cinch SPFL Championship

Raith Rovers vs Partick Thistle

Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy
Friday 8th December 2023
Kick off: 7.45pm

Ticket Purchase Information

Partick Thistle supporters will be housed in The Craiglea Timber Stand (North Stand).

Raith Rovers FC encourage all fans to purchase tickets in advance, online via the “Buy Now” button below:

The Main Office will be open for ticket purchases on matchday, but will be very busy and all supporters are encouraged to purchase online in advance.

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult: £22
Over 65: £14
Under 21: £13
Under 16: £8
Under 12: FREE*

Supporters are reminded that Under 12s tickets can only be obtained when purchasing an Adult or Over 65 ticket, as Under 12s cannot attend matches unaccompanied by an adult.

Disabled/Carer tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket office on 01592 263514. The ticket office is open Wednesday – Friday between 10am and 4pm.


RaithTV Live Stream

RaithTV are providing live audio coverage of this match in the UK, as well as video being available internationally to subscribers.


Additional Information

  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 6.45pm and stewards will be on hand to check tickets and undertake searches.
  • Anyone arriving at the turnstiles intoxicated or in possession of alcohol or pyrotechnics will be refused entry.
  • All supporters are reminded that all forms of smoking including Vapes are prohibited.
  • SPFL Ground Rules are displayed at all points of entry.


Match Preview

After racking up the miles through playing four away games in the last few weeks, Raith Rovers have a home game at last this weekend, and it’s a big one, with third placed Partick Thistle the visitors at Stark’s Park.

After taking advantage of Dundee United’s inactivity last weekend, to move to within one point of the leaders thanks to another last gasp win, this time against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Ian Murray’s men know a win on Friday will take them to the summit of the Championship, at least temporarily.

The stakes are big for Partick Thistle too though, and while the focus has been on the top two in the division, Kris Doolan’s side can close the gap to Raith to just two points with a win on Friday, with Dundee United just a further point ahead.

After narrowly missing out on promotion to the top flight last time out, Partick Thistle were expected to be in playoff contention at the very least this time around.

While the start to their season was inconsistent, they’re now on a run of six games unbeaten, with their only defeat since the end of September coming against Dundee United.

Raith and Partick’s other game this season, back on the opening day of the league campaign, was something of a blockbuster, and perhaps a portent of what Rovers fans were to expect.

Trailing 2-0 with just seven minutes to go, Rovers appeared to be leaving Maryhill with nothing, but a deflected effort from Dylan Easton gave the travelling support hope with seven minutes remaining, before an equaliser from Kieran Mitchell in the last minute sparked wild celebrations in the away end.

Home advantage seems to count a lot in this fixture, with Rovers winning just twice in their last 10 visits to Firhill, while Partick have enjoyed similarly little success in Kirkcaldy in recent years.

They’ve now went eight games without a win at Stark’s Park, with their last victory back in March 2011.

Friday night’s match referee will be Alan Muir.


Head to Head Record

Raith Rovers Wins: 51

Partick Thistle Wins: 70

Draws: 40

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