Raith Rovers vs Partick Thistle Review
After their midweek adventures it was back to business for livesport.co.uk sponsored Raith Rovers.
Partick Thistle were unbeaten in the league coming into the game at Starks Park and they came out of the game still maintaining their unbeaten run.
Grant Murray named a Raith side with one change from the game at Parkhead. Loanee David Smith came in to replace Joe Hamill on the left side of the midfield. Jackie McNamara put out a very strong Thistle outfit, similar to the team that put Raith out of the Ramsdens Cup earlier in the season.
Partick started the game the brightest with chances going begging, Paul Paton came the closest with a header from around the six yard mark. They almost made the breakthrough just before half time when young midfielder Stuart Bannigan was denied by a great save from David McGurn.
As Partick had the better of the first half, whatever Grant Murray said at half time worked. Raith came out a far better side in the second half and were denied an early goal after a last ditch challenge stopped Greig Spence from getting on the scoresheet. Spence got his goal in the 67th minute though, after capitalising on a defensive error to punish Partick and put Raith 1-0 ahead.
Paritck goalkeeper Scott Fox kept his side in the game with two crucial saves before Kris Doolan came off the bench to head home in stoppage time with a cross delivered by Aaron Muirhead and square up the match at 1-1.
The goal left Raith fans furious with the timing of the goal after the referee seemed to add on a considerable amount of time with the goal coming in the 5thminute of time added on.
Grant Murray said he felt that his side deserved more from the game and thought that the Partick goal was a sucker punch as the truly deserved the lead.The point leaves Raith 4th in the table on 11 points and means Partick stay top of the table, having only dropped 2 points after 7 games so far this season.
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