Ten-man Raith closed the gap on the top two as they beat Dumbarton 2-1 at Stark's Park.
Teenage forward Lewis Vaughan opened the scoring for Rovers from close-range in the opening stages of the second half.
Grant Murray's men were reduced to 10 men on the hour mark when midfielder Joseph Cardle was shown a straight red card following a dangerous challenge.
The Sons went close to pulling one back after Mark Gilhaney's effort to shape the ball into the far corner drifted wide of the target.
Despite being a man down, Rovers doubled their lead after Jason Thomson dinked the ball over Dumbarton keeper Jamie Ewings after Vaughan sent him through.
Steven McDougall pulled one back for the visitors in the final minute with a neat finish inside the box but it was too little, too late for Dumbarton.