St Mirren 


Raith Rovers 

Paisley 2021 Stadium 

Saturday 7th October 2017 

Irn Bru Cup 

Admission Information:

Adults – £10

Concessions* – £5

*Juveniles aged 12-18, over 65s and full-time students

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing defeat to Albion Rovers this Saturday, although that won’t be easy, against a St. Mirren side who currently reside in first place in the Championship.

The Paisley outfit will be aiming to go one better in this competition than last season, when they lost to Dundee United in the final, thanks to goals from Tony Andreu and Thomas Mikkelsen.

Neither side have actually played a senior SPFL club in their route to the Third Round, with Raith dispatching Brora Rangers in the First Round 3-0, before taking care of the Ross County under-20 side 4-0 at the next stage.

St. Mirren on the other hand, advanced to the Second Round thanks to a 2-1 win over East Kilbride, where they comfortably saw off the Hearts development squad 3-1, to set up this meeting with Raith.

This Irn Bru Cup tie will be the clubs first meeting in a knockout competition since 2003, when the Kirkcaldy side defeated the Buddies 3-2 in the quarter-finals of the same competition, with the goals coming from a Martin Prest double and an own-goal from Laurie Ellis. The match was also notable for Roary Rover receiving a red card in the first-half.

It was only the second time Rovers had gone beyond the last eight of the competition, although they’d make it no further, losing 4-0 to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the semi-final at Stark’s Park.

Rovers have a good record in the most recent meetings between the sides, with six wins and a draw from the last ten fixtures.

Saturday’s match referee will be Euan Anderson.

Head-To-Head Cup Record versus St. Mirren:

St. Mirren Wins: 6 | Raith Rovers Wins: 6 | Draws: 3

St. Mirren Goals: 25 | Raith Rovers Goals: 20

Current Form:

St. Mirren: W-W-W-L-W-W

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

Top Goal Scorers

St. Mirren: Lewis Morgan 8 | Gavin Reilly 8 | Cammy Smith 7

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 15 | Liam Buchanan 7 | Greig Spence 5

Match Odds:

St. Mirren: 3/5 | Raith Rovers: 19/5 | Draw: 16/5

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