Raith Rovers 

Queen of the South 

Tuesday 8th March 2016

Kick off: 7.45pm 

Admission Information: 

Adult – £18 

Under 16 / Over 65 – £9*

Jobseekers / Students – £12* 

Parent & Child – £21*

*All concession tickets must be purchased at the main ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Valid proof of I.D must be shown.

Queen of the South fans will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton Stand.

The Raith Suite bar will be open from 6pm for refreshments.

Match Preview: 

Raith Rovers head into another huge home fixture this Tuesday evening, with a match against fellow play-off chasers, Queen of the South, with both teams going into the match on the back of excellent wins

Ray McKinnon’s men saw off the challenge of St. Mirren on Saturday, emerging on top after a seven goal thriller, while Queen of the South defeated Hibernian by a goal to nil last time out.

Queens weekend off meant that Raith extended their lead over the Doonhamers to four points, although James Fowler’s men have now played a game less.

If the two previous encounters this term have been anything to go by, then this clash will be a close one, with Rovers claiming a narrow win and a hard-fought draw so far.

A late, Kyle Benedictus header was all that separated them at Stark’s Park in September, but the teams couldn’t be prised apart back in December, when a Robbie Thomson own-goal nudged Rovers ahead, but was pegged back early in the second-period by Iain Russell in a 1-1 draw. While games between the two are normally close, they rarely end in draws, with December’s the first match to finish all-square between the two since April 2010, a run of 17 matches.

Rovers will be looking to sustain their fine record against teams who sit below them in the table, with just two defeats in 17 so far, however, while goal-scoring hasn’t been a problem over the last few weekends, they may find it tough to replicate that against Queens, a team who have the Championship’s second best defensive record on the road this term, conceding just 11 goals in 11 games.

The recent head-to-head record is almost level, with Raith racking up five wins to Queens four from the last ten meetings.

Tuesday night’s match referee will be Nick Walsh.

Head-to-head League Record at Stark’s Park:

Raith Rovers Wins: 27 | Queen of the South Wins: 16 | Draws: 8

Raith Rovers Goals: 96 | Queen of the South Goals: 56

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 9 | James Craigen 5 | Ryan Hardie 4

Queen of the South: Derek Lyle 11 | Iain Russell 7

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 6/4 | Queen of the South: 19/10 | Draw: 23/10

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