Weather: Rainy Stadium: Stark's Park Pitch: Wet and Fast Round: 2
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Raith (2) Raith (2)
Stranraer (6) Stranraer (6)
Draw (3) Draw (3)
Asian Handicap -1.0
Raith (1) Raith (1)
Stranraer (5) Stranraer (5)
Total Goals 2.5, 3.0
Over (4) Over (4)
Under (1) Under (1)
Welcome to Stark's Park for today's League 1 match between @RaithRovers_FC and Stranraer. https://t.co/t3P1nli8wu
After the first round of fixtures, Stranraer sit 4th having defeated East Fife 1-0, whilst Raith Rovers picked up a… https://t.co/a8PMPBGNOh
The Blues face a difficult task today against a Rovers attack which features deadly trio Liam Buchanan, Greig Spence and Lewis Vaughan.
The last time these two sides shared a league in 2008/09, Raith Rovers completed a clean sweep of 4 victories out of 4.
Raith supporters will recognise Stranraer man Grant Anderson, who made well over a hundred appearances for the club… https://t.co/AR2E2qHAZv
We'll have the lineups from Stark's Park shortly, with live updates kicking off at 3pm. #monblu
Pre-match music at Starks Park 👌 https://t.co/TsNOThCdwt
The home side begin their warmup 🏃 https://t.co/swrHHnKuho
Today's teamsheet v @StranraerFC #raithroversfc #raithrovers #roaringback https://t.co/eDbW3FsGga
Lineups | @RaithRovers_FC v Stranraer #monblu Stevie Farrell names the same lineup that defeated East Fife. https://t.co/LmdZmNY55a
Dysart Colliery Silver Band playing today with a special guest member... Kick off 3pm. #RoaringBack https://t.co/6ZMYRPHYuF
Referee Mike Roncone takes charge of his first Stranraer game since a 2-0 defeat for the Blues away to East Fife in… https://t.co/5ew63OMKEo
Kickoff | @RaithRovers_FC v Stranraer #SPFL #monblu https://t.co/Bj7HBxDCPd
Stevie Farrell sticks with the same side which won 3 points last week. Anderson faces his former club, Wallace is t… https://t.co/W7gL2vRmte
RT @stairparksage: Teams on the field @StranraerFC #monblu https://t.co/UQY22qxQsO
We're underway here at Starks.
Corner to Raith early on.
Delivery is headed clear.
Stranraer have a free kick, Hamill's delivery into the box is headed away.
Stranraer have a spell of pressure around the hosts' box but it ends with a misplaced Bell pass. (0-0)
Greig Spence has his first effort on goal blocked.
Kyle Turner seeks out Grant Anderson with a cross from the left hand corner flag into the middle, but Aaron Lennox picks it out of the air.
Thomson wins a corner for Stranraer. (0-0)
Wallace's delivery is cleared as there's a tussle in the box, it falls to Robertson who blasts over but a free kick is given to the hosts.
Chance for the hosts - Spence is played through on goal down the left, but drags his shot wide of the right hand post. (0-0)
Ryan Wallace is through on goal now for Stranraer - but the flag is up for offside. (0-0)
Raith are knocking it around well now - a good right to left move ends with a heavy touch from winger Bobby Barr.
Turner gets in behind the defence and produces a cross for the near post which is headed clear. Dick is warned for a foul as Raith counter.
Close call for Stranraer as Belford spills a cross, but manages to claim it from the feet of the Raith forward.
Turner is threatening down the left hand side for Stranraer - he beats Jason Thomson and sends in a ball which is saved at the near post.
CHANCE | Another good attacking move from Stranraer, Robertson finds Liam Dick through the middle but the left back skews his shot wide.
Stranraer win a free kick just inside the Raith half, the hosts' defence clear for a corner from Hamill's delivery. (0-0)
Wallace doesn't get enough power on his header to trouble Lennox in the Rovers goal. (0-0)
Stranraer defence deals with a dangerous cross from the right by Bobby Barr. Raith not lacking in attacking options. (0-0)
CLOSE! Hamill rises to meet a fantastic cross from Ryan Wallace, but the keeper stretches to turn it away in the bottom corner! (0-0)
That's the closest anyone's come to scoring here at Stark, in what's been an even game in the first half hour. (0-0)
Anderson flicks on from a Liam Dick cross but the former Raith man is offside.
SAVE! Belford does well to turn away a Liam Buchanan shot after a cross field pass from Callachan. (0-0)
Close again for Rovers - former Alloa man Greig Spence heads narrowly high and wide from the corner. (0-0)
SAVE! Belford does well again, this time from Spence. Raith looking dangerous now. (0-0)
Stranraer have a corner here at Starks. (0-0)
CLOSE! Wallace's cross finds Morgyn Neill at the near post, the big defender swings a leg at it but it's over the bar. (0-0)
Yellow card | Euan Murray is first in the book for a foul on Steven Bell.
CHANCE | From the free kick, Hamill picks out Anderson who meets it with his head to bring a save from Lennox. (0-0)
McHattie tries his luck from distance for Rovers but it's comfortable for Belford. (0-0)
Raith are having the better of it towards the end of the first half and Neill is forced to head Spence's cross out for a corner.
Goal @RaithRovers_FC 1-0, corner is taken short and Lewis Vaughan puts the hosts in front from close range. https://t.co/PMWbTc0GC3
Another corner for Raith, this time it's Jason Thomson who meets it, but his header is well over.
HT | @RaithRovers_FC 1-0 Stranraer #SPFL #monblu https://t.co/QDyIEhLcd6
Lewis Vaughan's strike edges a close first half for the hosts.
Rovers 1 (@lewiis7, 43) - 0 @StranraerFC #raithroversfc #raithrovers #roaringback https://t.co/sC1g3BZQSN
HALFTIME: Rovers 1-0 @StranraerFC #raithroversfc #raithrovers #roaringback https://t.co/VwuJGQ6okB
Half time scores ⬇ https://t.co/cHHstgFVsE
Winner of Roary's South Stand shot pictured with Greig McCulloch was ball 50 Josh Simpson. Well done! Cluny Activit… https://t.co/HQAdkKY0bt
Ryan Wallace gets us underway for the second half.
Early chances this second half for Raith - Callachan's mis-hit shot is saved by Belford, before goalscorer Vaughan fires wide. (1-0)
Short delay as Turner gets attention from the physio after taking a knock.
Spence wins a free kick on the right hand edge of the box for the hosts. (1-0)
Callachan's eventual cross from the left is off target and out for a goal kick. (1-0)
Div Barron does well to nick the ball from the onrushing Liam Buchanan after a tidy flick on from goalscorer Vaughan. (1-0)
Morgyn Neill makes a solid block from a powerful McHattie strike on the edge of the box, before Callachan blasts over. (1-0)
Goal @RaithRovers_FC 2-0, Greig Spence finishes into an empty net to give the hosts a 2 goal lead. https://t.co/1FFLMPofdl
Turner wins a free kick for the Blues 20 yards out. (2-0)
Rovers 2 (@greigspence, 61) - 0 @StranraerFC #raithroversfc #raithrovers #roaringback https://t.co/rXBSScTj9p
GOAL @RaithRovers_FC 3-0, appeals for offside from Bell as Lewis Vaughan is played in and slots home. https://t.co/44EkDxR6eo
Rovers 3 (@lewiis7, 64) - 0 @StranraerFC #raithroversfc #raithrovers #roaringback https://t.co/IdnAsdKe7B
Yellow card | Wallace is booked for a late challenge, Belford makes another good save to prevent a fourth goal
CLOSE! At the other end, Kyle Turner has a shot cleared off the line. (3-0)
First sub of the game for Stranraer and it's a triple change 🔁 Hamill, Anderson and Thomson off for Agnew, Okoh and Woods.
Yellow card | David Barron is booked for a foul.
First change for Raith 🔁 Ross Matthews replaces Liam Buchanan.
Morgan Neill makes a fine last ditch sliding tackle from the feet of Spence as he races towards goal. (3-0)
Yellow card | Bell isn't happy with the referee's decision as he appears to win the ball but catch the man, and is booked.
Belford holds the free kick from Lewis Vaughan. (3-0)
Another free kick for Stranraer on the right hand edge of the box. (3-0)
Agnew's cross is easily held by Lennox at the top left corner of goal. (3-0)
Agnew's delivery from the corner from Stranraer fails to find a team mate and it's comfortable for the keeper to claim. (3-0)
Less than 10 minutes left for Stranraer to find a consolation goal at Starks.
Yellow card | Bobby Barr is booked for a full blooded challenge on Ryan Wallace.
Turner's delivery is cleared but Woods wins a corner. (3-0)
Wallace's cross is diverted wide for another corner. (3-0)
This time Raith deal with the set piece and escape their half. (3-0)
Close again for the hosts - Morgyn Neill misplaces his pass, and Bobby Barr shoots just wide when through on goal. (3-0)
Final swaps for Raith 🔁 Robertson and Vaughan off for Yaw Osei and James Berry.
CLOSE! Agonising miss for Liam Dock, who fires over from the left hand side. (3-0)
CHANCE | Another late opportunity for the Blues, but Agnew volleys over from the right on his weaker right foot. (3-0)
FT | @RaithRovers_FC 3-0 Stranraer #SPFL #monblu https://t.co/orlVrLIEF8
Stranraer matched Raith for the first half, but they've dominated the second, and it's a deserved win in the end for the hosts.
FULL TIME: Rovers 3-0 @StranraerFC #raithrovers #raithroversfc #roaringback https://t.co/AGHMl5dIBJ