Team Pd GD Pt
1 Partick Thistle 8 10 17
2 Queens Park 9 1 16
3 Ayr United 8 3 14
4 Inverness CT 8 3 14
5 Dundee 9 2 13
6 Cove Rangers 9 0 11
7 Morton 9 -4 11
8 Raith Rovers 8 -3 9
9 Hamilton Academical 8 -5 7
10 Arbroath 8 -7 5
Updated: 4th Oct
Saturday August 20th 2022

Hamilton Academical 0 – 2 Raith Rovers

Rovers secured successive wins in the league with a clinical display against Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park.

Ian Murray’s side got off to a flying start when Dylan Easton netted his first league goal of the season inside two minutes.

GOAL!….Dylan Easton fires home with just 2 minutes on the clock

Ethan Ross sent a header wide as the Rovers looked to increase the lead, while Jean-Pierre Tiehi’s header at the other end was saved by Jamie MacDonald

Rovers continued to press and Jamie Gullan made sure the points were coming back to Kirkcaldy when he rifled home goal number two in the 73rd minute.

Ian Murray will be hoping to make it 3 in a row when Rovers visit Firhill next week to face Partick Thistle.


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Welcome to The Fountain of Youth Stadium for today’s game - Hamilton v Raith Rovers. It’s 7th v 9th but both sides are equal on three points. It’s sunny with a breeze. Referee today is Calum Scott. Assistants are Douglas Ross and Cameron Telfor
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Apologies, said we are at the Fountain of Youth Stadium…it’s actually called The ZLX Stadium
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Gullan gets the game underway. Raith shooting towards the retail park end
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GGGGOOOOAAALLLLL RAITH
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Connolly passes to EASTON who takes the ball forward he brings the ball into the box has a low shot and it’s goal number one for Raith
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Millen wins the ball but his header is a bit weighty and Hamilton win the ball back but immediately put the ball out for a Raith throw in
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Easton with a through ball to Gullan but Hamilton intercept
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Good ball from Ross to Connolly but. Hamilton are on his case
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Freekick Hamilton approx 25 yards out
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Lawson takes it and thumps it over the Raith bar
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Freekick Raith deep in their own half after a foul on D Easton
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Brilliant ball from O’Riordan to Ross. The latter is fouled freekick Raith
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Freekick Hamilton after D Easton fouls in the centre circle
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Corner Raith
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Corner is played short to Easton who quickly plays the ball back to Ross. He tries to get the ball across the goal but Hamilton clear
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Play halted as Brown receives treatment
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Brown is back on his feet
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Game is back underway
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Raith forced into an early substitution as off goes Brown and on comes Connell
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Ross gets the ball high across the face of the goal but no Raith head to meet it
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Millen with a pass to Connolly who heads the ball towards goal but it’s just wide
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Connell comes close for Raith as Fulton saves
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Hamilton corner ball gets into the box. It’s met by a Hamiton player but his shot has gone out for a goalkick
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Although it has resulted in a foul by O’Riordan, he did well to keep on his man
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Hamilton 0 Raith 1 ( Easton1’) a fast paced game with Raith playing well
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Raith freekick deep in their half
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Raith defence working well to deny Smith a goal
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Ross goes for a low shot but Hamilton there to thwart the ball from going any further
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Freekick Hamilton after Ross pushes
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Lawson from the freekick gets the ball into the box. Hamilton get a header towards goal but MacDonald saves
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Freekick Hamilton after Stanton fouls, he receives a yellow card to the good too
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Ooh Raith close again
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MacDonald gets down to save. Ross is also down at the half way line
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Ross. Is back on his feet and waiting to come back in the pitch
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+1 Shiels gets the ball into the Raith box and the defence clears
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+2 Connell is in the box but he can’t get a foot to it as Fulton gathers
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+3 ref blows for half time Hamilton 0 Raith 1 ( Easton 1’) very even fast paced first half
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Hamilton get the second half underway. Raith shooting towards their own fans
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Raith throw in close to the half way line
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Free kick as Ross is bundled to the ground
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Connolly from the freekick gets the ball into the box but Fulton punches clear
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O’Riordan clears the ball for a Hamilton as they push forward
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Lawson takes the corner gets the ball into the box and MacDonald saves
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Gullan to Ross who goes full pelt upfield. He has Lwasin in his heals, Ross tries to turn and get the ball played back but Hamilton clear
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Dick plates the ball into the box as he see Gullan but Hamilton head clear
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Hamilton pushing forward but they waste their opportunity and goalkick
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Easton with a good ball to Ross who has shot but Fulton saves
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Tiehi is on O’Riordan’s heals he has to thump the ball out the park to clear the danger
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Play halted as Connell gets treatment
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Connell with a looong throw into the Hamilton box, O’Riordan is up there but nothing comes to fruition
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Connolly gets a yellow for punching the ball away
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Freekick Hamilton just in the Raith half
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Hamilton have a shot but thankfully the ball is wide of the Raith goal
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Ball is passed to Connell who has a shot but ball is over the bar
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Hamilton sub off Mimnaugh and bring on Ngandu
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Freekick Eairh after Easton is fouled
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Freekick Raith after Easton is fouled
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Stanton’s long ball is covered by Hamilton to put it out for a goal kick
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Really good play by Raith which ends with Easton on the ball trying to get a shot in from close range but Fulton has it covered
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GGOOOOAALALLL RAITH
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Good play again by Raith as Connell plays the ball into the box but Connolly can’t get to it… ball eventually falls to GULLAN who fires home goal number two for Raith
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Raith corner
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The short corner by Raith doesn’t work out
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O’Riordan does well to keep on his man and does enough to put him off
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Hamilton sub off Smith and bring on Brown
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Stanton to Gullan who slips just as he was going to make the pass
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Easton down injured and receives treatment
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Play is back underway and Easton is back on the park
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Raith sub off Ross and bring on Coulson
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Raith pushing forward in the last five minutes
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Good free flowing football by Raith. Play ends with a freekick to Raith
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Connolly’s freekick hits the aHamilton wall
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Raith sub off Easton and bring on Ngwenya Crowd is 1548
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Hamilton corner
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Ball played into the box and Raith clear
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From another Hamilton corner the ball is again cleared
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Ref blows for full time Hamilton 0 Raith 2 ( Easton 1’, Gullan 73’). Great play by Raith today who finish today in 5th place and 6 points. Next weeks game is away to Partick Thistle
Hamilton: Fulton, Doyle, Shiels, O’Reilly, Easton (c), Martin, Smith, Tiehi, Mimnaugh, Winter, Lawson

Subs: Smith, Ngandu, Brown, Owens, McGinn, One, Newbury, Forsyth

Raith Rovers: MacDonald, Dick, Millen, Nolan, Connolly, Gullan, O’Riordan, Stanton, Brown (c), Ross, Easton

Subs: Thomson, Zanatta, Ngwenya, Connell, Mahady, Mitchell, Coulson

All the pictures from Rovers win against Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park

Pictures © Eddie Doig.

Ian Murray spoke to RaithTV after the win against Hamilton Academical FC: