Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 2-1 Alloa Athletic

Lewis Vaughan grabbed the second-half winner as Raith Rovers sank Alloa to keep alive their slim play-off chances.

Rovers went ahead when Mark Stewart raced onto a long ball and lifted it over visiting keeper Craig McDowall.

But, the lead lasted just five minutes, with Liam Buchanan turning in a cross from Mark Docherty.

Vaughan volleyed in Grant Anderson's cut-back to restore the lead before former Newcastle striker Michael Chopra almost forced an equaliser late on.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 20McGurn
  • 2Thomson
  • 55BarrBooked at 45mins
  • 4Watson
  • 23McKeown
  • 7Anderson
  • 12CallachanBooked at 66mins
  • 6Fox
  • 14Conroy
  • 9Stewart
  • 16Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 5Hill
  • 10Elliot
  • 11Scott
  • 30Robertson
  • 31Matthews
  • 33Campbell

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 4Gordon
  • 15MarrSubstituted forBenedictusat 18'minutes
  • 5Meggatt
  • 10Holmes
  • 8McCord
  • 29RobertsSubstituted forChopraat 65'minutes
  • 7Cawley
  • 3DochertySubstituted forRutherfordat 83'minutes
  • 19Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 2Tiffoney
  • 14Benedictus
  • 16Flannigan
  • 25Chopra
  • 26Layne
  • 28Rutherford
  • 31Couser
Referee:
Brian Colvin
Attendance:
1,100

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greg Rutherford replaces Mark Docherty.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner.

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