Team Pd GD Pt
1 Dundee 3 2 6
2 Inverness CT 3 3 5
3 Ayr United 3 1 5
4 Queens Park 3 0 4
5 Partick Thistle 3 0 4
6 Morton 3 0 4
7 Hamilton Academical 3 0 3
8 Cove Rangers 3 -2 3
9 Raith Rovers 3 -2 3
10 Arbroath 3 -2 2
Updated: 13th Aug
Saturday February 19th 2022

Kilmarnock 3 – 0 Raith Rovers


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Welcome from Rugby Park for today’s tussle between Kilmarnock and Raith Rovers in the SPFL Championship.
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Two changes from last weekend see Berra and Mackie in the Rovers starting XI.
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Rovers in 4th place are 5 points behind Kilmarnock and will be looking to close the gap this afternoon.
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Kilmarnock start the First Half.
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Kilmarnock with all the early possession.
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Musonda clears in the box for a Kilmarnock corner.
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Goal Kilmarnock.
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Burke with the corner, straight onto Lafferty’s head. Ball hits the crossbar and lands right at McGinn’s feet, who volleys home.
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Dick with a crucial flick to avert a dangerous looking Killie cross.
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Goal Kilmarnock.
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Lafferty with the flick on the Fraser Murray. His attempt is blocked and lands at Lafferty’s feet. His shot seems to take a deflection up and over MacDonald.
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Skills from Tumilty ends with a lovely cross. Raith corner.
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Kilmarnock 2-0 Raith Rovers.
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Gullan sent through down the left. Flag is up for offside.
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Ross tries his luck from 25 yards out after some neat footwork. Ball whacks off a defenders back and Hemming collects on edge of box.
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Kilmarnock 2-0 Raith Rovers
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Mackie fouled out on the left wing, 30 yards out. Free kick Rovers.
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Hemming easily holds the cross.
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Williamson with the heavy challenge on Fraser Murray. Kilmarnock with the free kick out on the left.
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Half time: Kilmarnock 2-0 Raith Rovers.
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Raith not having the best half of football. Interestingly only 3 shots between the two sides, with 2 goals.
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Raith kick off the Second half.
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Gullan replaced by Varian
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Zanatta replaces Williamson.
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Connolly replaces Mackie.
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Chance for Rovers. Ross with a run down the left. His cross eludes Hemming and Stanton just can’t connect at the back post.
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Connolly with the cross from the left this time. No one at the end of it.
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The pace has certainly lifted in the first five minutes.
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Zanatta tackled down by the left corner flag. Corner Raith.
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Berra with the header off the post!
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Rovers three shots in first 10 minutes matches total shots in the First half.
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Burke collects the ball 20 yards out, moves forward unmarked and shoots straight into MacDonald’s arms.
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Screams from Killie fans for a penalty. Ref judges foul just outside box. Dangerous free kick here…
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Lafferty drills the free kick through the wall. MacDonald is a match for it.
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Pulsating Second half, with both teams in the mood.
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Kilmarnock 2-0 Raith Rovers.
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Ross collects the ball inside the box, weaves his way onto his right foot and his pass shot goes just wide of the keeper’s left post.
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Goal Kilmarnock.
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Fraser Murray with the run, his cut back is met by Lafferty who scores with the side foot low to the left of the goalie.
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Raith take a quick short corner, but comes to nothing.
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Stokes has the ball in the net. Offside!
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Zanatta with the turn and shoot in the box. Great save by Hemming. Corner Raith.
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Corner comes to nothing.
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Stanton with a cracker from 20 yards out. Another great save from Hemming. Corner Raith.
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Unfortunately another Raith corner is too deep and away for a goal kick.
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Kilmarnock 3-0 Raith Rovers
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Armstrong replaces Burke.
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Tait replaces McGinn.
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Zanatta crosses low from the left. Euan Murray clears for a Rovers corner.
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Hemming rushes out and grabs the cross from the corner.
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McKenzie replaced by Campbell
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Waters replaced by Glass.
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Euan Murray left unmarked at the back post. He can’t connect properly and ball goes out for a goal kick.
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Fraser Murray replaced by MacKay
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Full time: Kilmarnock 3-0 Raith Rovers
Kilmarnock
Hemming, Hodson, E Murray, Stokes, Waters, F Murray, McGinn, McKenzie, Alston, Burke, Lafferty. Subs: Walkers, Sanders, Naismith, Tait, Glass, MacKay, Armstrong, Campbell & Shaw.
Raith Rovers
MacDonald, Tumilty, Dick, Musonda, Berra, Williamson, Matthews, Stanton, Mackie, Ross, Gullan. Subs: Thomson, Connolly, Zanatta, McKay, Varian, Arnott, Mitchell, Young, Poplatnik.

© Eddie Doig 2022


John spoke to RaithTV after the defeat at Rugby Park: