Saturday 13th April 2019
Kick off: 3.00pm
Adult – £15
Parent & Child – £20*
Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £8*
Student – £10*
*Concession tickets must be purchased from the ticket office before entering the turnstiles.
Away supporters will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton Stand. The same admission procedures applies as above.
Tickets can also be purchased online here
The Raith Suite will not be open for refreshments due to hospitality.
After two successive away matches, and four points sealed from them due to late, late goals, Raith Rovers are back at Stark’s Park this weekend to face Stranraer.
The Blues go into the game on the back of an excellent 2-1 win over Forfar, a result which took them above Brechin City and out of the relegation playoff spot with just four games remaining.
At one stage, Stranraer had looked more likely to be jousting it out for a promotion playoff spot rather than a relegation one, but a run of just one win in 10 matches from the end of December, has seen them sucked into a dramatic end of season tussle at the foot of League One.
If they are to retain their third tier status this term, they’ll be looking to the likes of Kyle Turner and Innes Cameron to pull the strings and score the goals.
21-year-old midfielder Turner is having a fantastic season in the middle of the park, and has been linked with a move away from Stair Park at the end of the season, while Cameron, at just 18 looks to be a fantastic prospect, with the on-loan Kilmarnock forward chipping in with seven goals this term, while his physical presence makes him a perfect focal point for Steve Farrell’s attack.
The three previous meetings sees Rovers unbeaten this term, but they’ve dropped points in two of them, while the solitary win was a close run thing.
The first fixture was on the opening day of the league season, and Raith were fortunate to escape Stair Park with a point, after Liam Buchanan handed them a first-half lead, only for Grant Anderson to deservedly level things up in the second period.
The next meeting was at Stark’s Park in October, and despite playing the majority of the game with just 10 men after Euan Murray’s dismissal late on the first period, Rovers won 2-1, thanks to a brace from top-scorer, Kevin Nisbet.
The most recent clash was last month, and saw Rovers two goals down after just 22 minutes, but a spirited second-half fightback from the full-time club saw them win a point, after goals from Craig McGuffie and Nisbet saw the match end two apiece.
You have to go back some time to find Stranraer’s last league win at Stark’s Park, 1984 to be exact, with a 2-1 win in the old Second division.
Rovers have a good record in this fixture, with seven wins and two draws from the last 10 meetings.
Saturday’s match referee will be Steven Reid.
Head-To-Head Home League Record Against Stranraer:
Raith Rovers Wins: 18 | Stranraer Wins: 3 | Draws: 7
Raith Rovers Goals: 56 | Stranraer Goals: 27
Raith Rovers: D-W-L-W-W-D
Top Goal Scorers:
Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 28 | Liam Buchanan 12 | Lewis Vaughan 9
Stranraer: Grant Anderson 7 | Innes Cameron 7 | Kyle Turner 7
Raith Rovers: 8/15 | Stranraer: 17/4 | Draw: 7/2