Scottish Championship
FalkirkFalkirk2Raith RoversRaith Rovers1

Title chasers Falkirk held off Raith Rovers to win to keep alive their hopes of promotion to the Premiership.

The Bairns welcomed back Rory Loy from suspension and he made an instant impact when he scored after 19 minutes.

They were 2-0 up when Conor McGrandles found the top corner with what looked to be a cross.

Rovers pulled a goal back when John Baird's shot was deflected into his own net by Will Vaulks, but it was a comfortable victory for Falkirk.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1McGovern
  • 36Chalmers
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35Millar
  • 6Vaulks
  • 34McCrackenBooked at 18mins
  • 8Alston
  • 7Beck
  • 33Loy
  • 11McGrandles
  • 10Sibbald

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 12Bowman
  • 15Dick
  • 18Small
  • 19Leahy
  • 29Hogg
  • 31Shepherd

Raith Rovers

  • 20Robinson
  • 2Thomson
  • 3Booth
  • 15SmithSubstituted forVaughanat 74'minutes
  • 4Watson
  • 5HillBooked at 54mins
  • 12Callachan
  • 6FoxBooked at 59mins
  • 10Elliot
  • 29BairdSubstituted forSpenceat 90'minutes
  • 7CardleSubstituted forAndersonat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 11Anderson
  • 16Ellis
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 19Mullen
  • 21Vaughan
  • 26Bates
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
3,200

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 2, Raith Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces John Baird.

  7. Post update

    Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by David McCracken.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Mark Beck (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Mark Millar (Falkirk) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul Watson.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Paul Watson.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Lewis Vaughan replaces Gordon Smith.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Beck (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Callum Booth.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.