Welcome to Starks Park for the first home game of season 16/17. Tonight's visitors are Partick Thistle.
The sun is shining and the pitch is looking splendid, well done to all involved!
Have these speakers been upgraded again or am I just getting auld! They're loud!
Gary Locke and Darren Jackson receive a warm welcome for their first match as Manager and Assistant manager of Raith Rovers.
Partick kick off towards the South Stand.
Raith have started the brighter of the two teams. Trialist A is playing forward/right wing and looks good so far!
Should have said, first match for Locke and Jackson at Starks Park, this is of course their third match in charge!
Vaughan with a deflected drive at one end is cleared while David Bates clears for a corner at the other.
Devine with an excellent opportunity to put Partick in the lead, he fails to connect properly with a free header in the 6 yard box.
Vaughan with a run into the box, he evades the first challenge but stumbles at the second. No foul given.
Our visitors now enjoying the majority of the play.
Vaughan plays a through ball for Trialist A but the visiting Trialist goalkeeper collects the lose ball.
Matthews and Vaughan the stand-out players so far.
Our visitors are enjoying plenty of possession at the moment but most of it is concentrated around midfield.
Not a lot happening at the moment. Raith keeping the ball well. Trialist A is struggling to get into the game but is a bit isolated up front.
A long ball forward is headed back across into the Partick box but the Trialist goalkeeper collects easily.
Benedictus doing well to evade a couple of challenges on the left, plays a long ball to Trialist A but be can't get it under control.
Raith kick off towards the South Stand.
Kevin Mchattie with a half volley from the edge of the box, it hits the side netting.
The tempo has been upped a few notches but no clear cut chances to speak of...
Osman replaced by Amoo for the first of no doubt a plethora of substitutes!
Welsh with a long distance drive that worries the sea gulls perched on the roof of the McDermid Stand.
Trialist A and Bobby Barr are replaced by Trialist C and Jonny Court.
Matthews with a good driving run down the right is impeded and wins a free kick.
Bates' effort from the corner is blocked.
Shouts for a corner as the ball comes off a Thistle player via Trialist C. Goal kick awarded.
Trialist C with a good run and shot, the Trialist thistle keeper holds the fierce drive well.
Good move involving Court, Mchattie and Trialist C, the latter's drive deflected for a corner.
Erskine is replaced by Azeez.
We just noticed the new Score Board located in the Railway Stand. Makes the role of the match day updater a little easier!
Mchattie with a fierce drive form just outside the box, tipped over by the Trialist goalkeeper.
Trialist C, occupying the left wing position looks a good player.
Doolan is replaced by Pogba,
Bene deciding to go for a run to try and break down the thistle defence. His shot is cleared for a throw in.
Lawless is replaced by McDaid.
Mchattie is replaced by McKay.
Welsh is replaced by Mccarthy.
Vaughan with a dipping drive, it ruffles the roof of the net.
Syme is replaced by Mcinally.
Court and Vaughan link up well with the former wining a corner.
Bene the man of the match for me, great performance.
Trialist C with a good run, draws the foul. Vaughan's drive goes well wide.
813 spectators at tonight's match.
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RaithTV chatted with the Gaffer after the 0-0 draw with Patrick Thistle