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Raith Rovers 2-1 Hibernian

Hibernian remain six points adrift of second-place Falkirk in the Championship after falling to defeat at Raith Rovers.

Anthony Stokes put Hibs ahead with his third goal in two games.

But Lewis Toshney and Mark Stewart scored either side of half-time for the hosts.

Alan Stubbs' side have two games in hand over Falkirk, but have now lost four consecutive league games, while Raith sit seven points clear in fourth.

After scoring both in a midweek Scottish Cup quarter-final triumph in Inverness, Stokes fired a half-volley low beyond Kevin Cuthbert to open the scoring.

Soon after, though, Hibs captain David Gray and Darren McGregor failed to deal with a long ball from Craig Barr. It was an innocuous enough punt downfield, but the duo allowed the ball to ricochet between them, Toshney stealing in to score.

With the second half underway, Liam Fontaine diverted Ryan Hardie's low cross on to his own post, and from the resulting corner Stewart nodded home.

Jason Cummings has not scored since 16 February and the striker produced a contender for miss of the season when he struck the underside of the crossbar with an open goal to hit from a yard out.

The youngster was withdrawn for Farid El Alagui and sat with his head in his hands on the bench.

Ryan Hardie prodded wide from six yards as the hosts pressed for a third.

And substitute Chris Dagnall, a January signing who has yet to score for Hibs, curled a close-range effort just wide in the final 10 minutes, before his late looping header came back off Cuthbert's right upright.


Raith Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 55Barr
  • 6Benedictus
  • 23McKeown
  • 4Callachan
  • 5ToshneyBooked at 63mins
  • 14Davidson
  • 21LongridgeSubstituted forAndersonat 80'minutes
  • 9StewartSubstituted forCraigenat 80'minutes
  • 16Hardie


  • 7Anderson
  • 8McCord
  • 11Panayiotou
  • 15Thomas
  • 18Connolly
  • 28Craigen
  • 31Law


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 24McGregor
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16Stevenson
  • 17Boyle
  • 6Bartley
  • 18McGinn
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forDagnallat 73'minutes
  • 28Stokes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 60'minutes


  • 9El Alagui
  • 14Handling
  • 27Gunnarsson
  • 29Dagnall
  • 30Thomson
  • 32Virtanen
  • 56Donaldson
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Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamHibernian
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hibernian 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hibernian 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Stokes (Hibernian).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by James Craigen.

  6. Post update

    Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Chris Dagnall (Hibernian) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. James Craigen replaces Mark Stewart.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Louis Longridge.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

  18. Post update

    Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

4Raith Rovers29136103837145
6Queen of Sth29114143339-637
7St Mirren2997133241-934
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