Raith Rovers 

Alloa 

Saturday 21st March 2015

Stark’s Park

Kick off: 5.30pm 

Admission Prices: 

Adults – £17  | Students – £13 | Concessions* – £9 | Parent & Child – £20

 Disabled – Half price

 *Concessions are under 16s, over 65s and jobseekers. Both full time students and jobseeker tickets can only be purchased from the main office at Stark’s Park. Jobseekers must show satisfactory proof of entitlement along with photographic I.D and students must show a valid matriculation card – expired student cards will not be accepted.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers will look to bounce back from two consecutive league defeats this Saturday evening, when they take on an Alloa Athletic side, who are fresh from picking up a point in a 2-2 draw at Ibrox on Tuesday.

The encounter will be the fourth occasion that the sides have met this season, and while Rovers are unbeaten against the Clackmannanshire outfit, there’s been little to choose between the teams.

A Ryan Conroy strike sealed a 1-0 win for Rovers at the Indoddrill Stadium in August, while Grant Anderson equalised for Raith in a 1-1 draw at Stark’s Park in October, after Liam Buchanan had nodded the visitors ahead.

It was an even tighter affair back at the Indodrill in January, where neither side could muster up a goal on a bitterly cold afternoon.

For this final meeting of the campaign, Alloa will have a new man at the helm, after previous manager, Barry Smith resigned after a 1-0 defeat to Dumbarton. Currently in charge is caretaker manager, Paddy Connolly, who has so far presided over a 3-1 defeat against Falkirk, and that 2-2 draw versus Rangers.

The Wasps have recently moved to strengthen their squad, by signing striker Michael Chopra, who was a free agent, after leaving Indian side, Kerala Blasters. Chopra has played in the English Premiership with Sunderland, and has amassed transfer fees of over £9,000,000 during his playing career.

Alloa are currently in eighth place in the Championship table, tied on points with second bottom Cowdenbeath, but with a better goal difference. However, the Blue Brazil have two games in hand, and with the two sides meeting on the last day of the season, the stage could be set for a dramatic finale.

Raith Rovers have an impressive recent record against this weekend’s visitors, with five wins and one draw from their last ten league meetings. Alloa’s last league win at Stark’s Park, was a 1-0 victory in the Second Division, back in April 2006.

Saturday’s referee will be Brian Colvin

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 26 | Alloa Athletic Wins: 7 | Draws: 11

Raith Rovers Goals: 108 | Alloa Athletic Goals: 54

Current Form:

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

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

Biggest Home Win: 15/11/1930 Division Two Raith Rovers 7 Alloa Athletic 0

Biggest Away Win: 12/10/1935 Division Two Raith Rovers 1 Alloa Athletic 3

Top Goalscorers In All Competitions:

Raith Rovers: Ryan Conroy 9 | Christian Nadé 7 | Mark Stewart 4

Alloa Athletic: Greig Spence 12 | Liam Buchanan 11 |Kevin Cawley 4 | Mark Docherty 4

Match Odds: Raith Rovers: 19/20 | Alloa Athletic: 3/1 | Draw: 5/2

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