Alloa 

Raith Rovers 

Saturday 27th January 2018

Indodrill Stadium 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Admission Information: 

Adults: £16
Senior Citizens (over 65):  £8
Juvenile (under 16): £4

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers travel to Clackmannanshire this Saturday, for the second of their three consecutive away matches.

They’ll be hoping for a far better result than the first though, as they squandered their chance to extend the lead at the top of the League One table, going down by a goal to nil at Stair Park against Stranraer.

They won’t find it east at the Indodrill Stadium however, against an Alloa Athletic side that’s lost just three from their last 11 league matches, a sequence that has taken them to fifth in the table, one point behind Stranraer, and two behind third place Arbroath.

Both sides defensive records suggest this may be a tight affair, with Raith conceding just 18 goals in 20 matches, the best record in the division, while Alloa have the next-best, with the concession of 26 in 21 games.

Both previous meetings this season have certainly been close, with Raith taking four points from the six points available.

It finished 1-1 on the opening day of the league campaign, with Alloa taking a first-half lead through Kevin Cawley, while Rovers relied on a last-minute Lewis Vaughan strike to take a point.

It was December before they met again, and despite Rovers taking a two-goal lead through Greig Spence and Liam Buchanan, they were holding on for the last couple of minutes, after that man Cawley bundled home from close range in the closing stages.

In team news, Scott Robertson will miss out after he picked up a hamstring injury last week, although Kevin McHattie may be in contention, after featuring in the Development match in midweek.

In other injury news, Kyle Benedictus has returned to the training field for the first time since picking up a serious injury against Ayr United in September.

Raith Rovers have a good record at the Indodrill, with no defeats in their last six visits, while their overall record against Alloa is also good, with four wins and four draws from the last ten meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Alan Muir.

Head-To-Head League Record at Alloa:

Alloa Athletic Wins: 17 | Raith Rovers Wins: 23 | Draws: 9

Alloa Athletic Goals: 74 | Raith Rovers Goals: 86

Current Form:

Alloa Athletic: W-W-D-W-L-L

Raith Rovers: W-W-W-W-D-L

Top Goal Scorers:

Alloa Athletic: Kris Renton 6 | Kevin Cawley 5 | Iain Flannigan 5

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 19 | Greig Spence 13 | Liam Buchanan 11

Match Odds:

Alloa Athletic: 12/5 | Raith Rovers: 11/10 | Draw: 13/5

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