cinch SPFL Championship

Raith Rovers v Queen’s Park

Stark’s Park
Saturday 1st April 2023
Kick off: 3pm

Raith Rovers FC encourage supporters to purchase tickets online – stewards will be undertaking spot-checks to ensure the correct tickets for your age group have been purchased:

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult £20
Senior Citizen (Over 65) £13
Under 21 (those born on/after 1st July 2002 qualify for this category) £12
Disabled (with carer free of charge subject to eligibility) Priced as per age group
Under 16 (those born on/after 1st July 2007 qualify for this category) £8
Under 12 (those born on/after 1st July 2011 qualify for this category) £5
Under 5s FREE

 

Additional Information

  • The advice to all is to arrive early to avoid delays at the turnstiles.
  • The stadium turnstiles will open at 2pm 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 the disappointment of last Sunday’s defeat to Hamilton in the SPFL Trust final, Rovers return to league business at Stark’s Park this Saturday, with Queen’s Park the visitors.

The Spiders are currently top of the Championship table, five points clear of Ayr who play against Arbroath on Friday evening, and four clear of Dundee who have a game in hand.

Owen Coyle’s side go into this one on the back of a surprise defeat to Arbroath last weekend, although that’s their only loss in their last half dozen league games.

This will be the two sides fifth meeting this season, and while Rovers managed a win over Queen’s in the SPFL Trust Trophy in January, they’ve yet to taste victory against them in the league.

Stephen Eve’s header sealed all three points in a 1-0 defeat at Ochilview in October, and while the next fixture at Stark’s Park in November saw Rovers create plenty chances to score, it was the visitors who took advantage of theirs, running out 5-2 winners.

Aidan Connolly scored a brace for Raith, but Simon Murray and Dom Thomas did likewise for The Spiders, with Jack Thompson scoring the other in a heavy defeat.

It was a far tighter match in their last meeting in February, with Connor Shields scoring the opener just after the break, but Rovers earned themselves a deserved share of the spoils thanks to William Akio’s goal with a quarter of an hour remaining.

That was the first draw between the two teams in 20 outings, with the last coming back in the old Second Division in 1987.

Despite Queen’s having the upper hand this season, Rovers have a good record in general over Saturday’s opponents, with seven wins and a draw from the last 10 meetings.

This weekend’s referee will be Grant Irvine.

Head to Head Record

Raith Rovers wins: 50

Draws: 26

Lost: 30

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