Raith Rovers 3 - 2 Hamilton: Priceless victory for Fifers as Hearts kids shine

Struggling Raith Rovers earned a valuable three points with a victory that was made over the Forth in Gorgie.

One of a trio of Hearts’ rising stars sent this week on loan to Kirkcaldy, Jason Holt, made the early breakthrough, his ninth-minute tap-in coming after Hamilton keeper David Hutton spilled a shot from David Smith, another of the Hearts youngsters. Accies hit back almost instantly with a magnificent 16th-minute equaliser, crafted and scored by Dougie Imrie.

However, Rovers effectively secured victory when Jamie Walker, the third of the Tynecastle kids, had a shot blocked by Hutton and Denis Prychynenko, already on loan from Hearts, bundled in from close range.

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And there could be no surprise when Smith got in on the act 11 minutes from time with a superb long-range drive.