Stirling Albion 


Raith Rovers 

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Forthbank Stadium

Kick off: 7.45pm 

Scottish Cup: Round 2 

Live streaming of the game is available here.

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers have another quick turnaround this week, with a Scottish Cup tie against Stirling Albion at Forthbank on Tuesday evening.

The tie was initially supposed to be played in January, but due to lockdown restrictions was put off until this week, with the two sides facing off for the first time since a fourth round Scottish Cup tie at the same venue back in 2014.

Rovers came out on top by two goals to nil on that occasion, with the strikes coming from Barrie McKay and Grant Anderson.

The two teams last shared a division back in the 2010/11 season, but while the Binos may be in the basement division at the moment, they go into this tie on a fine run of form, albeit a good run that straddles a shutdown.

Kevin Rutkiewicz’s side are now six games unbeaten, and go into this one on the back of a 1-0 win over Brechin City at the weekend, a victory that takes them up to second in the League Two table, just five points behind a high flying Queen’s Park team.

This second round tie must be played to a finish on Tuesday, with the winner travelling to Livingston in the third round.

Rovers have a good record in this fixture, with six wins and three defeats from the last 10 meetings.

Tuesday night’s match referee will be Alan Newlands.

Head-To-Head Cup Record Versus Stirling Albion:

Stirling Albion Wins: 4 | Raith Rovers Wins: 9 | Draws: 0

Stirling Albion Goals: 19 | Raith Rovers Goals: 35

Current Form:

Stirling Albion: W-D-W-W-W-W

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

Top Scorers:

Stirling Albion: Andy Ryan 6 | Declan Byrne 3 | Jack Leitch 3

Raith Rovers: Manny Duku 10 | Daniel Armstrong 4

Match Odds:

Stirling Albion: 7/2 | Raith Rovers: 4/6 | Draw: 31/10

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