Scottish Championship
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Raith Rovers 1-0 Livingston

Raith Rovers kept the pressure on Scottish Championship leaders Hamilton Academical after scraping a win over 10-man Livingston.

The win was secured thanks to Gordon Smith's first-half effort and takes Rovers to within two points of Accies.

Smith was in the right place at the right time in the 21st minute when he coolly finished Liam Fox's cross.

Livingston midfielder Danny Denholm was dismissed for a wayward tackle on Calum Elliot after 35 minutes.

That came 60 seconds after Rovers squandered a chance to extend their lead when an Elliot penalty was saved by Livingston goalkeeper Darren Jamieson.

Livi put up a sterling fight after the break in restricting Rovers' opportunities.

And they could have even snatched a point only for Martin Scott to miss the target from a good position.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 17Laidlaw
  • 2Thomson
  • 3Booth
  • 6Fox
  • 4Watson
  • 16Ellis
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forCallachanat 89'minutes
  • 8Moon
  • 10Elliot
  • 15SmithBooked at 63minsSubstituted forSpenceat 71'minutes
  • 7Cardle

Substitutes

  • 5Hill
  • 9Spence
  • 12Callachan
  • 14Donaldson
  • 19McCann
  • 21Vaughan
  • 27Roberts

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 19Donaldson
  • 3Talbot
  • 8O'Brien
  • 4Mensing
  • 5Fordyce
  • 7Jacobs
  • 11DenholmBooked at 35mins
  • 9McNultySubstituted forLanderat 71'minutes
  • 10ScougallBooked at 78minsSubstituted forMcDonaldat 79'minutes
  • 15WilkieSubstituted forScottat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Scott
  • 16Beaumont
  • 17Walker
  • 21McDonald
  • 31Praprotnik
  • 45Mullen
  • 49Lander
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,304

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 1, Livingston 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Livingston 0.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Callum Booth.

Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Grant Anderson.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Greig Spence (Raith Rovers).

Simon Mensing (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Martin Scott (Livingston).

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Connor McDonald replaces Stefan Scougall.

Booking

Stefan Scougall (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Livingston).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Simon Mensing.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Gordon Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Kyle Lander replaces Marc McNulty.

Foul by Callum Booth (Raith Rovers).

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

Martin Scott (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Martin Scott (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

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

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Stefan Scougall (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton117311124
2Raith Rovers11641722
3Dundee11623820
4Falkirk11434315
5Alloa11425-214
6Livingston11425-314
7Dumbarton11425-514
8Queen of Sth11335012
9Cowdenbeath11326-611
10Morton11137-136
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