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Dundee   1 - 2   Raith

Raith Rovers midfielder Stephen Simmons
Simmons set Raith on their way to victory at Dens Park

By Andy Campbell

Raith Rovers reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup for the first time since 1963 with victory over Dundee.

Stephen Simmons volleyed the visitors in front early on and Laurie Ellis headed a second in the 10th minute.

Dundee's Leigh Griffiths struck the frame of the goal and Raith's Graham Weir had a goal disallowed for offside during a frantic opening period.

Craig Forsyth pulled one back for Dundee on 73 minutes with a downward header but Raith held on.

The Stark's Park side, who won last season's Second Division title, will join Celtic in Monday's draw for the last four along with Ross County or Hibernian and Rangers or Dundee United.

The Kirkcaldy club stated their intent from the off and found themselves in front within three minutes.

Gregory Tade's header towards the Dundee six-yard line was cleared but fell kindly to Simmons, who lashed into the net for the opener shortly before having another volley blocked.

Dundee pressed for a leveller and Eddie Malone's cross was headed towards goal by Gary Harkins only for David McGurn to make the save for Raith.

Scott frustrated by poor start

John McGlynn's side won a free-kick wide on the right and from Allan Walker's inswinging delivery, Ellis bulleted a header past goalkeeper Rab Douglas.

The home side went back on the attack and Leigh Griffiths was foiled by McGurn's left-hand post after being found by Sean Higgins' free-kick.

McGurn denied Richie Hart twice in succession, firstly palming a well-struck free-kick over minutes before claiming a low drive from the midfielder.

Raith had the ball in the net again seven minutes before the break as Weir volleyed in but the goal was ruled out for offside.

However, television replays suggested that the striker had been in an onside position when Gregory Tade had played the ball into the box.

The pace and trickery of Tade was causing Dundee problems and the Frenchman's driven cross went narrowly wide off the body off team-mate Iain Williamson.

McGlynn ecstatic at 'amazing' run

Griffiths was left frustrated when his shot was blocked by Grant Murray and, as Raith cleared their lines, the striker was booked for a late challenge on Ellis.

Raith invited pressure onto themselves by sitting deep in the early part of the second half and Forsyth's fierce drive was tipped over at full-stretch by McGurn.

Hart fired wide before Tade and Simmons made crucial interventions as Raith struggled to cope with a Dundee set piece.

But Dundee's pressure was rewarded when Harkins' cross from the right was headed down into the net by Forsyth.

Tade's teasing centre could not find a team-mate and Eric Paton's shot flew over the Raith bar as the match began to swing from end to end.

Forwards Pat Clarke and Andrew Shinnie were sent on from the Dundee bench in search of an equaliser but the First Division leaders could not carve out the goal that would have ensured a replay.

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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Scottish Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Dundee 1-2 Raith FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Forsyth 73
  • Simmons 3
  • Ellis 10

Dundee

  • 01 Douglas
  • 02 Paton
  • 05 MacKenzie yellow card
  • 06 Lauchlan (Shinnie 89)
  • 07 Forsyth
  • 03 Malone
  • 04 Kerr
  • 08 Hart (McMenamin 62)
  • 11 Harkins
  • 09 Griffiths yellow card
  • 10 Higgins (Clarke 84)

Substitutes

  • 13 Soutar,
  • 14 Malcolm,
  • 15 Shinnie,
  • 16 Clarke,
  • 17 McMenamin

Raith

  • 01 McGurn
  • 02 Gathuessi yellow card
  • 03 Ellis yellow card
  • 04 Murray
  • 05 Hill (Ferry 85)
  • 06 Simmons
  • 07 Williamson
  • 08 Walker
  • 09 Tade
  • 10 Weir (Shields 87)
  • 11 Russell (Smith 67)

Substitutes

  • 13 O'Connor,
  • 12 Ferry,
  • 15 Smith,
  • 16 Sloan,
  • 14 Shields
Ref: RichmondAtt: 7,306
DUNDEE
RAITH

Possession

  • Dundee 52%
  • Raith 48%

Attempts on target

  • Dundee 7
  • Raith 2

Attempts off target

  • Dundee 3
  • Raith 1

Corners

  • Dundee 4
  • Raith 1

Fouls

  • Dundee 9
  • Raith 16
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:52 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:54 The ball is sent over by Leigh Griffiths, Gary MacKenzie has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 90:00+1:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by Darren Smith. Craig Forsyth takes the free kick.
  • 88:23 David McGurn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:23 Substitution James Lauchlan leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Shinnie.
  • 88:23 Booking Gary MacKenzie is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David McGurn by Gary MacKenzie.
  • 86:18 Substitution Dene Shields is brought on as a substitute for Graham Weir.
  • 84:19 Substitution Mark Ferry replaces Douglas Hill.
  • 83:09 Substitution Patrick Clarke comes on in place of Sean Higgins.
  • 82:46 Booking Laurie Ellis is given a yellow card.
  • 80:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Lauchlan by Graham Weir. Free kick taken by Robert Douglas.
  • 79:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Hill by Colin McMenamin. Direct free kick taken by Grant Murray.
  • 78:52 Shot from just outside the box by Eric Paton goes over the target.
  • 77:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Williamson on Sean Higgins. James Lauchlan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Forsyth on Allan Walker. Stephen Simmons takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:38 Theirry Gathuessi is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Higgins, clearance made by Grant Murray.
  • 74:05 Graham Weir is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Robert Douglas restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:28 Gary Harkins provided the assist for the goal.
  • 72:28 GOAL - Craig ForsythDundee 1 - 2 Raith Craig Forsyth finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Dundee 1-2 Raith.
  • 72:25 Gary Harkins crosses the ball,
  • 68:43 Inswinging corner taken by Sean Higgins from the left by-line, clearance made by Theirry Gathuessi.
  • 67:37 Douglas Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Leigh Griffiths. Direct free kick taken by Edward Malone.
  • 66:26 Substitution Darren Smith on for Johnny Russell.
  • 61:59 Substitution Colin McMenamin on for Richard Hart.
  • 60:26 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sean Higgins, clearance made by Grant Murray.
  • 60:00 Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Save by David McGurn.
  • 57:45 Iain Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edward Malone. Shot comes in from Richard Hart from the free kick.
  • 55:37 Leigh Griffiths is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David McGurn takes the free kick.
  • 54:22 Robert Douglas takes the free kick.
  • 54:22 Booking Theirry Gathuessi is booked.
  • 54:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Theirry Gathuessi on Edward Malone.
  • 52:34 Foul by Brian Kerr on Stephen Simmons, free kick awarded. David McGurn takes the free kick.
  • 51:05 Unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths by Grant Murray results in a free kick. Edward Malone takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:39 Corner taken left-footed by Craig Forsyth, save made by David McGurn.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:51 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+0:21 Direct free kick taken by Douglas Hill.
  • 45:00+0:21 Booking Booking for Leigh Griffiths.
  • 45:00+0:04 Laurie Ellis fouled by Leigh Griffiths, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 43:47 The official flags Leigh Griffiths offside. David McGurn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:10 Close range shot by Iain Williamson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 41:18 The official flags Sean Higgins offside. David McGurn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:54 Allan Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Kerr. Direct free kick taken by Brian Kerr.
  • 38:10 Unfair challenge on Sean Higgins by Grant Murray results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Harkins.
  • 37:38 The assistant referee signals for offside against Graham Weir. Free kick taken by Robert Douglas.
  • 37:03 Gary MacKenzie concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Weir. Free kick crossed by Stephen Simmons.
  • 36:01 Unfair challenge on Stephen Simmons by Craig Forsyth results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David McGurn.
  • 34:04 Theirry Gathuessi challenges Craig Forsyth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary Harkins, clearance made by Laurie Ellis.
  • 33:41 Graham Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Edward Malone. Robert Douglas takes the direct free kick.
  • 28:24 Richard Hart takes a shot. Brilliant save by David McGurn.
  • 26:06 Foul by Theirry Gathuessi on Leigh Griffiths, free kick awarded. Craig Forsyth restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary MacKenzie on Gregory Tade. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Russell.
  • 21:05 The referee penalises Stephen Simmons for handball. Free kick taken by James Lauchlan.
  • 20:02 The referee penalises Iain Williamson for handball. James Lauchlan takes the free kick.
  • 19:28 Allan Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Higgins. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Harkins from left channel, save by David McGurn.
  • 18:38 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Forsyth from the right by-line, Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by David McGurn.
  • 17:30 Allan Walker is adjudged to have handled the ball. Richard Hart produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by David McGurn.
  • 15:21 Unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths by Laurie Ellis results in a free kick. Eric Paton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Douglas Hill.
  • 10:35 Foul by Theirry Gathuessi on Gary Harkins, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Gary Harkins.
  • 9:19 Assist by Allan Walker.
  • 9:19 GOAL - Laurie EllisDundee 0 - 2 Raith Laurie Ellis grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Dundee 0-2 Raith.
  • 8:30 Unfair challenge on Stephen Simmons by Craig Forsyth results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Theirry Gathuessi,
  • 6:15 The ball is delivered by Edward Malone, Gary Harkins takes a shot. David McGurn makes a save.
  • 5:44 Foul by Graham Weir on James Lauchlan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Lauchlan.
  • 4:56 Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by David McGurn.
  • 3:46 Corner taken right-footed by Allan Walker from the right by-line, clearance made by Craig Forsyth.
  • 2:05 GOAL - Stephen SimmonsDundee 0 - 1 Raith Stephen Simmons finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dundee 0-1 Raith.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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