Scottish Cup - Third Round
East Stirling0Raith Rovers2

East Stirlingshire 0-2 Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers advanced to the Scottish Cup fourth round thanks to a dominant display at Ochilview.

The Championship side created several decent first-half chances, the best of which fell to Paul Watson, who brought a good save out of Grant Hay.

East Stirlingshire's resistance ended in the 48th minute when Gordon Smith converted Callum Booth's pass.

With 10 minutes remaining, Michael McGowan put through his own net to end any hopes of a Shire comeback.

Line-ups

East Stirling

  • 1Hay
  • 2MacGregor
  • 3McGowan
  • 6ThomsonBooked at 30mins
  • 4Townsley
  • 5BolochoweckyjBooked at 85mins
  • 7HerdSubstituted forO'Donoghueat 78'minutes
  • 8Greenhill
  • 9Turner
  • 10McKechnieSubstituted forWrightat 69'minutes
  • 11MaxwellSubstituted forDevlinat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12O'Donoghue
  • 14Devlin
  • 15Tapping
  • 16Wright
  • 17Gordon
  • 18McCaughie

Raith Rovers

  • 17Laidlaw
  • 2Thomson
  • 3Booth
  • 10Elliot
  • 4Watson
  • 6Fox
  • 8Moon
  • 19McCann
  • 15SmithSubstituted forSpenceat 69'minutes
  • 11AndersonBooked at 85mins
  • 16Ellis

Substitutes

  • 5Hill
  • 9Spence
  • 12Callachan
  • 14Donaldson
  • 21Vaughan
  • 27Roberts
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
716

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, East Stirling 0, Raith Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Stirling 0, Raith Rovers 2.
Attempt missed. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Ross O'Donoghue (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Grant Hay.
Attempt saved. Callum Booth (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jason Thomson.
Iain Thomson (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

Booking

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).
Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Callum Booth (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Goal!

Own Goal by Michael McGowan, East Stirling. East Stirling 0, Raith Rovers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Rhys Devlin replaces Scott Maxwell.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Ross O'Donoghue replaces Mikey Herd.
Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Mikey Herd (East Stirling).
Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Turner (East Stirling).
Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Max Wright replaces Jordan McKechnie.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Gordon Smith.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Maxwell.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jordan McKechnie.
Attempt saved. Iain Thomson (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Michael McGowan (East Stirling).
Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael McGowan (East Stirling).
Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers).
Attempt saved. Callum Booth (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).
Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).
Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay in match Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Kevin Turner (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 0, Raith Rovers 1. Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Booth.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Michael McGowan.

Second Half

Second Half begins East Stirling 0, Raith Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, East Stirling 0, Raith Rovers 0.
Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Michael McGowan.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Mikey Herd.
Attempt missed. Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.
Kevin Turner (East Stirling) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Foul by Kevin Turner (East Stirling).
Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Mikey Herd (East Stirling) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Iain Thomson (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.
Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Iain Thomson (East Stirling).
Foul by Paul Watson (Raith Rovers).
Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by David Greenhill.
goal

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