Elgin City

V

Raith Rovers 

Saturday 28th November 2015

Borough Briggs

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Scottish Cup Round 3
 

Admission Prices: 

 Adults – £10*

Concessions – £5*

*These prices are for a ground ticket. Fans can upgrade to stand tickets for £2 extra

There will be no segregated area so away fans can enter the ground at any of the turnstiles.

The upstairs bar will be open and travelling fans are welcome. Directions to the bar – enter through the main door at the front of the ground, turn left and go up the stairs on your right. At the top of the stairs turn left and you will see the hall straight ahead.

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers make their bow in this season’s Scottish Cup competition on Saturday, with a trip to Borough Brigg’s, to take on Jim Weir’s Elgin City.

The Black and White’s reached this stage of the tournament thanks to a 1-0 win over Spartans in the Third Round, a victory which came courtesy of a last-minute Archie MacPhee goal last month.

It’ll be the first time the two sides have ever met in a competitive match at Borough Briggs, with the only other meeting coming at Stark’s Park over ten years ago in a Bell’s Cup tie. Scott Crabbe put Raith ahead mid-way through the first-half with a fine strike from 25-yards. However, the lead didn’t last long, with Mark Booth equalising from the edge of the penalty area a few moments later. With no further scoring in the regulation 90 minutes, the game went to extra-time, which was only four minutes old, when Paul McManus tapped home to put Gordon Dalziel’s side 2-1 up. A Stuart Cumming own-goal with 11 minutes remaining eased Rovers through to the next round.

If Ray McKinnon’s men are to make the next round, then they’ll have to overcome a team who have yet to lose a home match this term. Their six wins and a draw at the Brig’ has helped lift them to third in the League Two table, while their current form has seen them win four of their last five outings.

Much of that is down to the goal-scoring form of Craig Gunn, who has already amassed 13 goals this season, while the signing of Dylan Easton from St. Johnstone can only be seen as a coup, with the 21-year old looking exceptional since signing in October.

Saturday’s match referee will be George Salmond.

Head-to-Head Competitive Record Versus Elgin City:

Elgin Wins: 0 | Raith Rovers Wins: 1 | Draws: 0

Elgin Goals: 1 | Raith Rovers Goals: 3

Current Form:

Elgin City: L-W-W-W-L-W

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

Top Goalscorers:

Elgin City: Craig Gunn 13 | Daryll McHardy 5 | Brian Cameron 4

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 6 | Kyle Benedictus 3 | James Craigen 3

Match Odds:

Elgin City: 7/2 | Raith Rovers: 13/20 | Draw: 3/1

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