East Fife 

Raith Rovers 

Bayview Stadium

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Information: 

Adult – £15

Concession – £12

U16 – £5 

Remaining tickets are on sale from the Main Office at Bayview Stadium.

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers begin 2018 with a Fife derby on Tuesday afternoon, with a short trip to Methil to play East Fife.

Rovers comfortable 3-0 win over Stranraer at the weekend, coupled with Ayr’s loss to Forfar, moved Raith to within two points of The Honest Men at the top of the table, having played two games fewer.

The Fife are currently on a five game streak without a win in the league, but a 1-1 draw against Arbroath last time out, was enough to take them back up the table to sit sixth in League One.

The two sides have met twice already this term, with Rovers taking six points from six so far.

The first meeting was in August, when Rovers romped to a 5-0 victory to give Raith their biggest ever win at the home of their rivals. Goals from Bobby Barr, Lewis Vaughan and Greig Spence gave Barry Smith’s team a comfortable half-time lead, and further efforts from Liam Buchanan and Vaughan again, sealed the scoring.

It was a far tighter affair at Stark’s Park at the beginning of November, with Rovers edging out their opponents by a single goal, thanks to a solitary strike from Vaughan.

That result made it ten games without defeat for Rovers against East Fife, with East Fife’s last win coming in March 1988, with a 1-0 win in the First Division at Stark’s Park.

Tuesday’s match referee will be Gavin Ross.


East Fife Wins: 15 | Raith Rovers Wins: 13 | Draws: 4

East Fife Goals: 63 | Raith Rovers Goals: 59

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goal Scorers:

East Fife: Chris Duggan 10 | Mark Docherty 6 | Greg Hurst 5

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 19 | Greig Spence 11 | Liam Buchanan 10

Match Odds:

East Fife: 14/5 | Raith Rovers: 10/11 | Draw: 14/5

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