24 November 2023
Dunfermline Athletic



HT 0 - 1
Raith Rovers
Jack Hamilton (15), Sam Stanton (65), Lewis Vaughan (70)
Dunfermline Athletic
Raith Rovers
Jack Hamilton (15), Sam Stanton (65), Lewis Vaughan (70)


The Scottish Gas Scottish Cup third round draw threw up this the fourth Fife derby of the season so far.

The Pars will hope to take advantage of the home draw in this cup derby. While the Kirkcaldy side have won both the Championship fixtures this season by 1-0,  Ian Murray, the Raith manager, has admitted that his team has found Dunfermline difficult opponents to overcome. The first meeting this season was at Stark’s Park in the Viaplay Cup, a game Dunfermline won on penalties.

A Scottish Cup tie against Raith Rovers is a relative rarity, the last Scottish Cup meeting was in January 2019. It was in the Scottish Cup that these sides first met in Dunfermline one hundred years ago and it has been 38 years since the Rovers came to KDM Group East End Park for a Scottish Cup tie. The record in this competition reveals three wins apiece.

The full Scottish Cup record v Raith Rovers

19/01/2019 | Raith Rovers 3-0 Dunfermline
07/12/1985 | Dunfermline 2-0 Raith Rovers
05/02/1972 | Raith Rovers 2-0 Dunfermline
25/01/1969 | Raith Rovers 0-2 Dunfermline
10/02/1923 | Dunfermline 0-3 Raith Rovers
07/09/1889 | Raith Rovers 1-2 Dunfermline

Milestones v Raith Rovers (home)

Last Home Victory | 06/04/22 | 2-0 | Championship
Last Home Defeat | 20/08/23 | 0-1 | Championship
Best Home Victory | 08/09/62 | 6-0 | Division One (old)
Best Home Victory | 01/01/68 | 6-0 | Division One (old)
Worst Home Defeat | 19/11/27 | 0-4 | Division One (old)
Last Goalless Home Draw | 04/05/21 | 0-0 | Premiership Play Off
First Ever Home Meeting | 10/02/23 | 0-3 | Scottish Cup

Last time in Scottish Cup
Saturday 19th January 2019
Raith Rovers 3 Dunfermline 0

The first Scottish Cup tie between these rivals for over 33 years attracted a crowd of over 6000, filling parts of Starks Park that many had forgotten about. The home manager, John McGlynn said in his programme notes that he hoped that all connected with Dunfermline would enjoy a traditional San Starko welcome!

Ten minutes into the second half and still at 0-0 the cup tie changed as a result of a red card shown to Pars captain Lee Ashcroft, deemed to be for a last man foul 20 yards out on Chris Duggan.

Raith went ahead from a 70th minute penalty. Mark Durnan tussled with Duggan in the box, referee Madden pointed to the penalty spot. Lewis VAUGHAN stepped up and found the left side of the net. 1-0

Raith Rovers struck again in 79th minute after a strong run up the right by Duggan to latch on to a through ball from Euan Murray. His cross was met with a stylist diving header from VAUGHAN 2-0.

To make matters worse a defensive mistake two minutes later let VAUGHAN in to complete his first ever hat trick at professional level as he crashed the ball home from the edge of the box for 3-0. For the 2794 travelling Pars fans the cup knock out was a bitter defeat.

RAITH ROVERS: Robbie Thomson: Euan Murray, Iain Davidson, Kyle Benedictus, Calum Crane: Dan Armstrong (Liam Buchanan 88), Grant Gillespie, Nat Wedderburn, Nathan Flanagan, Lewis Vaughan: Chris Duggan.
SUBS NOT USED: Tony Dingwall, Jamie Watson, David McKay, Ross Matthews, Jack Smith, Dean Lyness (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Lee Robinson: James Craigen, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, Jackson Longridge: Tom Beadling: Myles Hippolyte (Mark Durnan 57), Joe Thomson, James Vincent, Kallum Higginbotham (Matthew Todd 90): Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Robbie Muirhead 71).
SUBS NOT USED: Aidan Connolly, Callum Smith, Paul Allan, Cammy Gill (GK)

Last Twelve Meetings

Honours are even over the last dozen games. Dunfermline have won two of the last twelve meetings, lost four and six have been drawn.

19/10/23 | A | Raith Rovers 1 Dunfermline 0 | Championship
26/08/23 | H | Dunfermline 0 Raith Rovers 1 | L | Championship
15/07/23 | A | Raith Rovers 1 Dunfermline 1 | D | Viaplay Cup
06/04/22 | H | Dunfermline 2 Raith Rovers 0 | W | Championship
02/01/22 | A | Raith Rovers 0 Dunfermline 0 | D | Championship
26/10/21 | H | Dunfermline 1 Raith Rovers 1 | D | Championship
29/09/21 | A | Raith Rovers 1 Dunfermline 1 | D | Championship
08/05/21 | A | Raith Rovers 2 Dunfermline 0 | L | Premiership Play Off
04/05/21 | H | Dunfermline 0 Raith Rovers 0 | D | Premiership Play Off
27/03/21 | A | Raith Rovers 5 Dunfermline 1 | | L | Championship
03/02/21 | H | Dunfermline 4 Raith Rovers 1 | W | Championship
05/12/20 | A | Raith Rovers 2 Dunfermline 2 | D | Championship

Recent Form

Raith Rovers are on an eight game unbeaten run since they lost 1-0 away to Airdrieonians in September. Their only other defeat this season was in the Viaplay Cup away to Hibernian. They have only failed to score once in their 20 outings this season. They have conceded in every away match this season except their match in Dunfermline.

Dunfermline have won 6 of their 17 matches this season. Three of those wins are in the last eight matches. Despite not defeating the Rovers in the two league games between the sides this season, the Pars have competed well when it comes to matches between the sides.

League Stats

League Position: 5th
League Points: 15
Goal Difference: -1
Home League Record: P6 W2 D1 L3 GF7 GA7
Last Six Match Form: LLLWLD

League Position: 2nd
League Points: 27
Goal Difference: +7
Away League Record: P6 W4 D1 L1 GF10 GA7
Last Six Match Form: WWWDWW

Last six matches

Inverness Caley Thistle (H) D 1-1
Dundee United (H) L 1-2
Morton (A) W 2-1
Raith Rovers (A) L 0-1
Ayr United (H) L 0-1
Partick Thistle (A) L 0-3

Hamilton Academical (A) W 4-1
Queens Park (A) W 3-2
Airdrieonians (H) D 1-1
Morton (A) W 2-1
Dunfermline (H) W 1-0
Montrose (H) W 3-1

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Inverness CT):  Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher, Chris Hamilton (c), Ewan Otoo: Kane Ritchie-Hosler (Michael O’Halloran 70), Paul Allan, Joe Chalmers, Josh Edwards: Owen Moffat (Craig Wighton 70): Matty Todd (Alex Jakubiak 60), Lewis McCann.
SUBS NOT USED: Aaron Comrie, Miller Fenton, Harrison Sharp (GK), Max Little (GK)

RAITH ROVERS (v Hamilton Academical): Kevin Dabrowski: Ross Millen, Scott Brown, Adam Masson (Callum Hannah 45), Liam Dick: Shaun Byrne: Aidan Connelly, Sam Stanton (Dylan Corr 87), Dylan Easton: Jamie Gullan (Josh Mullin 86), Jack Hamilton (Callum Smith 78).
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Vaughan, Robbie Thomson.

Other Scottish Cup ties

Cumnock Juniors v Broomhill
Partick Thistle v Queens Park
Morton v Bo’ness
Annan Athletic v Dumbarton
Stranraer v Airdrieonians
Dunbar United v Alloa Athletic
Broxburn Athletic v Buckie Thistle
Hamilton Academical v Kelty Hearts
Brora Rangers v Pollok
Clyde v Jeanfield Swifts
Montrose v Edinburgh City
Falkirk v Formartine United
Stirling Albion v Cove Rangers
Inverness Caley Thistle v Cowdenbeath
Peterhead v Ayr United
Tranent v Forfar Athletic
Queen of the South v Dundee United
The Spartans v Arbroath
Albion Rovers v Bonnyrigg Rose

Last 12 Meetings

28/10/23Raith Rovers1Dunfermline0
26/08/23Dunfermline0Raith Rovers1
15/07/23Raith Rovers1Dunfermline1
06/04/22Dunfermline2Raith Rovers0
02/01/22Raith Rovers0Dunfermline0
26/10/21Dunfermline1Raith Rovers1
29/09/21Raith Rovers1Dunfermline1
08/05/21Raith Rovers2Dunfermline0
04/05/21Dunfermline0Raith Rovers0
30/03/21Raith Rovers5Dunfermline1
03/02/21Dunfermline4Raith Rovers1
05/12/20Raith Rovers2Dunfermline2

Last 6 Matches

Dunfermline Athletic

Raith Rovers

  • D
Inverness Caley Thistle
  • W
Hamilton Academical
  • L
Dundee United
  • W
Queens Park
  • W
Greenock Morton
  • D
  • L
Raith Rovers
  • W
Greenock Morton
  • L
Ayr United
  • W
Dunfermline Athletic
  • L
Partick Thistle
  • W

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