Dundee booked their place in the third round of the League Cup with a commanding win over Raith Rovers at Dens Park.

First-half goals from Greg Stewart and Paul McGinn put Paul Hartley's men on their way.

Peter MacDonald and Martin Boyle added further strikes after the break.

Grant Murray's men had no answer to their top-flight opponents, who continued their impressive start to the new season.

Dundee went ahead early when Phil Roberts picked out Stewart from the corner and he rose unchallenged inside the six-yard box to place a free header past visiting goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert.

Raith tried to hit back and Ryan Conroy curled a free-kick over the Dundee defensive wall only to see Scott Bain scurry across his line to get an outstretched arm to palm his attempt over the bar.

At the other end, Stewart came within inches of grabbing his second goal of the night as he latched on to Boyle's lay-off, only to see his angled shot from outside the penalty area fly narrowly over Cuthbert's bar.

Former Dundee striker Christian Nade then had a mazy run followed by a shot which was saved by Bain as the Kirkcaldy side refused to let their top-flight opponents have it all their own way, before Stewart did something similar for Dundee which brought out a decent save from Cuthbert.

However, the hosts were not to be denied and McGinn picked up possession and cut inside onto his left foot before sending an unstoppable 25-yard shot high into the top corner.

McGinn linked with MacDonald, whose knockdown was met by McGowan - but his ambitious volley was comfortably held by Cuthbert.

The home team had a goal disallowed in the 52nd minute when Boyle was judged to have kicked the ball out of Cuthbert's hands from point-blank range.

However, they succeeded in putting the tie beyond any doubt with a well-worked third goal just before the hour mark.

Stewart sent Boyle racing clear down the right and his inch-perfect cross was swept home by MacDonald from close-range for his second goal in as many games.

The scoring was completed when Boyle slotted home from a few yards after MacDonald's shot had been blocked.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Dundee

  • 12 Bain
  • 19 McGinn
  • 02 Irvine
  • 06 Davidson Booked
  • 04 Konrad (McGowan - 45' )
  • 05 McPake
  • 14 Roberts
  • 20 McAlister (Harkins - 67' )
  • 09 MacDonald (Tankulic - 71' )
  • 15 Stewart
  • 23 Boyle

Substitutes

  • 01 Letheren
  • 18 McGowan
  • 21 Tankulic
  • 28 Carreiro
  • 29 Harkins
  • 30 Kerr
  • 33 Wighton

Raith Rovers

  • 01 Cuthbert
  • 02 Thomson Booked
  • 23 McKeown
  • 11 Scott
  • 04 Watson
  • 03 Perry (Ellis - 84' )
  • 08 Moon Booked (Callachan - 77' )
  • 16 Vaughan
  • 27 Nade (Anderson - 57' )
  • 09 Stewart
  • 14 Conroy

Substitutes

  • 06 Fox
  • 07 Anderson
  • 12 Callachan
  • 17 Laidlaw
  • 24 Ellis
  • 31 Matthews
  • 32 Bates
Ref: Kevin Clancy
Att: 2,645

Match Stats

Shots

20 9

On target

14 4

Corners

9 10

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dundee 4, Raith Rovers 0.

90:00 +1:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dundee 4, Raith Rovers 0.

90:00 +0:10

Attempt saved. Luka Tankulic (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:31

Attempt missed. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

87:39

Attempt saved. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

86:37

Attempt missed. Philip Roberts (Dundee) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

83:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Laurie Ellis replaces Ross Perry because of an injury.

82:36

Attempt missed. Paul McGowan (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

82:09

Attempt blocked. Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

80:33

Greg Stewart (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:33

Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

79:53

Luka Tankulic (Dundee) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

79:02

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

78:27

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Watson.

77:05

Foul by Paul McGowan (Dundee).

77:05

Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Kevin Moon.

75:23

Attempt saved. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

74:12

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:12

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

72:49

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

72:13

Attempt saved. Luka Tankulic (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:28

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

71:07

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

70:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Luka Tankulic replaces Peter MacDonald.

69:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 4, Raith Rovers 0. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

66:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Gary Harkins replaces Jim McAlister.

64:57

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

62:34

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Paul McGowan.

62:02

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by James McPake.

61:13

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:13

Foul by Paul Watson (Raith Rovers).

60:23

Gary Irvine (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:23

Foul by Grant Anderson (Raith Rovers).

59:39

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

59:34

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

58:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 3, Raith Rovers 0. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Boyle.

56:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Raith Rovers. Grant Anderson replaces Christian Nade because of an injury.

54:48 Booking

Booking Iain Davidson (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.

54:29

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

54:29

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

54:05

Attempt missed. Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

53:40

Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

53:40

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

53:16

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

52:30 Booking

Booking Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

52:17

Philip Roberts (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:17

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

50:06

Attempt saved. Paul McGowan (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:15

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by James McPake.

48:36

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Martin Boyle.

46:02

James McPake (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:02

Foul by Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers).

45:00

Second Half begins Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Paul McGowan replaces Thomas Konrad.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0.

45:00 +0:02

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Watson.

42:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 2, Raith Rovers 0. Paul McGinn (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

42:02

Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40:43

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

40:09

Hand ball by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

39:40

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

38:50 Booking

Booking Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

38:42

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:42

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

37:13

Foul by Christian Nade (Raith Rovers).

37:13

(Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:53

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Paul McGinn.

35:16

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Watson.

35:01

Attempt blocked. Greg Stewart (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:57

Attempt missed. Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

33:28

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by James McPake.

32:16

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

32:16

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

27:42

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

26:58

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

25:10

Attempt saved. Christian Nade (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:24

Attempt saved. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:19

Attempt missed. Gary Irvine (Dundee) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

21:13

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

20:14

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Watson.

18:45

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

17:00

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:55

Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).

12:50

James McPake (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:50

Foul by Martin Scott (Raith Rovers).

12:17

Foul by Martin Boyle (Dundee).

12:17

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

11:46

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Scott Bain.

11:09

Attempt saved. Ryan Conroy (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

10:24

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

10:24

Mark Stewart (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:06

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

7:06

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

5:40

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ross Perry.

5:19

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Dundee) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

4:42

Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:42

Foul by Martin Scott (Raith Rovers).

2:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dundee 1, Raith Rovers 0. Greg Stewart (Dundee) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Philip Roberts with a cross.

2:15

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Watson.

0:43

Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

0:43

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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