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

Match ends, Raith Rovers 1, Falkirk 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Falkirk 2.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

Foul by Craig Wighton (Raith Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Ryan Blair replaces John Baird.

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

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

Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

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

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Falkirk).

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

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Craig Wighton replaces Mark Stewart.

Foul by Scott Robertson (Raith Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David McCracken replaces Paul Watson because of an injury.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Paul Watson.

Attempt blocked. Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Ryan McCord.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Darren Petrie replaces Rory McKeown because of an injury.

Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Baird (Falkirk).

Booking

Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Raith Rovers).

Mark Kerr (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers).

John Baird (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Mark Kerr (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Mark Kerr (Falkirk).

Booking

Scott Robertson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Scott Robertson (Raith Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Falkirk 2. John Baird (Falkirk) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by James Craigen (Raith Rovers).

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

goal

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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