Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 1-0 Raith Rovers

Mark Kerr's late goal gave Falkirk a win over 10-man Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship.

Falkirk's Luke Leahy, Blair Alston and David Smith, plus Rovers' James Craigen, squandered good chances.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men with 19 minutes remaining when Kyle Benedictus clumsily fouled John Baird and he was shown a second yellow card.

Kerr soon notched the Bairns ahead, driving his effort low into the corner 10 minutes from time.

Line-ups

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 6Vaulks
  • 44Watson
  • 14Grant
  • 3Leahy
  • 17SmithSubstituted forShepherdat 67'minutes
  • 8Alston
  • 11Kerr
  • 10Sibbald
  • 9BairdSubstituted forTaiwoat 88'minutes
  • 19McHugh

Substitutes

  • 5McCracken
  • 7Taiwo
  • 12Bowman
  • 20Cooper
  • 22Blair
  • 23Shepherd
  • 24Sinnamon

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 5Toshney
  • 6BenedictusBooked at 71mins
  • 23McKeown
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forDavidsonat 86'minutes
  • 8McCordBooked at 55minsSubstituted forMegginsonat 66'minutes
  • 4CallachanBooked at 86mins
  • 28Craigen
  • 18WightonSubstituted forBatesat 72'minutes
  • 9Stewart

Substitutes

  • 3Petrie
  • 11Megginson
  • 12Matthews
  • 14Davidson
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 22Bates
  • 25Ford
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
3,753

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Tom Taiwo replaces John Baird.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Booking

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Iain Davidson replaces Grant Anderson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Falkirk 1, Raith Rovers 0. Mark Kerr (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Vaulks.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Bates (Raith Rovers).

  14. Post update

    (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Paul Watson (Falkirk).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Shepherd (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Craigen (Raith Rovers).