Raith Rovers 0-0 Falkirk

Raith Rovers and Falkirk played out a goalless stalemate at Stark's Park as the visitors brought to an end their recent losing streak.

The Bairns had lost both of their games since their dramatic Scottish Cup exit against Hibernian.

But they began in confident fashion with David Weatherston forcing goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw into a third-minute save from the edge of the area.

Laidlaw's opposite number, Michael McGovern, was called into action 12 minutes later as Rovers' top scorer, Brain Graham, tried his luck with a 20-yard drive.

The hosts had won only one of their last five games and struggled to gain any momentum.

Joe Cardle's 43rd-minute effort, which flew wide of the target, was their best chance before the interval.

Laidlaw continued to frustrate the away side after the break, with Craig Sibbald's goalbound left-footed strike kept out by the young goalkeeper.

Cardle then should have done better with his 78th-minute drive as Grant Murray's men failed to steal a late victory.

Raith: Laidlaw, Thomson, Mensing, Hill (Malone 81), Donaldson, Grant Anderson (Clarke 77), Callachan, Walker, Cardle, Graham, Spence (Vaughan 72). Subs Not Used: McGurn, Hamill.

Booked: Walker, Thomson.

Falkirk: McGovern, Duffie, Vaulks, Flynn, Kingsley, Weatherston, Flannigan (Jay Fulton 76), Dale Fulton (Higgins 81),Sibbald, Grant (Alston 69), Taylor. Subs Not Used: Bowman, Dods.

Booked: Dale Fulton, Flannigan.

Att: 1,406

Ref: Steven McLean

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