Match Preview: Montrose (Away)
Friday December 7th 2018

Montrose

Raith Rovers 

Saturday 8th December 2018

Links Park Stadium

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Prices:

Adults – £15
Concessions – £8
Family admission – £18 (1 adult and 1 Under 16)

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers head to Links Park this Saturday, for their first away league meeting with Montrose since 1992.

Stewart Petrie’s side are in good form over the last month or so, with three wins and a draw from their last five league matches, a sequence which has lifted them to seventh in the table.

It’s an impressive run for a side which many thought would struggle after lifting the League Two title last term, and while they’ll be looking to put more distance between themselves and bottom placed Stenhousemuir, with Mo just three points outside the playoff spots, they may even have their sights set a little higher.

Rovers will hope to take advantage of Montrose’s home record, with just Airdrie picking up fewer points at home this term, but Rovers were reasonably fortunate to take a point at Stark’s Park the last time the two sides met in September.

Graham Webster opened the scoring for the away side in the 28th minute, and it took a second half Ian Campbell own goal to bring the scores level in a game which Rovers struggled to impose themselves.

It’s been some time since Montrose registered a win in this fixture though, 1985 to be precise, when Rovers lost 3-1 in a Second Division fixture.

Since then though, Raith have had an excellent record over the last 10 meetings between the two, with eight wins and two draws in that time.

Saturday’s match referee will be Alan Newlands

Head-To-Head Away League Record Versus Montrose:

Montrose Wins: 13 | Raith Rovers Wins: 6 | Draws: 6

Montrose Goals: 53 | Raith Rovers Goals: 38

Current Form:

Montrose: W-L-D-D-W-W

Raith Rovers: L-W-L-W-W-W

Top Scorers:

Montrose: Martin Rennie 6 | Craig Johnston 4 | Ross Campbell 3

Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 18 | Liam Buchanan 8 | Nathan Flanagan 3 | Lewis Vaughan 3

Match Odds:

Montrose: 14/5 | Raith Rovers: 9/10 | Draw: 14/5

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