Raith Rovers 0-1 Cowdenbeath

Jamie Stevenson

Jamie Stevenson curled home a stunning first-half free-kick as struggling Cowdenbeath won the Fife derby at Raith.

The visitors dominated the first 30 minutes and almost broke the deadlock on multiple occasions as Stevenson saw a 35-yard free-kick tipped over the bar before Brian Graham twice went close with headers.

Cowdenbeath finally who got the decisive goal when Stevenson found the top corner with a stunning free-kick from 25 yards.

Raith were denied an equaliser just before the hour mark when visiting goalkeeper Thomas Flynn pulled off a superb save to deny Grant Anderson's right-footed shot.

The Blue Brazil were inches away from doubling their lead when Greg Stewart's shot hit the post after 75 minutes but one goal was enough to end a run of six games without a win for Colin Cameron's side.

Raith: McGurn, Thomson, Mensing, Murray (Cardle 46), Ellis, Grant Anderson, Stuart Anderson (Callachan 69), Walker, Hamill (Malone 85), Graham, Spence. Subs Not Used: Laidlaw, Hill.

Cowdenbeath: Flynn, Cowan, Armstrong, O'Brien, Adamson, McKenzie, Cameron (Ramsay 46), McAllister, Stevenson (Brett 61), Miller (Naismith 90), Greg Stewart. Subs Not Used: Colin Stewart, Coult.

Booked: Adamson, Cowan, Brett.

Goals: Stevenson 41.

Att: 1,574

Ref: William Collum

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