Queen of the South
Saturday 11th September 2021
Kick off: 3.00pm
Turnstiles A, B, C and D at the Penman Stand are for season ticket holders and turnstiles E and F are for match day tickets. Queen of the South fans will be in the McDermid Stand.
After a fine win over Ayr United in midweek, Raith Rovers will look to make it two league wins in a week this weekend, when Queen of the South visit Stark’s Park.
Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the Honest Men was Rovers first league win of the season, although they still have a game in hand over the bulk of the division, and now sit fifth in the table, one point ahead of eighth place Queen’s.
Allan Johnston’s side have one league win to their name this season, a 3-2 victory over Morton, but go into this game on the back of a 3-0 win over Broomhill in the SPFL Trust trophy last weekend.
John McGlynn’s men had a mixed bag against the Doonhamers last term, with two ins and one defeat from the three meetings.
Rovers came out on top in the first meeting, in what was the most straightforward win from the three meetings.
Ross Matthews had put Rovers ahead after just two minutes, but Stephen Dobbie restored parity three minutes later.
Manny Duku put Rovers ahead in the 12th minute, while Daniel Armstrong had the visitors 3-1 up after less than half an hour.
Ayo Obileye got the hosts back into it on the hour mark, but despite some initial concerns, John McGlynn’s men eased to the three points with further goals from Dylan Tait and Duku.
It was a different story at Stark’s Park in December, when goals from Connor Shiels and Tommy Goss gave the Dumfries side a surprise 2-0 win, but Rovers won the final meeting in April, when a solitary goal from Gozie Ugwu was enough for the win.
The teams can’t be split in terms of recent meetings, with fur wins and two draws apiece from the last 10 meetings.
Saturday’s match referee will be Steven McLean.
Head-To-Head Home League Record Versus Queen of the South:
Raith Rovers Wins: 29 | QOS Wins: 17 | Draws: 9
Raith Rovers Goals: 100 | QOS Goals: 59
Raith Rovers: D-D-L-W-W-W | QOS: W-L-L-W-L-W
Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 4 Dario Zanatta 4
QOS: Ally Roy 7 | Ruari Paton 5
Raith Rovers: 5/6 | QOS: 14/5 | Draw: 13/5