Raith Rovers 

St Mirren

Saturday 5th March 2016

Stark’s Park

Kick off: 3.00pm 

 

Admission Information: 

Adults – £18

Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £9 *

Job Seeker / Student – £12 * 

Parent & Child – £21 *

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

 St Mirren fans will be house in the McDermid Stand. Ticket pod will open at 1.30pm

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers will be aiming to keep their noses in front in the play-off hunt this weekend, with a victory over Alex Rae’s seventh placed St. Mirren side at Stark’s Park.

The play-off situation tightened up in midweek, due to a combination of Raith slipping to defeat at Ibrox, and Queen of the South’s excellent victory over Hibernian. Those results left Raith just a point clear of the Doonhamers, but while they’ll be hoping to extend that gap on Saturday, they won’t find it easy against a side who they’ve already enjoyed two tight tussles with this term.

The first was back in September, when a late goal from Grant Anderson handed Rovers a 2-1 win, after a James Craigen strike had opened the scoring, before Lawrence Shankland restored parity.

It was the Buddies turn to grab a late, game-changing goal in the return fixture at Stark’s Park in December. Mark Stewart opened the scoring in the first-half, but an exquisite free-kick from Stevey Mallan in injury-time, saw the Paisley outfit leave with a point.

Since then, Alex Rae has replaced the departed Ian Murray as manager, and he’s enjoyed a good return since stepping into the hot-seat, with five wins in just ten outings. While that record has only seen them rise one place in the Championship table, it has enabled them to look up rather than down, and a win on Saturday for St. Mirren, would leave them just four points behind Raith, and still in with a crack of a top-four spot.

The most recent head-to-head record is reasonably even, with Rovers sitting on three wins from the last ten meetings, while St. Mirren sit on four. However, due to the two sides being in different divisions for the best part of ten years, St. Mirren’s last win at Stark’s Park was a 3-0 victory back in 2004.

Saturday’s match referee will be.John Beaton.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 28 | St Mirren Wins: 18 | Draws: 11

Raith Rovers Goals: 114 | St. Mirren Goals: 76

Current Form:

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

St. Mirren: W-W-L-W-L-D

Top Goal-scorers:

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 8 | James Craigen 5 | Kyle Benedictus 3 | Grant Anderson 3

St. Mirren: Stevey Mallan 9 | Lawrence Shankland 5

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 11/8 | St. Mirren: 21/10 | Draw: 9/4

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