Raith Rovers

Saturday 18th November 2017

Balmoor Stadium 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

William Hill Scottish Cup
Round 3


Admission Information:

Ground Main Stand East Stand
Adults £12 £14 £14
Concessions £6 £8 £8
U12’s FOC* £2 £2

*U12’s must be accompanied by an adult 

Fans must purchase a ticket from the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. 
Please note that there are currently major roadworks on the A90 north and south of Aberdeen, including average speed cameras and temporary traffic lights. All supporters are asked to make allowances on their journey for potential delays!

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers Scottish Cup campaign kicks off this Saturday, with a trip to Balmoor to take on League Two side Peterhead.

Neither side goes into the match in the finest of fettle, with the Jim McInally’s side going down by three goals to two to Stenhousemuir last time out, while Barry Smith’s team also don’t have their troubles to seek.

Last weekend’s Irn Bru Cup exit to Dumbarton was followed up with a comprehensive 3-0 loss to Ayr United, meaning Raith are now three points behind the Honest Men in the League One title race.

The Blue Toon were the bookies favourite for the basement division before the season kicked off, but they currently find themselves third in the table, four points behind table-toppers Stirling Albion, and one behind Montrose.

It’s been nine years since these two sides last met, and it was in the same round of the same competition.

The two were paired together in the third round of the Scottish Cup back in November 2009, and after a 0-0 draw at Stark’s Park, Raith travelled north for the difficult looking replay.

However, goals from Kevin Smith, Stephen Simmons and a brace from Darren Smith saw Rovers safely through by four goals to one.

There’s a fairly even split amongst the last ten competitive fixtures between the teams, with Rovers winning four and drawing three.

Saturday’s match referee will be Mat Northcroft.

Head-to-Head Cup Record versus Peterhead:

Raith Rovers Wins: 3 | Peterhead Wins: 0 | Draws: 3

Raith Rovers Goals: 24 | Peterhead Goals: 18

Current Form:

Peterhead: L-W-W-W-W-L

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Peterhead: Rory McAllister 16 | Alan Smith 4

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 18 | Liam Buchanan 7 | Greig Spence 4

Match Odds: Peterhead: 13/5 | Raith Rovers: 5/6 | Draw: 12/5

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