Raith Rovers vs Airdrieonians

Monday 26th April 2010

Airdrie still alive

Scott McLaughlin netted a late winner as Airdrie boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a 1-0 victory at Raith.

McLaughlin struck nine minutes from time with his third goal of the season, a volley into the top corner from 12 yards, to help his side move off the bottom of the table and to within a point of eighth-placed Morton with one game remaining.

McLaughlin came close to giving the visitors a fifth-minute lead, seeing his shot saved by Raith stopper David McGurn, before the hosts created several decent openings themselves.

Douglas Hill and Mark Ferry forced Airdrie goalkeeper Lee Hollis into saves while Robert Sloan and Dene Shields failed to find the target,

After the break, McLaughlin headed Richard Waddell's cross wide before Raith were unlucky not to take the lead in the 76th minute when Darren Smith's 12-yard effort hit the post.

Airdrie then snatched the points to set up a tense final day on Saturday.

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VenueStark's Park

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