East Fife 

Raith Rovers

Saturday 30th March 2019

New Bayview, Methil

Kick off: 3.00pm








Admission Information: 

Adult – £15
Concession (Over 60/Student) – £12
Under 16 – £5
Wheelchair Disabled – £12 

Tickets are on sale from the main office at Stark’s Park until 4.00pm on Friday. Remaining tickets will be on sale at Bayview from 2.00pm on matchday.  The Car Park at Ace recovery has been set aside for Raith Rovers fans.

Tickets are for allocated seating only.

Match Preview:

It’s the final Fife derby of the league season this Saturday, as Raith Rovers travel to Methil to play East Fife, still looking to register their first victory over Darren Young’s side this campaign.

They go into the game on the back of one of their best performances in some time, a 4-1 win over Dumbarton, which lifted John McGlynn’s side above Forfar Athletic and into second place in the table.

East Fife go into the game bottom of the form table, with just one win in 10 in all competitions, and while they still have a six point lead over Montrose in fifth, the Gable Endies have a game in hand in the race for the final playoff spot.

These two sides first met in August, with Rovers fortunate to escape with a point in a 2-2 draw, after being outplayed for large parts of the game. Kevin Nisbet was the man on the spot, with his two well taken penalties ensuring the points were shared.

The next meeting was a dramatic match in November, when East Fife secured their first win over Raith in over 30 years.

Liam Buchanan handed Rovers an early advantage, but an equaliser from Kevin Smith and a last minute winner from Aaron Dunsmore saw East Fife take all three points.

Dunsmore was again on the score-sheet when the two sides last met in December, as he and Rory Currie handed East Fife a two goal advantage, and despite a late goal from Nesbit, Rovers were unable to grab an equaliser.

If Raith fail to win at the weekend, it’ll be the first time East Fife have went unbeaten against their neighbours for an entire league campaign since the 1974/75, a season which saw Rovers finish 13th in the old Second Division.

Rovers do still have a good record in this fixture, with seven wins and a draw from the last 10 meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Steven Kirkland.

Head-To-Head Away League Record At East Fife:

East Fife Wins: 16 | Raith Rovers Wins: 14 | Draws: 4

East Fife Goals: 67 | Raith Rovers Goals: 63

Current Form:

East Fife: L-D-W-D-L-L

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

Top Goal Scorers:

East Fife: Anton Dowds 12 | Scott Agnew 8

Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 27 | Liam Buchanan 11 | Lewis Vaughan 9

Match Odds:

East Fife: 14/5 | Raith Rovers: 5/6 | Draw: 3/1

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