Raith Rovers 

Saturday 28th October 2017 

Station Park, Forfar 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Admission Information: 

Admission to Stand:

Adult – £13
Concession – £7 

Admission to Terracing:

Adult – £12
Concession – £6

Match Preview: 

After the damp disappointment of last weekend’s abandoned fixture against Stranraer, Raith are back on the road this Saturday, with a trip to bottom of the table Forfar Athletic.

The Loons recently parted company with Garry Bollan, with his place taken by former Elgin boss Jim Weir, who has started his tenure with a 1-1 draw with Queen’s Park, and most recently, a 5-0 home defeat to Ayr United.

That win saw the Honest Men move to within two points of Rovers at the top of the League One table, although Barry Smith’s men have of course played one game fewer.

Raith and Forfar have met once already this term, and although Rovers ran out eventual 3-1 winners, it was far from straightforward, with two late goals eventually sealing the points.

Marc Millar had fired the away side in front with an excellent free-kick after just 18 minutes, although Lewis Vaughan restored parity just after the half-hour mark.

Jamie Bain then saw a straight red card, and despite the numerical advantage, it took until the 85th minute for Raith to take the lead through Liam Buchanan, and the points were eventually made safe just three minutes later, thanks to a close range strike from Greig Spence.

It’s been 10 years since Raith visited Station Park on league duty, although they did meet at the same venue in the Challenge Cup just last term, with the home side producing a surprising victory.

Mark Stewart had given Rovers the lead midway through the first period, but a goal from Lewis Milne and a brace from Josh Peters put Forfar in the driving seat, and despite a late goal from Declan McManus, Rovers couldn’t force the game into extra-time.

Despite that reverse, Raith have a good recent record against Forfar, with six wins and two draws from the last ten competitive meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Graham Beaton.


Head-To-Head League Record at Forfar:

Forfar Athletic Wins: 15 | Raith Rovers Wins: 11 | Draws: 9

Forfar Athletic Goals: 61 | Raith Rovers Goals: 50

Current Form:

Forfar Athletic: L-L-L-D-D-L | Raith Rovers: W-W-W-L-W-W

Top Goal Scorers:

Forfar Athletic: Marc Millar 6

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 17 | Liam Buchanan 7 | Greig Spence 6

Match Odds:

Forfar Athletic: 7/1 | Raith Rovers: 2/5 | Draw: 19/5

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