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.
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.
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.