Raith Rovers v Auchinleck Talbot

Stark’s Park

Saturday 26th November 2022

Kick off: 3pm

Ticket Information

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Sports Ground Safety

Spectators are reminded that the use of E-cigarettes and Vaping is, like other forms of smoking, not permitted within the stadium.


Match Preview

After the disappointment of last week’s heavy home defeat to Queen’s Park, Raith Rovers will be hoping to get back on track, when they host Auchinleck Talbot, in the third round of the Scottish Cup.

The Bot have long been one of the most successful Junior sides in Scotland, but recently joined the Scottish football pyramid, and currently sit fifth in the sixth tier of Scottish football, in the West of Scotland League.

After a mixed start to the season result wise, Tommy Sloan’s men go into this game on a run of five consecutive wins, a sequence which sees them five points behind league leaders Darvel, but with a game in hand.

While this will be Rovers first outing in this season’s Scottish Cup, Auchinleck will be facing their fourth.

Coldstream were dispensed with 7-0 in the Qualifying Round, but it’s been much tighter in the competition proper, with a 4-2 win away at Syngenta, while Lowland League side Boness United took the Ayrshire side to penalties in the last round after a 1-1 draw, only to lose out 5-3 in the shoot out.

Auchinleck are no strangers to extended runs in this competition, and in 2018/19 they reached the fourth round, defeating a Championship side on the way, after a famous 1-0 win against local rivals Ayr United at Beechwood Park.

They also defeated a second tier side last season too, when they knocked out Hamilton Accies by the same score line, at the same venue.

This will be the sides first ever competitive meeting, and the referee for the occasion will be David Dickinson.

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