Raith Rovers 1 - 0 Inverness CT

League - Championship
Saturday, September 16th, 2023, 3:00 PM at Starks Park, Kirkaldy
Attendance: 2,846
Referee: Chris Graham
Raith Rovers Inverness CT

Jamie Gullan (87) None.

Team Managers
Ian Murray Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
Kevin Dabrowski
Ross Millen
Euan Murray
Keith Watson
Liam Dick
Shaun Byrne
Scott Brown
Lewis Vaughan
Sam Stanton
Callum Smith
Jack Hamilton
Mark Ridgers
Morgan Boyes
Cameron Harper
Daniel Devine
David Carson
Robbie Thompson
Charlie Gilmour
Max Anderson
Nathan Shaw
Luis Longstaff
Billy Mckay

Aidan Connolly
Jamie Gullan
Andy McNeil
Josh Mullin
Dylan Easton
Aaron Arnott
Callum Hannah
Adam Masson
Cameron Mackay
Jake Davidson
Zak Delaney
Keith Bray
Lewis Hyde
Aaron Doran
Austin Samuels
Adam Brooks

Josh Mullin -> Lewis Vaughan (64)
Dylan Easton -> Callum Smith (64)
Jamie Gullan -> Sam Stanton (85)
Keith Bray for Robbie Thompson (71)
Austin Samuels for Billy Mckay (82)

Liam Dick (65)
Keith Watson (90)
Charlie Gilmour (8)
Max Anderson (70)
Daniel Devine (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 244 apps -
Morgan Boyes 3 apps -
Daniel Devine 187 apps6 goals
Cameron Harper 128 apps9 goals
David Carson 149 apps2 goals
Robbie Thompson 7 apps -
Charlie Gilmour 9 apps1 goal
Max Anderson 2 apps -
Nathan Shaw 54 apps12 goals
Luis Longstaff 8 apps -
Billy Mckay 255 apps102 goals
Keith Bray (sub) 10 apps -
Austin Samuels (sub) 52 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Robbie Thompson (19 years 147 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 337 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 270 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Keith Bray (17 years 172 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Mckay (34 years 337 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 174 days
Domestic Players:10 (52.63 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Record Breakers

Never had there been a better time for Raith Rovers to break the Caley Jags hoodoo! Inverness, without a win in their last eight games, and Billy Dodds and the management team under fire. A 23 year run of games without a win for Raith Rovers was brought to an end today when Jamie Gullan smashed home from 15 yards with five minutes left. It was harsh on Inverness who dominated for long spells earlier in the game, but it leaves the management with some tough decisions to make.

There will be dancing on the streets of Raith tonight!


Billy Dodds was without MacGregor, Nicolson, Welsh, Duffy and the suspended Lodovica. Robbie Thompson started and Anderson, Devine and Billy Mckay returnrned to the starting XI. Rovers looked to have a strong line-up and were looking to consolidate at the top end of the table.

Inverness dominated the first half with Raith keeper Dabrowski making three or four great saves to deny Anderson, Boyes and Gilmour with Billy Mckay also being blocked close to goal. Danny Devine did have the ball in the net, but his header was adjudged to be offside.


Almost a goal at the start of the second half but Raith survived the scare. Raith grew into the game after the break and Ridgers was eventually called into action with a double block, scooping the ball away from danger. The inevetable happened with three minutes of normal time left when Gullan thumped the ball home after a poor clearance fell to him. Carson was then turned and Gullan hammered home to end the hoodoo. That got the monkey off their backs. Adam Brooks had an opportunity to level the game in time added on but never got enough purchase on the ball and MotM Dabrowski saved comfortably


Despite a promising first half where Raith would have had no complaints had we gone in at the interval three ahead, the hosts stuck at it and sneaked a goal in the last few minutes to put them top of the league on their own.

A much improved performance from the visitors where the defence did not look like conceding.... and then it happened.

Match report written by tm4tj

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Raith Rovers 5 4 1 0 10 6 4 13
2. Dundee Utd 5 3 2 0 11 2 9 11
3. Partick Thistle 5 3 1 1 14 6 8 10
4. Arbroath 6 3 0 3 10 8 2 9
5. Queens Park 6 3 0 3 8 10 -2 9
6. Dunfermline 5 2 2 1 6 4 2 8
7. Airdrieonians 5 2 0 3 5 10 -5 6
8. Morton 5 1 1 3 7 12 -5 4
9. Ayr United 5 1 0 4 3 12 -9 3
10. Inverness CT 5 0 1 4 3 7 -4 1