Baird dumps Doonhamers
John Baird scored a late goal as 10-man Raith survived a Queen of the South fightback to run out 3-2 winners at Stark's Park.
Joseph Cardle gave the hosts the perfect start when he turned in from close range after just four minutes.
Rovers doubled their advantage three minutes later when Paul Watson fired in another neat finish to round off an impressive opening spell.
But the visitors pulled a goal back after 37 minutes as Mark Durnan rose highest to head Christopher Mitchell's cross.
They were level on the stroke of half-time, Durnan flicking in his second, with Mitchell again the provider with another pin-point delivery.
The match looked to be heading for a stalemate before Baird turned in Ross Callachan's ball nine minutes from time before Reece Donaldson was shown a second yellow card in the final stages.