Scottish Championship
Raith Rovers4St Mirren3

Raith Rovers 4-3 St Mirren

Ryan Hardie scored a hat-trick as Raith bounced back from Tuesday's defeat by Rangers with a home win over St Mirren.

He sprung the offside trap to slot past Jamie Langfield, then teed up Mark Stewart for Raith's second before Keith Watson headed in for St Mirren.

Hardie scored twice in three second-half minutes to put Raith in command.

But David Clarkson's low shot pulled one back for the Buddies before Watson set up a nervy finish with a nice turn and finish in the 76th minute.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 5Toshney
  • 6Benedictus
  • 23McKeown
  • 18ConnollySubstituted forAndersonat 56'minutes
  • 4Callachan
  • 14DavidsonBooked at 47mins
  • 11PanayiotouSubstituted forMatthewsat 64'minutes
  • 16HardieBooked at 90mins
  • 9Stewart

Substitutes

  • 7Anderson
  • 12Matthews
  • 15Thomas
  • 26Court
  • 28Craigen
  • 31Law
  • 55Barr

St Mirren

  • 12Langfield
  • 20WatsonBooked at 83mins
  • 4Webster
  • 15Baird
  • 28Irvine
  • 22GallagherSubstituted forGowat 56'minutes
  • 14Mallan
  • 27QuinnSubstituted forAgnewat 25'minutes
  • 33StewartSubstituted forThompsonat 85'minutes
  • 25Shankland
  • 24Clarkson

Substitutes

  • 6Goodwin
  • 8Gow
  • 9Thompson
  • 16Agnew
  • 29Cooper
  • 32Wilks
  • 37McAllister
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
1,888

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 4, St. Mirren 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 4, St. Mirren 3.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

Booking

Ryan Hardie (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Andy Webster.

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

Foul by David Clarkson (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Steven Thompson replaces Jordan Stewart.

Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Keith Watson (St. Mirren) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Keith Watson (St. Mirren).

Attempt missed. Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers).

David Clarkson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Alan Gow (St. Mirren) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 4, St. Mirren 3. Keith Watson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Mallan following a corner.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

Attempt missed. Jordan Stewart (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers).

Jack Baird (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

David Clarkson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Matthews (Raith Rovers).

Attempt saved. David Clarkson (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

David Clarkson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers).

Attempt missed. Lewis Toshney (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keith Watson (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Matthews replaces Harry Panayiotou.

Attempt missed. David Clarkson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 4, St. Mirren 2. David Clarkson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Alan Gow replaces Calum Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Aidan Connolly.

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