Scottish Championship
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Dumbarton 2-3 Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers moved to within two points of third-placed Hibernian, having played two games more, after coming from behind to win at Dumbarton.

Christian Nade's early strike gave the Sons a 1-0 lead at the interval.

But goals from Ryan Hardie, Aidan Connolly and James Craigen in the second half secured Rovers a seventh win in their last nine unbeaten games.

Steven Saunders' last-minute goal came too late for Dumbarton, who remain five points clear of Livingston.

Line-ups

Dumbarton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 19Ewings
  • 4Saunders
  • 5Buchanan
  • 22Wright
  • 3Docherty
  • 8GallagherBooked at 41minsSubstituted forCawleyat 72'minutes
  • 17Routledge
  • 18LindsaySubstituted forMcCallumat 77'minutes
  • 23Walsh
  • 9Fleming
  • 27NadeBooked at 25minsSubstituted forHeffernanat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 2Taggart
  • 7Cawley
  • 14Barr
  • 15McCallum
  • 16Waters
  • 21Heffernan

Raith Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 55Barr
  • 6BenedictusBooked at 80minsSubstituted forMatthewsat 83'minutes
  • 23McKeown
  • 7AndersonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forCraigenat 60'minutes
  • 4Callachan
  • 5Toshney
  • 18Connolly
  • 11PanayiotouSubstituted forThomasat 76'minutes
  • 16Hardie

Substitutes

  • 8McCord
  • 12Matthews
  • 15Thomas
  • 21Longridge
  • 26Court
  • 28Craigen
  • 31Law
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
655

Match Stats

Home TeamDumbartonAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dumbarton 2, Raith Rovers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dumbarton 2, Raith Rovers 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Dumbarton 2, Raith Rovers 3. Steven Saunders (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Walsh with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ross Callachan.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Craigen (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Kevin Cawley (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Craigen (Raith Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Mark Docherty (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joel Thomas (Raith Rovers).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Matthews replaces Kyle Benedictus.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

  13. Booking

    Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Donald McCallum (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Frazer Wright (Dumbarton).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Donald McCallum replaces Jamie Lindsay.

  20. Post update

    Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers32254383275679
2Falkirk341812458322666
3Hibernian32186850321860
4Raith Rovers34177104944558
5Morton34119143941-242
6St Mirren34118154149-841
7Queen of Sth34116174353-1039
8Dumbarton3396183260-2833
9Livingston3377193547-1228
10Alloa3447232065-4519
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