Scottish League Cup - Second Round
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Dundee 4-0 Raith Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Dundee

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Bain
  • 19McGinn
  • 2Irvine
  • 6DavidsonBooked at 55mins
  • 4KonradSubstituted forMcGowanat 45'minutes
  • 5McPake
  • 14Roberts
  • 20McAlisterSubstituted forHarkinsat 67'minutes
  • 9MacDonaldSubstituted forTankulicat 71'minutes
  • 15Stewart
  • 23Boyle

Substitutes

  • 1Letheren
  • 18McGowan
  • 21Tankulic
  • 28Carreiro
  • 29Harkins
  • 30Kerr
  • 33Wighton

Raith Rovers

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2ThomsonBooked at 53mins
  • 23McKeown
  • 11Scott
  • 4Watson
  • 3PerrySubstituted forEllisat 84'minutes
  • 8MoonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forCallachanat 77'minutes
  • 16Vaughan
  • 27NadeSubstituted forAndersonat 57'minutes
  • 9Stewart
  • 14Conroy

Substitutes

  • 6Fox
  • 7Anderson
  • 12Callachan
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 24Ellis
  • 31Matthews
  • 32Bates
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
2,645

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home14
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away10
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dundee 4, Raith Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dundee 4, Raith Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ross Callachan (Raith Rovers).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Paul Watson.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Paul McGowan (Dundee).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Raith Rovers. Ross Callachan replaces Kevin Moon.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Moon (Raith Rovers).