Raith Rovers level on points with top-of-table Kilmarnock after 2-1 win against Greenock Morton

Raith Rovers are now level on 29 points from 15 games with Championship table-toppers Kilmarnock after beating Greenock Morton 2-1 at home today, November 20.

Saturday, 20th November 2021, 6:01 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th November 2021, 8:52 pm
Aidan Connolly celebrates scoring Raith Rovers' first goal against Morton (Picture: Fife Photo Agency)

The Kirkcaldy side only miss out on pole position on goal difference and there’s only one in it, them being on plus-10 and Killie on plus-11 after losing 1-0 at home to Arbroath today.

Manager John McGlynn’s side had to come from behind to claim all three points against Morton, Michael Ledger having put the visitors ahead in front of 1,640 fans at Stark’s Park five minutes in, but Aidan Connelly equalised for Raith just after the half-hour mark and Ethan Ross put them ahead on 67 minutes.

Morton’s chances of getting back in it were dealt a blow five minutes after that by having Alan Lithgow sent off by referee Steven Kirkland, and Rovers were able to see the game out to keep the pressure up on Kilmarnock.

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Aidan Connolly scoring Raith's first goal against Morton (Picture: Fife Photo Agency)

McGlynn was pleased with the character and patience shown by his side to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games, telling the club website: “It was disappointing to go behind and we had to steady ourselves a little bit.

“I’m absolutely delighted with the win.

“The guys were very patient and played good football.”

Raith are next in action in the league on Saturday, December 4, away to fifth-placed Arbroath following cup ties against Falkirk next Saturday, November 27, and Inverness Caledonian Thistle the Tuesday after, November 30.

Ethan Ross scoring Raith's second goal against Morton at Starks Park (Picture: Fife Photo Agency)