Raith Rovers 

V

Falkirk 

Saturday 14th February 

Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy 

Kick off: 3.00pm

 

Admission Prices: 

Adults – £17  | Students – £13 | Concessions* – £9 | Parent & Child – £20

 Disabled – Half price

 *Concessions are under 16s, over 65s and jobseekers. Both full time students and jobseeker tickets can only be purchased from the main office at Stark’s Park. Jobseekers must show satisfactory proof of entitlement along with photographic I.D and students must show a valid matriculation card – expired student cards will not be accepted.

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers face up to Falkirk this weekend, looking to close the gap between themselves and the promotion play-off contenders.

Peter Houston’s men have yet to score against Raith Rovers this season, with the first meeting in September ending in a 0-0 draw, while December’s match at the Falkirk Stadium saw Rovers leave with all three points, after Ryan Conroy’s late goal earned Raith a 1-0 victory. That win was the start of Raith’s current excellent run, which now sees them unbeaten in six matches, after last weekend’s exceptional performance and victory at Ibrox, where goals from Conroy and Christian Nadé, saw Raith through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Falkirk are in a rich vein of form themselves however, with the loss to Raith in December, their only defeat in 10 league matches. That sequence has seen them close the gap on fourth place Queen of the South, with the Bairns now just one point off the Doonhamers. Whilst an away win on Saturday could see Falkirk move back into the top-four, a win for Grant Murray’s team would see them move just three points behind their visitors, with a game in hand.

With four points from six games, Raith’s record over Falkirk this campaign is a far cry from last season, where they failed to beat the Bairns for the first time since the 2004/05 season.

The recent head-to-head record in the league is all square, with three wins apiece and four draws from the last ten meetings. Historically however, Rovers don’t seem to love playing on Valentines Day, with just three wins from eleven fixtures played on that date. The last Valentines victory was in 1987, when an away win at Alloa Athletic, kept Frank Connor’s side top of the Second Division.

Saturday’s match referee will be Barry Cook.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 29 | Falkirk Wins: 26 | Draws: 18

Raith Rovers Goals: 110 | Falkirk Goals: 102

Current Form:

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

Falkirk: W-D-D-W-D-W

Biggest Home Win: 23/02/2002 Division One Raith Rovers 5 Falkirk 1

Biggest Away Win: 26/08/1916 Division One Raith Rovers 0 Falkirk 6

Top Goalscorers in All Competitions:

Raith Rovers: Ryan Conroy 8 | Christian Nadé 7 | Mark Stewart 4

Falkirk: Rory Loy 11 | Blair Alston 6 | Craig Sibbald 5

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 11/5 | Falkirk: 23/20 | Draw: 27/10

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