Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 2-1 Dundee United

Raith Rovers celebrate a goal by Craig Barr (second left)
Craig Barr (second left) put Raith Rovers into the lead

Raith Rovers beat Dundee United to consign Ray McKinnon's side to their fifth consecutive league match without a win.

Craig Barr put Rovers ahead just before half-time when he headed in Chris Johnston's free-kick.

Rovers' lead was extended by Ryan Hardie's low, left-footed shot four minutes into the second half.

Simon Murray's neat finish in a crowded penalty box provided hope for the visitors.

But they failed to find the leveller despite a host of attacking substitutions.

Dundee United defender Mark Durnan
Dundee United's Mark Durnan was left disappointed at Stark's Park

John Hughes' side could have scored a third had the base of the post not kept out another Barr header from another Johnston cross.

It is now two wins in their last three games for Rovers under Hughes, whose side move above Dumbarton into seventh place.

United manager McKinnon, who was previously in charge at Stark's Park, will continue to rack his brain for solutions to this slump in form.

Other than an early William Edjenguele miss and a second-half Willo Flood drive, the Tannadice men struggled to create opportunities.

However, they did apply a lot of pressure in the closing stages from set pieces.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 36Penksa
  • 2ThomsonBooked at 90mins
  • 55BarrBooked at 90mins
  • 5Mvoto
  • 6Benedictus
  • 7Johnston
  • 12Matthews
  • 4Callachan
  • 21Thompson
  • 52Hardie
  • 20McManusBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 3McHattie
  • 11Barr
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Skacel
  • 26Court
  • 29McKay

Dundee Utd

  • 1Bell
  • 4Durnan
  • 14EdjengueleBooked at 90mins
  • 24Robson
  • 20van der StruijkSubstituted forNichollsat 56'minutes
  • 8MurdochBooked at 41minsSubstituted forCooteat 68'minutes
  • 16Flood
  • 6Toshney
  • 19Andreu
  • 9MurrayBooked at 90mins
  • 18MikkelsenSubstituted forvan der Veldenat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 5Donaldson
  • 11Nicholls
  • 12Telfer
  • 22Coote
  • 23van der Velden
  • 31Long
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
2,192

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamDundee Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Dundee United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Dundee United 1.

Booking

Simon Murray (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

William Edjenguele (Dundee United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Booking

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Chris Johnston (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Hand ball by Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers).

Attempt saved. Mark Durnan (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Ross Matthews.

Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Craig Barr (Raith Rovers) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Robson.

Lewis Toshney (Dundee United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 2, Dundee United 1. Simon Murray (Dundee United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Alex Nicholls (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Raith Rovers).

Attempt saved. Willo Flood (Dundee United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Willo Flood (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Declan McManus (Raith Rovers).

Foul by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

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

Attempt saved. Alistair Coote (Dundee United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Alistair Coote replaces Stewart Murdoch.

Attempt missed. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tony Andreu (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Simon Murray (Dundee United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Nick van der Velden replaces Thomas Mikkelsen.

Chris Johnston (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Edjenguele (Dundee United).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Durnan.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee United. Alex Nicholls replaces Frank van der Struijk.

Booking

Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Declan McManus (Raith Rovers).

Jamie Robson (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Willo Flood (Dundee United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian281510344192555
2Falkirk29139748321648
3Morton27139539271248
4Dundee Utd2812883831744
5Queen of Sth2998123641-535
6Dunfermline28711103638-232
7Raith Rovers2988132840-1232
8Dumbarton29710123947-831
9Ayr28610122644-1828
10St Mirren2969143146-1527
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