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    Late goal rescuses point for Raith  

    Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:42:31 PM

    "The Wasps" went so close to the perfect start in the opening Ladbrokes League 1 fixture against Raith Rovers on saturday at the Indodrill Stadium. Jim Goodwin's side started the game very positively and took the game to one of the favourites for promotion this season, Raith Rovers, who included ex Alloa Athletic strikers Greig Spence and Liam Buchanan. Alloa manager included Callum Crane in his line up, signed on loan from Hibernian having only met his new team mates at 1.30 on day of the match.

    The Wasps took the lead after 16 minutes when Scott Taggart set up the opening for Kevin Cawley who fired home his 46th goal for the club.
    Scott Taggart sets up Kevin Cawley...........
    before Kevin Cawley fires The Wasps in front
    Cawley's shot flies past Lennox into the net 1 - 0.
     
    As the first half drew to a close Raith Rovers came close to an equaliser, Neil Parry saved from Lewis Vaughan before Greig Spence stuck the post. Craig Malcolm was leading the line well for "The Wasps" making his home league debut after beinh injuried at Dingwall in opening Betfred Cup game of the season, indeed he came close to increasing "The Wasps" lead with header which just crept past the post.
     
    Craig Malcom impressive league debut
     
    The Kirkcaldy side started to dominate possession but had few clear chances on goal. Indeed Kevin Cawley had a great chance to seal the victory for the home side with only two minutes remaining, after breaking through into the box he was denied by Raith Rovers keeper Aaron Lennox at his near post, a save which was to prove crucial.
    Chance to extend lead with 2 minutes left
     
    It was to be a cruel end to the game for the homeside, inside time added on, their keeper launched a long ball upfield which broke to the alert Lewis Vaughan to score his fifth goal of the season and grab a point for the visitors. It felt like a defeat losing such a late goal but on the balance of play in the second half, Raith Rovers never gave in and probably deserved a share of the points.
     
    Jim Goodwin cannot hide his disappointment
     


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