Team Pd GD Pt
1 Raith Rovers 24 15 46
2 Falkirk 24 33 45
3 Airdrieonians 25 9 42
4 East Fife 25 6 39
5 Montrose 23 7 38
6 Dumbarton 24 -11 29
7 Peterhead 24 -9 25
8 Clyde 23 -10 25
9 Forfar 24 -17 23
10 Stranraer 24 -23 16
Updated: 18th Feb

Match Preview: Stenhousemuir (Home)

Friday August 10th 2018
 

Raith Rovers 


Stenhousemuir 

Stark’s Park 

Saturday 11th August 2018

Kick off: 3.00pm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission Information:

Adult – £15

Parent & Child – £20*

Over 65 / Under 16 – £8*

Disabled – £8*

Student – £10*

*Concessionary tickets must be purchased at the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Proof of age/concession may be requested so please ensure you have valid I.D with you. For eligibility on a free carer please check our disabled policy here.

Supporters are reminded that it is the Cub’s policy that, in the interests of safety, children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Mill Street to the south of the stadium has car parking for residents only. There is ample on street parking away from this area so please avoid it and prevent unnecessary disruption.

There will be no Police Officers engaged in traffic management duties tomorrow, so please take care when approaching and leaving Stark’s Park.

Match Preview:

Football finally returns to Stark’s Park this weekend, and for the first time, Raith will be playing on their new artificial turf, with Stenhousemuir the first visitors this season.

The Warriors got off to the perfect start last weekend, with a Dougie Hill own-goal enough to take all three points against Brechin City.

Brown Ferguson’s side gained promotion from League Two last term after finishing fourth in the table, before eliminating Queen’s Park and Peterhead from the playoffs, to take their place in this season’s third tier.

As you would perhaps expect, the club brought in a number of new faces over the summe, in what looks to be a fiercely competitive division.

Goalkeeper, Graeme Smith was brought in from Brechin City, while central defenders, Jesus Garcia Tena and Morgyn Neil were brought in from Edinburgh City and Stranraer respectively.

In midfield, Alan Cook returns to the club for his second permanent spell, after joining the club on loan from Alloa last season, while former Livingston midfielder, Kieran Gibbons was snapped up after leaving East Kilbride.

Up front, Bobby Ray Vaughan was signed from Maltese side, Gudja United, and he may partner Mark McGuigan, one of the most prolific goal scorer’s in the lower leagues, with the forward bagging 23 goals last season.

It’s been over 15 years since these two sides met in a league match, with Stenhousemuir the 1-0 winners at Stark’s Park in a Second Division fixture back in March 2003.

The Ochilview team were the victors the last time the two sides met too, with a 2-0 Challenge Cup victory in 2015, with Andy Cook and a stunning strike from Stephen Stirling the difference on the night.

History suggests there will be a winner on Saturday, with just two draws in the last 26 meetings between the clubs. Rovers have won six and lost four of the last 10 meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Mike Roncone.

Head-To-Head Home League Record:

Raith Rovers Wins: 21 | Stenhousemuir Wins: 6 | Draws: 5

Raith Rovers Goals: 82 | Stenhousemuir Goals: 32

Current Form:

Raith Rovers: L-D-L-L-D

Stenhousemuir: L-L-W-L-L

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Liam Buchanan 1 | Grant Gillespie 1 | Kevin Nisbet 1

Stenhousemuir: Sean Dickson 1 | Connor Duthie 1 | Morgyn Neil 1 | Seb Ross 1

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 4/6 | Stenhousemuir: 19/5 | Draw: 31/10

Rovers take on Kirkcaldy Union in the semi-final of the Kirkcaldy Junior Cup. Union were the lessees of Stark's Park at that time. The emotion of the fixture spilled over into the crowd and a pitched battle between rival fans ensued. Officials failed to clear the pitch of battling fans and so Councillor Stark took matters into his own hands and released a young bull from the byre at the North End of the ground and order was restored.
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