Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 2-1 Hibernian

Lewis Vaughan scores for Raith Rovers against Hibernian
Lewis Vaughan's late goal settled the match

Second-place Hibernian lost their points advantage over Rangers after falling to defeat at Raith Rovers, who boosted their own promotion hopes.

Hibs struck the woodwork twice in a dominant first half with David Gray and Dominique Malonga both going close.

Gray hit a post again, but only after Mark Stewart had volleyed Raith Rovers in front.

Fraser Fyvie levelled from a tight angle but Lewis Vaughan scrambled in a winner late in the match.

Rangers' win over Cowdenbeath moves them on to 55 points with Hibs, who have a superior goal difference in the Scottish Championship.

But the Ibrox club have a game in hand over Alan Stubbs' side.

The side finishing second will enter the play-offs at the semi-final stage while the teams in third and fourth will play off to reach that stage.

The Edinburgh side did mount late pressure after falling behind a second time but could not get another equaliser, with striker Farid El Alagui making his first appearance since August as a substitute.

Raith are now five points behind fourth-place Queen of the South in the race for the final play-off place.

Liam Fox and Liam Fontaine
Both sides have six games left

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20McGurn
  • 2Thomson
  • 55Barr
  • 4Watson
  • 23McKeown
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forMcKayat 63'minutes
  • 6Fox
  • 12CallachanBooked at 90mins
  • 14Conroy
  • 16Vaughan
  • 9StewartSubstituted forNadeat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 5Hill
  • 10Elliot
  • 19McKay
  • 27Nade
  • 30Robertson
  • 31Matthews

Hibernian

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 18Watson
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16Stevenson
  • 22FyvieSubstituted forBoyleat 85'minutes
  • 20Allan
  • 8Robertson
  • 23McGeouch
  • 11StantonSubstituted forCummingsat 66'minutes
  • 24MalongaSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Forster
  • 9El Alagui
  • 10Craig
  • 17Boyle
  • 29Dja Djedje
  • 30Cerny
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
3,183

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away15
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hibernian 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hibernian 1.

  3. Post update

    Scott Allan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Barrie McKay (Raith Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Gray (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

    Scott Allan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

  14. Post update

    Paul Watson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Fraser Fyvie.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Raith Rovers 2, Hibernian 1. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Allan (Hibernian).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Paul Watson.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Christian Nade replaces Mark Stewart.