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 June 25th 2022

Dunbar United 1 – 7 Raith Rovers


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Welcome to the first of a number of pre season warm up matches. Today’s game takes us to New Countess Park, Dunbar for the Grant Thomson Testimonial
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Game is underway with Raith kicking off
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Raith playing in dark blue tops with sky blue sleeves, dark blue shorts and socks
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Berra tries to get the ball to Millen but it doesn’t play off
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Raith for a Dunbar feeds the ball through to Bathgate but ball rolls out for a goalkick
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Raith playing well as they pass back and forth upfield. Play ends with Dick blasting the ball well over the bar
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Connolly with a strong shot forcing Brennan to get down to palm save away, corner Raith
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Ball is loose as Gregory makes haste but Berra reads well and strongly intercepts
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Connolly from the corner gets the ball into the box and Brown has a blast but the ball hits the post
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GOOOAAALLL RAITH
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It’s GULLAN who slots the ball home for Raith seconds chance after the ball is put back into the mix again
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PENALTY Raith as Connolly is brought down in the box
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GOOOAALL RAITH…GULLAN scores from the spot
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Easton plays a lovely pass as the ball drops to Zanatta in the box. He turns but Dunbar are there to block
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Gullan takes the ball upfield he holds the pace as he waits for Connolly to bypass.Gullan with a lovely feed, Connolly goes in but his shot is just wide
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Freekick from Dunbar but Thomson for Raith gets up to collect
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Young does well to fight to win the ball through the centre he has shot but it’s a bit weak
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Connolly again with the shot but Brennan palm saves, Dunbar clear
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GOALLL RAITH…EASTON snacks the ball into the back of the net from approx 25 yards out
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And it has started to rain and everyone was prepared for the sun
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From a Taith corner ball falls to back post but Millen heads wide
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GOOOALL RAITH…. It’s CONNOLLY as Easton cuts the ball back to Connolly
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Stanton takes the ball upfield.. he passes to Connolly he has a shot but ball is saved…Dunbar clear for a Raith corner
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An ambitious ball from Millen to Connolly. Dunbar are there first
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Gullan has a pop from the edge of the box but Brennan gets down to save
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Gullan to Stanton who has a shot, again Brennan gets down to save
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Easton with a powerful shot and again Brennan saves
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Freekick Raith as Easton is fouled approx 25 yards out
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Connolly takes the freekick his effort just skiffs off the top of the Dunbar wall and out for a corner
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Brown with a strong shot but his effort is wide
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Ref blows for half time Dunbar 0 Raith 4 (Gullan 13’, 16’, Easton 26’, Connolly 30’)
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Raith have made a change at half time… off goes Young and on comes Trialist A
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Game is back underway
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Raith with an early second half corner.. ball is out into the box but is cleared
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Zanatta has a pop but his shot is wide
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Connolly with another effort towards goal but it’s cleared
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Easton has a go but it falls to the Dunbar keeper
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Gullan has a shot from what looks like a tight angle unfortunately the ball is wide
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Stanton with a well timed tackle as he takes the ball from Handling
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Easton to Gullan who has a pop his effort is blocked
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Easton passes upfield to Gullan but he is judged to be offside
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Raith have made three substitutions. Off go Stanton, Easton and Connolly and on come Arnott, Ross and Mitchell
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Free kick Dunbar as Handling runs up the field and Zanatta has a wee shove
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GOOOAAALL RAITH…. It’s ROSS as he calmly takes the ball in and slots the ball home
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Ball falls to Dunbar number 15 he could have a pop and he does eye it up but the linesman rules him offside
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Thomson with a strong one handed save..Raith clear
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Mitchell with a great ball into the box, it meets the head of Gullan who heads wide
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Mitchell with a strong shot towards the Dunbar keeper but it doesn’t trouble him
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Free kick Dunbar around the halfway line after Handling is fouled by Millen
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Raith corner
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From the corner ball is out into the box but Dunbar clear. Ball falls to Arnott who has a shot but ball is just wide
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GOOOAAALL RAITH… nice ball from Trialist to MITCHEL who calmly slots goal number 6 for Raith
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Raith with a couple of substitutions as off go Brown and Gullan and on come Mahady and Coulson
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Mitchell again gets the ball into the box but Dunbar keeper is there to save
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Dunbar score a lovely lovely goal. It’s Redpath.
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GOOAAALL RAITH… it’s TRIALIST who lifts the ball and slots goal number 7 for Raith
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The ref blows for full time Dunbar 1(Redpath 84) Raith 7 (Gullan 13’ 16, Easton 26’ Connolly 30’, Ross 64’, Mitchell 76, Trialsit 88’). Next game is against Queen of the South on Wednesday
Dunbar: Brennan, Tait, Thomson, Berry, Handling, Gregory, Bathgate, McLaren, Hare, Trialist

Raith: Thomson, Millen, Dick, Berra, Young, Brown, Stanton, Easton, Zanatta, Connolly, Gullan

Subs: McNeil, Trialiat A, Coulson, Arnott, Ross, Mitchell, Mahady

Photographs from Rovers first match of the Ian Murray era against Dunbar United in the Grant Thomson Testimonial.

Photographs © Eddie Doig

Ian Murray spoke to RaithTV after the Grant Thomson Testimonial against Dunbar United FC:

 

Dunbar United’s Grant Thomson spoke to RaithTV after his testimonial match against the Rovers: