Hearts 

Raith Rovers

Tynecastle Stadium

Wednesday 25th January

Kick off: 7.45pm

William Hill Scottish Cup R4 Replay

Admission Information: 

Adults – £15 
Over 65 / Under 18 – £5 

This match is cash turnstiles for Raith Rovers fans. Away support will be housed in the Roseburn Stand.

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers and Hearts will have to do it all over again this Wednesday, after a second-half fight-back from Gary Locke’s team, meant Sunday’s Scottish Cup Fourth Round tie ended all-square.

Jamie Walker gave the Gorgie side a first half lead, slotting past Kevin Cuthbert after an incisive through ball from Don Cowie, but Declan McManus ensured a replay would be required at Tynecastle, after he nodded a Rudi Skacel shot past Hearts goalkeeper, Jack Hamilton in the final minute.

If Rovers are to reach the next round, they’ll need to do something they’ve never actually done before, win a cup-tie against the Jam Tarts at Tynecastle.

August 1998 was the last time Rovers visited the stadium on cup duty, and whilst they pushed the hosts close, it was Jim Jefferies side who eventually prevailed in the League Cup Third Round fixture.

Hearts raced into a quick-fire two goal lead, thanks to goals from Stephan Adam and Jim Hamilton, but strikes in the second period from Paul Shields and Paul Hartley, sent the game head into extra-time.

However, two goals in the last quarter-of-an-hour from Steve Fulton and an own-goal from Guido van de Kamp, eventually saw Hearts through to the next round.

Hearts have a fine home record this term, with just Celtic and Aberdeen leaving Tynecastle with all three points, and with 23 home goals this campaign, only Celtic have been more free-scoring at home in the Premiership.

Wednesday evening’s match referee will be John Beaton.

Head-To-Head Cup Record At Tynecastle:

Hearts Wins: 9 | Raith Rovers Wins: 0 | Draws: 1

Hearts Goals: 31 | Raith Rovers Goals: 8

Current Form:

Hearts: L-D-L-W-L-D

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

Top Goal Scorers: 

Hearts: Jamie Walker 11 | Callum Patterson 9 | Bjorn Johnsen 5

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 5 | Declan McManus 5 | Ross Callachan 3

Match Odds:

Hearts: 1/4 | Raith Rovers: 21/2 | Draw: 19/4

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