Rovers travelled to Dumbarton in the Premier Sports Cup with manager Ian Murray hoping for an improvement to the disappointing 1-1 draw against Stirling Albion last Saturday.
The Raith line-up was unchanged from the match against the Bino’s, but there were signs of an improvement in the performance.
Rovers dominated the first half and had a few chances to take the lead. Sam Stanton played the ball to Scott Brown who tried his luck from 25 yards out but the ball went wide and Aidan Connolly made a run from his own half and tried a shot from just outside the box which Broun, in the Son’s goal, touched wide.
The home side responded with a Callum Wilson effort which forced a low save from Jamie MacDonald.
On the stroke of half-time, a corner by Wilson was headed across goal by Gregor Buchanan, which evaded everyone and went harmlessly wide.
Kieran Mitchell replaced Ethan Ross for the second half and the young sub had an early chance to get his name on the score-sheet following a slick one-two with Dylan Easton but his shot from just inside the box flew inches wide.
Neither goalkeeper was really tested during the second half until its late stages, with Broun doing brilliantly to keep out a Dylan Easton effort.
The 90 minutes ended with neither team finding the net, and a penalty shootout took place to decide the bonus point.
In the shoot-out both sides saw their first spot kicks by Gullan and Buchanan saved, Byrne shot wide and keeper Broun saved from Dick before Jamie MacDonald earned the bonus point for Rovers saving from Carswell.
Picture © Eddie Doig.
Macdonald (c), Dick, Millen, Berra, Connolly, Gullan, Zanatta, Stanton, Brown, Ross, Easton.
Subs: Thomson, Mahady, Arnott, Mitchell, Coulson, Young, Masson.
Broun, Lynas, Buchanan (c), Carswell, McNiff, Blair, Gray, Orsi, Wilson, Love, Wallace.
Subs: Long, McKee, Wylde, Byrne, Wilson.
Pictures from the Premier Sports Cup match Against Dumbarton.
Photographs © Eddie Doig.
Manager Ian Murray spoke to RaithTV after the match.