Raith Rovers

East End Park, Dunfermline 

Saturday 5th November 2016

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Prices:

Adults £17

Concessions £11

Under 12`s £5

Away fans will be housed in the SQMC East Stand.

There will be cash turnstiles in operation on the day.

Match preview:

It’s the second Fife derby of the season this Saturday, with Raith Rovers travelling to East End Park, hoping for a repeat of the result which saw Raith take all three points from the first match up in August.

Despite an early injury to goalkeeper Aaron Lennox, which saw him hobbling for the majority of the match, second half goals from Bobby Barr and Mark Stewart handed Gary Locke’s men a 2-0 comfortable win.

That result was Rovers first win over the Pars since January 2011, but you have to go back to August 2009 for their last league win at East End Park, when a sensational strike from Grant Murray was followed up with a second half goal from Damian Casalinuovo in a 2-0 triumph.

The Rovers defence will need to be wary this weekend of a strike force which has scored more home goals than anyone else in the division, although conversely, no team in the Championship have conceded more home goals than Dunfermline either.

It’s that kind of mixed form which has seen Dunfermline slip down to eighth in the table, six points behind seventh placed Ayr United, and just a solitary point above ninth placed Dumbarton.

Rovers on the other hand are now up to third in the Championship, after last weekend’s last gasp win over Queen of the South, with Mark Stewart’s goal making it three wins and a draw from their last five matches.

One thing which can almost be guaranteed from the game is goals, with the last no-scoring league match way back in May 1995. The fixture was a tense affair, with both sides battling for the First Division title, which Raith managed to clinch the next week, with another nail-biting 0-0 draw, this time with Hamilton Accies.

Despite a win in this fixture last time out, Dunfermline have the upper hand in this fixture, with five wins and two draws from the last ten league meetings.

Saturday’s Kingdom derby referee will be Craig Thomson.

Head-to-Head League Record at East End Park:

Dunfermline Athletic Wins: 21 | Raith Rovers Wins: 18 | Draws: 8

Dunfermline Athletic Goals: 80 | Raith Rovers Goals: 70

Current Form:

Dunfermline Athletic: W-D-W-L-L-D

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Dunfermline Athletic: Joe Cardle 4 | Nicky Clarke 4 | Farid El Alagui 4 | Andy Geggan 4

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 5 | Declan McManus 4 | Ross Callachan 3

Match Odds:

Dunfermline Athletic: 29/20 | Raith Rovers: 7/4 | Draw: 13/5

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