Raith Rovers 

v

East Fife 

Saturday 10th October 2020 

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm

The Betfred Cup tie will kick off at 3pm on Saturday 10th October. Unfortunately – due to COVID-19 restrictions – supporters will be unable to watch the game from the stands. However, anyone can watch the match online – RaithTV will be broadcasting a live video stream to viewers in the UK and around the globe.

The stream will cost £9.99

Raith Rovers season tickets do not provide access to any cup matches, but will have access to all home league matches from next week v Arbroath.

To purchase the stream for this weekend:

  1. Visit www.raith.tv
  2. Log in using your existing RaithTV account. If you do not already have an account, there is an option to create one on the website.
  3. Select the East Fife game and enter your payment details.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers will get their first taste of competitive football in seven months this weekend, when they host East Fife in the group stages of the League Cup at Stark’s Park.

The League One side have already played once in the competition, defeating Cowdenbeath 2-0 on Tuesday evening, thanks to goals from Jack Hamilton and Ryan Wallace, and Fife manager Darren Young has kept the bulk of the players which saw them finish fifth in the third tier last term, while his three additions have all been in forward areas.

Attacking midfielder, Danny Swanson was a big name acquisition in the summer, with the 33-year-old bringing a wealth of top flight experience from spells at Dundee United, Hearts, Hibs and St Johnstone.

Up top, two new faces have arrived in Methil, with Jack Hamilton joining from Livingston on loan, while Thomas Collins, who scored against East Fife in their surprise 4-3 defeat to BSC Glasgow in the Scottish Cup last season, has been brought in from the Lowland League club.

Saturday’s match will need to go some if it’s to top the last meeting between the clubs for drama, with Rovers winning 5-3 in Methil in December.

Jamie Gullan and Kieran MaDonald had the away side two up within 20 minutes, only for Scott Agnew to half the arrears before the half-hour mark. However, MacDonald restored the two goal cushion before half time, while Dylan Tait appeared to make the points safe with a fourth after the interval. Incredibly, match then started to swing back towards East Fife, with Anton Dowds and then Ryan Wallace making it 4-3 with still 20 minutes remaining, but as the match entered the 95th minute, Gullan sealed the three points, and a memorable celebration with the game clinching fifth.

Raith also came out on top in a high scoring game the last time the two sides met in the League Cup, with a 4-1 First Round win back in 2010. A double from Gregory Tade and a strike from John Baird had Raith in complete control with less than half an hour gone, and while Bobby Linn got the visitors back into the game with a well taken free-kick, Jamie Mole completed the scoring with a little over 15 minutes remaining.

Despite Raith only winning two of the last seven meetings between the clubs, they do still have the upper hand in recent seasons, with five wins and two draws from the last 10 meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be David Lowe

Head-To-Head Cup Record Versus East Fife:

Raith Rovers Wins: 10 | East Fife Wins: 10 | Draws: 5

Raith Rovers Goals: 46 | East Fife Goals: 50

 

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