Saturday 14th October 2017
Kick off: 3.00pm
Adult – £15
Parent & Child – £20*
Under 16/Over 65/Disabled – £8*
Student/Job-Seeker – £10*
Adults pay at the turnstiles
*All concession tickets must be purchased at the main ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Proof of status may be required.
Arbroath fans will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton Stand.
The Raith Suite bar will be open from 12.30pm. All fans are welcome.
There will be a card display at kick-off in the Penman Family Stand to promote the Aidan Sutherland memorial match, which is being played at Stark’s Park on Sunday 22 October. Please show your respect by taking part in the display.
After an excellent 3-1 Challenge Cup win over St. Mirren last weekend, Raith Rovers return to the bread-and-butter of League One this Saturday, with a home fixture against Arbroath.
Last Season’s League Two winners have continued their fine form from last term into this, and in particular, their stunning record away from Gayfield, with Dick Campbell’s men unbeaten on their travels in the league since losing to Clyde in September 2016, a sequence of 19 matches unbeaten.
After overhauling Forfar to land the title last term, Campbell raided their Angus neighbours for three of their star turns over the summer, with Tom O’Brien, Danny Denholm and Gavin Swankie making the short trip to join the Red Lichties. They were joined by goalkeeper, David Hutton who left Dunfermline, James Henry who was released by Aberdeen, and Josh Skelly from Dundee.
Rovers fans will also be familiar with Ryan McCord, who has been in fine fettle this term with six goals to his credit already, including a hat-trick during the recent 6-2 win over Stranraer.
Arbroath’s impressive start to the campaign, sees them sitting fourth in the table, five points behind league leaders Raith, and two ahead of fifth placed East Fife.
These two clubs haven’t shared a division since the 2008/09 season, a campaign where Raith took 10 points from an available 12, with the final match, a 0-0 draw on the final Saturday of the season, coming a week after Rovers had secured the title.
You have to go back a little further for Arbroath’s last win at Stark’s Park, which came back in August 1993, with a 2-1 win in the second round of the League Cup.
Rovers have a good record in the most recent head-to-head meetings between the sides, with five wins and four draws from the last ten meetings.
Saturday’s match referee will be Barry Cook.
Head-To-Head Home League Record:
Raith Rovers Wins: 19 | Arbroath Wins: 8 | Draws: 7
Raith Rovers Goals: 64 | Arbroath Goals: 37
Raith Rovers: W-W-W-W-L-W
Top Goal Scorers:
Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 16 | Liam Buchanan 7 | Greig Spence 6
Arbroath: Danny Denholm 6 | Ryan McCord 6
Raith Rovers: 4/6 | Arbroath: 15/4 | Draw: 16/5