Raith Rovers opened their Scottish Championship campaign with a commanding win over Dumbarton at Stark's Park.

The hosts were dealt a blow when striker Calum Elliot withdrew through injury early on and it took until the second half for a goal to arrive.

Christian Nade sent Paul Watson through to drive home and Ryan Conroy doubled the lead with a free-kick.

Nade's finish extended Raith's lead before cott Agnew grabbed a consolation for Dumbarton with a left-foot strike.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Raith Rovers

  • 01 Cuthbert
  • 02 Thomson
  • 23 McKeown
  • 06 Fox (Callachan - 91' )
  • 04 Watson
  • 03 Perry
  • 07 Anderson (Moon - 79' )
  • 11 Scott
  • 10 Elliot (Stewart - 10' )
  • 27 Nade
  • 14 Conroy

Substitutes

  • 08 Moon
  • 09 Stewart
  • 12 Callachan
  • 16 Vaughan
  • 17 Laidlaw
  • 24 Ellis
  • 31 Matthews

Dumbarton

  • 01 Rogers
  • 02 van Zanten (Prunty - 80' )
  • 03 Linton
  • 06 Turner
  • 04 Graham
  • 05 Mair
  • 11 Kirkpatrick
  • 08 Agnew
  • 20 Campbell (Fleming - 76' )
  • 09 Nish
  • 10 Megginson (Gilhaney - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 12 Taggart
  • 14 Fleming
  • 15 Prunty
  • 17 Murray
  • 18 McDougall
  • 21 Grindlay
Ref: John Beaton
Att: 1,642

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

4 3

Corners

8 2

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Raith Rovers 3, Dumbarton 1.

90:00 +2:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 3, Dumbarton 1.

90:00 +2:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 3, Dumbarton 1. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

90:00 +0:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Liam Fox.

88:00

Attempt missed. Martin Scott (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

86:45

Foul by Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton).

86:45

Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:03

Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

83:00

Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:56

Foul by Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton).

82:28

Attempt missed. Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

81:44

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Dumbarton).

81:44

Martin Scott (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 3, Dumbarton 0. Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Stewart.

79:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Bryan Prunty replaces David van Zanten.

79:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Kevin Moon replaces Grant Anderson.

77:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 2, Dumbarton 0. Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

77:22

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

77:22

Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Garry Fleming replaces Archie Campbell.

74:39

Hand ball by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

73:50

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by David van Zanten.

73:18

Attempt saved. Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

72:25

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

68:32

Attempt missed. Liam Fox (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

66:41

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

65:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Mark Gilhaney replaces Mitchel Megginson.

61:38

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

60:00

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:56

Foul by Paul Watson (Raith Rovers).

57:33

Attempt missed. Scott Linton (Dumbarton) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

55:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Raith Rovers 1, Dumbarton 0. Paul Watson (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Nade.

55:13

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

54:08

Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:08

Foul by Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers).

51:57

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Jason Thomson.

50:02

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high from a direct free kick.

49:16

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:16

Foul by Ross Perry (Raith Rovers).

47:44

Foul by Andy Graham (Dumbarton).

47:44

Paul Watson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:24

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Paul Watson.

46:32

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:32

Foul by Christian Nade (Raith Rovers).

45:38

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by David van Zanten.

45:00

Second Half begins Raith Rovers 0, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 +2:30 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Raith Rovers 0, Dumbarton 0.

39:03

Foul by Liam Fox (Raith Rovers).

39:03

Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:54

Attempt saved. Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:29

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Chris Turner.

35:00

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Linton.

34:33

Attempt blocked. Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:53

Delay in match Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) because of an injury.

29:25

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

29:25

Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:21

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:21

Foul by Christian Nade (Raith Rovers).

24:31

Attempt missed. Scott Agnew (Dumbarton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:46

Attempt missed. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

20:24

Foul by Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers).

20:24

David van Zanten (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:17

Foul by Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers).

19:17

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:39

Attempt saved. Archie Campbell (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

14:21

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

14:21

Ross Perry (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Mark Stewart replaces Calum Elliot because of an injury.

6:28

Foul by Lee Mair (Dumbarton).

6:28

Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:01

Foul by Colin Nish (Dumbarton).

6:01

Martin Scott (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:42

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

2:49

Delay in match Calum Elliot (Raith Rovers) because of an injury.

1:52

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Chris Turner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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