Raith and Hibs see double after cup draw

Grant Anderson celebrates scoring the winner the last time Raith met Hibs in the Scottish Cup in February 2014.
Grant Anderson celebrates scoring the winner the last time Raith met Hibs in the Scottish Cup in February 2014.

Raith Rovers will play back-to-back games against Hibs in the new year following today’s Scottish Cup fourth round draw at Hampden.

Rovers were drawn at home to the Edinburgh club in the last tie out the hat, with the game scheduled to take place at Stark’s Park on the weekend of January 9 and 10.

It means the Championship clubs will meet two weekends on the trot with the Kirkcaldy side due to visit Easter Road on January 2 for a league fixture.

Raith last met Hibs in the Scottish Cup in February 2014 when Grant Murray’s side secured a famous 3-2 away victory over the then Premiership outfit with goals from Kevin Moon, Dougie Hill and Grant Anderson.

The only previous Scottish Cup clash between the sides took place in 1998, with Raith again emerging victorious with a 2-1 win at Easter Road thanks to a John Millar double.

Raith have never won the Scottish Cup and have not reached the final since 1913, while Hibs have reached 13 finals but have not won the trophy since 1902.

Raith are 100/1 outsiders for this year’s competition with McBookie.com, while Hibs are ranked 25/1.