Scottish Championship
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St Mirren 1-2 Raith Rovers

Aidan Connolly broke clear to open the scoring in Paisley
Connolly broke clear to open the scoring in Paisley

Raith Rovers strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Scottish Championship by beating St Mirren for a third time this season.

The visitors, now 10 points clear of Morton, struck on 22 minutes, with Aidan Connolly finishing off a swift counter-attack.

Ross Callachan then shot home to double the Fife side's advantage.

St Mirren responded before half-time, with Alex Cooper forcing the ball in from close range.

However, the hosts, seeking a third successive victory to reignite their slim play-off hopes, could not break through the Rovers defence again.

The Buddies, who had manager Alex Rae sent to the stand by referee Barry Cook, remain seventh in the table, 14 points behind the Kirkcaldy men.

It was a first away success for Rovers since December and closes the gap on third-placed Hibernian to seven points.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 12Langfield
  • 20Watson
  • 15BairdSubstituted forStewartat 47'minutes
  • 4Webster
  • 28IrvineBooked at 90mins
  • 22GallagherSubstituted forThompsonat 76'minutes
  • 14Mallan
  • 16Agnew
  • 29Cooper
  • 8GowSubstituted forMcAllisterat 46'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25Shankland

Substitutes

  • 6Goodwin
  • 9Thompson
  • 10Carswell
  • 11Howieson
  • 32Wilks
  • 33Stewart
  • 37McAllister

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 55Barr
  • 6Benedictus
  • 23McKeown
  • 18ConnollySubstituted forAndersonat 85'minutes
  • 4CallachanBooked at 90mins
  • 5ToshneySubstituted forMatthewsat 45'minutes
  • 21Longridge
  • 28Craigen
  • 11PanayiotouSubstituted forThomasat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Anderson
  • 9Stewart
  • 12Matthews
  • 15Thomas
  • 26Court
  • 31Law
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
2,381

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, St. Mirren 1, Raith Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, St. Mirren 1, Raith Rovers 2.

  3. Booking

    Joel Thomas (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Booking

    Gary Irvine (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Booking

    Kyle McAllister (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McAllister (St. Mirren).

  8. Post update

    Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gary Irvine (St. Mirren).

  13. Post update

    Joel Thomas (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Andy Webster.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alex Cooper (St. Mirren).

  16. Post update

    Ross Matthews (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Aidan Connolly.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ross Matthews (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Louis Longridge (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Gary Irvine (St. Mirren).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers29233375215472
2Falkirk301710350242661
3Hibernian28174744261855
4Raith Rovers30146104038248
5Morton30108123636038
6Queen of Sth29114143339-637
7St Mirren3097143343-1034
8Dumbarton2985162654-2829
9Livingston2966173142-1124
10Alloa3035221762-4514
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