Scottish Championship
Queen of Sth2Raith Rovers1

Queen of the South 2-1 Raith Rovers

Queen of the South kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a win against Raith Rovers, who remain without a win in 16 games in all competitions.

Captain John Rankin got the Doonhamers off to the perfect start with a seventh-minute opener from the edge of the area.

Derek Lyle then turned in from close range following a corner.

Jean-Yves Mvoto gave Rovers hope with a 61st-minute header but John Hughes' side could not find a way back.

Home goalkeeper Lee Robinson made a couple of good saves to deny Rovers midfielder Chris Johnston, before Ryan Hardie spurned the chance to level when his header cleared the crossbar.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Robinson
  • 24Mercer
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4Dowie
  • 3Marshall
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forCarmichaelat 84'minutes
  • 15Thomson
  • 8Rankin
  • 14JacobsBooked at 43mins
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forFergussonat 90+1'minutes
  • 9LyleSubstituted forDykesat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hamill
  • 6Higgins
  • 20Atkinson
  • 25Dykes
  • 27Murray
  • 32Fergusson
  • 39Carmichael

Raith Rovers

  • 23Brennan
  • 5Mvoto
  • 6Benedictus
  • 55Barr
  • 14DavidsonBooked at 89mins
  • 21ThompsonSubstituted forMcManusat 65'minutes
  • 4Callachan
  • 11BarrSubstituted forHardieat 65'minutes
  • 2Thomson
  • 9Stewart
  • 66StevensonSubstituted forJohnstonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McHattie
  • 7Johnston
  • 12Matthews
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Skacel
  • 20McManus
  • 52Hardie
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
1,484

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Queen of the South 2, Raith Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Raith Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. John Rankin (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Jim Atkinson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Ross Fergusson replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Booking

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

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Declan McManus.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Dom Thomas.

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

Attempt saved. Chris Johnston (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Declan McManus.

Attempt blocked. Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Barr (Raith Rovers).

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Chris Johnston replaces Ryan Stevenson.

Foul by John Rankin (Queen of the South).

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

Attempt saved. Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Jean-Yves Mvoto.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Lyndon Dykes replaces Derek Lyle.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Darren Brownlie.

Foul by Dom Thomas (Queen of the South).

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

Foul by Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South).

Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Declan McManus replaces Jordan Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ryan Hardie replaces Bobby Barr.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Craig Barr.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian25149241152651
2Dundee Utd25128535251044
3Falkirk26119642301242
4Morton25119537271042
5Queen of Sth259793535034
6Dunfermline246993035-527
7Dumbarton2669113240-827
8Raith Rovers2568112434-1026
9Ayr25410112340-1722
10St Mirren2438132442-1817
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