Team Pd GD Pt
1 Kilmarnock 36 23 67
2 Arbroath 36 26 65
3 Inverness CT 36 19 59
4 Partick Thistle 36 6 52
5 Raith Rovers 36 0 50
6 Hamilton Academical 36 -15 42
7 Greenock Morton 36 -11 40
8 Ayr United 36 -13 39
9 Dunfermline 36 -17 35
10 Queen of the South 36 -18 33
Updated: 30th Apr
Saturday March 5th 2022

Raith Rovers 0 – 4 Ayr United


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Welcome to today’s game 5th v 8th - Raith V Ayr United….It’s sunny but cold……..Poplatnik starts!!
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There will be one minutes silence for respect of Frank Connor
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Maxwell for Ayr gets the game underway. Raith shooting towards the away stand.
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Early throw in for Ayr and MacDonald collects
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Benedictus clears as Reading gets the ball into the box
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Free kick Raith after a foul on Poplatnik
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Goal for Ayr as Adeloye slots the ball into the net
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Free kick Ayr as Stanton fouls approx 25 yards out
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Muirhead skies it over the bar
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Plays starts with Matthews holding on to the ball well. He passes out to Connolly who has Tumilty to help out. He passes to Stanton who swings the ball into the Ayr box but McAdams collects
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Williamson to Connolly but the latters cross into the box is over the bar
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Poplatnik jostles with an Ayr player in the box and wins the corner for Raith
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Free kick Raith after Williamson is fouled just on the half way line
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Tumilty with the long ball up to Ross who holds it well. Passes back to Tumilty who gets the ball to Williamson in the Ayr box but nothing comes of it
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Dick has to head the ball out the park for an Ayr corner
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Free kick Raith Connolly to take. Ball reaches edge of the box but aayr head clear
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Matthews to Tumilty who gets the ball into the box neither Williamson or Poplatnik can convert
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Williamson drives the ball upfield, cuts back to Dick who swings the ball across the box but no one there
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Adeloye comes close as he heads towards goal but thankfully ball just wide
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Reading for Ayr gets the ball into the Raith box, Benedictus heads clear and Williamson makes sure the ball is well out the danger area
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Ayr corner
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Raith under threat as they struggle to clear the ball
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Maxwell for Ayr scores
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Houston for Ayr gets past two Raith players has a pop but Benedictus gets a toe to it and ball goes just wide for a Ayr corner
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Goal Ayr as Maxwell scores, again. Raith fail to tackle and clear the danger area
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Maxwell got booked for his celebration
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Raith sub off Dick and bring on Mackie
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Ayr free kick as Adeloye is fouled just outside the Raith box
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Ball curls around the wall and MacDonald out stretches to punch clear
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+1 ref blows for half time Raith 0 Ayr 3 ( Adeloye 2’, Maxwell 30’ 37’)
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Raith seem to have made a substitution at half time. Off goes Connolly on comes Gullan
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Raith get the second half underway
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Ayr have also made a substitution off goes McGinty and on comes Fjørtoft
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Mackie tries to get the ball to Poplatnik but the latter is held off well and McAdams gets down to smother the ball
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Free kick Raith after a foul on Ross
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Ross gets the ball to Mathews who is in front of goal but ball goes over the bar
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Ross close but the ball takes a deflection. Raith corner
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Free kick Raith as Stanton fouled
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Williamson cuts the ball back as Matthews comes sliding in McAdams collects.
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Ross crosses the ball into the box but Poplatnik can’t connect
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Mackie gets the ball into the Ayr box. Poplatnik can’t jump high enough and Ayr clear as Tumilty comes in
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Ayr free kick as Ross pushes Fjørtoft to the ground
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Adeloye has a pop, MacDonald reacts but has to scramble to get the ball for a second save
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Raith make a double substitution off goes Poplatnik and Williamson and on come Varian and Arnott
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Ayr score, Ashford
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Corner Raith
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Stanton has a shot but Houston blocks
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Tumilty crosses the ball into the box but it goes straight through to the other side
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Ayr close again as from their free kick ball gets to the back post but thankfully out for a goal kick
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Gullan gets the ball into the box, cuts it back but no one converts
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Ayr make a double substitution off go Murdoch and Adeloye and on come Moffat and Smith
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Ayr sub off mcKenzie and Maxwell and bring on Gondoh and O’Connor
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The match day app votes Poplatnik as man of the match
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Attendance Is 1513
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Raith free kick as Varian fouled
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Gullan gets the ball into the box but Reading heads clear
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Tumilty is close but ball just wide
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Ref blows for full time Raith 0 Ayr 4 (Adeloye 2’, Maxwell 30’, 37’, Ashford 63’)
Raith Rovers: MacDonald, Tumilty, Dick, Berra, Benedictus, Connolly, Matthews, Stanton, Williamson, Ross, Poplatnik

Subs: Thomson, Musonda, Gullan, Spencer, McKay, Varian, Arnott, Young Mackie

Ayr United: McAdams, Houston, Muirhead, McGinty, McKenzie, Murdoch, McInroy, Maxwell, Adeloye, Ashford

Subs: Albinson, Moffat, Smith, Fjørtoft, Ecrepont, Gondoh, O’Connor

Photo © Tony Fimister, Jim Foy, Cameron Goodsir-Maguire.

John McGlynn talked to RaithTV after the match: