Raith Rovers 3-2 Dumbarton

With frigid temperatures, incessant rain and whipping wind, it is not difficult to ascertain why beach football never caught on in Scotland.

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.

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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.