It was a case of job done for Pars boss Alan Johnson as his side tightened their grip on top spot in the Championship with a comfortable win at Brechin.
Brechin City boss Darren Dods praised the tenacity of his side despite them shipping four goals at home to Inverness Caley Thistle, a result which leaves them still looking for their first league win of the season.
Raith Rovers captain Jason Thomson admitted that he was ashamed by the team’s performance in the 5-0 defeat to St Mirren on Saturday.
Raith Rovers have requested that the SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan investigates whether Rangers broke the governing body’s rules by bringing Ryan Hardie back early from Scotland Under-19 duty ahead of Saturday’s clash between the two Championship sides at Ibrox.
Raith Rovers’ winless run extended to nine games following Saturday’s defeat at Cappielow.
He has played over 120 games so far for Raith Rovers and even at the age of 22, can already be considered a battle-hardened player.
Dunfermline defener Lee Ashcroft is convinced Kallum Higginbotham’s red card cost the Pars a long-awaited triumph over the Bairns – but the defender has accepted his team-mate’s dressing-room apology.
Ever since creating a degree of personal notoriety after missing two penalties in the space of two minutes during a game against Ayr United last month, Dunfermline midfielder Kallum Higginbotham has been desperate to exorcise the demons which have been lingering in his psyche.
Ray McKinnon has given his players a simple message ahead of next month’s play-offs after telling them they will take Raith Rovers back into the Premiership if they can maintain their current stunning form.
Dunfermline twice had to come from behind to earn a share of the spoils at East End Park on Saturday afternoon.