Scottish Championship
Queen of SthQueen of the South2Raith RoversRaith Rovers1

Queen of the South 2-1 Raith Rovers

Queen of the South kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a win against Raith Rovers, who remain without a win in 16 games in all competitions.

Captain John Rankin got the Doonhamers off to the perfect start with a seventh-minute opener from the edge of the area.

Derek Lyle then turned in from close range following a corner.

Jean-Yves Mvoto gave Rovers hope with a 61st-minute header but John Hughes' side could not find a way back.

Home goalkeeper Lee Robinson made a couple of good saves to deny Rovers midfielder Chris Johnston, before Ryan Hardie spurned the chance to level when his header cleared the crossbar.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

  • 1Robinson
  • 24Mercer
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4Dowie
  • 3Marshall
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forCarmichaelat 84'minutes
  • 15Thomson
  • 8Rankin
  • 14JacobsBooked at 43mins
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forFergussonat 90+1'minutes
  • 9LyleSubstituted forDykesat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hamill
  • 6Higgins
  • 20Atkinson
  • 25Dykes
  • 27Murray
  • 32Fergusson
  • 39Carmichael

Raith Rovers

  • 23Brennan
  • 5Mvoto
  • 6Benedictus
  • 55Barr
  • 14DavidsonBooked at 89mins
  • 21ThompsonSubstituted forMcManusat 65'minutes
  • 4Callachan
  • 11BarrSubstituted forHardieat 65'minutes
  • 2Thomson
  • 9Stewart
  • 66StevensonSubstituted forJohnstonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McHattie
  • 7Johnston
  • 12Matthews
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Skacel
  • 20McManus
  • 52Hardie
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
1,484

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queen of the South 2, Raith Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queen of the South 2, Raith Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Rankin (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Jim Atkinson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Ross Fergusson replaces Stephen Dobbie.

  7. Booking

    Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Declan McManus.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael replaces Dom Thomas.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Johnston (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Declan McManus.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.