Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 1-3 Cowdenbeath

Colin Nish scored a hat-trick as Cowdenbeath moved five points clear of the Championship relegation zone.

Nish opened the scoring after Raith failed to deal with a cross from Martin Scott.

His second came midway through the second half - a neat finish following Robbie Buchanan's cross.

The striker's treble was complete when he reacted quickest to convert Jon Robertson's corner before Mark Stewart headed a late consolation for Raith.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 55Barr
  • 4Watson
  • 5HillBooked at 74minsSubstituted forAndersonat 77'minutes
  • 2Thomson
  • 11ScottSubstituted forMoonat 69'minutes
  • 12Callachan
  • 14Conroy
  • 23McKeown
  • 9Stewart
  • 16VaughanSubstituted forNadeat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Anderson
  • 8Moon
  • 10Elliot
  • 19McKay
  • 20McGurn
  • 27Nade
  • 31Matthews

Cowdenbeath

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 17Thomson
  • 18Brownlie
  • 5ArmstrongSubstituted forAdamsonat 36'minutes
  • 4O'Brien
  • 27Toshney
  • 26Marshall
  • 7Robertson
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 19OyenugaSubstituted forBuchananat 56'minutes
  • 10HigginsSubstituted forMillerat 76'minutes
  • 9Nish

Substitutes

  • 3Adamson
  • 12Kane
  • 15Buchanan
  • 20Miller
  • 21Johnston
  • 25Sneddon
  • 28Hughes
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,350

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 1, Cowdenbeath 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Cowdenbeath 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Cowdenbeath 3. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Christian Nade with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jon Robertson.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath).

  10. Post update

    Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Cowdenbeath 3. Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jon Robertson with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Craig Barr.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Dougie Hill.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Kevin Moon.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kyle Miller replaces Sean Higgins.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Christian Nade (Raith Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Booking

    Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts32273290207084
2Hibernian32177858302858
3Rangers30177657302758
4Falkirk33141094642452
5Queen of Sth31148950371350
6Raith Rovers32126143953-1442
7Dumbarton3296173269-3733
8Cowdenbeath3374222979-5025
9Alloa3248202550-2520
10Livingston3157193248-1617
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