Preview

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Reports

The new era under recently appointed manager Ian Murray got off to a great start with a blistering 6-0 victory over Peterhead in the Premier Sports Cup.

Rovers slotted goal after goal past the Blue Toon in relentless fashion.

Dylan Easton opened the scoring for Raith on the 16th minute when he latched onto the end of a Kieran Mitchell cross from the right to send a spectacular overhead kick past Wood in the Peterhead goal.

Dylan Easton's overhead kick flies past Wood.

Easton increased his tally in the 32nd minute, picking up the ball 30 yards out, he made a great solo run into the box and slotted a right foot shot low into the net.

After the break the ex Airdrie man continued where he left off picking up an Aidan Connolly short corner on the right, he skipped past a defender and claimed his hatrick with a low shot from the edge of the box.

Liam Dick made it four in the 61st minute, rising to head an Ethan Ross cross from the left past Wood.

Jamie Gullan made it 5 in 64 minutes after Aidan Connolly made his way into the box and laid the ball back to 'The Hammer' to fire home from 6 yards out and Aidan Connolly turned from provider to goalscorer when he completed the scoring in the last minute with a direct free kick from 30 yards out which flew past Wood and into the postage stamp corner to complete a miserable night for Jim McInally’s side but sending the Rovers fans home happy and hopeful that what they had just witnessed was a sign of things to come.

Photos

Pictures from the 6 goal thriller against Peterhead at Stark's Park.

Photographs © Tony Fimister and Jim Foy

Highlights

Interviews

Manager Ian Murray spoke to RaithTV after the match.

Hatrick Hero Dylan Easton spoke to Raith TV after the match.

Live Updates

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Peterhead chose to kick-off towards the North Stand
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Apologies for delay, comes trouble.
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The visitors pressing the Rovers defence
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Stanton with awee run, shoots and Wood saves. Easton shoots just over when the ball is played out.
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Dow yellow for a rash tackle on Easton
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Berra looking out, physio is on.
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Berra hobbles to the side
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Berra returns
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GOAL ROVERS
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Easton with a scissor kick from 8 yards
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Game being played at a fair lick by both teams
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Mitchell fluffs his shot, corner Rovers. Connolly curls a shot just over the bar.
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Latest score Raith Rovers 1-0 Peterhead
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Mitchell fighting for the ball the visitors area
27'
Gullan takes aim, shoots over the bar just missing your reporter
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Dick scrapping, wins the ball and shoots just wide
31'
Dylan Easton on a may run scores from 6yards
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GOAL ROVERS
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Great ball out wide but Millen fluffed his cross in.
42'
FK 25 yards centre, Ross fires over the bar
45'
Half time. Raith Rovers 2-0 Peterhead ( Easton 15' 31')
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Rovers press from the restart
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Berra Gullan and Mitchell combine, the latter shooting wide.
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Mitchell shoots, deflected for a corner.
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GOAL ROVERS
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From the corner Dylan Easton grabs his hat-trick
55'
Gullan forces Wood to parry from the edge of the area.
56'
Mitchell shoots wide.
58'
Jamie Gullan runs into the area but hits the side netting.
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Jamie Gullan runs into the area but hits the side netting.
61'
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GOAL ROVERS
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From a corner Liam Dick heads the ball high into the net.
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GOAL ROVERS
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Played in by Easton, Jamie Gullan slots the ball in at the near post.
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Berra off, Young on.
75'
Gullan has two shots blocked.
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Mitchell off, Coulson on.
77'
Peterhead with their first corner. The ball is flighted in and held by MacDonald
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From the edge of the box Connolly fires low, the ball stopped by Wood
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Peterhead corner. MacDonald gathered.
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MotM Dylan Easton
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Attendance 1031
85'
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Ross off, Masson
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Rovers FK 25 yards centre.
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GOAL ROVERS Aiden Connolly whips the ball straight in the postage stamp corner
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Full Time Raith Rovers 6-0 Peterhead (Easton 15' 31' 50' Dick 61' Gullan 64' Connolly 88') Man of the match Dylan Easton Attendance 1031