Dunfermline 2-1 Raith- Report

Last updated : 23 April 2011 By DSG

Martin Hardie notched a brace as Dunfermline came from behind to defeat local rivals Raith 2-1 and bolster their title hopes.

The victory takes Jim McIntyre's team four points clear of their second-placed opponents in the First Division title race.

Raith had the upper-hand when they went in front four minutes before the interval.

Laurence Ellis headed the ball back across the area for John Baird to rifle into the top corner from close range.

But the Pars launched a second-half fight back and a Hardie header - from Joe Cardle's inviting cross - levelled things up in the 55th minute.

And Hardie completed the turnaround 12 minutes from time, curling home a delightful free-kick after Kevin McBride fouled Steven McDougall on the edge of the box.

Source: DSG

Source: DSG