Raith Rovers 

Forfar 

Tuesday 7th May 2019

Stark’s Park

Kick off: 7.45pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission Prices:

Adults – £10

Concessions – £5

All concessions and adults are pay at the gate. 

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers welcome Forfar Athletic to Stark’s Park on Tuesday evening, in what will be Rovers biggest game of the season to date.

The teams face off in the first leg of semi-finals of the Championship play-off, in what looks to be an evenly balanced match up, with the second leg taking place on Saturday.

The Loons head into the match as slight favourites to progress, and rightly so, with a second placed finish to their name and two wins from the four previous meetings this term.

Jim Weir’s men have enjoyed a fantastic campaign, with the front two of John Baird and Dale Hilson in particular enjoying a fine season with 34 goals between them, while in behind, Thomas Reilly and Dylan Easton help make up one of the most talented midfields in part-time football.

Defensively they’re no slouches either, with just two sides in League One conceding fewer goals than the Loons, thanks in part to goalkeeper, Marc McCallum, who has continued to impress since being brought in from Plymouth in 2017.

The first meeting between these two this season was back in September, and was the only time there were more than a single goal between them.

Raith won 4-0 on the day, with goals coming from Kevin Nisbet, Chris Duggan and a brace from Lewis Vaughan.

Rovers lost out by the odd goal in five the next time the two met in October, despite being 2-1 up at one stage thanks to Ross Matthews and Nisbet.

It was all square the last time the two sides met at Stark’s Park in February, with a Jamie Barjonas wonder goal being cancelled out by Baird, and Dale Hilson caused the damage at Station Park in March, scoring both Athletic’s goals in a 2-1 win for the home side, with Rovers solitary reply coming from Nisbet.

The most recent head-to-head record could barely be tighter, with four wins and two draws apiece from the last ten meetings.

Tuesday evening’s match referee will be Colin Steven

Head-To-Head League Record At Stark’s Park:

Raith Rovers Wins: 26 | Forfar Athletic Wins: 10 | Draws: 5

Raith Rovers Goals: 94 | Forfar Athletic Goals: 55

Current Form:

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

Forfar Athletic: W-L-D-W-W-W

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 32 | Liam Buchanan 13 | Lewis Vaughan 9

Forfar Athletic: John Baird 20 | Dale Hilson 14

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 20/21 | Forfar Athletic: 11/4 | Draw: 13/5

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