Raith Rovers 1-3 Hibs RECAP: Comfortable victory for visitors in Iain Davidson testimonial

Hibs completely defeated hosts Raith Rovers in long-time Kirkcaldy stalwart Iain Davidson’s testimonial match.

Friday, 16th July 2021, 4:39 pm
Updated Friday, 16th July 2021, 8:50 pm
Iain Davidson in action against Hibs star Martin Boyle in October 2016. Picture: SNS

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Raith Rovers v Hibs: Updates and analysis from Stark’s Park

Last updated: Friday, 16 July, 2021, 20:49

    It’s all over. A comfortable win for Hibs and a good run out before next week’s European tie.

    A hearty applause for Gullan from both sets of fans. The striker was, of course, on loan at Stark’s last season.

    A hearty applause for Gullan from both sets of fans. The striker was, of course, on loan at Stark’s last season.

    Sorry for the lack of updates, and for those who were unable to see the updates for most of this match, gremlins in the system!

    You haven’t missed all that much. The second half has largely been played at a training-ground pace with few opportunities for either team. Most of the substitutes bench for either side has been emptied.

    There are 12 minutes remaining.

    Few changes for Hibs

    Eight minutes into the second half and we have...

    Bradley, Allan and Doig going off...

    And Mackay, Stevenson and Wright coming on.

    One change at the break

    Poplatnik is off for Raith, replaced by Trialist A.

    The second half is underway.

    The man of the moment is given a presentation at half-time. Speaking in the microphone, he thanks “the biggest club in Edinburgh” for agreeing to take part in his testimonial.

    And there goes the whistle. Hibs lead 3-1 at the break.

    Nearly another Raith goal handed to them on a plate by Hibs. Porteous’ backpass is dangerously short and Vaughan is almost in for an empty net. He is denied by a superb sliding tackle by Macey and it remains 3-1.

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