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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hibernian 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hibernian 1.

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

Foul by Barrie McKay (Raith Rovers).

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

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

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

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

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Fraser Fyvie.

Goal!

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

Foul by Scott Allan (Hibernian).

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

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Christian Nade replaces Mark Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Craig Barr.

Keith Watson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Farid El Alagui replaces Dominique Malonga.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Keith Watson.

Attempt saved. David Gray (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).

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

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Ross Callachan.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Jason Cummings replaces Samuel Stanton.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Barrie McKay replaces Grant Anderson.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

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

Foul by Craig Barr (Raith Rovers).

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

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts30263186186881
2Hibernian30167756282855
3Rangers29167655292655
4Queen of Sth30138949371247
5Falkirk30121084340346
6Raith Rovers30126123849-1142
7Dumbarton3096153164-3333
8Alloa3148192547-2220
9Cowdenbeath3054212377-5419
10Livingston3047193047-1714
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