Scottish League One
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Raith Rovers 3-1 Albion Rovers

Raith Rovers' John Herron
John Herron scored twice for Raith Rovers, his second and third goals of the campaign

Raith Rovers extended their advantage at the top of League One to five points with a win over Albion Rovers.

John Herron opened the scoring for the hosts with an early striker for his second goal of the season.

Albion equalised nine minutes into the second half through Michael Hopkins, who slid the ball in at the back post from a tight angle.

Herron added his second in the 62nd minute to restore Raith's lead before Jason Thomson scored from close range.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Lennox
  • 2Thomson
  • 14Davidson
  • 18McKay
  • 5Murray
  • 11BarrSubstituted forMatthewsat 81'minutes
  • 4Herron
  • 19Zanatta
  • 10Vaughan
  • 9BuchananSubstituted forRobertsonat 64'minutes
  • 21FurtadoSubstituted forSpenceat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Watson
  • 6Benedictus
  • 7Spence
  • 8Robertson
  • 12Matthews
  • 16Court
  • 17Smith

Albion

  • 1Wright
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 4Baur
  • 5Mbayo
  • 3McMullin
  • 8HopkinsSubstituted forWattersat 86'minutes
  • 7DavidsonBooked at 48mins
  • 10Trouten
  • 6McLeish
  • 11Hester
  • 9HigginsSubstituted forVictoriaat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12MacDonald
  • 14Guthrie
  • 15Gallagher
  • 16Victoria
  • 17Potts
  • 18Watters
  • 19John Queen
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,294

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 3, Albion Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 3, Albion Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ryan Watters replaces Michael Hopkins.

Dario Zanatta (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Albion Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Michael McMullin.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Matthews replaces Bobby Barr.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Willis Furtado.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 3, Albion Rovers 1. Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Robertson.

Attempt saved. Willis Furtado (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Joao Pereira Victoria replaces Sean Higgins.

Attempt saved. Kane Hester (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Harlain Mbayo.

Attempt missed. Bobby Barr (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Foul by David McKay (Raith Rovers).

Kane Hester (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Scott Robertson replaces Liam Buchanan.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 2, Albion Rovers 1. John Herron (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Iain Davidson.

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

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Baur.

Attempt saved. Michael McMullin (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Willis Furtado (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Willis Furtado (Raith Rovers).

Harlain Mbayo (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Albion Rovers 1. Michael Hopkins (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Davidson.

(Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Willis Furtado (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Buchanan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers).

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

Kane Hester (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Raith Rovers 1, Albion Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Raith Rovers 1, Albion Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Willis Furtado (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Kieran Wright.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Raith Rovers24165349202953
2Ayr24153664323248
3Arbroath22114742301237
4Alloa2210573427735
5Stranraer2410593941-235
6East Fife2493123642-630
7Airdrieonians237883139-829
8Albion2364134556-1122
9Forfar2463152551-2621
10Queen's Park2446142653-2718
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