Raith Rovers 


Saturday 23rd January 2016

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Match Information: 

Adult – £18

Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £9*

Parent & Child – £21

Students / Jobseekers – £12*

*Proof of entitlement is required at time of purchase. If you cannot prove entitlement then entry will be a full price adult. 

Dumbarton fans will be housed in the Main Stand at section D/E. Turnstiles R and S will open at 1400. While adults pay at the gate, other supporters wishing to claim a concession must purchase tickets at the Ticket Office situated at the south east corner of the Main Stand.

There will be a minute’s applause prior to kick off to pay tribute to Dumbarton’s CEO Gilbert Lawrie.

Match Preview: 

After a free weekend due to the late call-off of last Saturday’s match against St. Mirren, Raith Rovers will be looking to sustain there place in the play-off positions this weekend, with a home win over Dumbarton.

It’ll be the third time the two sides have faced off against each other this season, with Raith taking four points out of six so far. While that seems a good return, the loss of two points in November at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium was a major blow, as Dumbarton recovered from a three goal deficit in the last ten minutes to grab a 3-3 draw.

James Craigen opened the scoring after less than five minutes, while Mark Stewart and Scott Robertson extended the lead yet further. However, two goals from Steven Saunders in the last ten minutes led to a fraught finale, with Gary Fleming squaring matters with a late penalty.

The meeting beforehand in September was tame by comparison, with Lewis Toshney’s second-half goal enough to win all three points, lifting Raith up to third in the Championship table in the process.

Since that 3-3 draw, Dumbarton have lost three of their six league fixtures, although all three defeats have come against the top two sides, Rangers and Falkirk. Their other three outings have seen them take seven points from nine against St. Mirren, Alloa and Livingston, a sequence which has seen them move out of the relegation places and into eighth.

While previous meetings between these two teams have shown that almost anything is possible, one thing that can almost be guaranteed this Saturday is goals, as the last 13 games have produced an incredible 58 goals.

Raith have an excellent record in the most recent head-to-head record between the sides, with five wins and three draws from the last ten fixtures.

Saturday’s match referee will be Stephen Finnie.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 35 | Dumbarton Wins: 11 | Draws: 10

Raith Rovers Goals: 120 | Dumbarton Goals: 66

Current Form:

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

Dumbarton: W-W-D-L-L-W

Top Goal-scorers:

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 6 | James Craigen 4 | Kyle Benedictus 3 | Grant Anderson 3

Dumbarton: Gary Fleming 5 | Grant Gallagher 3 | Steven Saunders 3

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 3/5 |Dumbarton: 19/4 | Draw: 3/1

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