Raith Rovers vs Morton | Match Preview

Raith Rovers versus MORTON

cinch Championship

 Friday 23 December 2022

Starks’ Park

Kick-off 7.45pm

Scene Setter

It was a free weekend for Morton as the match against Queen’s Park was postponed due to a frozen pitch meaning the Ton still come into this match on the back of nine league games unbeaten, six of those coming as wins. Last time out in league action it was a 1-1 draw away from home against Arbroath with Lewis McGrattan grabbing the goal that game. Raith Rovers are coming off the back of a 1-1 draw against Arbroath in the cinch Championship.

Morton currently sit fourth in the cinch Championship just three points off the top of the table with a game in hand. A win tomorrow night could see the Ton reach the summit should results elsewhere go in favour of the Cappielow side. Raith Rovers currently sit sixth in the table, six points behind Morton following their draw against Arbroath last week.

The last time these two sides met was on the 10th of December where Raith Rovers emerged victorious on penalties in the SPFL Trust Trophy.

View from Dougie Imrie

We caught up with Dougie Imrie this morning as he discussed tomorrow’s match.

Morton Milestones and Significant Stats

9 – Morton are currently on a 9 game unbeaten run in the cinch Championship.

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

December 2022 – Raith Rovers 1 – 1 Morton (SPFL Trust Trophy) (Raith win 4-2 on pens)
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)

Recent Results

Raith Rovers
D Arbroath (H) 1-1 (cinch Championship)
W Morton (H) 1-1 (4-2) (SPFL Trust Trophy)
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 Raith Rovers (A) 1-1 (4-2) (SPFL Trust Trophy)
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)

Last Line-Ups

Raith Rovers (v Arbroath)

MacDonald, Ngwenya, O’Riordan, Nolan, Millen, Spencer, Brown, Stanton, Ross, Connolly, Gullan

Morton (v Raith Rovers)

Schwake, Strapp, Lithgow, O’Connor, Hynes, Grimshaw, Pignatiello, McGregor, King, McGrattan, Kabia


Referee: Matthew McDermid

Assistant one: Jonathan Bell

Assistant two: Chris Rae

Ticket Info

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

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults : £20
Over 65 : £13
Under 21 : £12
Under 16 : £8
Under 12 : £5
Under 5 : Free