Scottish League Cup - Second Round
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Raith Rovers 2-1 Hamilton Academical

Raith Rovers defender Kyle Benedictus
Kyle Benedictus joined Raith from Dundee during the close season

Kyle Benedictus's late goal gave Championship side Raith Rovers victory over Hamilton Academical in the Scottish League Cup.

Raith took an early lead through Iain Davidson's deflected strike.

Former Stark's Park striker Christian Nade headed Premiership Accies level midway through the second half.

But Benedictus nodded the hosts ahead again from Ryan McCord's free-kick and this time Hamilton could not find an equaliser.

Ray McKinnon's side go into Thursday's third-round draw.

The Kirkcaldy side wasted little time in stating their intent.

Hamilton failed to deal with McCord's corner and, after referee Don Robertson dismissed the visitors' appeals for handball, Davidson's effort from inside the box was diverted into the bottom corner.

Raith pushed for a second and Grant Anderson's shot across goal was well saved by keeper Michael McGovern before Lewis Toshney struck a half-volley wide.

Hamilton were offering little in attack but Ali Crawford did draw a save from Kevin Cuthbert before heading Gramoz Kurtaj's cross wide from 10 yards.

Cuthbert did well to push Jesus Garcia Tena's free-kick over but, from the resulting corner, Accies equalised.

Crawford's delivery was nodded on by Kurtaj and Nade flicked the ball in just in front of the keeper.

However, it was a set piece at the other end that settled the tie.

McCord again provided the assist as his free-kick was headed in by centre-half Benedictus.

Line-ups

Raith Rovers

  • 1Cuthbert
  • 2Thomson
  • 6Benedictus
  • 5Toshney
  • 23McKeown
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forDalyat 70'minutes
  • 14Davidson
  • 8McCord
  • 28Craigen
  • 11MegginsonSubstituted forWightonat 70'minutes
  • 9Stewart

Substitutes

  • 12Matthews
  • 16Daly
  • 17Laidlaw
  • 18Wighton
  • 22Bates
  • 24Ellis
  • 29Mackie

Hamilton

  • 1McGovern
  • 2Gordon
  • 44De Lima Tagliapietra
  • 24Tena
  • 3Kurakins
  • 21DochertySubstituted forBoydat 71'minutes
  • 18MacKinnon
  • 11Crawford
  • 17LongridgeSubstituted forImrieat 45'minutes
  • 27Nade
  • 12Kurtaj

Substitutes

  • 5Canning
  • 7Imrie
  • 14Morris
  • 15MacDonald
  • 16Watson
  • 26Martin
  • 30Boyd
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
1,470

Match Stats

Home TeamRaith RoversAway TeamHamilton
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home8
Away21
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away16
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hamilton Academical 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Raith Rovers 2, Hamilton Academical 1.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by James Craigen.

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

Christian Nade (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Lucas.

James Craigen (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

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

Foul by Gramoz Kurtaj (Hamilton Academical).

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by James Craigen.

Attempt blocked. Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

Goal!

Goal! Raith Rovers 2, Hamilton Academical 1. Kyle Benedictus (Raith Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan McCord with a cross following a set piece situation.

James Craigen (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical).

Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical).

Foul by Jon Daly (Raith Rovers).

Lucas (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Steven Boyd (Hamilton Academical).

Attempt saved. Lucas (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Rory McKeown.

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

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Antons Kurakins.

Attempt saved. Ryan McCord (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Kevin Cuthbert.

Attempt saved. Steven Boyd (Hamilton Academical) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jon Daly (Raith Rovers).

Foul by Rory McKeown (Raith Rovers).

Dougie Imrie (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Steven Boyd replaces Greg Docherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Craig Wighton replaces Mitchel Megginson.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Jon Daly replaces Grant Anderson.

Attempt missed. Jesus Garcia Tena (Hamilton Academical) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hamilton Academical. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

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