Scottish Championship
Raith Rovers1Cowdenbeath2

Raith Rovers 1-2 Cowdenbeath

Cowdenbeath kept alive their hopes of escaping the relegation play-offs with victory in the Fife derby in Kirkcaldy.

Reece Donaldson missed an early chance for the hosts before Rory McKeown lobbed Cowden into the lead.

Lewis Milne added the second from close range with nine minutes left working himself an opening.

Substitute Greig Spence pulled a goal back for Rovers, running on to Calum Elliot's ball and tucking through Thomas Flynn's legs.

They could not force a leveller that would have made the hosts arithmetically safe from relegation trouble.

However, Rovers are still three points ahead of second-bottom Cowden with only one game remaining and have a much better goal difference.

The Blue Brazil have edged to within a point of Alloa Athletic, who lost at home to Dundee, and host Queen of the South in their final game.

Alloa are away to promotion-chasing Falkirk.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 20Robinson
  • 19Mullen
  • 3Booth
  • 6Fox
  • 4Watson
  • 14Donaldson
  • 12Callachan
  • 7CardleSubstituted forSpenceat 76'minutes
  • 10ElliotBooked at 90mins
  • 29Baird
  • 15SmithSubstituted forAndersonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 11Anderson
  • 16Ellis
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 21Vaughan
  • 23Matthews
  • 26Bates

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Flynn
  • 14BrettSubstituted forGoldat 90+2'minutes
  • 2McKeown
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 5Armstrong
  • 4O'BrienSubstituted forMillerat 85'minutes
  • 18MilneBooked at 62mins
  • 23Brownlie
  • 21Hemmings
  • 9Stewart
  • 26KaneSubstituted forRobertsonat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Adamson
  • 8Stevenson
  • 11Morton
  • 12Gold
  • 17Usai
  • 20Miller
  • 22Robertson
Referee:
Brian Colvin
Attendance:
1,760

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 1, Cowdenbeath 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Cowdenbeath 2.

Hand ball by Fraser Mullen (Raith Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. David Gold replaces Dean Brett.

Attempt saved. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) header from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Cowdenbeath 2. Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kyle Miller replaces Thomas O'Brien because of an injury.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 0, Cowdenbeath 2. Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Armstrong.

Attempt saved. Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Thomas O'Brien.

Attempt blocked. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Joe Cardle.

Foul by John Baird (Raith Rovers).

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Dean Brett.

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt saved. John Baird (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Gordon Smith.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lee Robinson (Raith Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. John Baird (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Gordon Smith (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Reece Donaldson.

Attempt saved. Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee3520692766
2Hamilton35181071964
3Falkirk3518982463
4Queen of Sth35166131454
5Dumbarton3515614251
6Livingston3512716-743
7Raith Rovers3511915-1142
8Alloa3511717-1540
9Cowdenbeath3511618-2239
10Morton356821-3126
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