Scottish Championship
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Dundee 2-0 Raith Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Dundee

  • 1Letheren
  • 2Irvine
  • 3LockwoodSubstituted forMcBrideat 83'minutes
  • 10Rae
  • 18Gallagher
  • 6DavidsonBooked at 66mins
  • 7RileyBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBoyleat 77'minutes
  • 20McAlister
  • 33Wighton
  • 9MacDonaldSubstituted forBeattieat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Conroy

Substitutes

  • 8McBride
  • 15Monti
  • 16Doris
  • 21Thomson
  • 23Boyle
  • 24Twardzik
  • 29Beattie

Raith Rovers

  • 17Laidlaw
  • 2ThomsonBooked at 63mins
  • 3BoothBooked at 31mins
  • 11Anderson
  • 4Watson
  • 6FoxSubstituted forCallachanat 84'minutes
  • 16Ellis
  • 8Moon
  • 7CardleBooked at 69minsSubstituted forSpenceat 72'minutes
  • 15SmithSubstituted forMcCannat 34'minutes
  • 10Elliot

Substitutes

  • 5Hill
  • 9Spence
  • 12Callachan
  • 14Donaldson
  • 19McCann
  • 20Stewart
  • 21Vaughan
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
5,064

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0.

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

Foul by Kevin McCann (Raith Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Craig Beattie replaces Peter MacDonald.

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

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

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

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

Foul by Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kevin McBride.

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

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Liam Fox.

Substitution

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

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

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

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Kevin McCann.

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

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ross Laidlaw.

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

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Martin Boyle replaces Nicholas Riley.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Joe Cardle.

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

Booking

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

Booking

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nicholas Riley (Dundee).

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

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

Foul by Paul Watson (Raith Rovers).

Booking

Iain Davidson (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

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

Booking

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

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

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hamilton128311227
2Dundee127231023
3Raith Rovers12642522
4Falkirk12534618
5Alloa12525017
6Livingston12426-614
7Dumbarton12426-714
8Queen of Sth12336-112
9Cowdenbeath12327-811
10Morton12237-119
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