Raith Rovers 

V

Queen of the South

Tuesday 24th March 2015

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 7.45pm 

Admission Prices: 

Adults – £17

Students – £13*

Concessions – £9*

Disabled – Half price

*Concessions are under 16s, over 65s and jobseekers. Both full time students and jobseeker tickets can only be purchased from the main office at Stark’s Park. Jobseekers must show satisfactory proof of entitlement along with photographic I.D and students must show a valid matriculation card – expired student cards will not be accepted.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers and Queen of the South will lock-horns for the second time in ten days this Tuesday, with the Dumfries side hoping to preserve their cushion over Falkirk in the play-off spaces.

Both teams go into the match on the back of wins. Raith were worthy winners over Alloa Athletic on Saturday evening, when goals from Mark Stewart and Lewis Vaughan saw off an Alloa Athletic side who were attempting to put distance between themselves and Cowdenbeath near the foot of the table.

The Blue Brazil were the Doonhamers opponents at the weekend, and Queens proved too strong for Jimmy Nicholl’s men, after goals from Iain Russell, Michael Paton, Mark Durnan and Derek Lyle helped Queen of the South run up a 4-1 victory.

Cowdenbeath had been something of a bogey team to James Fowler’s men, indeed, outwith the top three, Cowdenbeath are the only team to defeat Queens in the league this season.

With the pressure growing at the top of the table as the season draws to a close, Queen of the South face a difficult fixture list, as they seek to hold off Falkirk’s challenge. After Stark’s Park, they have two daunting looking trips to Tynecastle to face the champions Hearts, then another away fixture against Hibernian at Easter Road. That’s then followed by a home match against Rangers, before what could be a dramatic match at Palmerston Park on the 12th of April, when Falkirk are the visitors.

Queen of the South’s three consecutive victories in this fixture, mean they now lead the recent head-to-head record, with six wins to Rovers four from the last ten league meetings. However, historically, Rovers have a good record on this date, unbeaten on the last eight occasions they’ve played on the 24th of March.

Tuesday evening’s referee will be Craig Charleston.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 25 | Queen of the South Wins: 16 | Draws: 8

Raith Rovers Goals: 92 | Queen of the South Goals: 56

Current Form:

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

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

Biggest Home Win: 30/10/1926 Division Two Raith Rovers 7 Queen of the South 2

29/04/1967 Division Two Raith Rovers 7 Queen of the South 2

Biggest Away Win: 19/08/1967 League Cup Raith Rovers 2 Queen of the South 5

Top Goalscorers In All Competitions:

Raith Rovers: Ryan Conroy 9 | Christian Nadé 7 | Mark Stewart 5

Queen of the South: Derek Lyle 16 | Gavin Reilly 14 | Iain Russell 13

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 14/5 | Queen of the South: 37/40 | Draw: 11/4

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