Match ends, Queen of the South 3, Raith Rovers 1.
Stephen Dobbie took his tally to nine goals in eight games to help send unbeaten Queen of the South to the top of the Championship.
The veteran striker opened the scoring on 52 minutes, slotting home a low strike, before firing a second into the top corner.
Dean Brotherston added a third 10 minutes from time, just moments after coming off the bench.
Jean Yves Mvoto headed in a late consolation for Raith Rovers.
Dobbie was denied a hat-trick in the closing stages with his effort coming off a post.
But it was smiles all round at Palmerston when news of Hibs' surprise home defeat to Ayr filtered through, meaning Gavin Skelton's men take over at the top.
Queen of Sth
- 7AndersonSubstituted forDykesat 76'minutes
- 10HilsonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forRiggat 87'minutes
- 9LyleSubstituted forBrotherstonat 80'minutes
- 6BenedictusBooked at 66mins
- 3McHattieBooked at 62mins
- 12MatthewsSubstituted forSkacelat 71'minutes
- 4CallachanBooked at 40mins
- 21ThompsonSubstituted forStewartat 60'minutes
- 11BarrBooked at 41mins
- 18RobertsSubstituted forVaughanat 60'minutes
- Gavin Duncan
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Queen of the South 3, Raith Rovers 1.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Jacobs.
Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.
Goal! Queen of the South 3, Raith Rovers 1. Jean-Yves Mvoto (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lewis Vaughan with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Marshall.
Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).
Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kevin McHattie.
Substitution, Queen of the South. Steven Rigg replaces Dale Hilson.
Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).
Foul by Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South).
Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Queen of the South 3, Raith Rovers 0. Dean Brotherston (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dale Hilson.
Substitution, Queen of the South. Dean Brotherston replaces Derek Lyle.
Substitution, Queen of the South. Lyndon Dykes replaces Grant Anderson.
Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.
Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Grant Anderson.