On Sunday 12th January 2020, first footers for Raith Seniors was St Johnstone seniors. The weather was dry, sunny and not to cold.
St Johnstone started the game well passing the ball around well early as Raith struggled to get in to the game.
As that half continued Raith started to take control of the match and started to create chances and restricting St Johnstone to long range efforts. Raith took the lead after an excellent attacking move that saw Mark Anderson fore home, within minutes Raith extended their lead when the St Johnstone defence was caught sleeping and Mark Anderson fired home his second. St Johnstone we’re shooting on sight as the sun was causing the keepers problems and pulled one back after Harvey lost the ball in the low sun and the ball ended in top corner, Next up Harvey made amends pulling out a save when the St Johnstone striker was one on one and then was off his line quickly to clear a through ball.
Mark Anderson completed his first half hat-rick with a fine finish after being set up by Rae. Second half continued the same as the first with Raith pushing forward and extended there lead after a corner from the right that saw a Moodie over head kick head towards goal, Rae kept his calm to fire Raith in to a 4-2 lead.
St Johnstone were still working hard and trying to get back in the game and when the Raith defence was caught napping the saints forward was out through one on one with Harvey who pulled him down in the box. The Saints man stepped up and fired home to Harvey’s left hand side, Harvey got a hand to it but couldn’t stop it going in. St Johnstone continued to push forward and Harvey once again pulled out a couple of saves. Mark Anderson was replaced by Andy Camobell who immediately a made an impact creating a few chances but failing to score and then Raith broke down the right a fantastic ball in to the middle that was just out of reach of the diving Campbell but Simpson was at the back post to fire home. Campbell get the goal his performance merited after the ball dropped to him in the box and he fired home. Final score Raith Seniors 6-2 St Johnstone seniors Despite the win it wasn’t the best performance by the Raith lads but it did improve as the match progress. They will be looking for an improvement before there next home match against Coldstream in the cup