Raith Rovers

Ochilview Park 

Tuesday 18th August

Kick off: 7.45pm 

Admission Prices:

£15 – adults

£10 – Under 16, Over 65 and students

Away Support will be accommodated in the West Terracing which is standing only

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers may have lost their first game of the season to Falkirk on Saturday, but they’ve a chance to bounce-back immediately this Tuesday evening, when they take on Brown Ferguson’s Stenhousemuir side at Ochilview, in the Second Round of the Petrofac Training Cup.

Like Raith, The Warriors reached this stage by knocking out a team from the tier below them in the last round, defeating East Stirling by three goals to two. Ex-Raith defender, Reece Donaldson opened the scoring for East Stirling, but a brace from Stephen Stirling and one goal from Colin McMenamin took Stenny through, despite a late riposte from David McKenna.

Stenhousemuir have made a bright start to League One, taking four points from their first two matches. Their opening match against Peterhead at Balmoor, saw them race into a two goal lead inside ten minutes, thanks to strikes from Euan Murray, who was in trial at Stark’s Park in the summer, and former Dunfermline forward, Allan Smith. However, they were pegged back to 2-2 after a dismissal to Stuart Malcolm early in the second period.

Saturday saw them pick up their first three points of the season, when a Fraser Eddington goal in injury time, saw them clinch a 2-1 win over Airdrie, a victory which took them to fourth place in the embryonic League One table.

It’s been 12 years since these two sides last met, a Second Division match which ended in a 1-0 win for Stenhousemuir in March 2003, and it’s been considerably longer since they came together in a cup-tie. December 1977 was the last time they were paired together in a knock-out competition, with Rovers scarping through to the second-round  with a 1-0 victory.

Rovers do have an impressive head-to-head record against Stenhousemuir down the years, with seven wins and three defeats in the last ten meetings, a sequence that includes a 9-2 home win in November 1985.

Tuesday evening’s match referee will be Greg Aitken.

Head-to-Head Cup Record:

Stenhousemuir Wins: 1 | Raith Rovers Wins: 3 | Draws: 1

Stenhousemuir Goals: 5 | Raith Rovers Goals: 8

Current Form:

Stenhousemuir: W-L-D-W

Raith Rovers: W-W-W-L

Top Goalscorers: 

Stenhousemuir: Stephen Stirling 2

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 2

Match Odds:

Stenhousemuir: 7/2 | Raith Rovers: 4/5 | Draw: 14/5

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