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
Tuesday July 19th 2022

Dumbarton 0 – 0 Raith Rovers

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.

Jamie MacDonald was never really tested.

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.


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Teams are doing their warmup. Kickoff in 12 minutes. Unchanged squad from Saturday.
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Scott Brown flashes a long shot just over the Sons goal
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Connolly runs the length of the pitch on a breakaway, Broun saves well
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Corner comes to nothing
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Sons Ally Love floats a cross just past the far post
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Stanton shoots well over
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Liam Dicks cross well held by Broun
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Sons react straight away with a low shot well held by Macdonald
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yan Wallace booked for a foul on Ross
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Easton floats the e free kick into the box. Broun gathers easily
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Stanton’s run forwarded impeded by a foul. Free kick Rovers, 25 yards out deflected for a corner
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Gullan forces a corner
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Berra rises to head straight at Broun
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Good play down the wings by Dick and Ross ends with a Connolly shot blocked by McNiff
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Referee Grainger calls both sets of players to the dugouts for a water break
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Gullan wins the ball in midfield and Stanton shoots wide
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Great run by Zanatta down the left halted after Lynas ruled to have been fouled
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Macdonald saves comfortably from a header
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Easton tumbles in the area, but no foul given
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Rovers free kick as Gullan is fouled by Carswell. Corner kick as Berra joins the attack
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Ross fouled wide on the right. Free kick comes to nothing. Another corner forced.
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Gullan heads goalwards. Broun gathers easily
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Dumbarton force their first corner. Berra heads clear and a second corner is the result.
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Rovers sub: Mitchell on for Ross
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Easton shoots high and wide
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Buchanan heads wide and the first half ends.
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Good cross by Gullan, just in front of Mitchell
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Neat passing between Brown, Connolly and Mitchell and the young striker shoots over
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Dumbarton free kick after a Zanatta foul
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Broun gathers a Connolly cross
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Brown booked for a foul stopping a Dumbarton breakaway
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Breakaway attack by Mitchell and Connolly ends with a searching cross intercepted for a corner which comes to nothing.
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Connolly shoots, Broun saves.
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Zanatta with a shot from the left, saved by Broun for a corner
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Dumbarton subs: Orsi and Wilson off for McKee and Wylde
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Finlay Gray booked for a foul on Stanton
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Zanatta off for Coulson
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Byrne and Wilson on in place of Wallace and Grayfor Sons
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Coulson’s shot charged down by Buchanan
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Coulson with a run and shot from distance saved by Broun
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Gullan forces a corner. Berra heads straight to Broun
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Easton forces a diving save from Broun
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End of regular time 0-0
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Penalties to be taken to decide which team gets the bonus point…..
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Gullan up first for Rovers. Saved by Broun. Dumbarton 0 - 0 Rovers
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Buchanan for Dumbarton. Saved by Macdonald. Dumbarton 0 - 0 Rovers
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Berra scores for Rovers. Dumbarton 0 - 1 Rovers
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Macdonald saves. Dumbarton 0 - 1 Rovers
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Ross Millen scores. Dumbarton 0 - 2 Rovers
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Dumbarton score. Dumbarton 1 - 2 Rovers
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Dicks penalty saved by Broun. Dumbarton 1 - 2 Rovers
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Dumbarton score, then Easton nets. Macdonald saves again to net the Rovers the bonus point. Dumbarton 2 - 3 Rovers on pens
Raith Rovers
Macdonald (c), Dick, Millen, Berra, Connolly, Gullan, Zanatta, Stanton, Brown, Ross, Easton.
Subs: Thomson, Mahady, Arnott, Mitchell, Coulson, Young, Masson.

Dumbarton
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.