Team Pd GD Pt
1 Queen's Park 22 14 40
2 Ayr United 22 17 39
3 Dundee 21 11 38
4 Partick Thistle 22 5 33
5 Inverness CT 22 2 31
6 Morton 21 5 30
7 Raith Rovers 23 -1 30
8 Cove Rangers 22 -17 22
9 Arbroath 23 -15 21
10 Hamilton Academical 22 -21 17
Updated: 28th Jan

Match Preview: Cove Rangers

Thursday January 12th 2023

cinch SPFL Championship

Cove Rangers v Raith Rovers

The Balmoral Stadium

Saturday 14th January 2023

Kick off: 3pm

Ticket Information

Tickets are on sale for all supporters right until kick-off online at the “Buy Now” button below – once purchased, tickets can be printed off or scanned from the e-ticket sent to your mobile phone at the turnstile scanners to access the stadium:

We encourage all supporters to purchase tickets online in advance, and ticket prices are:

Adult Stand £20
Concession Stand (65+ / 12-17) £15
U12 Stand £5

Adult Ground £18
Concession Ground (65+ / 12-17) £14
U12 Ground £5

Raith Rovers supporters will be located in the Away section. Access is via turnstiles 3 & 4.

Cove Rangers FC do not operate a cash turnstile so tickets must be bought in advance at the ticket office or online.

The link above opens for all tickets including Home fans. Select the ticket options that have “Away” in the description.

 

Match Preview

Rovers will be hoping to make it seven games unbeaten this Saturday, when they head to Aberdeen to face Paul Hartley’s new charges, Cove Rangers.

The former Raith midfielder left Hartlepool in September, with the North East club struggling at the foot of League Two, and he returned to Balmoral Park for his second stint as boss last week, following the surprise departure of Jim McIntyre.

Hartley will be hoping for a reaction from his first game, second time around however, with his side going down 6-0 at home to an impressive looking Queen’s Park side.

Rovers on the other hand go into this one on the back of a 1-0 win over Queen’s Park in midweek, with John Frederiksen’s first goal for the club ensuring a date with either Dundee or Dunfermline in the semi finals of the SPFL Trust Trophy.

This will be the club’s fourth meeting this season, with Raith winning two and losing one of the prior three.

Cove were worthy winners on the opening day of the league season, when a brace from Mitch Megginson gave Cove a 2-0 win.

Rovers headed back to Balmoral Park in September for an SPFL Trust Trophy third round tie, with a Connor McBride goal splitting the teams in a 1-0 victory, Rovers first ever win at the venue.

Their last meeting in October at Stark’s Park was more one sided however, with goals from Aidan Connolly, Jamie Gullan and Sam Stanton handing Raith a dominant 3-0 win.

Saturday’s match referee will be Lloyd Wilson.

 

Head-to-Head Record

Cove Rangers wins: 3

Raith Rovers wins: 3

Draws: 0

Willie McLean takes over as Rovers manager for a period of only 12 months in charge
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