John Hughes used the tough love approach to management in the build up to this game and was rewarded with a gritty, determined display that earned Raith Rovers a second victory in their past three games.
Raith Rovers move above Dumbarton in the Championship as they deliver another blow to Dundee United's promotion hopes.
Raith Rovers manager John Hughes says he is facing the toughest challenge of his managerial career after questioning the character and quality of his players.
Robert Thomson grabbed Dumbarton’s 500th goal at their Cheaper Insurance Direct ground and also netted their 501st as the Sons jumped above Raith in the race to avoid relegation issues with a 4-0 success over the Kirkcaldy men, writes Craig Stewart .
Robert Thomson scores a first-half brace as Dumbarton secure an impressive victory over Raith Rovers.
Gary Locke has been announced as the new manager of Cowdenbeath, the side who are currently bottom of the SPFL.
Former Hearts attacker Ryan Stevenson yesterday announced his retirement from professional football with immediate effect.
Portuguese coach Pedro Caixinha remains the favourite to succeed Mark Warburton in the Rangers hotseat, which has brought up the debate of foreign managers and their rate of success in Scottish football.