Jim McAlister scored two late goals against 10-man Raith Rovers to help Dundee move five points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship.

Raith played the final quarter a man down after captain Jason Thomson received a second booking.

McAlister took advantage after Ross Laidlaw fumbled a long ball in the first minute of stoppage time.

And McAlister then rounded the goalkeeper to fire home his and Dundee's second.

However, there was an injury blow for Dundee with goalkeeper Kyle Letheren stretchered off injured in the second half.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Raith Rovers

  • 17 Laidlaw
  • 14 Donaldson
  • 03 Booth
  • 06 Fox
  • 02 Thomson Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 05 Hill
  • 12 Callachan (Anderson - 89' )
  • 08 Moon
  • 10 Elliot
  • 15 Smith (Ellis - 70' )
  • 07 Cardle

Substitutes

  • 11 Anderson
  • 16 Ellis
  • 20 Stewart
  • 21 Vaughan
  • 23 Matthews

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren (Gibson - 58' )
  • 02 Irvine Booked
  • 03 Lockwood
  • 08 McBride
  • 17 Benedictus Booked
  • 18 Gallagher Booked
  • 20 McAlister
  • 10 Rae
  • 23 Boyle (Wighton - 85' )
  • 09 MacDonald
  • 11 Conroy

Substitutes

  • 04 O'Donnell
  • 05 Dyer
  • 12 Gibson
  • 14 Mcintosh
  • 15 Monti
  • 30 Kerr
  • 33 Wighton
Ref: Don Robertson
Att: 4,039

Match Stats

Shots

5 9

On target

1 5

Corners

5 9

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +4:58 Full time

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

90:00 +4:22 Booking

Booking Declan Gallagher (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:08

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

90:00 +4:08

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

90:00 +2:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Dundee 2. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Wighton.

90:00 +1:28

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

90:00 +0:52

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

90:00 +0:47

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

90:00 +0:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Dundee 1. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

88:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Ross Callachan.

85:50

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ross Laidlaw.

84:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Craig Wighton replaces Martin Boyle.

83:17

Attempt missed. Gary Irvine (Dundee) header from very close range is close, but misses the top left corner.

82:54

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Laurie Ellis.

82:24

Foul by Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers).

82:24

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:48

Attempt missed. Gary Irvine (Dundee) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

81:18

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

80:36

Attempt missed. Gary Irvine (Dundee) header from very close range is too high.

80:19

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Callum Booth.

77:36

Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:36

Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

73:54 Booking

Booking Gary Irvine (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

73:44

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

73:44

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

72:43

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

72:43

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

72:10

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

72:10

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Dundee).

70:33

Attempt missed. Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

69:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Laurie Ellis replaces Gordon Smith.

66:56 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

66:49

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

66:49

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:44

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

65:44

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

63:20

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Dougie Hill.

62:12

Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:12

Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

60:20

Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

60:20

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. John Gibson replaces Kyle Letheren because of an injury.

54:40

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kevin McBride.

54:01

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

54:01

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

52:40

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

52:17 Booking

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

52:10

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

52:10

Ryan Conroy (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:31

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

51:00

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:57

Foul by Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers).

49:39

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

49:39

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

49:10

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

48:36

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

45:00

Second Half begins Raith Rovers 0, Dundee 0.

45:00 +0:23 Half time

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

45:00 +0:16

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

44:00

Gary Irvine (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:57

Foul by Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers).

40:35

Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:35

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

35:28

Attempt saved. Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

33:49

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Conroy.

32:31

Attempt missed. Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

31:46 Booking

Booking Kyle Benedictus (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

31:26

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

31:26

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Dundee).

28:47

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

28:47

Kevin McBride (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:24

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Lockwood.

26:38

Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:38

Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

25:32

Attempt saved. Ryan Conroy (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:41

Foul by Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers).

23:41

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:53

Hand ball by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

18:51

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Callum Booth.

17:53

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Liam Fox.

17:22

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ross Laidlaw.

17:09

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Dundee) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

16:29

Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

16:29

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:26

Foul by Reece Donaldson (Raith Rovers).

14:26

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:38

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

10:38

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

9:25

Gavin Rae (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:25

Foul by Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers).

6:17

Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:17

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

3:07

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

2:30

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

2:30

Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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