RAITH Rovers secured their SPFL Championship status with a hard fought win that put a severe dent in Queen of the South's play-off hopes.The 10-man hosts did it the hard way, relinquishing a two-goal advantage before securing a priceless win.
Jason Thomson, the Raith Rovers captain, has joined an exclusive group of select individuals who will never have to buy a drink again in Kirkcaldy, becoming one of the club's greats after captaining them to a famous win over Rangers.
Ally McCoist, the Rangers manager, came under renewed fire from angry supporters last night but insisted he did not fear for his future after the favourites crashed to defeat in the Ramsdens Cup final against Raith Rovers.
EMOTIONAL Raith Rovers hero John Baird, who was watched by 15 of his family yesterday and scored the Ramdens Cup winner deep into extra-time, believes that strike has justified his faith in his own ability at the end of a difficult season for the striker.
HAMILTON scored a dramatic winner three minutes into stoppage time - when Jason Scotland, who came off the bench, fired home - to stay within one point of Dundee at the top of the SPFL Championship table.
RAITH ROVERS may have come from behind to claim a second consecutive draw but the Stark's Park side will see this as a missed opportunity to rekindle their play-off hopes, given a win would have put them two points off fourth place in the Championship.
With Hibs comfortably placed in mid-table in the Premiership at Easter Road and facing a team from a lower division that had not scored a goal in some five matches, the result was surely inevitable and so it proved.
There was a sense of deja vu as the public address system heralded the sponsors' man of the match as Nacho Novo, such was the regularity with which the irascible striker would claim that honour during his time at Raith Rovers.