Scottish Championship
Raith RoversRaith Rovers3Queen of SthQueen of the South2
Raith Rovers striker John Baird

John Baird scored with nine minutes remaining as Raith Rovers saw off a comeback from Queen of the South.

Joseph Cardle shot the hosts ahead from close range after four minutes and Paul Watson fired in soon after.

Marc Durnan levelled with two headers late in the first half before Baird turned in Ross Callachan's pass.

Reece Donaldson was shown a second yellow card in the final stages but Rovers held on to move up to seventh spot in the Championship.

Queen of the South stay fourth and remain level on points with play-off rivals Dumbarton, with three games of the season remaining.

Chris Mitchell was the supplier for both of Durnan's goals but it was not enough to prevent the visitors falling to their third defeat in four games.

With Ramsdens Cup final hero Baird knocking in the winner, Rovers are now nine points clear of Cowdenbeath in the relegation play-off place.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 20Robinson
  • 2Thomson
  • 3Booth
  • 6FoxBooked at 37mins
  • 4Watson
  • 14DonaldsonBooked at 85mins
  • 15Smith
  • 8MoonSubstituted forCallachanat 64'minutes
  • 29BairdSubstituted forMullenat 86'minutes
  • 9ElliotBooked at 83mins
  • 7Cardle

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 12Callachan
  • 16Ellis
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 19Mullen
  • 21Vaughan
  • 23Matthews

Queen of Sth

  • 1Clark
  • 2Mitchell
  • 3HigginsSubstituted forHoltat 90+1'minutes
  • 4McKennaSubstituted forKiddat 87'minutes
  • 5Durnan
  • 6Dowie
  • 7Burns
  • 8McShaneBooked at 90mins
  • 10Reilly
  • 9LyleBooked at 64mins
  • 11RussellSubstituted forCarmichaelat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 14Carmichael
  • 15Young
  • 16Holt
  • 17Dzierzawski
  • 18Kidd
  • 19Hooper
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
993

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 3, Queen of the South 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 3, Queen of the South 2.

  3. Post update

    Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

  5. Post update

    Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ian McShane (Queen of the South).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Kevin Holt replaces Chris Higgins.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Iain Russell.

  11. Post update

    Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mark Durnan (Queen of the South).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Lewis Kidd replaces Stephen McKenna.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Fraser Mullen replaces John Baird.

  15. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Iain Russell (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Raith Rovers 3, Queen of the South 2. John Baird (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross Callachan.

  19. Post update

    Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee33196849242563
2Hamilton331710655342161
3Falkirk33178853302359
4Queen of Sth33146134738948
5Dumbarton33146136058248
6Livingston33127144950-143
7Raith Rovers33119134655-942
8Alloa33117153243-1140
9Cowdenbeath3396184370-2733
10Morton3357212860-3222
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