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Corner taken by Allan Walker from the right by-line to the near post, Bryan Hodge manages to make a clearance.
Iain Williamson leaves the field to be replaced by Graham Weir.
John Baird finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Raith 4-0 Partick.Allan Walker provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Wilson by Bryan Hodge. Scott McBride takes the direct free kick.
Ryan MacBeth comes on in place of Liam Buchanan.
Mark Ferry goes off and Scott McBride comes on.
Foul by Chris Erskine on David McGurn, free kick awarded. Jamie Mole replaces Gregory Tade. Direct free kick taken by Craig Wilson.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Stephen Simmons goes wide left of the target.
The referee blows for offside against Mark Ferry. Bryn Halliwell takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Iain Flannigan from the left by-line, Header from close range by Conrad Balatoni hits the post.
Stephen Simmons challenges Chris Erskine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.
John Baird is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.
Willie Dyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Buchanan. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Patrick Boyle.
Corner taken right-footed by Allan Walker to the near post, David Rowson makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Allan Walker, Stephen Simmons has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Allan Walker from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Iain Flannigan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Flannigan by Grant Murray. Iain Flannigan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, David McGurn makes a save.
Martin Grehan is brought on as a substitute for Simon Donnelly. Paul Cairney leaves the field to be replaced by Conrad Balatoni.
Chris Erskine joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Donnelly. Conrad Balatoni joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Cairney.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Allan Walker.
Iain Williamson fouled by William Kinniburgh, the ref awards a Penalty. William Kinniburgh dismissed for serious foul play. Penalty taken right-footed by John Baird and scored. Raith 3-0 Partick.
Willie Dyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Cairney. David Rowson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Allan Walker to the near post, Iain Flannigan manages to make a clearance.
William Kinniburgh challenges John Baird unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Allan Walker from the free kick, John Robertson gets a block in.
Iain Flannigan decides to take the corner short.
John Baird gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Raith 2-0 Partick.Assist by Iain Williamson.
David Rowson challenges Stephen Simmons unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Allan Walker from the free kick, David McGurn makes a save.
Grant Murray fouled by Liam Buchanan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David McGurn.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Simmons by David Rowson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Simmons.
Foul by John Baird on Patrick Boyle, free kick awarded. Patrick Boyle takes the free kick.
Liam Buchanan fouled by Iain Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Iain Flannigan, David McGurn makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Iain Flannigan from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Iain Williamson.
Corner taken by Iain Flannigan from the left by-line, Simon Donnelly takes a shot. David McGurn makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken by Iain Flannigan, Simon Donnelly takes a shot. David McGurn makes a save.
Iain Flannigan takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Goal scored by Mark Ferry from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Raith 1-0 Partick.Assist on the goal came from John Baird.
Gregory Tade challenges John Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bryn Halliwell takes the free kick.
Stephen Simmons is adjudged to have handled the ball. Iain Flannigan has an effort direct from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on David Rowson by Allan Walker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bryn Halliwell.
The referee gets the match started.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The second half kicks off.
The referee ends the match.
Suspended skipper misses Partick testRaith Rovers captain Iain Davidson will begin the new season sidelined for his side's clash with Partick Thistle.The midfielder is suspended and will serve a two-match ban, starting with the visit of Thistle.Defender Mark Campbell is also missing as he continues his recovery from a car crash he experienced nearly six months ago.The Kirkcaldy men were undefeated against Partick last season but manager John McGlynn insists that counts for little.He said: "We drew two and won two against them last season but that does not count for anything this time out. We made a really good start to our campaign a year ago and that was fundamental to staying up and that has to be our aim again for this season."Partick are without long term absentees Alan Archibald and Jackie McNamara.The defenders are suffering from lengthy injury lay-offs and the club are trying to add Hearts defender Conrad Balatoni to their ranks in time for kick off.Assistant manager Ian Maxwell said: "The deal is not done yet but it might happen in time for the Raith Rovers game."The Jags have defeated Clyde and Annan on cup duty so far this season and Maxwell is determined that their league campaign gets off to a good start as well.He added: "We have a bit of momentum after the two cup wins and we want to keep that going although this will be a tight game."
Baird treble punishes Partick
John Baird scored a hat-trick and provided an assist as Raith secured a comfortable opening day 4-0 home win over 10-man Partick.
He crossed for Mark Ferry to open the scoring for Rovers after just seven minutes with an 18-yard volley before Baird netted his first on the half-hour with a close-range finish.
The home side were then awarded a penalty five minutes before the break following William Kinniburgh's foul on Iain Williamson. Kinniburgh received a straight red card before Baird powered the spot-kick right-footed into the top-right corner.
The match quietened down somewhat in the second period before the former Airdrie striker completed his three-goal haul after 82 minutes with a tap-in from Allan Walker's cross.
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