St Mirren

Raith Rovers 

St. Mirren Park, Paisley

Kick off: 3pm 

Saturday 10th December 2016

 Admission Prices:

Adult – £20
Junior (Under 18) – £10
Junior (Under 12) – £5
Senior Citizen (Over 65) – £10
Wheelchair Users – £10
Carer – Free 

Raith Rovers fans will be seated in the North Stand of St Mirren Park.

Match Preview: 

After a break of over two weeks, Raith Rovers are back in action this weekend, against a St. Mirren side who for the first time this season, are going into a game on the back of a league win.

Jack Ross got his first Championship victory as Buddies boss in midweek, when a last gasp Stevie Mallan goal earned them all three points against Queen of the South with a 3-2 win.

That result saw them move to within six points of ninth-place Dunfermline, as the battle at the bottom of the table intensifies as the festive period approaches.

In contrast, Raith Rovers have been inactive since a 1-1 home draw with Ayr United on the 22nd of November.

Joel Coustrain opened the scoring for the home side with a fine individual effort, but a late Gary Harkins free-kick deservedly earned the Honest Men a share of the spoils, while extending Raith’s sequence of consecutive draws to three in the process.

That run, coupled with Falkirk’s win over St. Mirren last weekend, has caused Rovers to slip out of the playoffs on goal difference from fourth placed Morton, and two points behind Falkirk who are third.

Rovers other meeting against St. Mirren this term was back in August, when two goals from Declan McManus and one from Ross Callachan, earned the Kirkcaldy team a 3-1 win.

The result put Rovers top of the fledgling Championship table, and continued the club’s fine recent run over the Paisley club.

Rovers took 10 points from 12 against St. Mirren last season, the first time they’d went unbeaten against the side since the 1997/98 term, when Rovers won all four encounters. Raith would go on to finish third in the First Division that season, behind Falkirk and champions Dundee, while St. Mirren would finish sixth.

Raith Rovers have the upper hand over the most recent league meetings between the clubs, with five wins and two draws from the last ten fixtures.

Saturday’s match referee will be Barry Cook.

Head-to-Head League Record in Paisley:

St. Mirren Wins: 29 | Draws: 14 | Raith Rovers Wins: 14

St. Mirren Goals: 110 | Raith Rovers Goals: 71

Current Form:

St. Mirren: L-L-L-L-L-W |  Raith Rovers: D-W-W-D-D-D

Top Goal Scorers:

St. Mirren: John Sutton 7, Tom Walsh 4, Lawrence Shankland 4

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 5, Declan McManus 4, Ross Callachan 3

Match Odds:

St. Mirren: 19/10 | Draw: 12/5 | Raith Rovers: 7/5

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