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Cinch Championship leaders Queen’s Park suffered a second successive defeat as Owen Coyle’s men were beaten 2-0 by Raith at Stark’s Park.

After falling behind via Tom Lang’s header on the half-hour mark, the visitors failed to take the chance to draw level from the spot, with Dominic Thomas seeing his 38th-minute penalty saved by Jamie MacDonald.

Lewis Vaughan then added Raith’s second in the 61st minute with a fine strike, before Queen’s Park had Charlie Fox sent off with 11 minutes of normal time to go following an off-the-ball incident.

The result leaves Coyle’s side, beaten 1-0 at home by Arbroath in their previous outing, a point clear of second-placed Dundee, who thrashed Hamilton 7-0 on Saturday and have a game in hand. Ian Murray’s Raith remain seventh.