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Raith Rovers 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic

Nicky Clark (centre) celebrates scoring for Dunfermline
Nicky Clark (centre) gave Dunfermline the lead in the Fife derby

Goals Nicky Clark and Lee Ashcroft gave Dunfermline Athletic victory in the Fife derby away to Raith Rovers and make it seven games unbeaten.

It means the Pars move out of the bottom two of the Scottish Championship.

Kevin Cuthbert's fine save denied Ashcroft before Clark netted from Dunfermline's third successive corner after only 11 minutes at Stark's Park.

With 12 minutes left, Ashcroft turned home Kallum Higginbotham's cross.

Rovers, who had drawn five of their previous six league matches, had battled hard for an equaliser.

But it was Dunfermline who had looked likely to increase their lead, with Michael Moffat and Clark (twice) having opportunities to increase the visitors' lead.

The Pars jump up to sixth, four points behind the Kirkcaldy side, above Queen of the South, Dumbarton and Ayr United, who now occupy second bottom spot.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 14Davidson
  • 5Mvoto
  • 3McHattieBooked at 77mins
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forStevensonat 71'minutes
  • 4Callachan
  • 21Thompson
  • 11Barr
  • 19SkacelSubstituted forHardieat 57'minutes
  • 20McManusBooked at 70minsSubstituted forStewartat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Stewart
  • 16Coustrain
  • 17Lennox
  • 18Roberts
  • 52Hardie
  • 55Barr
  • 66Stevenson

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 6Geggan
  • 5Fordyce
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 3TalbotBooked at 66mins
  • 20HigginbothamBooked at 43mins
  • 21Herron
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 18McMullanSubstituted forCardleat 89'minutes
  • 9MoffatBooked at 61mins
  • 37ClarkSubstituted forReillyat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williamson
  • 7Paton
  • 11Cardle
  • 17Reilly
  • 24Duthie
  • 43Hutton
  • 48El Alagui
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
5,899

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jean-Yves Mvoto.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Gavin Reilly replaces Nicky Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Joe Cardle replaces Paul McMullan.

Paul McMullan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

John Herron (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Raith Rovers).

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Raith Rovers).

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ross Callachan.

Attempt missed. Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kallum Higginbotham with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

Booking

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

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Raith Rovers).

John Herron (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ryan Stevenson replaces Chris Johnston.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Mark Stewart replaces Declan McManus.

Booking

Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Declan McManus (Raith Rovers).

Paul McMullan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Booking

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Johnston (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic).

Hand ball by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

(Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jordan Thompson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

Jordan Thompson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian19116232112139
2Dundee Utd19115327141338
3Morton187742519628
4Falkirk197662623327
5Raith Rovers186752018225
6Dunfermline195682429-521
7Queen of Sth195682229-721
8Dumbarton195682128-721
9Ayr194781828-1019
10St Mirren1926111834-1612
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