Brechin City

v

Raith Rovers

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Glebe Park

Kick off: 7.45pm

Championship Play-Off

 Admission Information: 

Adults – £10 
Concessions & Under 16’s – £5 
Parent & Child – £12 

Match Preview:

After the excitement, and ultimate disappointment of Saturday’s events, Raith Rovers head into the first-leg of their playoff semi-final with Brechin on Wednesday evening, knowing four games stand between them and playing in the Championship next term.

John Hughes’ men did what they had to do on Saturday, with a last minute 2-1 win securing the required three points, but St. Mirren’s draw with Hibernian, meant Rovers ended up on the same points as both the Buddies and Dumbarton, but ninth on goal-difference.

That meant a two-legged tie with Darren Dods’ team who finished fourth in League one, with the winners facing off against either Alloa or Airdrie, who face each other in the other semi.

It’s been over 8 years since the two sides met in a competitive fixture, with a 2-0 Rovers win in a Division Two fixture back in April 2009, a result which was a significant step on Raith’s journey to the third tier title.

Rovers would go onto win the league the next week against Queen’s Park, while Brechin would eventually finish third, before losing to Ayr United in the playoffs.

Rovers can take some encouragement from Brechin’s recent form, with only East Fife picking up fewer points from the last eight league games of the season.

Raith have a good record in this fixture, with five wins and three draws from the last ten league meetings.

Wednesday night’s match referee will be Don Robertson.

Head-To-Head Away Record:

Brechin City Wins: 8 | Raith Rovers Wins: 18 | Draws: 8

Brechin City Goals: 41 | Raith Rovers Goals: 80

Current Form:

Brechin City: L-L-L-D-W-D

Raith Rovers: L-L-W-L-L-W

Top Goal Scorers:

Brechin City: Andy Jackson 16 | Ally Love 10 | Alan Trouten 7

Raith Rovers: Ryan Hardie 7 | Declan McManus 7 | Mark Stewart 6

Match Odds:

Brechin City: 11/5 | Raith Rovers: 12/5 | Draw: 5/4

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