Match Preview: Airdrieonians

Saturday January 27th 2024

SPFL Trust Trophy Semi-Final

Raith Rovers vs Airdrieonians

Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy
Friday 2nd February 2024
Kick off: 7:40pm

Ticket Purchase Information

Airdrie supporters will be housed in The Craiglea Timber Stand (North Stand).

Raith Rovers FC encourage all fans to purchase tickets in advance, online via the “Buy Now” button below:

The Main Office will be open for ticket purchases on matchday, but will be very busy and all supporters are encouraged to purchase online in advance.

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult: £18
Over 65: £12
Under 21: £12
Under 16: £6
Under 12: FREE*

Supporters are reminded that Under 12s tickets can only be obtained when purchasing an Adult or Over 65 ticket, as Under 12s cannot attend matches unaccompanied by an adult.

Disabled/Carer tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket office on 01592 263514. The ticket office is open Wednesday – Friday between 10am and 4pm.

Singing Section Information:

We will have a Singing Section trial at the front of the Penman Stand for this match, which will include rows DD, EE, FF and GG from seats 36 to 64. The two rows behind this will be blocked off, so no one can sit directly behind the Section and have their view obstructed. Please take note of where this area is when you choose your tickets. This is now sold out.

 

Additional Information

  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 6:45pm and stewards will be on hand to check tickets and undertake searches.
  • Anyone arriving at the turnstiles intoxicated or in possession of alcohol or pyrotechnics will be refused entry.
  • All supporters are reminded that all forms of smoking including Vapes are prohibited.
  • SPFL Ground Rules are displayed at all points of entry.

 

Match Preview

Raith Rovers will be looking to arrest a poor run of form on Friday night, when they welcome Airdrie to Stark’s Park in the semi-final of the SPFL Trust Trophy.
A 3-2 loss to Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the weekend, made it four consecutive defeats for Ian Murray’s side, but they’ll face a tough task to reverse that trend, against a side they’ve failed to defeat in three meetings so far this term.

The Diamonds on the other hand are on a run of six games unbeaten, a sequence that includes an away win at Premiership side St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup, while they also defeated Raith 1-0 at the Excelsior at the start of January.

It was their second 1-0 win against Rovers in North Lanarkshire this season, although the points were shared when they last played in Kirkcaldy at the start of November.

Callum Smith opened the scoring a minute before the interval, but an equaliser from Nikolay Todorov completed the scoring, to earn Rhys McCabe’s men a deserved share of the spoils.

This will be the first time Rovers have played a Championship side in this season’s competition, having eliminated Cliftonville, Montrose and Hamilton in the previous rounds, while Airdrie reached the last four following wins over University of Stirling, Rangers B and a penalty shoot out victory over Morton.
Friday night’s match referee will be Colin Steven.

Head-To-Head Record:
Raith Rovers Wins: 19
Airdrie Wins: 12
Draws: 12