Raith Rovers 

Alloa 

Stark’s Park 

Saturday 22nd August 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

 

Admission Information:

Adult – £18 

Under 16 / Over 65 /Disabled – £9 

Students/Jobseekers – £12 *

Parent & Child – £21 

*Student and jobseeker tickets must be purchased at the ticket office with valid proof of entitlement.

Alloa supporters will be accommodated within sections D and E in the Turnbull Hutton Stand. The turnstiles for this stand are positioned at the front of the stadium

Match Preview:

After two successive defeats on their travels, Rovers will be hoping for a reversal in fortunes this weekend, when they host Alloa Athletic at Stark’s Park.

Both clubs go into the match on the back of disappointing eliminations from the Petrofac Training Cup to lower league sides. On Tuesday evening, Raith lost out to Stenhousemuir, after a second half goal from Allan Cook, was followed up by a spectacular finish from Stephen Stirling, handing the Ochilview club a 2-0 win.

On Wednesday, Alloa lost out by the same scoreline to Elgin City, with penalties from Craig Gunn and Marc McKenzie in extra-time, producing a surprise triumph for Jim Weir’s League Two outfit.

You have to go back to 2006 to find Alloa’s last win at Stark’s Park, a 1-0 result in a Second Division season which saw the Kirkcaldy club finish seventh, while Alloa finished ninth, but stayed up after defeating Berwick Rangers in the play-off final.

Raith were unbeaten against their Clackmananshire opponents last season, with two wins and two draws. An early Ryan Conroy goal was enough to secure all three points for Grant Murray’s men in their first meeting twelve months ago, but the points were shared two months later at Stark’s Park, when Grant Anderson brought the scores level after Liam Buchanan had opened the scoring for the visitors after quarter-of-an-hour.

A reasonably incident free 0-0 draw was played out at a bitterly cold Indodrill Stadium in January, and Rovers won the final meeting of the season in March by two goals to one, with Lewis Vaughan and Mark Stewart registering for Rovers, while Buchanan was again on the mark for Alloa.

As a result of this, Raith Rovers have an impressive recent head-to-head record between the sides, with five wins, and three draws from the last ten meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Kevin Graham.

Head-to-Head Home League Record at Stark’s Park:

Raith Rovers Wins: 27 | Alloa Athletic Wins: 7 | Draws: 11

Raith Rovers Goals: 110 | Alloa Athletic Goals: 55

Recent Form:

Raith Rovers: W-W-W-L-L | Alloa Athletic: W-L-L-L-L

Top Goalscorers:

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 2 | Alloa Athletic: Iain Flannigan 3

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: Evens | Alloa Athletic: 13/5 | Draw: 13/5

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