Queen of the South 

Raith Rovers 

Saturday 9th April 2016 

Palmerston Park

Kick off: 3.00pm 

 

 Admission Prices: 

Adults – £16 

OAP/Concession – £9

Under 16 – £5

Fans wishing to purchase a concession ticket must provide valid proof of I.D.

Match Preview:

At one point on Saturday, it appeared that Rovers appearance in the play-offs was confirmed with the point Rangers, however, the Doonhamers were also involved in their own last-gasp excitement, with Iain Russell’s equaliser in their 2-2 draw with Falkirk, ensuring Rovers fourth position in the table wasn’t quite signed, sealed and delivered. After the incredible drama of Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Rangers, Raith Rovers head to Dumfries this weekend, looking for the point which will confirm their place in the end-of-season play-offs.

However, if this match goes the way of the other meetings this season, then Rovers will have the final place sewn up by Saturday evening.

A Kyle Benedictus header sealed all three points in a 1-0 win in September, but the Kirkcaldy side were reliant on a Robbie Thomson own-goal to open the scoring in the return game in December, only for Iain Russell to level things up early in the second-half, in a match which finished 1-1.

Last month’s match was a far more straightforward affair for Rovers, with Mark Stewart and James Craigen scoring the goals in a perfunctory 2-0 victory.

This season’s fixtures means Rovers have now went four league games unbeaten against Queens, their best sequence since they went 8 league games without loss, although unusually, that stretched from 1987 to 2003.

The current run will face a stern test this weekend however, against a side who have only lost once at home in their last nine fixtures, a 1-0 defeat against Rangers in February.

Saturday’s match referee will be Kevin Clancy.

Head-To-Head Record at Palmerston Park:

Queen of the South Wins: 18 | Raith Rovers Wins: 15 | Draws: 16

Queen of the South Goals: 77 | Raith Rovers Goals: 67

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goal-scorers:

Queen of the South: Derek Lyle 10 | Iain Russell 10 | Gary Oliver 5

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 11 | James Craigen 8 | Kyle Benedictus 4 | Ryan Hardie 4

Match Odds:

Queen of the South: 11/8 | Raith Rovers: 15/8 | Draw: 5/2

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