Saturday 22nd September 2018
Kick off: 3.00pm
Adult – £15
Parent & Child – £20*
Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £8*
Student – £10*
*Concession tickets must be purchased at the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Proof of status/age may be required.
Montrose fans will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton Stand. The same admission procedure applies as above.
After two trips north in recent weeks, Rovers return to home comforts this Saturday, with Montrose the visitors to Stark’s Park.
It’ll be the Gable Endies first visit to Stark’s Park on league duty for 26 years, with the last league meeting between the two sides taking place in March 1992, although the sides have met on cup business on five occasions since.
The last occasion was in July 2016, when Chris Johnston and Lewis Vaughan were the scorers in a somewhat fortuitous 2-1 win for the Kirkcaldy side in a League Cup group stage fixture.
Stewart Petrie’s side won the League Two title last term, making this their first season outwith the basement division in 22 years, and despite a strong start to this campaign, they currently occupy bottom spot in the table.
Wins over Airdrie and Brechin in the first few weeks saw them sitting in the promotion playoff spots, but three consecutive league defeats have sent them sliding back down the table.
They go into this one on the back of two fixtures against Dumbarton, and while the first saw Montrose win 1-0 in the Challenge Cup, their league fixture was less successful for the Angus side.
Craig Johnston had given Montose the lead just before half time, but two goals in three minutes from Andy Dowie and Ross Forbes, bagged the Sons the three points.
You have to go back some time to find the Gable Endies last win in this fixture, with a 3-1 win in May 1985 their last triumph over Rovers. Since then, Rovers have won eight and drawn one of the nine meetings between the sides.
Saturday’s match referee will be Grant Irvine
Head-To-Head League Record At Stark’s Park:
Raith Rovers Wins: 15 | Montrose Wins: 3 | Draws: 6
Raith Rovers Goals: 57 | Montrose Goals: 22
Raith Rovers: W-D-W-W-L-D | Montrose: D-W-L-L-W-L
Top Goal Scorers:
Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 8 | Liam Buchanan 3 | Lewis Vaughan 2
Montrose: Ross Campbell 2
Raith Rovers: 8/11 | Montrose: 7/2 | Draw: 3/1