Cove Rangers 

Raith Rovers 

Saturday 27th July 
Balmoral Stadium 
Kick-off: 3.00pm

Betfred Cup R1







Admission Prices: 

Adults – £12 | Concessions – £6

Match Preview:

After an impressive 3-1 win over Peterhead on Tuesday evening, Raith Rovers complete their Group D fixtures with a trip north to face Cove Rangers at Balmoor Stadium this Saturday.

Neither side are able to reach the next stage of the competition, although both sides will be buoyed by positive performances in midweek.

Cove will be starting the season as one of the favourites for the League Two title, after gaining admission to the bottom tier with a one-sided playoff win over Berwick Rangers, following their Highland League triumph.

Their title credentials have been strengthened by their performances in this competition to date, with narrow defeats to higher-division opposition in Peterhead and Inverness, as well as a draw with Dundee.

This will be the third time the two sides have met in recent years, with both teams registering a win apiece.

The two sides first met at this stage of the competition three years ago, and despite going a goal down, Rovers eventually prevailed 2-1, thanks to goals from Kyle Benedictus and Lewis Vaughan.

It was a different story last season, however when goals from Daniel Park and Jamie Masson sealed a deserved 2-0 win for Cove.

Saturday’s match referee will be Craig Napier.

Head-To-Head Cup Record Versus Cove Rangers:

Cove Rangers Wins: 1 | Raith Rovers Wins: 1 | Draws: 0

Raith Rovers Goals: 2 | Cove Rangers Goals: 3

Current Form:

Cove Rangers: L-D-L | Raith Rovers: L-L-W

Top Goal Scorers:

Cove Rangers: Mitch Megginson 2 | Jamie Masson 1

Raith Rovers: Lewis Allan 2 | Kieran Bowie 1 | Michael Miller 1

Match Odds:

Cove Rangers: 13/5 | Raith Rovers: 17/20 | Draw: 13/5


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