Raith Rovers 


Saturday 15th December 2018 

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm 




Admission Information: 

Adult –  £15 

Parent & Child – £20*

Over 65/ Under 16 / Disabled – £8*  

Student – £10*

*Concession tickets must be purchased at the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Valid proof of status may be required.

The Raith Suite bar will be open for refreshments from 12.30pm and will be showing Sky Sports Live. All fans welcome.

Dumbarton fans will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton stand.

Match Preview:

After the disappointment of last weekend’s 3-2 loss to Montrose, Rovers will hope to get back to winning ways this Saturday with a home fixture against Dumbarton.

The Sons will have a different manager in the dugout from when the two sides last faced off in September, with Jim Duffy taking charge after the departure of Steve Aitken.

The former Stranraer boss had been at Dumbarton since 2015, but following relegation from the Championship last term and a sluggish start to League One this season, his tenure come to an end in October.

The Sons form has still been inconsistent of late, but three wins and a draw from their last six league games has lifted them to eighth in the table, and while that’s still a low position, the tightness of the division means they’re just three points outside the promotion playoff places.

The first meeting between the sides in September could barely have went better for Raith, with Rovers a goal up after 22 seconds and four up after 40 minutes, in a match which ended up a 5-1 victory in what was John McGlynn’s first game in charge in his second spell at the club.

Lewis Vaughan handed Rovers the early advantage, before a brace from Nathan Flanagan and a strike from Kevin Nisbet handed McGlynn’s men a huge advantage a huge advantage before half-time, with Liam Buchanan completed the scoring in the second period.

That was the last occasion Dumbarton lost at home in the league, and it’s their away form which has hindered them this term, with just four points secured on their travels, the fewest by any side in the third tier.

Rovers hold the upper-hand in this meeting in recent years, but only just, with four wins and three draws from the last ten meetings between the two.

Saturday’s match referee will be Barry Cook.

Head-To-Head Home League Record Versus Dumbarton:

Raith Rovers Wins: 36 |Dumbarton Wins: 12 | Draws: 11

Raith Rovers Goals: 124 | Dumbarton Goals: 71

Current Form:

Raith Rovers: W-L-W-W-W-L | Dumbarton: L-W-L-L-W-D

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 19 | Liam Buchanan 8

Dumbarton: Calum Gallagher 6 | Ross Forbes 5

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 5/6 | Dumbarton: 29/20 | Draw: 13/5

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