

Booking

Thomas O'Ware (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Rudi Skacel.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Mark Stewart.

Booking

Bobby Barr (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Declan McManus (Raith Rovers).

Lee Kilday (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Rudi Skacel replaces Jason Thomson.

Bobby Barr (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie McDonagh (Morton).

Booking

Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lawrence Shankland (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Michael Tidser (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Aidan Nesbitt replaces Luke Donnelly.

Attempt saved. Michael Tidser (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Declan McManus (Raith Rovers).

Jamie Lindsay (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Tidser (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Jean-Yves Mvoto (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jamie Lindsay (Morton).

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Luke Donnelly (Morton).

Booking

Craig Barr (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Barr (Raith Rovers).

Lawrence Shankland (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Barr (Raith Rovers).

Jamie Lindsay (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Declan McManus replaces Ross Callachan.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Mark Stewart replaces Ryan Stevenson.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian23147238122649
2Dundee Utd23127434211343
3Morton23117534241040
4Falkirk2310763526937
5Queen of Sth248793334-131
6Dunfermline236892833-526
7Dumbarton2467112836-825
8Raith Rovers2367102231-925
9Ayr2349102136-1521
10St Mirren2328132242-2014
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