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Encouraging start for Hughes as Raith earn point against Hibs

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The Fifers celebrate after Chris Kane doubles their advantage. Picture by George McLuskie.

East Fife 3-2 Brechin City

East Fife bounced straight back to winning ways with an impressive showing over Brechin City.

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Gary Sutherland made a scoring return for Tayport

Boss Ovenstone wants his side to go on the run

Tayport will be looking to build on last weekend’s home win against Armadale when they make the short trip over the Tay Bridge to meet Downfield in another East Premier League fixture.

John Hughes points the way in one of his first training sessions as Raith manager. Credit- Fife Photo Agency

New boss Hughes aiming to raise the bar at Raith

New Raith Rovers boss John Hughes has urged his players not to get left behind as he aims to raise standards at Stark’s Park after taking charge until the end of the season.

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Raith Rovers' head of youth development, Craig Easton, writes a fortnightly column for the Fife Free Press.

Craig’s Column: Looking forward to learning from new gaffer

Nothing surprises me in football, but last week, seeing Gary and Darren leave was a difficult time for everyone at the club.

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Monster challenge set to kick off

Monster challenge set to kick off

The Raith Rovers Community Foundation is getting set for the 24/42 challenge at GYM64.

John Hughes parades a Raith scarf at his official unveiling last Friday. Pic: George McLuskie

Raith & Yogi: The right time and right fit

By appointing John Hughes as manager until the end of the season, the Raith Rovers board have played the best hand available to them.

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Chris Duggan celebrates his equaliser. Picture by G McLuskie.

We’ll bounce right back

Brechin City better be prepared for an East Fife backlash when the two meet this weekend.

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Jack Smith - Raith U20s and Fife Elite Academy

Benfica beckons for Fife Elite academy duo

Two players in the Fife Elite Football Academy (FEFA) have been invited to attend the world famous Benfica FC Academy in April of this year.

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Kris Ireland - Fife Thistle

St Monans 2-4 Fife Thistle

Thistle travelled to face the Swallows in the Tom McIntyre Memorial Cup section looking to get revenge for defeat in the league last month.

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Tayport clear their lines during the weekend's win.

Tayport 3-1 Armadale

Tayport recorded their first East Premier League win of stop-start beginning to 2017 when they dug deep to defeat visiting Armadale Thistle on a brutally cold and wet afternoon at the Canniepairt.

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Saints boss Craig Morrison saw his side slip to a late suckerpunch.

Tranent 2-1 St Andrews United

Once again Saints lost out to an injury time goal which will leave the team and coaches must be more than disappointed.

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Daniel McNab races clear from Gordon Pirie

Thornton Hibs join top spot in league

On a terrific playing surface Thornton Hibs handed out a six-goal thrashing against Blairgowrie and now have equal points with North Division league leaders Kirriemuir Thistle.

Chris Duggan leads the celebrations after his penalty restores parity. Picture by George McLuskie.

East Fife 2-3 St Mirren

All good things must come to an end.

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John Hughes unveiled as the new Raith Rovers manager. Pic: George McLuskie

New Raith boss Hughes relishing challenge at 'fantastic' club

John Hughes has been confirmed as the new manager of Raith Rovers on a short term contract until the end of the season.
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St Andrews United were in no mood to give away any points at the weekend. Pic by P Adamson.

Saints are on the up now new side has gelled

Craig Morrison reckons there’s much more to come from his side after they notched their first league win since August on Saturday.

Gary Sutherland (10) is itching for a start for Tayport.

Tayport look to get back on the promotion trail

Tayport will return to East Premier League action tomorrow after four weekends of postponements and cup football.

Gary Locke was sacked after the Morton game. Credit- Fife Photo Agency

Raith start manager hunt - but one name rules himself out

Raith Rovers have started the search for a new manager after the departure of Gary Locke.

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Kevin Smith looks to break up Aidan McIlduff's attack during the weekend's game with Queen's Park.

Sights are set firmly on St Mirren

East Fife went 11 games in a row without defeat by drawing with Queen’s Park on Saturday.

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