Raith Rovers vs Morton | Match Preview

Raith Rovers versus MORTON

SPFL Trust Trophy Fourth Round

 Saturday 10 December 2022

Starks’ Park

Kick-off 3pm

Scene Setter

Morton come into this match following a draw last weekend against Arbroath in a match that saw the current unbeaten run stretch to ten games. Raith Rovers are the current holders of the SPFL Trust Trophy and will be looking to do all they can to retain the title, they come into the match following a 2-0 loss at home to Ayr United.

A run of ten games unbeaten, nine of which in the league, sees the Ton on their best run of league results since the 2006/07 season. Morton moved down to fourth in the cinch Championship after the draw against Arbroath but still remain just three points off the top of the league and will look to carry current form over to the challenge cup.

Current holders Raith Rovers are on a run of two wins and three losses across their last five games. Last time out against Raith Rovers it was a 1-0 win for Morton with Grant Gillespie scoring from the penalty spot late on to secure three points.

View from Dougie Imrie

We caught up with Dougie Imrie yesterday afternoon as he discussed tomorrow’s match.

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

10 – Morton are currently on a 10 game unbeaten run with 9 of those coming in the league. It is the best run of league results since 2006/07.

8 – Grant Gillespie and Robbie Muirhead are the current joint top scorers in all competitions for Morton this season.

17 –
Morton remain the best defensive side in the cinch Championship with just 17 goals conceded.

Current Connections

Ton captain Grant Gillespie will face his former side again tomorrow afternoon. The midfielder played for Raith Rovers during the 2018/19 season.

Head to Head

October 2022 – Morton 1 – 0 Raith Rovers (cinch Championship)
August 2022 – Raith Rovers 2 – 1 Morton (cinch Championship)
April 2022 – Raith Rovers 0 – 1 Morton (cinch Championship)
January 2022 – Morton 2 – 2 Raith Rovers (cinch Championship)
November 2021 – Raith Rovers 2 – 1 Morton (cinch Championship)

Recent Results

Raith Rovers
L Ayr United (A) 2-0 (cinch Championship)
W Auchinleck Talbot (H) 3-0 (Scottish Cup)
L Queen’s Park (H) 2-5 (cinch Championship)
L Dundee (A) 2-0 (cinch Championship)
W Hamilton (H) 3-1 (cinch Championship)

D Arbroath (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
Queen of the South (H) 4-1 (Scottish Cup)
 Cove Rangers (A) 1-2 (cinch Championship)
W Partick Thistle (H) 2-1 (cinch Championship)
D Ayr United (A) 1-1 (cinch Championship)

Last Line-Ups

Raith Rovers (v Ayr United)

MacDonald, Ngwenya, Dick, O’Riordan, Millen, Spencer, Brown, Easton, Connell, Connolly, Vaughan

Morton (v Arbroath)

Schwake, Strapp, Baird, Ambrose, Grimshaw, Blues, Gillespie, McGrattan, Crawford, Quitongo, Muirhead


Referee: Mike Roncone

Assistant one: Alastair Mather

Assistant two: Gordon Crawford

Ticket Info

Full ticket information for tomorrow’s match can be found HERE.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: £15
Over 65: £10
Under 21: £10
Disabled: Priced as per age group
Under 16: £5
Under 12: £5
Under 5s: FREE

Away fans will be housed in the North Stand with tickets available to purchase HERE.

There is no “cash gate” in operation at Stark’s Park on matchday and we encourage all supporters to purchase tickets online in advance of kick off.