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    Raith Rovers 2-3 Inverness CT - Report


    Hat-Trix Alex


    With a raft of new defenders coming in to the Inverness squad, it was anyones guess which four defenders Big Dunc would select from the eleven he now has at his disposal. He has an easier choice which new striker will be involved and that will be Alex Samuel. Ian Murray has taken Zak Rudden in on loan from Dundee but has lost Jamie Gullan to Dundalk ahead of this one, he of the powerful shot who likes a goal against Inverness. Sam Stanton was missing for Raith. Three debut's were dished out by Dunc. Cammy Kerr, Remi Savage and Jeremiah Chilokoa-Mullen all started as did Alex Samuel with a few big names on the bench. Ewan Murray was the only change for Rovers with Zak Rudden on the bench. All that defenders and we still lose a headed goal from a corner as Jack Hamilton opened the scoring. Alex Samuel levelled five minutes later on the half hour and another five minutes later he put the visitors ahead. Alex completed his hat-trick in nine minutes to put Inverness in the driving seat at the Interval. Lewis Vaughan pulled one back early in the second half but Inverness held on for all three points.


    FULL TIME: 2-3

    image.pngNormal Service Resumed as Alex bags a hat-trick ⚽ ⚽ ⚽

    Man of the match Alex Samuel scored a nine minute hat-trick as normal service was resumed at Stark's Park. Will that be another 23 years before Raith beat us again? :shrug:

    Mantis was on hand and gave us this round-up: That was sweet. Never in doubt even after going behind. When I saw the orange strips it took me back to November 2001 when we went behind to a Nacho Novo penalty and won 5-1. 
    Sure the last 20 minutes were nervy but that was all in our heads. A lot of that spell was Rovers knocking it about in their own half looking for a gap. The players looked composed and some of the passing was superb. Hamiltons goal was really sloppy on our part with two newbies in the back three so they will need to work on who is picking up at corners. 
    No failures today and we looked physically strong and made Rovers look a shadow of the side which was flying earlier in the season.

    The double- barrel Jeremiah looked very impressive apart from his blunder which let Vaughan away to score for 3-2, which made the second half a much less comfortable watch. The other three were solid too. Cammy Kerr, Savage and of course Samuel - Machine #2. What a warrior. On another day Billy might have grabbed a fourth but his touch let him down. 
    A bit risky changing defenders late in the game but hey, it made no difference to the result and we got a chance to see Duffy’s haircut.
    We have lost 10 games and have probably left too much to do for the playoffs but we should be looking up at Dunfermline, Ayr and Airdrie. At least watching ICT isn’t a chore any longer.

    Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts
    Table after today's games.
    1. Dundee Utd 21 13 6 2 43 10 45
    2. Raith Rovers 22 13 5 4 40 31 44
    3. Partick Thistle 22 10 7 5 43 34 37
    4. Morton 21 8 5 8 27 27 29
    5. Airdrieonians 21 8 4 9 20 24 28
    6. Ayr United 22 7 5 10 29 39 26
    7. Dunfermline 20 6 6 8 24 24 24
    8. Inverness CT 22 6 6 10 26 27 24
    9. Queens Park 21 5 5 11 27 41 20
    10. Arbroath 22 5 3 14 23 45 18








    Date:  27/01/2024  Venue: Stark's Park, Kirkaldy Attendance: 3387 Referee: Dan McFarlane
    Raith Rovers: 2

    • Manager: Ian Murray
    • Lineup:  Dabrowski; Millen, Brown, Dick (McGill 82), Murray, Mullin (Rudden 45), Byrne (Mathews 85),
    • Connolly, Vaughan, Smith (Easton 45), Hamilton (Turner 50)
    • Subs (not used):  McNeil; Watson, Hannah, Corr, 
    • Scorers: Henderson (25), Vaughan (52)
    • Booked: none
    • Sent Off: none

    Inverness CT: 3

    • Manager: Duncan Ferguson
    • Lineup:  Ridgers; Kerr, Devine (Carragher 61), Chilokoa-Mullen (Duffy 86), Harper, Alex Samuel,
    • Gilmour, Anderson (Carson 62), Savage (Boyes 61), Shaw, B Mckay (Brooks 84)
    • Subs (not used): C Mackay; Ujdur, MacGregor, Doran
    • Scorers: Samuel (31, 36, 40)
    • Booked: Ridgers (87), Shaw (90+4)
    • Sent Off: none


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