Scottish Cup - Fourth Round
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Stirling Albion 0-2 Raith Rovers

Two goals either side of half-time saw Raith Rovers ease past Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup fourth round.

Striker Gordon Smith headed wide for the hosts after just two minutes and team-mate Alex Cunningham's drive was saved by Raith goalkeeper David McGurn.

Rovers took a 44th-minute lead when midfielder Barrie McKay steered Mark Stewart's cross into the bottom corner.

And Grant Anderson's stunning 20-yard effort found the net in the 54th minute to give the visitors a firm lead.

Smith spurned another good opportunity late on with just McGurn to beat as Raith held on.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Reidford
  • 2Hamilton
  • 5McGeachie
  • 6Smith
  • 3ForsythSubstituted forCreaneyat 82'minutes
  • 7Johnston
  • 4McCluneSubstituted forFultonat 57'minutes
  • 8BeithBooked at 89mins
  • 11CunninghamSubstituted forComrieat 68'minutes
  • 9DorisBooked at 60mins
  • 10SmithBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Fulton
  • 14Munn
  • 15Smith
  • 16Comrie
  • 17Paterson
  • 18Creaney
  • 19Wedderburn

Raith Rovers

  • 20McGurn
  • 2Thomson
  • 4Watson
  • 23McKeown
  • 3PerryBooked at 83mins
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forConroyat 79'minutes
  • 8Moon
  • 19McKay
  • 11ScottBooked at 78minsSubstituted forCallachanat 90+3'minutes
  • 27Nade
  • 9Stewart

Substitutes

  • 5Hill
  • 10Elliot
  • 12Callachan
  • 14Conroy
  • 16Vaughan
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 31Matthews
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
912

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home17
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Raith Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Raith Rovers 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Martin Scott.

  4. Booking

    Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion).

  6. Post update

    Martin Scott (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Lee Hamilton.

  8. Booking

    Angus Beith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Angus Beith (Stirling Albion).

  10. Post update

    Barrie McKay (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Smith (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

  14. Post update

    (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Christian Nade (Raith Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Angus Beith (Stirling Albion).

  17. Post update

    Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Booking

    Ross Perry (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ross Perry (Raith Rovers).