Raith Rovers

v

Cowdenbeath

Wednesday 8th April 2015

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 7.45pm

 

Admission Prices:

Adult – £17

Concession* – £9

Students* – £13

Parent & Child – £20

 *Please note both student and job seeker concessions must be purchased at the ticket  office with valid photographic I.D.

To allow staff to pay their respects during the minute’s silence, the ticket office will close at 7.35pm. Please collect tickets early. Turnstiles will remain open as normal.

Match Preview:

After the disappointment of losing to Falkirk at the weekend, Raith Rovers will be hoping to take all three points from the final Fife derby of the season this Wednesday, as Cowdenbeath visit Stark’s Park.

Jimmy Nicholl’s team had a productive weekend, moving out of the relegation play-off place after recording an excellent 3-0 victory over Dumbarton, with goals from Lewis Toshney, Sean Higgins and Colin Nish. Saturday’s win was just their second of 2015, both of which have been against the Sons, but it was enough to see them jump above Alloa Athletic, into the safety of eighth in the Championship table.

If Cowdenbeath want to guarantee that they remain in that position come Wednesday night, then they’ll have to reverse the Fife derby form book this season, which has seen Rovers take nine points from nine so far.

Mark Stewart, Lewis Vaughan and Ryan Conroy gave Raith a 3-0 lead at Central Park at the end of August, before Lewis Milne grabbed a last-minute consolation for the home side.

Kudus Oyenuga fired Cowdenbeath in front at the return match at Stark’s Park in November, but Kevin Moon and Christian Nadé replied for Rovers in a 2-1 win. Nadé was the match winner again in the New Year’s fixture at Central Park, when his late,late header saw Grant Murray’s men grab all three points right at the death.

If Raith do win on Wednesday night, it’ll be the first time Rovers have won all the meetings in a single season since the 1992-93 campaign, a season which saw Raith crowned First Division champions, while Cowdenbeath finished bottom of the league.

However, despite Raith’s recent good form in the fixture, the head-to-head record over the last ten meetings is extremely tight, with four wins for Rovers and three for Cowdenbeath. The Blue Brazil have also made something of a habit of winning at Stark’s Park in April, recording a 1-0 win in that month in 2013, and a 2-1 win at the same stage last season.

Wednesday evening’s match referee will be John McKendrick.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 23 | Cowdenbeath Wins: 15 | Draws: 8

Raith Rovers Goals: 92 | Cowdenbeath Goals: 67

Current Form:

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

Cowdenbeath: L-L-L-L-L-W

Biggest Home Win: 29/01/1938 Division Two Raith Rovers 6 Cowdenbeath 2

Biggest Away Win: 22/12/1984 Division Two Raith Rovers 0 Cowdenbeath 3

Top Goalscorers in All Competitions:

Raith Rovers: Ryan Conroy 9 | Mark Stewart 8 | Christian Nadé 7

Cowdenbeath: Sean Higgins 7 | Kudus Oyenuga 6 | Craig Gallagher 5

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 3/5 | Cowdenbeath: 22/5 | Draw: 16/5

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