Saturday 19th March 2016
Kick off: 5.15pm
Adults – £20
Under 16/Over 65/Disabled – £10
ALL tickets (including adults) must be purchased from the ticket office before entering the turnstiles.
Home Fans: Tickets are available until 15.00 on Friday 18th from the main office and will be on sale on match day from 15.45 until kick off
Away Fans: Tickets are available from Easter Road until 13.00 on Saturday 19th March and will be on sale from the away ticket pod at Stark’s Park from 15.45 until kick off
Raith Rovers entertain a Hibernian side this Saturday, that has already bounced back from the disappointment of Sunday’s League Cup Final defeat.. Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle, meant that Hibs have now reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup in four out of the last five seasons, and will now face Dundee United at Hampden on the 16th of April.
This weekend’s game will be the fourth, but possibly not the final time that the two clubs will meet this campaign, and as yet, Rovers have yet to take a point from the Easter Road outfit.
James Keatings and Jason Cummings were on target in a 2-0 win home win for Hibs in August, and they took a two-goal-lead again in October through Cummings and John McGinn. A strong second-half fight-back from the home side saw Raith half the arrears through a Jon Daly header, but Hibs held on to win 2-1.
The last meeting was on the 2nd of January at Easter Road, and although Rovers defended well, restricting Hibs to a handful of chances, Alan Stubbs team took all three points with a 1-0 win, with that man Cummings scoring the game’s only goal.
Raith are currently seven points clear of Morton and a further point clear of Queen of the South, however, with Rovers and Hibernian not starting until quarter past five due to live coverage on BBC Alba, that lead could be slimmer come kick-off.
Hibs have an excellent record in the most recent head-to-head league fixtures, with seven wins and a draw from the last ten meetings.
Saturday’s match referee will be John McKendrick.
Head-to-head League Record at Stark’s Park:
Raith Rovers Wins: 18 | Hibernian Wins: 20 | Draws: 10
Raith Rovers Goals: 68 | Hibernian Goals: 79
Raith Rovers: W-W-L-W-W-D
Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 10 | James Craigen 6 | Kyle Benedictus 4 | Ryan Hardie 4
Hibernian: Jason Cummings 20 | James Keatings 8 | Dominique Malonga 6
Raith Rovers: 19/5 | Hibernian: 8/11 | Draw: 14/5