SPFL cinch Championship

Ayr United v Raith Rovers

Somerset Park, Ayr

Saturday 29th April 2023

Kick off: 3pm

 

Ayr United FC advise supporters to purchase tickets in advance, online from the “Buy Now” button below.

Stewards will be undertaking spot-checks to ensure the correct tickets for your age group have been purchased:

Rovers fans will be housed in the West Stand only.

Prices are as follows:

Adult £20
Concession (over 65s & Students) £13
13 – 17 year olds £13
12 and Under £6

 

Additional Information

  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 2pm and stewards will be on hand to 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 head west for the second successive week, as they look to end their winless run at Somerset Park against Ayr United.

Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Morton made it five games without a win, while their hosts are also without a win since defeating Cove Rangers in March.

However, the Honest Men can still book a promotion playoff spot between now and the end of the season, as they current sit just one point behind fourth place Partick Thistle, and three third placed Inverness, having played a game less than the Caley Jags.

Lee Bullen’s side looked good odds for a potential title bid and a trip to Hampden earlier in the season, but a run of just five league wins since December, and a defeat to Falkirk in the Scottish Cup quarter final derailed their quest for silverware.

Raith won the first encounter between the sides this season in thrilling fashion, coming out on top in a five goal thriller in September.

Kyle Connell and Sam Stanton had Rovers two up at Stark’s Park by the interval, but Ayr hit back in the second period two equalise through Brad Young and Andy Murdoch.

However, a late rocket from Scott Brown saw Rovers claim all three points.

It was a different story at Somerset Park in December, when a Josh Mullin brace saw Ayr run out 2-0 winners, and the two sides played out a tepid 0-0 draw at Stark’s Park in their most recent meeting in February.

Saturday’s match referee will be David Munro

Head-to-Head Record:

Ayr United wins: 55

Raith Rovers wins: 58

Draws: 51

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