Scottish Championship
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Dundee 2-0 Raith Rovers

Dundee kept up the pressure on Championship leaders Hamilton Accies with a victory over 10-man Raith Rovers.

Ryan Conroy's free-kick found the bottom corner in the 28th minute to break the deadlock.

Rovers went a man down two minutes later after Callum Booth's second yellow card for a foul on Nicky Riley.

And Craig Wighton put the game to bed four minutes after the break when he nodded in Riley's pass.

It was Wighton's first goal of the season.

Calum Elliot forced Kyle Letheren into a save with 20 minutes to go, but Rovers failed to muster a comeback.

The victory means Dundee bounced back from their first defeat in five at the hands of Livingston last weekend.

Line-ups

Dundee

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Letheren
  • 2Irvine
  • 3LockwoodSubstituted forMcBrideat 83'minutes
  • 10Rae
  • 18Gallagher
  • 6DavidsonBooked at 66mins
  • 7RileyBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBoyleat 77'minutes
  • 20McAlister
  • 33Wighton
  • 9MacDonaldSubstituted forBeattieat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Conroy

Substitutes

  • 8McBride
  • 15Monti
  • 16Doris
  • 21Thomson
  • 23Boyle
  • 24Twardzik
  • 29Beattie

Raith Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 17Laidlaw
  • 2ThomsonBooked at 63mins
  • 3BoothBooked at 31mins
  • 11Anderson
  • 4Watson
  • 6FoxSubstituted forCallachanat 84'minutes
  • 16Ellis
  • 8Moon
  • 7CardleBooked at 69minsSubstituted forSpenceat 72'minutes
  • 15SmithSubstituted forMcCannat 34'minutes
  • 10Elliot

Substitutes

  • 5Hill
  • 9Spence
  • 12Callachan
  • 14Donaldson
  • 19McCann
  • 20Stewart
  • 21Vaughan
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
5,064

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kevin McCann (Raith Rovers).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee. Craig Beattie replaces Peter MacDonald.

  7. Post update

    Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Craig Wighton (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kevin McBride.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Liam Fox.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Dundee. Kevin McBride replaces Matthew Lockwood because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

  18. Post update

    Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Kevin McCann.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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