Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 4-3 St Mirren

Ryan Hardie scored a hat-trick as Raith bounced back from Tuesday's defeat by Rangers with a home win over St Mirren.

He sprung the offside trap to slot past Jamie Langfield, then teed up Mark Stewart for Raith's second before Keith Watson headed in for St Mirren.

Hardie scored twice in three second-half minutes to put Raith in command.

But David Clarkson's low shot pulled one back for the Buddies before Watson set up a nervy finish with a nice turn and finish in the 76th minute.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 5Toshney
  • 6Benedictus
  • 23McKeown
  • 18ConnollySubstituted forAndersonat 56'minutes
  • 4Callachan
  • 14DavidsonBooked at 47mins
  • 11PanayiotouSubstituted forMatthewsat 64'minutes
  • 16HardieBooked at 90mins
  • 9Stewart

Substitutes

  • 7Anderson
  • 12Matthews
  • 15Thomas
  • 26Court
  • 28Craigen
  • 31Law
  • 55Barr

St Mirren

  • 12Langfield
  • 20WatsonBooked at 83mins
  • 4Webster
  • 15Baird
  • 28Irvine
  • 22GallagherSubstituted forGowat 56'minutes
  • 14Mallan
  • 27QuinnSubstituted forAgnewat 25'minutes
  • 33StewartSubstituted forThompsonat 85'minutes
  • 25Shankland
  • 24Clarkson

Substitutes

  • 6Goodwin
  • 8Gow
  • 9Thompson
  • 16Agnew
  • 29Cooper
  • 32Wilks
  • 37McAllister
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
1,888

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 4, St. Mirren 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 4, St. Mirren 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

  4. Booking

    Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Andy Webster.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Clarkson (St. Mirren).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, St. Mirren. Steven Thompson replaces Jordan Stewart.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Booking

    Keith Watson (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Keith Watson (St. Mirren).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers).

  18. Post update

    David Clarkson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Gow (St. Mirren) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Raith Rovers 4, St. Mirren 3. Keith Watson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Mallan following a corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers27223270175369
2Falkirk28169346212557
3Hibernian27174643241955
4Raith Rovers26115103335-238
5Queen of Sth25104112432-834
6Morton2788112830-232
7St Mirren2777132738-1128
8Dumbarton2674152246-2425
9Livingston2866162939-1024
10Alloa2734201454-4013
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