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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

Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

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

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

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

Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

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

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

Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greg Rutherford replaces Mark Docherty.

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

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

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

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

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

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Paul Watson.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Michael Chopra replaces Philip Roberts.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

Attempt saved. Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Craig Barr.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

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

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts29253184186678
2Hibernian28167555243155
3Rangers27147649282149
4Queen of Sth28138749321747
5Falkirk28111074239343
6Raith Rovers28106123348-1536
7Dumbarton2986153064-3430
8Alloa3047192345-2219
9Cowdenbeath2854192272-5019
10Livingston2946192845-1713
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