cinch SPFL Championship

Raith Rovers vs Ayr United

Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy
Friday 22nd December 2023
Kick off: 7.45pm

Ticket Purchase Information

Ayr United supporters will be housed in The Craiglea Timber Stand (North Stand).

Raith Rovers FC encourage all fans to purchase tickets in advance, online via the “Buy Now” button below:

The Main Office will be open for ticket purchases on matchday, but will be very busy and all supporters are encouraged to purchase online in advance.

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult: £22
Over 65: £14
Under 21: £13
Under 16: £8
Under 12: FREE*

Supporters are reminded that Under 12s tickets can only be obtained when purchasing an Adult or Over 65 ticket, as Under 12s cannot attend matches unaccompanied by an adult.

Disabled/Carer tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket office on 01592 263514. The ticket office is open Wednesday – Friday between 10am and 4pm.


RaithTV Live Stream

RaithTV are providing live audio coverage of this match in the UK, as well as video being available internationally to subscribers.


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

Friday night football returns to Stark’s Park this weekend, with Ayr United the visitors as Ian Murray’s men look to retain their healthy lead at the top of the Championship.

Saturday’s sensational win over Dundee United at Tannadice lifted Rovers five points clear of United, albeit the Taysiders have played one game fewer.

The Honest Men go into this one on the back of their own 1-0 win from last weekend, triumphing over Airdrieonians thanks to Anton Dowds sixth goal of the season.

That win lifted Lee Bullen’s side above Airdrie in the table, and they now sit sixth in the table, four points outside the promotion playoff spots, but just two points above the relegation places.

The three points were welcome for Ayr, as it was their first league win since defeating Dunfermline back in October.

This will be the two sides second meeting this season, with Rovers winning 2-1 at Somerset Park back in September.

A three minute first half brace from Dylan Easton put Rovers in control at the interval, only for Anton Dowds to reduce the arrears early in the second period.

However, Rovers kept Ayr at arm’s length for the remainder of the match, to see out a trademark slender win.

That was Rovers first win over Ayr in four attempts, although the recent record between the two is dead level, with four wins and two draws apiece from the last 10 meetings.

Friday evening’s match referee will be Craig Napier.


Head-to-Head Record:

Raith Rovers wins: 59

Ayr United wins: 56

Draws: 51

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