If events at Stark’s Park are anything to go by, however, we are missing a trick. The turf at the home of Raith Rovers is suffering from a rot known as Black Layer, an affliction likely to require the laying of a new pitch at a cost of around £20,000.
In the meantime, Rovers have bought in around 20 tonnes of sand, meaning their home bore more than a passing resemblance to nearby Burntisland Beach yesterday.
Yet both sides defied the underfoot conditions to produce a thrilling encounter, culminating in Raith claiming just their second league win in three months.
A watchable first period saw Allan Walker open the scoring with a low drive at the back-post, but the lead would prove fleeting as Bryan Prunty zipped in a fine equaliser.
Prunty netted his third goal in two games with an acrobatic effort from close range to cancel out a Pat Clarke strike.
But Brian Graham popped up in added time to slide home his 21st goal of the season following a rampaging run and cross from Jason Thomson.