cinch SPFL Championship

Raith Rovers v Queen’s Park

Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy
Saturday 2nd September 2023
Kick off: 3pm


Ticket Purchase Information

Queen’s Park fans will be housed in the Craiglea Timber Frames North Stand.

Queen’s Park supporters are advised that the away end ticket pod will not be open, and so purchasing tickets online in advance is the easiest, most convenient way of securing entry to to the match. The Main Office will be open for ticket purchases, but will be very busy.

Raith Rovers FC encourage all fans to purchase tickets in advance, online via the “Buy Now” button below:

Prices for tickets are as follows:

Adult £22
Over 65 £14
Under 21 £13
Under 16 £8
Under 12 £FREE


RaithTV live stream

RaithTV are providing live Video and Audio coverage of the match to UK and overseas subscribers as part of their subscription.


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 victory in the Fife derby at East End Park last weekend, Raith Rovers will be hoping to sustain their unbeaten start to their Championship season, when they welcome Queen’s Park to Stark’s Park this Saturday.

The Spiders have started the season strongly, and despite the precocious nature of their squad, they’ve taken nine points from a possible 12 so far, with Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Partick Thistle at Firhill their first defeat of the season.

That starting eleven featured just one player over the age of 24 in Dom Thomas, while seven were aged 21 and below.

It’s a fresh approach from new manager Robin Veldman, and the signs are that it could bear fruit, with several big name clubs already linked to 16-year-old goalkeeper Callan McKenna, who has started the season in superb form.

Rovers are in decent fettle themselves however, taking seven points from nine, and if last season’s results are any barometer, this could be a close game, with both teams winning two and drawing the other in the five meetings.

John Frederiksen got his only goal in a Raith strip in a Challenge Cup tie in January, and that was enough for Rovers to seal a semi-final spot in the competition.

Raith’s other win, which came in their most recent encounter was more impressive, and important, certainly from a Spiders perspective, as they went down 2-0 at the start of April while chasing the title, with goals from Tom Lang and Lewis Vaughan sealing the three points.

Last season’s other meeting in Kirkcaldy went far better for the visitors, who ran up an impressive 5-2 win, in a game which was anything but one-sided.

Simon Murray and Dom Thomas inflicted the damage on the day with a brace each, while Aidan Connolly notched the same for Raith, who fashioned an abundance of chances, but unlike Queen’s Park, couldn’t convert enough of them.

A win for Rovers on Saturday would see them leap-frog their opponents who currently sit top, while a win for Queen’s Park would ensure that at worst, they would retain their two point gap between themselves and Dundee United at the top of the Championship.

Saturday’s match referee will be Duncan Williams.

Head-To-Head Record

Raith Rovers Wins: 51

Queen’s Park Wins: 35

Draws: 26

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