Saturday 16th March 2019
Kick off: 3.00pm
Adults – £15
Over 65’s – £9
Under 17’s – £5
Adults – £14
Over 65’s – £8
Under 17’s – £5
It’s third versus second this weekend, as Jim Weir’s Forfar side welcome Raith Rovers to Station Park.
It hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Raith in recent years, with no wins in their last four visits, and their last victory coming way back in 2007.
Raith’s visits to the Angus region in general haven’t went well this term, with 11 points dropped against Forfar, Montrose and Brechin, with Rovers only win coming at Gayfield against Arbroath just before Christmas.
They certainly won’t find it easy to turn that record around against a Forfar side who are the in-form team in League One, and have lost just once in their last 10 league matches.
They also have one of the best home records in the division, with only Raith picking up more points at their home ground this season.
Rovers have a mixed record against the Loons this season, with one win and a draw from the three meetings this season.
They were convincing 4-0 winners at the beginning of September, with goals coming from Kevin Nisbet, Chris Duggan and a brace from Lewis Vaughan.
It was a different story in Forfar the next month though, where despite a 2-1 half-time lead thanks to goals from Nisbet and Ross Matthews, a second half collapse saw the home side run out 3-2 winners.
The sides last meeting was in February, where Rovers again dropped points despite taking the lead, with Jamie Barjonas firing John McGlynn’s team in front, but a late John Baird goal saw the points shared.
Rovers do still have the upper hand in the most recent meetings, with five wins and two draws from their last 10 meetings.
Saturday’s match referee will be Grant Irvine.
Head-To-Head Away League Record Versus Forfar:
Forfar Athletic Wins: 17 | Raith Rovers Wins: 11 | Draws: 10
Forfar Athletic Goals: 67 | Raith Rovers Goals: 54
Forfar Athletic: D-W-L-W-W-D
Raith Rovers: L-L-W-D-D-W
Top Goal Scorers:
Forfar Athletic: John Baird 14 | Dale Hilson 8
Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 24 | Liam Buchanan 10 | Lewis Vaughan 9
Forfar Athletic: 21/10 | Raith Rovers: 11/10 | Draw: 14/5