Alloa Athletic

v

Raith Rovers

Saturday 5th August 2017

Indodrill Stadium

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Information:

Adults – £16

Senior Citizens (over 65) – £8

Juvenile (under 16) – £4

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers League One campaign kicks off this Saturday, when they visit the Indodrill Stadium to play Alloa Athletic.

Like Raith, the Wasps failed to qualify from their League Cup section, although unlike Barry Smith’s team, Alloa failed to win a game, losing to Hibernian, Montrose and Ross County, as well as to Arbroath on penalties.

After narrowly missing out on promotion last term, after losing on penalties in the playoffs to Brechin City, the Clackmannanshire side has undergone something of an overhaul over the summer, with amongst others, Jason Marr, Jordan Kirkpatrick, Graeme Holmes, Calum Waters, and or course Greig Spence all leaving the club.

To fill those gaps, Jim Goodwin has brought in former Ayr United left-back Darryl Meggatt, whilst in the middle of the park, Alan Cook and Thomas Grant have both been brought in from Stenhousemuir.

Up front, in an attempt to replace the goals lost from Spence and Kirkpatrick, the Wasps have acquired Craig Malcolm from Stranraer, Kris Renton from Cowdenbeath, and Gary Fleming from Dumbarton.

The two sides last meeting was just last season, when a Greig Spence goal handed Alloa a 1-0 win at Stark’s Park, a result which eliminated Rovers from the League Cup group stage, with Alloa topping the group as a consequence.

That defeat aside, Raith have a good record against Alloa, winning five and drawing three of the clubs last ten meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Barry Cook.

Head-to-Head League Record At Alloa:

Alloa Athletic Wins: 17  |Raith Rovers Wins: 23 | Draws: 8

Alloa Athletic Goals: 73 | Raith Rovers Goals: 85

Current Form:

Alloa Athletic: L-D-L-L

Raith Rovers: L-L-W-W

Top Goal Scorers:

Alloa Athletic: Iain Flannigan 1 | Frank McKeown 1

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 4 | Liam Buchanan 3

Match Odds:

Alloa Athletic: 8/5 | Raith Rovers: 17/10 | Draw: 12/5

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