Could Raith Rovers win be lucky omen for Hearts in bid to follow St Johnstone, Inverness & Hibs in Scottish Cup?

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HEARTS will be hoping that Raith Rovers prove a lucky omen for the fourth year in a row in the Scottish Cup.

The team that has knocked out the Stark’s Park side in the last three seasons has gone on to lift the trophy at the end of that campaign.

St Johnstone kicked off the pattern of cup wins after defeating Raith Rovers (Pic: Joris van de Wier)

Hibs began their historic quest to land the cup for the first time in 114 years when they defeated the Kirkcaldy outfit 2-0 last January.

The previous year, Inverness Caley Thistle squeezed past the Fifers in the quarter-finals before going on to defeat Falkirk in the final.

And St Johnstone kicked off the pattern when they beat Raith in the last-eight in 2014 on their way to their memorable success against Dundee United in the final.

After Wednesday night’s dramatic extra-time win over Rovers, Hearts will be hoping history repeats itself yet again as they seek to lift a third Scottish Cup in 11 years.

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