Raith Rovers 

East Fife 

Tuesday 27th March 2018 

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 7.45pm 

Admission Information:

Adult – £15

Parent & Child – £20* 

Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £8* 

Student / Jobseeker – £10*

*Concessions must purchase a ticket at the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Valid proof of status/concession will be required.

East Fife fans will be housed in the McDermid Stand. The same admission applies as above and the ticket pod will open at 6.45pm.

The Raith Suite bar will be open from 6pm.

Match Preview:

After hanging onto the coat-tails of Ayr United at the weekend, Raith Rovers get the chance to move to within three points of The Honest Men this Tuesday, when East Fife visit Stark’s Park in the final Fife derby of the season. The match was initially scheduled for Sunday the 18th March but was cancelled because of a frozen pitch.

Rovers go into the game on the back of an impressive win at Airdrieonians on Saturday, who up until the weekend had only lost one league game at The Excelsior Stadium all season, coincidentally enough, against Tuesday night’s opponents.

After three successive wins had taken them to fifth in the table, Darren Young’s side had recently rekindled hopes of a tilt at the playoffs, but an uninspiring loss to Forfar Athletic on Saturday now sees them sixth, and ten points from the top-four.

However, the Methil side are currently 12 points clear of ninth, so barring a an improbable sequence of results, East Fife will be playing third tier football for the third straight term next season.

They’ll need to reverse a fairly deep set trend if they’re to take anything from Tuesday though, with Raith boasting a 100% record against East Fife this season.

The first meeting in August was the most convincing, with Rovers romping to their biggest ever away win in Methil, with goals from Bobby Barr, Liam Buchanan, Greig Spence and a Lewis Vaughan brace sealing a 5-0 win which could easily have been more.

It was a far closer affair in November though, when a Lewis Vaughan goal was enough to secure the win, in a match where East Fife gave as good as they got.

The last meeting in January featured another glut of goals however, although this time they were far more evenly spread.

Scott Robertson gave Rovers an early lead, but Kyle Wilkie restored parity, albeit Rovers lead again before half-time thanks to a goal from Buchanan. Scott Linton equalised with a great free-kick, but with time running down, Dario  Zannata ensured the win once again with a fine solo effort.

Raith Rovers are unbeaten in their last 11 outings against East Fife, winning 10 of those meetings, stretching back to 2000. Rovers last defeat in this fixture was back in 1988.

Tuesday night’s match referee will be Barry Cook.

Head-To-Head Home League Record Versus East Fife:

Raith Rovers Wins: 14 | East Fife Wins: 11 | Draws: 8

Raith Rovers Goals: 55 | East Fife Goals: 46

Current Form:

Raith Rovers: W-D-D-L-L-W | East Fife: L-L-W-W-W-L

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 21 | Greig Spence 13 | Liam Buchanan 12

East Fife: Chris Duggan 13 |  Mark Docherty 8

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 3/5 | East Fife: 19/4 | Draw: 3/1 


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