Raith Rovers 

Morton 

Saturday 15th April 2017

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm


Admission Information:

Adult – £15 

Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £8*

Student / Jobseeker – £10*

*Concession tickets must be purchased at the ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Morton fans will be housed in the McDermid Stand and concession tickets will be available at the away ticket pod from 2.00pm.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers head into this Saturday’s match with Morton, knowing that victory is imperative, after St. Mirren’s win over the same opponents, dropped the Kirkcaldy club into the relegation playoff spot.

Rovers are now a point behind the Buddies and two behind Dumbarton, while Ayr United are two points worse off than Raith in bottom place.

With the picture changing weekly, a victory could potentially see Rovers out of the relegation places, but unlike last season, John Hughes men have struggled against the Greenock side this term.

The 2015/16 campaign saw Raith take maximum points from Jim Duffy’s side, but it’s been the opposite this time around, with Rovers failing to take a point, or even score against the ‘Ton in the three prior meetings.

A Ross Forbes free-kick was the difference when the two teams met at Cappielow in October, and he was on the score-sheet again in January, along with Lawrence Shankland as the home side ran out 2-0 winners in January.

Their most recent meeting was at Stark’s Park in February, but the outcome was similar, with a Lee Kilday header the only goal in a 1-0 defeat, in what was Gary Locke’s last game in charge of the club.

The Greencok side have been performing above expectations this season, and were as high as second in the table late last month, but a run of five matches without a win has seen them slide down to fourth in the table, although with Dundee United and Falkirk just one and two points ahead respectively, second place is still very much in their sights.

Despite Rovers poor record against Morton this season, they’ve won six and drawn one of their last ten league meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Alan Newlands.

Head-To-Head Home Record Versus Morton:

Raith Rovers Wins: 30 | Morton Wins: 16 | Draws: 16

Raith Rovers Goals: 103 | Morton Goals: 67

Current Form:

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

Morton: W-D-L-L-D-L

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Ryan Hardie 6 | Mark Stewart 6 | Declan McManus 5

Morton: Ross Forbes 12 | Thomas O’Ware 10 | Gary Oliver 8

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 21/10 | Morton: 11/8 | Draw: 11/5

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