Raith midfielder Moon lands his first goal of season

Kevin Moon fires home Raith's equaliser against Cowdenbeath on Saturday. Pic: Fife Photo Agency
Kevin Moon fires home Raith's equaliser against Cowdenbeath on Saturday. Pic: Fife Photo Agency
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Kevin Moon was delighted to get off the mark on Saturday with his first goal of the season.

But the Raith Rovers midfielder was more concerned with the three points that earned the Kirkcaldy side their first league win since September 20.

“It was needed,” he said. “Especially after the first half performance which was well below par.

“It was hard when we heard the fans at half-time, so we needed to pick it up ourselves and I thought we did.

“The boys showed great courage and character in the second half.

“We still weren’t at our best but we were much improved and thoroughly deserved the three points.”

Moon’s first goal since February was worth the wait as he cracked home Raith’s equaliser from outside the box.

“I just thought I’d have a crack,” he said.

“The ball sat up nice for me and I managed to put it into the corner.

“It came through bodies so the ‘keeper probably saw it late, which helped me, but I’ll take it.

“I was due one to be honest, but it was more important that the team got the win.

“Hopefully now we can go on a run of results starting at Palmerston next week.”

Moon believes that having players like Christian Nade back fit will prove vital in the coming weeks.

“Christian coming on helped us as well,” he said.

“He brought a whole new dimension to the attack so it’s good to get him back.

“We’re getting a lot of players back now.

“You look around the squad and there’s boys not even getting on which is only going to be good in the coming weeks.”

Moon is now looking for Raith to close the gap to third-placed Queen of the South with a victory in Dumfries on Saturday.

“We need to try and stay on their shoulders as much as possible and try to impose ourselves in the league,” he said.

“We’ll feel we owe them one after the last game. In the second half I don’t think we deserved to lose that game.

“We know it will be a tough game - it always is down there - but hopefully we can go and get a positive result.”