Raith Rovers 

Dunfermline

Monday 2nd January 2017

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

 

Admission Information:

Please note this is an all ticket match.  Tickets are available from the ticket office at Stark’s Park until 3pm on Friday 30th December. Tickets will then be on sale from 11am until kick off on matchday. Please arrive early on match day if you are buying tickets to avoid queues or missing kick-off. 

Adults – £20

Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £10 

Match Preview:

The New Year begins with a Fife derby between Raith Rovers and Dunfermline at Stark’s Park for the first time since January 2011 this Monday, when the two sides meet for the third time this season.

Rovers have yet to concede a goal to their near neighbours this term, with a 2-0 win at Stark’s Park in the first encounter back in August, thanks to goals from Bobby Barr and Mark Stewart, while a somewhat drab 0-0 draw was played out at East End Park at the beginning of November.

That 0-0 draw made it three consecutive league games without loss to Athletic, and if Gary Locke’s team can stretch that to four on Monday, it’ll be their best sequence since going five unbeaten in a period that stretched from 1999 to 2009.

However, Allan Johnston’s team will be heading into the match in fine fettle, with an improvement in form taking them up to seventh in the table, thanks to just one defeat in their last six matches.

Rovers have posted the same amount of losses in that time too, but with no wins and five draws, while Dunfermline’s record of two victories sees them taking the more impressive form into the match.

Those wins came at the expense of St. Mirren and Morton, with the latter, the Pars first win over a top-five team this season.

Rovers will be looking to extend their good run against the bottom-five clubs this term, with five wins and three draws from their ten meetings with teams currently situated in the lower half of the Championship. Their only defeats so far have come against Queen of the South, and St. Mirren.

A win for Dunfermline would move them to within four points of Raith in the table, while depending on how results go on Hogmanay, a win for Rovers could see them moving up to third.

Rovers have the inferior record in the last ten league meetings, with three wins and three draws from the last ten match ups.

Monday’s match referee will be Don Robertson.

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

Raith Rovers Wins:  15 | Dunfermline Athletic Wins: 18 | Draws: 15

Raith Rovers Goals: 73 | Dunfermline Athletic Goals: 68

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goal Scorers:

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

Dunfermline Athletic: Nicky Clarke 6 | Farid El Alagui 4 | Michael Moffat 4 | Andy Geggan 4

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 21/20 | Dunfermline Athletic: 13/5 | Draw: 5/2

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