cinch Championship

Ayr United vs Raith Rovers

Somerset Park, Ayr
Saturday 30th September 2023
Kick off: 3pm

Ticket Purchase Information

Raith Rovers supporters will be housed in the West Stand. Ayr United have decided to close the Railway Stand for the time being, and have advised that any supporters who have already purchased their Railway Stand ticket can access the West Stand without needing to change it.

For disabled/ambulant supporters, they will be able to buy tickets over the phone by calling the Ayr United Club Shop on 01292 263435 (option 5) and 1 free carer ticket will be provided if required. These tickets will then be available to collect from the ticket collection window at the Club Shop on matchday.

Tickets can be bought from the Ticket Pod on matchday, however Ayr highly advise buying online in advance via the “Buy Now” button below:

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult: £22
Over-65/Student: £15
13-17 y/o: £15
Child: £6

RaithTV Live Stream

RaithTV will be providing live audio coverage of this match in the UK, as well as live video coverage to international subscribers.

Additional Information

  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 2pm 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 put last weekend’s first league defeat of the season behind them this Saturday, when they travel to Somerset Park, to face Lee Bullen’s Ayr United.

Despite Ayr United sitting six places behind Rovers in eight position, The Honest Men go into this match on the back of an excellent victory over Queen’s Park at Hampden last Friday, when they put in their most complete performance of the campaign, mustering up an impressive 5-2 victory.

Akheem Rose, Jamie Murphy and Anton Dowds all scored one apiece in the dominant display, but it was the performance of Logan Chalmers that caught the eye, with the recent acquisition from Dundee United putting in an excellent performance whilst bagging himself a brace.

Rovers 1-0 loss to Airdrie was the first time they’ve failed to register a goal or point this campaign, and with Dundee United notching up a last gasp winner up in Inverness, Rovers now trail United by a point at the summit of the table.

Oddly enough, failing to score is a recurring theme for Rovers in recent fixtures against Ayr, with Raith drawing a blank in five of the last six meetings.

Their only win in that time came just over a year ago, when goals from Kyle Connell, Sam Stanton and a late winner from Scott Brown sealed a thrilling 3-2 win at Stark’s Park.

You have to go back a further 12 months for Rovers last win at Somerset Park, when goals from Ethan Ross and Dario Zanatta earned Rovers a 2-0 win on the road, in a match where a late flurry of red cards saw the home side finish with nine players, and Raith with 10.

Saturday’s match referee will be David Munro.

Head-To-Head Record

Ayr United Wins: 56

Raith Rovers Wins: 58

Draws: 51

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