Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 1-2 Hibernian

Jason Cummings knocks in his 10th goal of the season
Jason Cummings knocks in his 10th goal of the season

Hibernian turned in a strong first-half display at Stark's Park to end Raith Rovers' run of seven home wins.

John McGinn crashed home a fabulous strike as the visitors dominated the early stages.

Jason Cummings then broke clear of the Rovers defence to loft a shot over advancing keeper Kevin Cuthbert for his 10th goal of the season.

Rovers improved after the interval and Jon Daly steered home a header but Hibs held firm to take maximum points.

It means Alan Stubbs' side are now unbeaten in 10 games, with nine victories along the way, ahead of next weekend's meeting with Championship leaders Rangers.

And the Edinburgh side are five points adrift in second place, with the Ibrox side visiting St Mirren on Sunday.

Stubbs played with three central defenders at Stark's Park and the visitors controlled much of the midfield play in the opening 45 minutes.

Dominique Malonga teed up McGinn for a thumping finish from distance and the home defence were caught out by a long kick from goalkeeper Mark Oxley for the second goal.

Liam Henderson flashed a shot wide early in the second half as Hibs looked to kill the game but the Kirkcaldy side found a way back as Daly connected with a Jason Thomas cross.

The hosts piled forward in the latter stages and there were several penalty appeals from players in blue and white as the ball spent more time in a congested Hibs' box but referee George Salmond, who added on eight minutes, was not moved.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2ThomsonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Toshney
  • 6BenedictusBooked at 83mins
  • 23McKeown
  • 12MatthewsSubstituted forMegginsonat 57'minutes
  • 14Davidson
  • 30Robertson
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forWightonat 57'minutesSubstituted forAndersonat 69'minutes
  • 9Stewart
  • 16DalyBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Callachan
  • 7Anderson
  • 8McCord
  • 11Megginson
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 18Wighton
  • 25Ford

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 24McGregor
  • 4Hanlon
  • 5Fontaine
  • 2Gray
  • 18McGinnSubstituted forFyvieat 87'minutes
  • 10McGeouch
  • 3HendersonSubstituted forBartleyat 80'minutes
  • 16Stevenson
  • 7MalongaSubstituted forKeatingsat 74'minutes
  • 35Cummings

Substitutes

  • 6Bartley
  • 8Fyvie
  • 17Boyle
  • 19Keatings
  • 20Feruz
  • 23Forster
  • 31Reguero
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
4,114

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 1, Hibernian 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Hibernian 2.

Booking

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by David Gray.

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

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

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

Attempt saved. Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian).

Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Keatings (Hibernian).

Booking

Jon Daly (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Fraser Fyvie replaces John McGinn.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Booking

Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Marvyn Bartley replaces Liam Henderson.

Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Keatings (Hibernian).

Attempt missed. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. James Keatings replaces Dominique Malonga.

Foul by Jon Daly (Raith Rovers).

David Gray (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Craig Wighton because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Craig Wighton (Raith Rovers) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Hibernian 2. Jon Daly (Raith Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jason Thomson.

Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominique Malonga (Hibernian).

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers).

Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Daly (Raith Rovers).

Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Mitchel Megginson replaces Ross Matthews.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1010003362730
2Hibernian118121971225
3Falkirk116321710721
4Raith Rovers117041412221
5Queen of Sth124261220-814
6Morton123451014-413
7St Mirren102441113-210
8Dumbarton113171021-1110
9Livingston112181219-77
10Alloa11128622-165
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