McGurn - “I thought, oh no, here we go again...”

Dougie Hill wheels away after netting Raith's third.
Dougie Hill wheels away after netting Raith's third.

Raith survive nervy finish to take all three points

David McGurn had visions of Falkirk’s late comeback rushing through his head as the Rovers almost threw away another three points.

Raith appeared to be on their way to a well deserved 3-0 victory over Dumbarton on Saturday - only for a Bryan Prunty double in the closing minutes to have Raith fans praying for the whistle.

Just seven days before the Rovers were left gutted when Falkirk snatched a point from them with virtually the last kick of the game.

Rovers ‘keeper McGurn said he had a sense of deja vu at the Bet Butler Stadium.

He said: “We lost the late goal last week so that made us a bit nervous.

“It just shows that you need to play until the final whistle really.

“It’s always at the back of your mind but the boys dug and managed to make some good blocks.

“Dumbarton is a hard place to come so for us to score four goals is excellent.

“We just need to start to dig in and see things out.”

The win kept league leaders Hamilton well within the Rovers sights, but McGurn says it’s far to early for any title talk.

“We haven’t really talked about promotion,” The goalie told the Press.

“The manager sets us targets for different quarters to get points but apart from that we just take every game as it comes.

“If you get points on the board then you always have a chance later on.

“The league is that tight that you can’t take anything for granted.”

Attention now turns to Sunday’s Ramsdens Cup semi-final and the visit of Annan Athletic to Stark’s Park.

Despite playing in the bottom tier of Scottish football, McGurn says his side will have to stay professional and keep their focus on seeing off the men from the south to reach a final that he and his team mates are craving.

He added: “The players are really looking forward to the semi-final on Sunday.

“The gaffer has mentioned it to us now and we’ll be speaking about it this week.

“It’ll be good to try and get to a final because you don’t get to many domestic finals as a player.

“We’re at home so we’ll look to get there and hopefully we can win it.”