Weekend sport round-up

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1312001 SSFF dundee raith 'Damian Casalinuovo & Craig McKeown tussle for the ball - Raith Rovers against Dundee FC at Dens Park, Dundee

RAITH Rovers moved a point further away from the bottom of the First Division table by claiming a point away to second-placed Dundee on Saturday.

The Kirkcaldy side are now four points ahead of basement boys Queen of the South, who lost 3-0 at Hamilton, but Rovers remain in the relegation play-off position, two points behind Ayr United, following the Honest Men’s goalless draw with Morton.

Rovers had to come from behind to earn the 1-1 draw at Dens Park with Damian Casalinuovo’s strike - his second in as many games - late in the first half cancelling out Karl Finnigan’s early opener for the Dark Blues.

However, Raith manager John McGlynn felt that his team should have won the match, saying: “It’s probably as comfortable a performance as we’ve had at Dens Park.

“We showed a lot of spirit to come back from losing an early goal, and we looked more likely to win the match in the second half.”

For the full match report, including the inside view on the dubious offside decision that cost Raith three points, and an interview with Rovers’ on-loan right back Jason Thomson, pick up a copy of this week’s Fife Free Press.

In ice hockey, Fife Flyers brought their first ever Elite League season to a close with a Scottish double-header against Dundee Stars and Edinburgh Capitals.

The final home match against Dundee on Saturday proved to be an emotional affair as fans raised in excess of £13,000 for the Dutiaume family, following the recent death of player-coach Todd’s wife, Kelly.

Flyers lost the match 2-1 after overtime, but the depleted Kirkcaldy team, who finished the season bottom of the table, were given a standing ovation as they left the ice from a crowd of over 1600.

The last game of the season at Murrayfield on Sunday was won 11-3 by Edinburgh, but the main talking point was the fighting between both sets of players which saw several skaters thrown out of the game.

For the full round-up of Flyers’ season-ending games, including exclusive player interviews, pick up a copy of this Thursday’s Fife Free Press.

Also in this week’s paper ... find out who the winners were at the annual Kirkcaldy & District Sports awards night held at Adam Smith College on Thursday, the countdown to the new British GT racing season with Kirkcaldy’s Jonathan Adam and all the previews to another big weekend of sport.