Ayr United 1
Raith Rovers 2
League (Championship)


Ayr United
1 - 2
Raith Rovers 

League (Championship)
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,848

Goalscorers
Anton Dowds (50)
Easton (23'minutes, 26'minutes)

Team Managers
Lee Bullen
Ian Murrary

Starting Eleven
1. Charlie Albinson
4. Frankie Musonda
5. Sean McGinty
20. Roy Syla
3. Patrick Reading
15. Jamie Murphy
17. Nick McAllister
46. Jack Young
9. Ahkeem Rose
16. Anton Dowds
11. Logan Chalmers
1 Dabrowski
4 Millen
20 Brown
6 Murray
3 Dick
14 Mullin
21 Byrne
16 Stanton
23 Easton
10 Vaughan
11 Smith

Bench
31. Robbie Mutch
14. George Stanger
38. Elicha Ahui
21. Finn Ecrepont
23. Jack Senga
22. Mark McKenzie
30. Fraser Bryden
18. Paul Smith
17. Franny Amartey
7 Connolly
9 Gullan
13 McNeil
19 Hamilton
24 McGill
27 Hannah
30 Masson

Substitutions
Mark McKenzie for Ahkeem Rose (45)
Jack Senga for Jack Young (83)
Paul Smith for Roy Syla (86)
23 Easton Substituted for Hamilton at 89'minutes
10 Vaughan Substituted for Gullan at 80'minutes

Cautions
None. Dick
Vaughan

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Munro (Referee)


Photography by Dave Sargent

Match Report


Raith Rovers bounced back from their first league defeat of the season last weekend as Dylan Easton's double saw them win at Ayr United.

Easton swept home from the edge of the box from Sam Stanton's pass, and the pair combined again just minutes later to double the advantage.

Anton Dowds pulled one back for the hosts in the second half, but Raith stood firm to secure all three points.

Ian Murray's side sit second in the Scottish Championship, just one point behind league leaders Dundee United, while Ayr sit eighth.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at September 30th, 2023)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 9 - 60 -
Patrick Reading24 12 - 1233
Roy Syla23 5 - 5 -
Sean McGinty30 13 - 904
Frankie Musonda25 7 - 372
Jack Young - 6 - 6 -
Nick McAllister22 111572
Jamie Murphy - 8282
Ahkeem Rose24 113113
Logan Chalmers23 62175
Anton Dowds26 2222
Jack Senga (sub) - 4 - 4 -
Mark McKenzie (sub)23 13112710
Paul Smith (sub)21 10 - 43 -






League Table (as at September 30th, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee United 7 5 2 0 17
2. Raith Rovers 7 5 1 1 16
3. Partick Thistle 7 4 1 2 13
4. Arbroath 8 4 0 4 12
5. Airdrieonians 7 4 0 3 12
6. Dunfermline Athletic 7 3 2 2 11
7. Queen's Park 8 3 0 5 9
8. Ayr United 7 2 0 5 6
9. ICT 7 1 1 5 4
10. Morton 7 1 1 5 4