We're not getting carried away but it's been a brilliant start says Raith Rovers' Ross Matthews

Ross Matthews opened the scoring at Palmerston on Saturday after just 50 secondsRoss Matthews opened the scoring at Palmerston on Saturday after just 50 seconds
Ross Matthews opened the scoring at Palmerston on Saturday after just 50 seconds
Raith Rovers midfielder Ross Matthews says they aren’t getting carried away despite a brilliant start to the league season with two wins from two and eight goals scored.

After last weekend’s 3-0 win at home to Arbroath the Kirkcaldy side travelled to Dumfries to take on Queen of the South.

They made it six points out of six with a 5-2 victory which was kick started by Matthews opening the scoring after just 50 seconds.

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Speaking after the match, he said: “That’s 100 percent the quickest goal I've ever scored.

“It was a great ball from Regan and I didn't catch it how I meant but I'm not complaining because it's gone in the back of the net!

"It got us off to a good start then we were unfortunate to lose the goal so soon after but I thought after that we put in a great performance particularly in the first half.

"We had to dig in a bit in the second half but some of the football we played in the first half was brilliant."

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The five goals which came from Matthews, Dylan Tait, Dan Armstrong and a Manny Duku double made it eight goals in two league games and Matthews says the attacking players are gelling really well and playing some attractive football at the moment.

"We've great quality in the team and we're exciting to watch.

"Big Manny has been absolutely brilliant in the first two games, he's a good focal point whose fast and can score goals.

"He is exactly the type of striker you want, he has a bit of everything.

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"He can hold it up, he wins headers and he gets in to good position to score goals and has had a few good finishes.

"Then you've got players like Ethan (Ross), who unfortunately had to go off early, Dan and Dylan who are great with the ball at their feet and driving at players.

"It's a great mix of players.”

Despite a pleasing seven days with the results at Palmerston and against Arbroath, Matthews reiterated that it is still early days but things are looking good.

He said: "We're not getting carried away, it's still only two games into the season but it's a brilliant start.

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"We all believe in the changing room that, as the gaffer has said, we're not just here to avoid relegation.

"We want to push ourselves as far as we can, it's going to be a competitive league with Hearts in there and then Dundee, Inverness and Dunfermline but we are sure that on our day we can compete with anyone."