Raith Rovers F.C

Aberdeen F.C

Sunday 12th July 2015

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 1.00pm 


Admission Prices:

Adults £10

Concessions (Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled) £5

Away supporters will be housed in the McDermid Stand and can pay at the turnstiles

This game will be available on RaithTV. Remember that audio only season pass holders get free access to the video stream of the friendlies…including in the UK!

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers pre-season preparations continue this Sunday afternoon, when they welcome Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen side to Stark’s Park.

Unusually for this time of year, Raith will be coming up against a side who are already two games into their competitive season, after the Dons squeezed through against Macedonian side, Shkendija on the away goals rule on Thursday evening.

A Niall McGinn goal had given Aberdeen the lead in the away leg just over a week ago, but a late equaliser from substitute, Hristijan Kirovski, ensured the return match would be a more nervy proposition.

A clean sheet was all the Pittodrie side required to ensure a match against Croatian outfit Rijeka in the second qualifying round, and they did just that, although the encounter was a tense, goalless affair in front of an excellent crowd of 14,000.

Other than the two Europa League qualifying fixtures, Aberdeen have also played two friendlies to gear up for their continental campaign. The first was against a makeshift Brechin City side, and goals from Ryan Jack, Peter Pawlett, Shay Logan, Johnny Hayes, Michael Rose and an Adam Rooney hat-trick, saw Aberdeen rattle up an impressive 8-2 victory.

Their second friendly against St. Johnstone, featured nine fewer goals than the first, but it again saw the Dons emerge with a win, after an Adam Rooney penalty was enough to see off the Saints.

Raith Rovers and Aberdeen haven’t met on league duty since the 1996/97 season, but their last competitive meeting was played far more recently, when Gregory Tade’s close range finish at Pittodrie in a 2010 Scottish Cup replay, fired Rovers to a quarter-final meeting with Dundee, after a 1-1 draw in Kirkcaldy.

Sunday afternoon’s match referee will be Craig Charleston.

Aberdeen Ins and Outs:

In: Andrew Shinnie, (Inverness Caledonian Thistle) Paul Quinn, (Ross County) Danny Ward, (Liverpool, loan) Joe Nuttall, (Manchester city)

Out: Declan McManus, (Fleetwood Town) Nicky Low, (Dundee) Joe Shaughnessy, (St. Johnstone) Clark Robertson, (Blackpool) Danny Rogers, (Falkirk, loan)

Overall Head-to-Head Record:

Raith Rovers Wins: 31 | Aberdeen Wins: 51 | Draws: 17

Raith Rovers Goals: 135 | Aberdeen Goals: 199 

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