Line Up


After easing past Cliftonville to reach the fourth round of the SPFL Trust Trophy on Saturday, Raith Rovers will be hoping to keep their good form going, when they return to Championship action against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Stark's Park.

However, while Raith Rovers will start as favourites for the match, that seems to count little in any fixture against The Caley Jags, with Rovers going an astonishing 32 games without a win in 90 minutes against the Highland outfit.

The two sides go into this one in contrasting fortunes though, with Inverness bottom of the table with just one point from four games, albeit that was picked up against Dunfermline in their most recent league outing, thanks to a 1-1 draw with Dunfermline.

They do go into this one on the back of another defeat however, after a disappointing 4-2 loss to a dominant Arbroath at Gayfield last Saturday.

Rovers 3-0 win against the Northern Irish side on Saturday means they've now just lost once 10 games this season, and are currently second in the table behind Dundee United on goal difference, albeit a win for Partick Thistle on Friday evening against Ayr United, would see Rovers slip to third.

Saturday's match referee will be Chris Graham.


Head-To-Head Record:

Raith Rovers Wins: 5

Inverness Caledonian Thistle Wins: 23

Draws: 10


Late Gullan goal ends 23 Inverness unbeaten record v Raith.

Raith started very strongly at a sunny Starks Park, looking to put the pressure on Inverness, and created a big chance early on, with Lewis Vaughan's excellent free kick delivery finding Euan Murray at the back post, but he couldn’t get a strong connection, however he did win a corner as Ridgers pushed the ball behind.

Inverness started growing into the game after around 10 minutes, creating multiple chances in a short period of time that Kevin Dabrowski expertly saved each time, the best of the saves being with his right foot after a header at the back post that looked destined to go in.

Inverness did manage to beat Dabrowski shortly before half time with the Inverness player putting the ball into the back of the net, however it was quickly ruled offside. HT 0-0.

It took a while for anything to happen in the second half, but Raith created a half chance with a Scott Brown volley from the edge of the box only just missing the top corner. Raith soon had a very strong penalty claim when it looked like Devine had pulled Jack Hamilton out the air as he tried to get on the end of a Ross Millen cross, however the referee did not give the penalty.

Jamie Gullan came on in the 85th minute replacing the man of the match Sam Stanton, and Gullan had a chance instantly after coming on from a freekick, but his effort just never dipped quick enough.

Only 2 minutes later Jamie Gullan almost broke the net with an explosive finish on his less preferred left foot; after faking a shot with his right he quickly chopped onto his left foot and then hammered the ball past a stretching Ridgers. GOAL RAITH 1-0!!

Jamie Gullan hammers home the winner





Ian Murray spoke to RaithTV after the 1-0 win at Stark's Park in the cinch Championship:


Goalscorer Jamie Gullan spoke to RaithTV after the win:

Live Updates

Here come the teams… Almost time for Raith v ICT!
Sun is shining and Red Hot Chilli Peppers blasting oot the tannoy.
ICT kick off.
Dick absolutely clattered near the Railway Stand. Gilmour is booked.
It's a quiet one this afternoon…
Raith Rovers 0-0 ICT
Dabrowski down well to save to his right.
Dick cross from just inside the ICT half is blocked and out for a Rovers corner.
Murray gives away a free kick outside the box… 10 yards outside it.
ICT have the ball in the net, but it's chalked off for offside.
Dabrowski with the big save. He parries a decent shot.
And another big save there!! Corner ICT.
Stanton tries his luck. Left foot shot drills wide of the keeper's left post.
Raith 0-0 ICT
Possession: 58%-42% Raith. Shots on target 3-0 ICT.
Smith caught in defence and Murray is there to knock the ball out for an ICT corner.
Dabrowski with a huge save from almost point blank range. Header looked like it was going in at the back post.
McKay about the score and Liam Dick slides in from nowhere. Some block. Corner ICT.
Vaughan shoots out of the blue as he cuts along the 18 yard line. Keeper wouldn't have got it, but goes a couple of yards wide.
Half time: Raith Rovers 0-0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Brown kicks off the second half.
Dick doesn't expect the ball to drop to his feet and the ball hits off it and goes past Dabrowski and the post. Wee bit scary there! Corner ICT.
Smith blocked as he heads towards goal. Ball out for a throw in by the corner flag.
Corner ICT.
Murray heads out for a second ICT corner.
Vaughan sent through on halfway line. He gets caught in two minds and is easily dispossessed.
Dick booked.
Vaughan with the low powerful shot. Ridgers dives well, but doesn't collect. Responds quickly the second time and ball cleared.
Easton replaces Vaughan
Mullin replaces Smith
Ref seems to change his mind from a Rovers corner to an ICT goal kick.
Thompson replaced by Bray
ICT shot/crosses meets no takers as it goes past both posts.
Brown gets a good break of the ball, 20 yards out. Thumps a left foot shot just high and wide.
Raith Rovers 0-0 ICT.
Penalty shout from the Rovers fans. No foul says the ref.
Samuels replaces McKay
Stanton in a bit of bother as he's brought down outside the box. It's a free kick for Raith in a dangerous position. Devine with the yellow.
Gullan replaces Stanton.
Gullan is going to try his luck…
And he blasts over.