Raith Rovers 


Stark’s Park

Saturday 6th January 2018

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Information:

Adult – £15 

Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £8* 

Student / Jobseeker –  £10* 

1 Under 12 admitted free when accompanied by a full paying adult*

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

The Raith Suite will be open as a bar from 12.30pm.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers began 2018 with a 3-2 win at Methil on Tuesday, and they’ll be hoping to extend their happy start to the new year, when Forfar Athletic are the visitors to Stark’s Park this Saturday.

Goals from Scott Robertson and an own-goal gave the away side the lead twice against The Fife, but despite being pegged back on both occasions, a late goal from Dario Zanatta, ensured Rovers remained two points behind Ayr at the top-of-the-table, having played two games fewer.

Forfar also go into the game on the back of a local derby, but unlike Rovers, they failed to take anything from their match against their local rivals, with a Leighton McIntosh enough to ensure all three points went to Dick Campbell’s Arbroath.

That defeat meant that Forfar remained bottom of the table, two points behind ninth placed Queen’s Park, and seven behind Albion Rovers.

Despite their lowly league position, Rovers can take nothing for granted at the weekend, with the Loons pulling off an excellent 3-2 win against Ayr at Somerset Park in their final match of 2017, coming back from 2-0 down in the process.

Rovers have also already dropped points against Jim Weir’s team this season, with a 1-1 draw at Station Park in October. John Herron had prodded Rovers in front with around half-an-hour remaining, but a Mark Millar penalty, following the dismissal of Iain Davidson, handed the Angus side a deserved share of the spoils.

Rovers did come out on top in the last meeting at Stark’s Park in August though. Millar had blasted the away side in front with an early free-kick, but goals from Lewis Vaughan, Liam Buchanan and Greig Spence, saw Raith take all three points.

It’s been almost 13 years since The Loons last recorded a win in Kirkcaldy, a 2-0 Second Division win back in October 2005, a season where Raith would finish seventh in the third tier, with Forfar one place behind.

Raith Rovers have won five and drawn two of the last ten competitive meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Greg Aitken

Head-To-Head Home League Record Versus Forfar:

Raith Rovers Wins: 24 | Forfar Athletic Wins: 10 | Draws: 4

Raith Rovers Goals: 87 | Forfar Athletic Goals: 53

Current Form:

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 19 | Liam Buchanan 11 | Greig Spence 11

Forfar Athletic: Mark Millar 7 | David Cox 4

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 1/4 | Forfar Athletic: 10/1 | Draw: 5/1

Back to News