cinch SPFL Championship

Raith Rovers v Ayr United

Stark’s Park

Friday 24th February 2023

Kick off: 7.45pm

Raith Rovers FC encourage supporters to purchase tickets online – stewards will be undertaking spot-checks to ensure the correct tickets for your age group have been purchased:

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult £20
Senior Citizen (Over 65) £13
Under 21 (those born on/after 1st July 2002 qualify for this category)£12
Disabled (with carer free of charge subject to eligibility) Priced as per age group
Under 16 (those born on/after 1st July 2007 qualify for this category) £8
Under 12 (those born on/after 1st July 2011 qualify for this category)£5
Under 5s FREE


Additional Information

  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 6.45pm and stewards will be on hand to check tickets and undertake searches.
  • Anyone arriving at the turnstiles intoxicated or in possession of alcohol or pyrotechnics will be refused entry.
  • All supporters are reminded that all forms of smoking including Vapes are prohibited.
  • SPFL Ground Rules are displayed at all points of entry.


Match Preview

Raith Rovers have another Friday night under the lights this weekend, when Ayr United are the visitors to Stark’s Park.

The Honest Men have been in mixed form in the league recently, with wins over Hamilton and Cove Rangers in their last six games, but that same sequence also features defeats to Queen’s Park, Dundee, and most recently, Partick Thistle, with the Jags winning 1-0 at Somerset Park on Saturday, leaving Lee Bullen’s men third in the table, five points behind leaders Queen’s Park, but with a game in hand.

Not only are Ayr within striking distance of the top of the table, they also have a chance of reaching the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, after a win over Elgin saw them paired with League One Ayr United in the quarter-final draw.

Friday might also see the debut of their most recent signing, with former Scotland striker, Chris Maguire joining this week.

Rovers on the other hand are now 13 games unbeaten, after last Friday’s match at Ochilview against Queen’s Park ended in a 1-1 draw.

William Akio’s goal earned Rovers a share of the spoils, after his penalty had handily rebounded towards him after a stop from Callum Ferrie.

This will be the side’s third meeting with this term, with both sides currently on one win each.

Raith won the first meeting at Stark’s Park in September, after Kyle Connell and Sam Stanton fired Rovers into a two goal lead, but after Ayr responded through Brad Young and Andy Murdoch to level the score,
Scott Brown won the points for the home side with the winning goal in the 83rd minute.

It was a different story in December however, when two goals from Josh Mullin at Somerset Park saw Ayr run out comfortable winners.

Friday night’s match referee will be Colin Steven.


Head-To-Head Record

Raith Rovers wins: 58

Ayr United wins: 55

Draws: 50

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