Raith Rovers



Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy

Tuesday 19th July 2016

Kick off: 7.45pm

Admission Prices:

Adults – £12

Concessions – £6*

*Concessions must purchase a ticket from the main ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Adults pay at the gate.

Premium season tickets are valid for this fixture

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers will be looking to build on their winning start to their Betfred League Cup campaign, when Montrose become the first visitors to Stark’s Park this Tuesday evening.

It’ll be the first time the two sides have played each other in four years, since the two were paired together in the opening round of the Ramsdens Cup in 2012. Rovers came out on top by five goals to two that evening, despite David McGurn being dismissed in the first half, with goals from Allan Walker, Pat Clarke, Greig Spence and a double from Brian Graham allowing Rovers to ease to victory.

Paul Hegarty’s Montrose will be looking to improve on a difficult season last term, which saw the Angus outfit finish eighth in League Two. To that end, Hegarty has brought in six new faces to the Links Park club over the summer.

The early indications are certainly encouraging for Mo’, with a fine display against the League Cup holders Ross County, almost securing a draw on Saturday, with a late Brian Graham penalty all that separated the two sides.

That result, combined with Rovers 2-1 win over Cove Rangers on Friday evening, mean Raith currently top the table on goals scored, while Montrose prop up the five-team pool. Only the group winners are guaranteed to progress to the last-16, with the four best runners-up also going through. Tuesday’s other Group D fixture sees Alloa Athletic opening their account against Cove Rangers.

Raith Rovers are unbeaten in their last eight meetings with Montrose, with the Mo’s last win against the Langtonian’s coming on the final day of the 1984/85 season with a 3-1 win, a term which saw Montrose win the title, while Raith finished seventh in the old bottom tier.

Tuesday evening’s match referee will be Colin Steven.

Head-to-Head Cup Record Against Montrose:

Raith Rovers Wins: 10 | Montrose Wins: 6 | Draws: 0

Raith Rovers Goals: 37 | Montrose Goals: 24

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 1/4 | Montrose: 19/2 | Draw: 5/1

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