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Raith Rovers 3-1 Alloa Athletic: Hosts move second in Scottish Championship

By Heather DewarBBC Scotland at Stark's Park

Raith Rovers climbed above Dunfermline into second place in the Scottish Championship after three late goals downed Alloa Athletic.

Innes Cameron's header gave visitors Alloa the lead, before Brad Spencer had a goal for Raith ruled out.

But three goals in the last 25 minutes from Iain Davidson, Regan Hendry and Jamie Gullan turned the game around.

Alan Trouten missed a late penalty for Alloa, who remain bottom of the table, four points adrift of Ayr United.

Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn: "I thought we played well, it was a good game. Even at 1-0 down I thought we were well in the game.

"Hopefully we can now get consistency and consolidate in the top four, get some daylight between us and Dunfermline, and finish as high as we can in second."

Alloa manager Peter Grant: "The better team won so no complaints. They were silly goals, but we looked like a team that had played midweek at points. Their commitment, effort they gave us, 100%.

"But today the better team looked fresher than we did."


Raith Rovers

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1MacDonald
  • 2TumiltySubstituted forMusondaat 90'minutes
  • 4Davidson
  • 6BenedictusBooked at 61mins
  • 3MacDonald
  • 12Matthews
  • 8Hendry
  • 7Armstrong
  • 13Spencer
  • 21KennedySubstituted forGullanat 89'minutes
  • 9DukuSubstituted forUgwuat 78'minutes


  • 5Mendy
  • 14Musonda
  • 17Thomson
  • 18Tait
  • 23Ugwu
  • 26King
  • 32Gullan


Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 5GrahamBooked at 85mins
  • 3DickBooked at 64mins
  • 6HetheringtonBooked at 45mins
  • 22GrantSubstituted forBuchananat 86'minutes
  • 8Robertson
  • 12Scougall
  • 10TroutenBooked at 58mins
  • 7CawleyBooked at 69mins
  • 11Cameron


  • 9Buchanan
  • 15Jamieson
  • 17Connelly
  • 18Malcolm
  • 19Thomson
  • 23Murray
  • 51Wright
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Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamAlloa
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Raith Rovers 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Penalty saved! Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Ross Matthews (Raith Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Alloa Athletic. Stefan Scougall draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Raith Rovers 3, Alloa Athletic 1. James Gullan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Regan Hendry following a fast break.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Raith Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Frankie Musonda replaces Reghan Tumilty because of an injury.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. James Gullan replaces Kai Kennedy.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Spencer (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Reghan Tumilty.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Buchanan replaces Ray Grant.

  14. Booking

    Andy Graham (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Raith Rovers 2, Alloa Athletic 1. Regan Hendry (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kai Kennedy.

  16. Post update

    Daniel Armstrong (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ross Matthews (Raith Rovers).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Gozie Ugwu replaces Manny Duku.

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