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United leave it late in Kirkcaldy

United leave it late in Kirkcaldy

Dundee United secured a 2-1 victory against Raith Rovers at Starks Park in their latest pre-season friendly at the weekend. But the visitors needed late goals from Keith Watson and Brian McLean after Brian Graham had put their hosts in front.

Recent signing Mark Millar and youngster Paddy Barrett were both handed debuts by the visitors, but it was their opponents starting well with Alan Walker and Grant Anderson having early efforts. Sean Dillon was wide in reply and Barry Douglas saw a shot parried by Raith keeper David McGurn, who was then less tested by Jon Daly's volley.

Rovers actually took the lead early in the second-half when Graham withstood a challenge to beat Radoslaw Cierzniak from ten-yards. That advantage was almost doubled as Pat Clarke hoisted over after his initial effort had been blocked.

The visitors responded with a triple substitution and one of them, Stuart Armstrong, had a drive deflected wide before McGurn was forced to help over Daly's header. Opposite number Cierzniak made a decent low save from Laurie Ellis before then denying goalscorer Graham. McLean soon headed wide from a corner at the opposite end.

The Tangerines equalised with four minutes remaining when Watson got onto the end of an excellent John Rankin cross. Then after Rankin had a firm effort diverted over in added time they grabbed the winner, as McLean headed in Ryan Gauld's corner.

Raith Rovers: McGurn, Thomson, Ellis, Hill (Donaldson 43), Malone, G. Anderson, Walker, S. Anderson (A. Trialist 78), Hamill, Graham, Clarke (Callachan 71)

Goals: Graham (49)

Dundee United: Cierzniak, Barratt (Watson, 63), Dillon, McLean, Douglas (Gunning 70), Dow (Gauld 89), Flood (Rankin 70), Millar (Ryan 55), Mackay-Steven (Armstrong 55), Gardyne (Russell 55), Daly

Goals: Watson (86), McLean (90)

Ref: G. Salmond

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