Raith Rovers 

Airdrieonians

Stark’s Park

Saturday 23rd September

Kick off: 3.00pm 

 

 Admission Information:

Adults – £15

Student/jobseeker* – £10

Under 16/over 65/disabled* – £8

Under 16 accompanied by a full paying adult (or adult STH)* – £5

*Concession tickets must be purchased from the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Proof of status will be required.

Airdrie fans will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton (Main) Stand.

The Raith Suite bar will be open to all for refreshments from noon.

Match Preview

Raith Rovers will be looking for their eighth straight win in all competitions this weekend, while Lewis Vaughan will be hoping to extend his scoring streak to 12 consecutive matches, when Airdrie visit Stark’s Park on Saturday afternoon.

After defeats to Stranraer and East Fife in their most recent outings, the Diamonds are residing in eighth place in League One, with the team still without a manager, after Willie Aitchison departed the club last month.

The two teams haven’t come face-to-face since the 2012/13 season, although they’d probably had their fill of each other by the end of that campaign, with half-a-dozen meetings over the course of the term.

Raith won three and drew one of the four league meetings, while a third round Scottish Cup fixture went to a replay, with Rovers winning a cracker of a tie 4-3 after extra time at Stark’s Park.

Josh Watt opened the scoring for Airdrie after just three minutes, but Greig Spence equalised almost immediately, before the two sides traded penalties, with Allan Walker converting for Rovers, while Paul Di Giacomo restored parity for the visitors.

Grant Anderson’s strike appeared to be putting Rovers into the next round, only for Gregor Buchanan to send the match into extra-time with an effort in the 86th minute. However, Dougie Hill’s header just four minutes into the additional half-hour sealed Rovers place in the next round.

Although Rovers are unbeaten in six consecutive games against Airdrie, the two have a reasonably even recent record, with four wins to Raith and three to Airdrie from the last ten meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Mat Northcroft.

Head-To-Head Home League Record Versus Airdrie:
Raith Rovers Wins: 5 |  Draws: 2 | Airdrie Wins: 3
Raith Rovers Goals: 9 | Airdie Goals: 6

Current Form:
Raith Rovers: W-W-W-W-W-W
Airdrie: D-L-W-W-L-L

Top Goal Scorers:
Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 15, Liam Buchanan 7, Greig Spence 4
Airdrie: Cammy Russell 2, Andy Ryan 2, Ryan Tierney 2

Match Odds:
Raith Rovers: 4/7 | Draw: 3/1 | Airdrie: 17/4

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