Banks O’ Dee v Raith Rovers

Spain Park

Saturday 22nd January 2022

Kick off: 3.00pm

Ticket Information

Tickets have been offered for sale in a ballot to RRFC Season Ticket holders, with a limited sale of non- allocated tickets available at the Main Office until 4pm today (Friday).

RaithTV Live Video

A live video stream of the game will be available on Raith TV here for £10.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers put league business to one side this weekend, when they head to Aberdeen to take on Banks O’ Dee in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

The Junior side currently sit on top of the North Superleague by three points off Culter and Bridge of Don Thistle, although they’ve played two games fewer than Culter and five fewer than Thistle.

Raith will need to be wary of a side who have scored an incredible 98 league goals in just 16 games this season, while conceding just 10 in that time.

The Spain Park side are co-managed by Jamie Watt and Tommy Forbes, and this is the first time the side have reached this stage of the Scottish Cup, making their debut in the competition back in 2009.

They’ve reached the fourth round in impressive fashion, defeating Linlithgow Rose 2-1 in the preliminary round, before deposing of Highland League sides Turriff United and Nairn County in rounds one and two respectively.

It was the third round where they really made the headlines though, when they knocked out League One side East Fife.

Jamie Semple had put the Fife side one up with an early goal, but an own goal from Chris Higgins brought The Rechabites level, before Marc Gilmour sealed the win with just under 10 minutes remaining.

Rovers reached this stage with a 2-1 win over Falkirk last month, with Ross Matthews putting Rovers ahead in the first period, before Callumn Morrison got the Bairns back into it with an equaliser right at the start of the second.

However, Ethan Ross’ late winner put Rovers into the fourth round draw, despite playing the majority of the game with 10 men following Regan Tumilty’s first half dismissal.

If Rovers can progress on Saturday, it’ll be the first time they’ve reached the last 16 of the competition since the 2018/19 season when they lost out to Hibernian. .

Saturday’s match referee will be Craig Napier.

Current Form:

Banks O’ Dee W-W-W-W-W-W | Raith Rovers W-L-L-D-D-L

Match Odds:

Banks O’ Dee: 11/1 | Raith Rovers: 1/6 | Draw: 6/1

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