Raith Rovers 

Forfar Athletic 

Saturday 2nd February 2019 

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm






Admission Information:

Adult – £15

Parent & Child – £20*

Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £8* 

Student – £10*

*Concession tickets must be purchased at the ticket office before entering the turnstiles.

Tickets can also be purchased online here and collected from the ticket office on matchday.

Season ticket holders can bring a Friend for a Fiver by handing in voucher B at the ticket office in exchange for a match day ticket. 

Tickets for our Scottish Cup tie versus Hibernian will be on sale from 11am until 2.15pm on matchday.

The Raith Suite bar will be open to both sets of supporters from 12.30pm.

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers will be hoping for the return of home comforts this weekend, when they entertain Forfar Athletic at Stark’s Park.

After last weekend’s 2-1 loss at Brechin City, Rovers remain 13 points behind Arbroath, but with East Fife and Saturday’s opponents in close pursuit, John McGlynn’s men face a battle to hold onto their current position in the League One table.

The Loons have been in excellent form in recent weeks, with four wins from their last five league games, and last Saturday’s impressive 2-0 win over Arbroath means they now sit just three points behind Rovers in the table.

Ex Raith player, John Baird has been doing a fine job of leading the line, with 11 goals to his credit this season, while Dale Hilson has also chipped in with seven.

At the back, Marc McCallum has continued to prove he’s one of the best goalkeeper’s in the lower leagues, while an already impressive defence has been augmented by the signing of former Hibs, Hearts and St Mirren defender, Adam Eckersley.

The Loons can boast a good looking midfield too, with Thomas Reilly enjoying an excellent season in the middle of the park, while Dylan Easton has long been considered one of the most technically gifted players in the part-time game.

The teams have one win apiece this season in the head-to-head, with both games producing plenty of goals.

Rovers got all of them in August, with a comprehensive 4-0 thumping, thanks to goals from Kevin Nisbet, Chris Duggan and a brace from Lewis Vaughan, but it was a different story at Station Park in October, where goals from Ross Matthews and Nisbet fired Rovers into a 2-1 lead, only for Forfar to come from behind to post a 3-2 win.

Rovers hold the upper-hand over the most recent meetings, with six wins and one draw from the last ten encounters.

Saturday’s match referee will be Colin Steven

Head-To-Head Home League Record Versus Forfar:

Raith Rovers Wins: 26 | Forfar Athletic Wins: 10 | Draws: 4

Raith Rovers Goals: 93 | Forfar Athletic Goals: 54

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 21 | Liam Buchanan 9 | Lewis Vaughan 9

Forfar Athletic: John Baird 11 | Dale Hilson 7

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 33/50 | Forfar Athletic 15/4 | Draw: 31/10

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