Scottish Championship
Raith Rovers1Falkirk2

Raith Rovers 1-2 Falkirk

John Baird's 10th goal of the season earned Falkirk a win away to Raith in the Championship.

A defensive lapse allowed Mark Stewart to put Raith in front, but Falkirk equalised within three minutes through Blair Alston after he was teed up by Bob McHugh.

Mitch Megginson forced a good save from Bairns keeper Danny Rogers.

His efforts were rewarded when Baird went clear and curled home an excellent fifth goal in three games.

Rogers preserved his side's victory with two good saves from Raith substitute Craig Wighton in the closing stages, the second in particular a superb stop.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 5Toshney
  • 14Davidson
  • 6Benedictus
  • 23McKeownSubstituted forPetrieat 70'minutes
  • 11MegginsonBooked at 67mins
  • 8McCordSubstituted forCallachanat 72'minutes
  • 30RobertsonBooked at 63mins
  • 28Craigen
  • 16Daly
  • 9StewartSubstituted forWightonat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Petrie
  • 4Callachan
  • 7Anderson
  • 12Matthews
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 18Wighton
  • 25Ford

Falkirk

  • 1Rogers
  • 4MuirheadBooked at 44mins
  • 44WatsonSubstituted forMcCrackenat 76'minutes
  • 14Grant
  • 3Leahy
  • 11KerrBooked at 64mins
  • 6Vaulks
  • 10SibbaldBooked at 90mins
  • 8Alston
  • 9BairdSubstituted forBlairat 89'minutes
  • 19McHugh

Substitutes

  • 5McCracken
  • 17Smith
  • 21Tokarczyk
  • 22Blair
  • 23Shepherd
  • 24Sinnamon
  • 30O'Hara
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
2,160

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 1, Falkirk 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Falkirk 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

  4. Booking

    Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Craig Wighton (Raith Rovers).

  8. Post update

    David McCracken (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Ryan Blair replaces John Baird.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Daly (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

  13. Post update

    Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Craigen (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Wighton (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Craig Wighton replaces Mark Stewart.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Raith Rovers).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1312013983136
2Hibernian1310122591631
3Falkirk1383222111127
4Raith Rovers137061517-221
5Queen of Sth146261521-620
6Morton145451315-219
7Livingston133191520-510
8St Mirren132471221-910
9Dumbarton133191124-1310
10Alloa131210728-215
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