Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 1-1 Ayr United

Raith Rovers missed the opportunity to go third in the Championship as Gary Harkins cracked in a late goal for Ayr United at Stark's Park.

Joel Coustrain shot the Fifers ahead on 16 minutes but the home side lost Kyle Benedictus to a second yellow card before the interval.

Ayr dominated thereafter but had Paul Cairney dismissed for a bad tackle.

However, the visitors were rewarded for their pressure when Harkins found the net with a fantastic free kick.

Robert Crawford almost won it for the visitors in stoppage time but Kevin Cuthbert tipped his shot over.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 14Davidson
  • 5Mvoto
  • 6BenedictusBooked at 36mins
  • 3McHattieBooked at 88mins
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forJohnstonat 69'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 4Callachan
  • 12Matthews
  • 16CoustrainSubstituted forSkacelat 65'minutes
  • 9StewartSubstituted forThompsonat 38'minutes
  • 20McManus

Substitutes

  • 7Johnston
  • 10Vaughan
  • 15Osei-Opoku
  • 19Skacel
  • 21Thompson
  • 23Brennan
  • 24Crawford

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 22BalatoniBooked at 15mins
  • 26McKenna
  • 18Meggatt
  • 20WardropeSubstituted forForrestat 45'minutes
  • 8Crawford
  • 14CairneyBooked at 57mins
  • 21McGuffieSubstituted forRoseat 66'minutes
  • 12Harkins
  • 17NisbetBooked at 33minsSubstituted forO'Connellat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Boyle
  • 5Rose
  • 10Forrest
  • 11Donald
  • 15O'Connell
  • 19Hart
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
1,241

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home3
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away14
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 1, Ayr United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Ayr United 1.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott McKenna.

Attempt missed. Daryll Meggatt (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

Attempt saved. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Ayr United 1. Gary Harkins (Ayr United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers).

Gary Harkins (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kevin McHattie.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Chris Johnston (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Johnston (Raith Rovers).

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Ayr United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

Attempt missed. Andy O'Connell (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Raith Rovers).

Gary Harkins (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kevin McHattie.

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

Foul by Gary Harkins (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Andy O'Connell replaces Kevin Nisbet.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Chris Johnston replaces Scott Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Rose replaces Craig McGuffie.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Rudi Skacel replaces Joel Coustrain.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Roberts.

Attempt missed. Kevin Nisbet (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Conrad Balatoni (Ayr United).

Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Paul Cairney (Ayr United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Paul Cairney (Ayr United).

Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian149412671931
2Dundee Utd1484223121128
3Morton146532115623
4Raith Rovers146531914523
5Falkirk146441815322
6Queen of Sth135351519-418
7Ayr144371221-915
8Dunfermline143381624-812
9Dumbarton142571220-811
10St Mirren130491025-154
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