cinch SPFL Championship

Queen’s Park v Raith Rovers

Ochilview, Stenhousemuir

Friday 17th February 2023

Kick off: 7.45pm

Raith Rovers supporters will be housed in the Tryst Road Terrace.

Queen’s Park 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 £19
Over 65 £12
Under 16 £7

 

Match Preview

After three wins in a week, Raith Rovers schedule shows little sign of slowing down, as they head to Ochilview this Friday evening to face league leaders Queen’s Park.

Rovers head into this one in fine fettle, unbeaten in 12 matches, and on the back of arguably their best performance of the season, a resounding 3-1 win over Motherwell in the Scottish Cup.

The Spiders on the other hand are in more mixed form, with two wins, a draw and three defeats in their last six matches, and even one of those wins, a victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup was overturned, due to fielding an illegible player.

The first game in that sequence was against Raith in the second week of January, with John Frederiksen grabbing his only goal for Rovers during his short stay in a 1-0 away win.

It’s been a different story in the league however, with Owen Coyle’s men taking full points from the two games so far.

Stephen Eze grabbed the only goal of the game at the start of October, as Queen’s ran out 1-0 winners, but there were far more goals when the two met at Stark’s Park in November, although far more of them went to the visitors.

Aidan Connolly scored both the opening and final goal of proceedings, but in-between, braces from Simon Murray, Dom Thomas and a solitary strike from Jack Thomson saw Queen’s Park eventually emerge 5-2 winners.

Queen’s Park have had some notable ins and outs in the January window, with right back, Marcel Oakley, who impressed in the first half of the campaign with Arbroath, joining on loan from Birmingham, while forwards, Euan Henderson and Connor Shields have joined in temporary moves from Hearts and Motherwell respectively.

However, they’ll have some big boots to fill, with Simon Murray, who scored 18 goals and set up another nine for the Ochilview lodgers, joining Ross County at the end of the window.

Friday’s match referee will be Craig Napier.

 

Head-to-Head Record:

Queen’s Park wins: 35

Raith Rovers wins: 50

Draws: 25

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