Scottish Championship
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Falkirk 3-1 Raith Rovers

Falkirk moved above Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship with a home victory against the Kirkcaldy side.

Craig Sibbald headed his second goal of the season to give the Bairns an early lead before Conor McGrandles fired home a second midway through the first half

And Stephen Kingsley converted Mark Millar's pass six minutes into the second half.

Raith substitute Greig Spence struck a consolation for the visitors in the final quarter.

Line-ups

Falkirk

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Duffie
  • 3Kingsley
  • 35MillarBooked at 78mins
  • 6VaulksBooked at 28minsSubstituted forFlynnat 72'minutes
  • 34McCracken
  • 11McGrandles
  • 10Sibbald
  • 33Loy
  • 9RobertsSubstituted forBinghamat 71'minutes
  • 7FultonSubstituted forDurojaiyeat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Durojaiye
  • 5Flynn
  • 8Alston
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Bingham
  • 19Leahy
  • 31Shepherd

Raith Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 17Laidlaw
  • 2Thomson
  • 3BoothBooked at 61mins
  • 12Callachan
  • 5Hill
  • 16Ellis
  • 11Anderson
  • 8MoonBooked at 86mins
  • 15SmithSubstituted forSpenceat 60'minutes
  • 10Elliot
  • 7CardleBooked at 56minsSubstituted forVaughanat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 19McCann
  • 20Stewart
  • 21Vaughan
  • 22Watson
  • 23Matthews
  • 26Bates
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
2,934

Match Stats

Home TeamFalkirkAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Falkirk 3, Raith Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Falkirk 3, Raith Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Rakish Bingham (Falkirk).

  4. Post update

    Laurie Ellis (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Duffie (Falkirk).

  6. Post update

    Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Sibbald (Falkirk).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  12. Booking

    Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Olumide Durojaiye replaces Jay Fulton.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

  19. Post update

    Dougie Hill (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.