Queen of South 2-1 Raith: Match Report
Queen of the South keep slim play-off hopes alive with Raith win
Queen of the South kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a 2-1 win against John Hughes' Raith Rovers, who remain without a win in 16 games in all competitions.
Captain John Rankin got the Doonhamers off to the perfect start with a seventh-minute opener from the edge of the area following good work from Stephen Dobbie and Derek Lyle.
The home side doubled their lead in the 26th minute when Dominic Thomas' corner was headed across the face of the goal for Lyle to turn in from close range, but Jean-Yves Mvoto gave Rovers hope with a 61st-minute header.
Home goalkeeper Lee Robinson made a couple of good saves to deny Rovers midfielder Chris Johnston, before Ryan Hardie spurned the chance to level when his header cleared the crossbar.