Weather: Cold Stadium: St. Mirren Park Pitch: Good Round: 16
Home Manager: Jack Ross Away Manager: Gary Locke
The teams make their way on to the park #COYS ⚫️⚪️
Raith get the game underway
3' - Shankland releases McAllister down the right side. The youngster gets into the box but over hits the cross aimed for Sutton. [0-0]
5' - Good work from Jason Naismith down the right draws a corner for Saints.
5' - It's Naismith who gets his head on the end of McAllister's corner but it drifts by the post.
7' - Raith have the ball in the net but the linesman's flag was raised [0-0]
9' - Saints win a free kick after a rough tackle on Ben Gordon by Mark Stewart.
12' - Concern for Ben Gordon who has gone down with a knock. Being attended to by physio.
13' - He's back on his feet and returned to the field.
14' - Raith Rovers are aggrieved as Gordon makes a challenge to deny the striker. They feel it was a foul.
16' - Good opening for Saints as Rocco Quinn releases Morgan down the left but the winger puts too much on the cross. [0-0]
18' - St Mirren forced into a switch as Ben Gordon is replaced by the returning Andy Webster.
20' - Saints win a free kick after a foul on John Sutton. McAllister takes around 40 yards out but Raith clear the danger.
21'- Jordan Thompson flashes a shot over the bar for the visitors.
23' - Saints fans frustrated as Quinn goes into the book despite winning the tackle. [0-0]
26' - CLOSE! Kyle Magennis bursts into the box and sends the ball across the face of goal but Sutton can't connect at the far post.
27' - Naismith low effort straight at Kevin Cuthbert. [0-0]
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28' - Freekick right on the edge of the box for Saints. Matthews with the foul on Morgan.
29' - McAllister fires the attempt over the bar. [0-0]
30' - Great chance for Raith as McManus smashes the ball across the face of goal but there's no one to connect with it.
33' - Ross Callachan fires the ball over the bar after Raith have a few long range efforts blocked. [0-0]
36' - Stoppage in play as Raith captain Iain Davidson is checked over by the physio.
37' - He's back on now.
37' - Great work by Naismith down the right to win a corner. Nutmegging McHattie in the process. From the corner the Saints win another.
39' - Another stoppage in play as Gary MacKenzie is down now for Saints.
40' - Saints third corner in a row finds its way to Cuthbert.
42' - Kevin McHattie goes into the book after a pull on Shankland. Freekick Saints on the edge of the box.
43' - What a chance as MacKenzie headers McAllister's free kick over the bar.
43' - Shankland works his way by a defender by smashes his shot over the bar. [0-0]
45' - Sutton threads the ball through to Morgan who would've been one-on-one but the flag was up. [0-0]
Half Time: St Mirren 0-0 Raith Rovers. Both sides have had chances but it's goalless at the break.
Attendance: 2,630. Thanks to the 168 @RaithRovers_FC who made the visit.
Saints get the second half underway.
48' - Lewis Morgan buries the ball beyond Cuthbert. What a hit from the young man. It's 1-0 Saints. https://t.co/qF7pKK9rBc
GOAL. Lewis Morgan for St Mirren in the 46th minute. @saintmirrenfc 1-0 Rovers
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56' - Corner for Raith. M'Voto gets his head on the end of it but it goes wide. [1-0]
58' - Raith make a change as Bobby Barr comes on for Scott Roberts.
61' - Quinn goes close to doubling Saints lead before Shankland goes down in the box. Referee says nothing doing. [1-0]
63' - Raith have a free kick on the edge of Saints box. McHattie standing over it.
63' - McHattie's effort hits the bar before his rebound is deflected wide for a corner. It drifts wide for a goal kick.
*hits the wall
65' - Raith win another free kick.
65' - It comes to Jordan Thompson who tries to curl it in at the far post by Gallacher holds. [1-0]
67' - Corner Raith. Ball comes to Thompson who skips by Shankland but it's collected by Gallacher.
71' - Saints win a free kick after Shankland is fouled by M'Voto. Meanwhile, Rocco Quinn makes way for Lewis McLear.
71' - Sutton is on the end of McAllister's free kick but heads over. [1-0]
72' - Declan McManus goes close for Raith as Gallacher saves the first effort and the attacker then fires wide.
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76' - CLOSE! It was almost goal number two for Saints as McAllister's header cracks off the bar.
78' - Huge save from Gallacher as Mark Stewart broke away on the counter for Raith.
79' - Double sub for Raith as Stewart and Matthews are replaced by Vaughan and Skacel.
79' - Saints also make their final change as John Sutton makes way for Ryan Hardie.
80' - Rudi Skacel has a shot blocked on the edge of the box.
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85' - Gary Irvine clears the ball over the bar to deny the visitors. They have a corner.
86' - The ball comes out to Thompson who doesn't connect properly and slices wide. [1-0]
87' - McAllister's cross just can't find Shankland as Cuthbert collects. [1-0]
88' - Saints go close to a second as Hardie forces a save from Cuthbert, Saints have a corner.
90' - Saints win another corner. Both Morgan and Shankland holding the ball in that area. [1-0]
90+5' - Free kick for Raith.
Full Time: St Mirren 1-0 Raith Rovers. Saints have done it! Lewis Morgan's early second half goal secures three points.
FULL TIME: @saintmirrenfc 1-0 Rovers