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  • Date:06 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stark's Park
  • Attendance:2,695
  • Hamill (44)
Goal!

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92mins

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Hamill from the left by-line.

88mins

Unfair challenge on John Baird by Darren Dods results in a free kick. The referee sends off Darren Dods for second bookable offence. Allan Walker takes the direct free kick.

88mins

Danny Thomson takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

87mins

Stewart Murdoch concedes a free kick for a foul on Allan Walker. Free kick taken by Grant Murray.

86mins

Effort on goal by Farid El Alagui from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

85mins

Stephen Reynolds concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Dods. Free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

84mins

Murray Wallace joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Sibbald.

83mins

Unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Joe Hamill results in a free kick. Booking for Joe Hamill for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Thomas Scobbie, Iain Williamson manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Iain Williamson challenges Craig Sibbald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Thomas Scobbie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

78mins

Outswinging corner taken by Dale Fulton.

75mins

Craig Sibbald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Reynolds. The referee shows Craig Sibbald a yellow card. Free kick taken by Willie Dyer.

75mins

Foul by Reece Donaldson on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded. Thomas Scobbie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Allan Walker manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Ally Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Laurence Ellis. Willie Dyer takes the direct free kick.

72mins

Ally Graham is brought on as a substitute for Jay Fulton. Stephen Reynolds replaces Brian Graham.

71mins

The offside flag is raised against John Baird. Michael McGovern takes the free kick.

70mins

Danny Thomson fouled by Rhys Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David McGurn.

69mins

Kallum Higginbotham fouled by Laurence Ellis, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Thomas Scobbie, Farid El Alagui has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

67mins

Brian Graham takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Allan Walker from the left by-line to the near post, Kieran Duffie manages to make a clearance.

66mins

Brian Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Scobbie. Thomas Scobbie restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

John Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Scobbie. Michael McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Brian Graham takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern. Corner taken right-footed by Allan Walker, clearance by Farid El Alagui.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Bennett on John Baird. Rhys Bennett receives a caution. Allan Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick, Rhys Bennett manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Allan Walker produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

60mins

Craig Sibbald is caught offside. David McGurn takes the indirect free kick.

57mins

Rhys Bennett challenges Brian Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Joe Hamill, save by Michael McGovern.

56mins

John Baird fouled by Darren Dods, the ref awards a free kick. The referee books Darren Dods for unsporting behaviour. Joe Hamill delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

55mins

John Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Bennett. Michael McGovern takes the free kick.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Farid El Alagui by Joe Hamill. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Kieran Duffie, save by David McGurn.

53mins

Dale Fulton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Thomson. Allan Walker takes the free kick.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rhys Bennett by Brian Graham. Michael McGovern takes the direct free kick.

50mins

John Baird takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern. Corner taken by Joe Hamill from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Michael McGovern.

46mins

Iain Williamson challenges Stewart Murdoch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

45mins

Danny Thomson delivers the ball, Joe Hamill grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Raith 1-0 Falkirk.Assist on the goal came from Brian Graham.

42mins

Brian Graham fouled by Dale Fulton, the ref awards a free kick. Dale Fulton receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Allan Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Farid El Alagui.

42mins

The referee blows for offside against Farid El Alagui. Free kick taken by Grant Murray.

40mins

Effort on goal by Kallum Higginbotham from just inside the penalty area goes over the target. Danny Thomson is brought on as a substitute for Iain Davidson.

34mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Farid El Alagui on Iain Davidson. Direct free kick taken by Iain Davidson.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Thomas Scobbie, Grant Murray manages to make a clearance. Jay Fulton takes the inswinging corner, Iain Williamson makes a clearance.

29mins

Iain Williamson takes a shot. Michael McGovern makes a comfortable save.

24mins

Brian Graham fouled by Stewart Murdoch, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Allan Walker, Brian Graham takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

23mins

Grant Murray fouled by Kallum Higginbotham, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David McGurn.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Willie Dyer. Strike comes in from Thomas Scobbie from the free kick.

18mins

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Grant Murray, free kick awarded. David McGurn restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Grant Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Farid El Alagui. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

16mins

Allan Walker is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

14mins

The referee blows for offside against Kallum Higginbotham. Grant Murray takes the free kick.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Grant Murray by Farid El Alagui results in a free kick. Grant Murray takes the free kick.

13mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Duffie on Iain Davidson. Iain Davidson takes the direct free kick.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Allan Walker. Thomas Scobbie restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Kieran Duffie is adjudged to have handled the ball. Allan Walker takes the free kick.

2mins

Reece Donaldson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Sibbald. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Dale Fulton, clearance by Joe Hamill. Shot by Jay Fulton from a long way out goes over the target.

Match Preview

Rovers at full strength Raith have a clean bill of health for the first time this season as they open their league campaign at home to Falkirk. Defender Dougie Hill and winger Scott McBride are in line for their first appearances of 2011/12 and captain Iain Davidson is able to return to the Kirkcaldy midfield after a knee injury. Manager John McGlynn is anticipating a cracking contest, saying: "Games between ourselves and Falkirk are usually great affairs. "It is the side that finished second last season against the team that finished third, and while players have moved away from both sides it should still be an exciting game. "We didn`t carry much luck against them last season so we are due a break this time out." Falkirk will be without suspended midfielder Mark Millar for the clash. Millar is starting a two-game ban. Defender Stephen Kingsley and midfielder Blair Alston should play despite carrying knocks as the new-look Bairns look to build on successive cup wins against lower league opposition. Assistant manager Lee Bullen said: "Our young lads have done really well to go to Brechin and Albion Rovers and win through. "They will take a boost from those results, as will the fans, but we know this game will be a real tough test of our team. "Raith still have a core of good experienced players and were a good side last season, so this will be a very interesting encounter."

Formation:442Manager: John McGlynn

Raith

Formation: 442Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

  • David McGurn
  • Reece Donaldson
  • Grant Murray
  • Laurence Ellis
  • Willie Dyer
  • Iain Williamson
  • Allan Walker
  • Iain Davidson
  • Joe Hamill
  • John Baird
  • Brian Graham
  • SUBS
  • Ross Laidlaw
  • Stephen Reynolds
  • Danny Thomson
  • Douglas Hill
  • Scott McBride

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Match Report

Hamill strike enough for Rovers Joe Hamill's strike on the stroke of half-time was enough to secure a 1-0 win for Raith at home to Falkirk. The home side dominated throughout and almost went ahead through Iain Williamson after 29 minutes but his effort was well saved by Falkirk's Michael McGovern. The deadlock was broken moments before the interval as Hamill latched on to Brian Graham's knock-down to sweep home from close range. Raith nearly doubled their advantage four minutes after the restart but striker John Baird's effort was superbly tipped over by McGovern. The visitors were reduced to 10 men late on when defender Darren Dods was dismissed for a second bookable offence - both cautions a result of fouls on the lively Baird.

Form Guide

  • Raith
  • VS
  • Falkirk

Last Meetings

  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 1
  • Raith
  • 26/03/2011
  • Raith
  • 1 - 2
  • Falkirk
  • 29/01/2011
  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 0
  • Raith
  • 29/12/2010
  • Raith
  • 2 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 25/09/2010
  • Raith
  • 3 - 3
  • Falkirk
  • 19/03/2005
  • Falkirk
  • 2 - 0
  • Raith
  • 01/01/2005

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