Dundee kept up the pressure on Championship leaders Hamilton Accies with a victory over 10-man Raith Rovers.

Ryan Conroy's free-kick found the bottom corner in the 28th minute to break the deadlock.

Rovers went a man down two minutes later after Callum Booth's second yellow card for a foul on Nicky Riley.

And Craig Wighton put the game to bed four minutes after the break when he nodded in Riley's pass.

It was Wighton's first goal of the season.

Calum Elliot forced Kyle Letheren into a save with 20 minutes to go, but Rovers failed to muster a comeback.

The victory means Dundee bounced back from their first defeat in five at the hands of Livingston last weekend.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren
  • 02 Irvine
  • 03 Lockwood (McBride - 83' )
  • 10 Rae
  • 18 Gallagher
  • 06 Davidson Booked
  • 07 Riley Booked (Boyle - 77' )
  • 20 McAlister
  • 33 Wighton
  • 09 MacDonald (Beattie - 91' )
  • 11 Conroy

Substitutes

  • 08 McBride
  • 15 Monti
  • 16 Doris
  • 21 Thomson
  • 23 Boyle
  • 24 Twardzik
  • 29 Beattie

Raith Rovers

  • 17 Laidlaw
  • 02 Thomson Booked
  • 03 Booth Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 11 Anderson
  • 04 Watson
  • 06 Fox (Callachan - 84' )
  • 16 Ellis
  • 08 Moon
  • 07 Cardle Booked (Spence - 72' )
  • 15 Smith (McCann - 34' )
  • 10 Elliot

Substitutes

  • 05 Hill
  • 09 Spence
  • 12 Callachan
  • 14 Donaldson
  • 19 McCann
  • 20 Stewart
  • 21 Vaughan
Ref: Andrew Dallas
Att: 5,064

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

6 3

Corners

5 5

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0.

90:00 +2:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0.

90:00 +1:27

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:27

Foul by Kevin McCann (Raith Rovers).

90:00 +0:36

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

90:00 +0:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Craig Beattie replaces Peter MacDonald.

89:00

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:59

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

87:47

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

86:35

Craig Wighton (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:35

Foul by Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers).

84:56

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kevin McBride.

84:00

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:56

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

83:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Liam Fox.

82:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Kevin McBride replaces Matthew Lockwood because of an injury.

82:09

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

82:09

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:02

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Kevin McCann.

80:24

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

79:56

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ross Laidlaw.

79:45

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

77:31

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

77:31

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Martin Boyle replaces Nicholas Riley.

73:23

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

71:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Joe Cardle.

71:08

Attempt saved. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

68:53 Booking

Booking Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

67:56 Booking

Booking Nicholas Riley (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

67:44

Foul by Nicholas Riley (Dundee).

67:44

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:38

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:38

Foul by Paul Watson (Raith Rovers).

65:21 Booking

Booking Iain Davidson (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

65:17

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

65:17

Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:42 Booking

Booking Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

59:15

Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is too high.

56:49

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

56:19

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

56:19

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:00

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:58

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

55:21

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

54:00

Foul by Ryan Conroy (Dundee).

54:00

Paul Watson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:44

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

50:44

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0. Craig Wighton (Dundee) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Conroy.

46:30

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

46:07

Attempt blocked. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Dundee 1, Raith Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:48 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dundee 1, Raith Rovers 0.

45:00 +0:34

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

45:00 +0:34

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:44

Attempt missed. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

41:34

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

41:34

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:43

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Grant Anderson.

39:16

Attempt saved. Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

37:30

Foul by Matthew Lockwood (Dundee).

37:30

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:34

Attempt blocked. Gary Irvine (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:24

Attempt missed. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

33:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Kevin McCann replaces Gordon Smith.

32:53

Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

32:14

Craig Wighton (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:14

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

31:00

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:58

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

30:06 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

30:02

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:02

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

29:00

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:54

Foul by Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers).

27:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 1, Raith Rovers 0. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

27:14 Booking

Booking Callum Booth (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

27:10

Hand ball by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

26:21

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:21

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

24:33

Declan Gallagher (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:33

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

23:12

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

20:18

Foul by Craig Wighton (Dundee).

20:18

Paul Watson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:55

Attempt missed. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

13:37

Attempt missed. Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12:48

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

11:38

Declan Gallagher (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:38

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

9:01

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

6:52

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

4:00

Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:59

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

2:53

Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

1:30

Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:30

Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

1:06

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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