Raith Rovers 


Saturday 5th May 2018

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Play-Off Semi-Final

Admission Information:

Adults – £10 

Concessions – £5*

*Concessions are over 65, under 16 and disabled. Concession tickets must be purchased at the ticket office before entering the turnstiles with the appropriate proof of status/age. Adults pay at the gate.

Alloa fans will be housed in the McDermid Stand

The Raith Suite bar will be open from 12.30pm for refreshments


Match Preview: 

It would be something of an understatement to say Raith Rovers have given themselves an uphill task in the second leg of their Championship playoff semi final, after a bitterly disappointing performance on Wednesday evening, saw Barry Smith’s men go down by two goals to nil to Alloa Athletic.

After a reasonably even opening period, Alloa eventually started to exert their dominance, and goals from Ross Stewart and Iain Flannigan were just reward for the Wasps, who’ll be quietly confident of keeping their lead intact at Stark’s Park this Saturday.

Looking back at the previous meetings this term, you can see the size of the challenge for Raith, who require a two goal winning margin just to take the tie to extra time, and a three goal victory to get to the final.

In the five previous meetings this term, Rovers have only scored three goals in total against Jim Goodwin’s men, with two draws, 1-1 and 0-0  at the Indodrill Stadium in the league, and a 2-1 win at Stark’s Park, along with the 0-0 draw just a week ago, which out paid to Rovers title aspirations.

That said, it wasn’t too long ago that Raith pulled off a three goal triumph over Alloa, August 2015 to be exact, when goals from James Craigen, Craig Wighton and Mark Stewart saw Ray McKinnon’s men pull off a reasonably straightforward 3-0 victory.

If Raith can navigate their way past Alloa, they’ll play the winners of Dumbarton v Arbroath in the final, with the Sons 2-1 up from the first leg.

Saturday’s match referee will be Stephen Finnie.

Head-To-Head Home League Record:

Raith Rovers Wins: 29 | Alloa Athletic Wins: 8 | Draws: 12

Raith Rovers Goals: 115 | Alloa Athletic Goals: 57

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Alloa Athletic: Iain Flannigan 9 | Ross Stewart 8

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 23 | Liam Buchanan 14 | Greig Spence 13

Alloa Athletic: Iain Flannigan 9 | Ross Stewart 8

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 1/2 | Alloa Athletic: 11/2 | Draw: 33/10

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