ViaPlay Cup – Group F

Raith Rovers v Dunfermline Athletic

Stark’s Park
Saturday 15th July 2023
Kick off: 5.15pm

Raith Rovers FC strongly encourage supporters to purchase tickets in advance online from the “Buy Now” button below or at the stadium using the QR codes on the approach to the turnstiles.

Stewards will be undertaking spot-checks to ensure the correct tickets for your age group have been purchased:

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult £18
Concession (over 65) £12
Concession (under 21) £12
Under 12 £5


ViaPlay broadcast / RaithTV live stream

Competition sponsors ViaPlay are broadcasting the match live.

RaithTV are selling a live stream of the match to overseas subscribers only HERE


Additional Information

  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 4.15pm and stewards will be on hand to check tickets and undertake searches.
  • Anyone arriving at the turnstiles intoxicated or in possession of alcohol or pyrotechnics will be refused entry.
  • All supporters are reminded that all forms of smoking including Vapes are prohibited.
  • SPFL Ground Rules are displayed at all points of entry.


Match Preview

The big kick off arrives at Stark’s Park this Saturday evening, and it could scarcely be more anticipated, as Raith Rovers welcome their near neighbours Dunfermline for a televised Viaplay League Cup group match.

It’ll be the two sides first meeting since the 2021/22 campaign, a season which saw Rovers just miss out on the Premiership playoffs, while the Pars ended up relegated under manager John Hughes.

With the two Fife sides grouped together with Kilmarnock, Albion Rovers and Annan Athletic, and only one side guaranteed to progress to the next round, along with just three of the best runners up, a win in normal time is all important, as Rovers look to make the knock-out stages for just the second time since this format was reintroduced in 2016

With that being the case, Rovers will be looking for their first win over Athletic since May 2021, when goals from Lewis Vaughan and Gozie Ugwu sealed a 2-0 aggregate win in the Premiership playoffs at Stark’s Park.

James McPake’s side have bounced back from the disappointment of relegation, winning League One at the first attempt, finishing 14 points above nearest rivals Falkirk, and conceding a paltry 21 goals across the league campaign.

The bulk of their summer signings have been loan signings made permanent rather than new faces, with defenders Sam Fisher and Ewan Otoo coming in from Dundee and Celtic respectively, while pacey wide player, Kane Ritchie-Hosler was brought in from Rangers after an impressive showing last term.

Michael O’Halloran is the first new arrival to be brought in over the summer, with the former St Johnstone and Cove Rangers midfielder signed last week.

This fixture will head to penalties if it’s a draw at the end of 90 minutes, and with five of the last 10 meetings ending all square, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that spot kicks will be deciding the destination of a bonus point.

Saturday night’s match referee will be Don Robertson.

Head-To-Head Record:

Raith Rovers wins: 43

Dunfermline Athletic wins: 51

Draws: 31

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