Doonhamers Dance Around Raith

Last updated : 07 November 2010 By Queens MAD

The curse of the manager of the month prize struck again as John McGlynn watched Raith Rovers lose just days after getting the award.

Ryan Conroy's clinical 75th minute strike inside the box from A Holmes lay-off was the only spark in a nondescript second period.

First Division leaders Rovers' frustration over a fruitless afternoon was only heightened by hearing that closest rivals Dunfermline and Falkirk also suffered the same fate.

Raith had gone through much of a first half with a confident swagger that was derived from their standing as league pacesetters against a side that spent much of the opening 45 minutes camped inside their own half.

In the first clear-cut chance of the game, Raith captain Iain Davidson rose high inside the box to meet Allan Walker's free-kick but his downward header was well saved by David Hutton.

Rovers were made to pay for a lacklustre second-half display when Conroy darted into the area to lash a low drive past David McGurn.

Once again Queens manage to dig out a result without looking particularly convincing so there plenty of room for improvement and a win against Cowdenbeath next week will consolidate our position in the league.

Queens MAD man of the match - Craig Reid - Another outstanding contribution from the defender.