Raith Rovers

V

Queen of the South

Stark’s Park

Saturday 29th October 2016

Kick off: 5.15pm

Match Information:

Adults – £15 
Over 65* – £8 
Under 16 (accompanied by a full paying adult)* – £5 
Under 16 (unaccompanied)* – £8 
Student / Jobseeker* – £10
 
*Concession tickets must be purchased from the main ticket office. Proof of age/status will be required. 
 
The ticket office will be open from 1pm on match day until kick off. Tickets for our away match to Dunfermline will also be on sale. 
Queen of the South fans will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton (main) stand.

The Raith Suite bar will be open from 3pm until kick off. All fans are welcome. 

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers will look to build on last weekend’s excellent 4-2 win over Falkirk, when Queen of the South are the visitors to Stark’s Park this Saturday.

A win for Gary Locke’s charges would see them leapfrog their Dumfries opponents in the table, and depending on results elsewhere, could see them rise as high as second.

That could be easier said than done however, against a team who comfortably saw Raith off at Palmerston Park just last month.

Two goals from Steven Dobbie and a third from Dean Brotherston gave Queens an insurmountable 3-0 lead, although a late Jean-Yves M’Voto header, which deflected into the net via Jamie Hamill, did reduce the arrears in the dying embers of the tie.

The loss was Rovers first in the fixture since March 2015, with the Kirkcaldy side taking unbeaten against the Doonhamers last term, taking 10 points from a possible 12.

Rovers won both of the Stark’s Park encounters last season, keeping clean sheets on both occasions. In September 2015, a late Kyle Benedictus header was the only goal of the game, while in March, goals in the first half from Mark Stewart and a James Craigen penalty, secured a straight forward 2-0 victory.

Rovers actually have an impressive recent home record against Gavin Skelton’s men, with six wins from the last seven meetings at Pratt Street, although the only defeat from that sequence also came in a live Alba match, when a last gasp Iain Russell goal swung the match the visitors way once more, in an incredible 4-3 encounter.

Saturday’s match referee will be Crawford Allan.

Head-To-Head Home League Record Versus Queen of the South:

Raith Rovers Wins: 28 | Queen of the South Wins: 16 | Draws: 8

Raith Rovers Goals: 98 | Queen of the South Goals: 56

Current Form:

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

Queen of the South: W-L-D-D-L-L

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Declan McManus 4 | Mark Stewart 4 | Ross Callachan 3

Queen of the South: Stephen Dobbie 10 | Derek Lyle 8 | Lyndon Dykes 3

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 13/10 |Queen of the South: 2/1 | Draw: 5/2

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