Raith Rovers 


Stark’s Park

Saturday 17th January 2015

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Prices:

Adults – £17  | Students – £13 | Concessions* – £9 | Parent & Child – £20

 Disabled – Half price

 *Concessions are under 16s, over 65s and jobseekers. Both full time students and jobseeker tickets can only be purchased from the main office at Stark’s Park. Jobseekers must show satisfactory proof of entitlement along with photographic I.D and students must show a valid matriculation card – expired student cards will not be accepted.

Match Preview:

After last week’s cancellation, Raith Rovers will finally play their first home match of 2015 this weekend, when Dumbarton visit Stark’s Park.

While Rovers were inactive last Saturday, Ian Murray’s Dumbarton team were at home to Championship leader’s Hearts, who produced a fine display, coming away from The Bet Butler Stadium with a 5-1 victory. That result, meant that the Sons stayed in seventh place in the table, one place behind Raith Rovers, who now have a game in hand.

Both the previous encounters this season have been entertaining affairs. The last meeting at Stark’s Park was on the opening day of the league season, and an excellent second-half display from the home side, saw Rovers run out 3-1 winners, thanks to goals from Paul Watson, Ryan Conroy and Christian Nade. Scott Agnew grabbed a last-minute consolation for Dumbarton.

The last meeting was just last month, and while Grant Murray’s team again impressed, they were undone by that man Agnew again, who makes something of a habit of scoring against the Rovers. His 30-yard strike put Dumbarton in the driving seat, but a deserved equaliser from Mark Stewart brought parity to the scoreline. Unfortunately for Raith, Agnew once again scored late in the game, this time from the penalty spot, but unlike the previous match at Stark’s Park, his goal at the death was far more important, sealing the points for the Sons.

A win for Raith would see them close the gap to at least one of the two teams who are directly above them, with fifth place Falkirk and fourth place Queen of the South meeting at the Falkirk Stadium.

Matches between Rovers and Dumbarton tend to be full of goals, with the last ten league meetings producing 44 of them. Raith have the upper-hand in those games, with five wins to Dumbarton’s three.

Saturday’s match referee will be John McKendrick.

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

Raith Rovers wins: 33 | Dumbarton wins: 11 | Draws: 10

Raith Rovers goals: 117 | Dumbarton goals: 65

Current Form:

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

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

Biggest Home win: 19/02/1938 Division Two Raith Rovers 7 Dumbarton 0

Biggest Away win: 15/12/1906 Division Two Raith Rovers 0 Dumbarton 4

Top Goalscorers in All Competitions:

Raith Rovers: Ryan Conroy 6, Christian Nade 5, Mark Stewart 4

Dumbarton: Chris Kane 5, Garry Fleming 4, Scott Agnew and Andy Graham 3

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 37/40 | Dumbarton: 11/4 | Draw: 14/5

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