Ayr United 1
Raith Rovers 2
League (Championship)


Ayr United
1 - 2
Raith Rovers 

League (Championship)
Saturday, February 24th, 2024
Somerset Park
Attendance: 2,276

Goalscorers
Roy Syla (11)
Rudden (5'), Vaughan (45'+2)

Team Managers
Scott Brown
Ian Murray

Starting Eleven
Josh Clarke
Sean McGinty
Roy Syla
Frankie Musonda
Nick McAllister
Ben Dempsey
Jack Sanders
Jamie Murphy
Mark McKenzie
Logan Chalmers
Anton Dowds
1 Dabrowski
2 Brown
5 Watson
12 Ashcroft
3 Dick
14 Mullin
16 Stanton
20 Brown
23 Easton
29 Rudden
10 Vaughan

Bench
Charlie Albinson
Harry McHugh
Aiden McGeady
Scott Tomlinson
Fraser Bryden
Kurt Willoughby
Paul Smith
Franny Amartey
7 Connolly
8 Matthews
11 Smith
13 McNeil
15 Corr
17 Thomson
18 Turner
19 Hamilton
24 McGill

Substitutions
Kurt Willoughby for Jamie Murphy (64)
Aiden McGeady for Logan Chalmers (74)
Harry McHugh for Roy Syla (80)
Fraser Bryden for Mark McKenzie (80)
2 Ashcroft for Turner 43'
29 Rudden for Hamilton at 64'
10 Vaughan for Matthews 78'

Cautions
Ben Dempsey
Mark McKenzie
Brown

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Steven McLean (Referee)


Match Report


Raith Rovers remain a point behind Scottish Championship leaders Dundee United after edging past Ayr United.

After scoring in the rousing victory over their title rivals last weekend, Zak Rudden netted his second goal in two games inside five minutes.

Scott Brown's hosts answered back promptly when Roy Syla found the net to rock Rovers.

But Lewis Vaughan grabbed what proved to be the winner in first-half injury time.

The striker dinked a fine finish over Celtic loanee Josh Clarke on the goalkeeper's Ayr debut.

Brown's side stay fifth but are now seven points behind fourth-place Morton.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at February 24th, 2024)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Josh Clarke (GK) - 1 - 1 -
Sean McGinty30 3211095
Frankie Musonda26 141443
Roy Syla23 232232
Jamie Murphy - 287287
Jack Sanders - 3 - 3 -
Ben Dempsey24 2137411
Nick McAllister23 231692
Mark McKenzie23 29314312
Logan Chalmers24 2473510
Anton Dowds27 22102210
Harry McHugh (sub) - 2 - 2 -
Aiden McGeady (sub) - 171171
Kurt Willoughby (sub) - 4 - 4 -
Fraser Bryden (sub)19 274597






League Table (as at February 24th, 2024)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee United 24 15 6 3 51
2. Raith Rovers 24 15 5 4 50
3. Partick Thistle 24 10 8 6 38
4. Morton 24 10 6 8 36
5. Ayr United 25 8 5 12 29
6. Dunfermline Athletic 24 7 7 10 28
7. Airdrieonians 23 8 4 11 28
8. Queen's Park 25 7 6 12 27
9. ICT 25 6 8 11 26
10. Arbroath 24 5 5 14 20