Raith Aim For Championship after Going Top Of League One

Written by on January 6, 2018

Raith Rovers took advantage of successive Ayr United home defeats to go top of Scottish League One.

Ayr, beaten at home last weekend by Forfar Athletic, lost 2-1 to Arbroath while Rovers beat Forfar by the same scoreline.

Third-placed Alloa Athletic triumphed 3-1 against Albion Rovers, keeping the Wasps a point ahead of Arbroath.

Queen’s Park drew 2-2 with Stranraer while Airdrieonians and East Fife drew a blank in Lanarkshire.

Alan Forrest gave Ayr an early lead at Somerset Park but Ryan Wallace levelled for Arbroath midway through the second half.

The visitors had Thomas O’Brien dismissed eight minutes from the end but they took the three points thanks to Leighton McIntosh’s 88th-minute goal.

At Stark’s Park, Greig Spence gave Raith Rovers a 13th-minute lead but Josh Peters levelled eight minutes later.

Forfar had fielded a trialist and it was his own goal before the break that gave Rovers a 2-1 lead, which ultimately won them the match.

The Loons are now three points adrift at the bottom of the division.

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