Raith Rovers 


Stark’s Park 

Saturday 1st September 2018 

Kick off: 3.00pm 



Admission Information:

Adult – £15

Parent & Child – £20*

Over 65 / Under 16 / Disabled – £8* 

Student – £10* 

*Concession tickets must be purchased at the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Proof of age/status will be required.

Forfar support will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton Stand.

A reminder that Mill Street, to the south of the stadium, has car parking for residents only. There is ample on street parking away from this area so please avoid it and prevent unnecessary disruption.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers welcome Forfar Athletic to Stark’s Park this Saturday, and it’s probably safe to assume that we won’t see a rerun of what transpired at The Penny Cars Stadium last weekend.

Trailing 3-1, and a man down with just three minutes left to play, Rovers somehow turned the match around to triumph by four goals to three, in one of the most astonishing finishes of this, or any other year.

Those three points lifted Rovers up to second in the table, two points behind Arbroath, but The Loons have started their season strongly too, and reside just one place and one point behind Barry Smith’s team.

Part of Forfar’s success has been down to their resilience at the back, with Jim Weir’s side now on a run of four consecutive clean sheets across all competitions, against Dumbarton, Stranraer, Livingston’s development side and Stenhousemuir.

Rovers held the upper hand in the four meetings last term, with two wins and a draw from the four meetings, but they didn’t have it all their own way, losing 2-1 at Station Park in March, a result which swung the title momentum away from Rovers and towards Ian McCall’s Ayr United.

The first meeting at Stark’s Park didn’t start too well either when Mark Millar fired the away side ahead in the first period, but a Lewis Vaughan equaliser and late goals from Liam Buchanan and Lewis Vaughan saw Raith home.

The first meeting in Forfar in October ended all square, with Millar cancelling out a goal from John Herron, and Rovers were made to work hard for all three points in January when goals from Greig Spence and an own goal saw Raith come out on top 2-1.

Rovers have won five and drawn three of their last ten meetings with Forfar.

Saturday’s match referee will be Euan Anderson

Head to Head Home League Record Versus Forfar Athletic:

Raith Rovers Wins: 25 | Forfar Athletic Wins: 10 | Draws: 4

Raith Rovers Goals: 89 | Forfar Athletic Goals: 54

Current Form:

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

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

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