Raith Rovers

Station Park, Forfar

Saturday 3rd September 2016

Kick off: 3.00pm

Irn Bru Cup: Round 3



Admission Prices:

Adults – £12

Concessions – £6

The 1984 lounge at Station Park, situated at the west end of the main stand, will be open from 12.30pm until kick off.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers begin their Irn Bru Cup campaign this Saturday, with a trip to Station Park to face Forfar Athletic.

Gary Bollan’s side currently lead the way in League Two, and their games are normally something special, with 39 goals spread across their nine competitive games this term.

New signings, Josh Peters and and Jim Lister have been responsible for nine of those, after they were picked up from Hibernian and Airdrieonians respectively, and Bollan has also added former Diamonds, Jamie Bain and David Cox to his squad over the summer.

Goalkeeper Grant Adam and attacking midfielder Lewis Milne were both acquired after leaving Cowdenbeath, while defenders Andy Munro was signed after he left Arbroath, while experienced stopper Stuart Malcolm was signed from Stenhousemuir.

Forfar go into this match on the back of five straight wins, and reached the third round of this competition by winning 3-1 against the Aberdeen under-20 side.

These two sides met as recently as pre-season, when a strong Rovers side lost by two goals to nil, and while you have to go back to the 2006/07 season since the two sides shared a division, the club’s met competitively in the League Cup in 2014.

Raith Rovers eventually come out on top 4-2, but it was a close run thing, with the game being decided after extra-time, thanks to goals from Ryan Conroy, a brace from Calum Elliot and an own-goal by Derek Young.

Raith have a better record in the most recent head-to-head, but not by much, with five wins and three defeats from the previous ten meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Alan Newlands.

Head-To-Head Cup Record At Station Park:

Forfar Athletic Wins: 1 | Raith Rovers Wins: 3 | Draws: 0

Forfar Athletic Goals: 7 | Raith Rovers Goals: 13

Current Form:

Forfar Athletic: L-W-W-W-W-W

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

Top Goal-Scorers:

Forfar Athletic: Josh Peters 6 | Jim Lister 3 | Tom O’Brien 3

Raith Rovers: Ross Callachan 2 | Declan McManus 2 | Lewis Vaughan 2

Match Odds:

Forfar Athletic: 21/5 | Raith Rovers: 11/20 | Draw: 16/5

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