Raith Rovers 


Stark’s Park 

Saturday 5th January 2018 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Admission Information:

Adult – £15

Parent & Child – £20* 

Over 65 / Under 16 / Disabled – £8*

Student – £10*

*Concession tickets must be purchased at the main ticket office before entering the turnstiles. Proof of status/ID may be required.

Stenhousemuir fans will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton Stand.

The Raith Suite bar will be open from 12.30pm to all fans.

Tickets for our Scottish Cup tie against Dunfermline will be on sale from 11am until 2.15pm on matchday.

Match Preview:

It’s the first fixture of 2019 this Saturday, with Stenhousemuir the first footers at Stark’s Park, as Raith Rovers look to start the new year in finer fettle than they ended the last.

Last weekend’s defeat to East Fife saw them fall 11 points behind Arbroath, but they’ll be looking to start a winning run against a side they have a 100% record against this term.

This will be the third meeting against the sides this term, with the first coming back in August at Stark’s Park, when a Kevin Nisbet brace was enough to seal all three points for the home side in a 2-0 win.

The last meeting also saw Rovers prevail by a two-goal margin, although they had to repel a fightback from the Warriors in the second period.

Daniel Armstrong opened the scoring in the 11th minute, before Calum Crane doubled the advantage in the 58th. Any thoughts Rovers would be able to coast towards all three points were scuppered midway through the second period though, when Mark McGuigan reduced the arrears. However, a last minute goal from Armstrong saw Rovers seal the win.

Like Rovers, Stenny have changed their manager during the season, with Brown Ferguson being relieved of his duties in November, with Colin McMenamin being brought in as a replacement.

The new man has found wins hard to come by though, with just one win in his seven league games in charge since taking over.

He did preside over one of their best ever results in that time though, with an excellent 4-2 win over Falkirk in the Scottish Cup, their first win over their local rivals at Ochilview since 1961.

They were seconds away from going into this one on the back of a win, as they went into stoppage time of their last outing against Dumbarton leading 2-1, only for Ross Forbes to score his second outstanding free-kick of the afternoon to snatch a point for the Sons at the death.

That result left Stenhousemuir bottom of the table, but level on points with Brechin City, and three points behind eighth placed Dumbarton.

Rovers have a good record in this one, with eight wins and two defeats from the last 10 meetings, and there generally is a winner in this one, with no draw between the teams since 1984.

Saturday’s match referee will be Grant Irvine.

Head-To-Head Home League Record Versus Stenhousemuir:

Raith Rovers Wins: 22 | Stenhousemuir Wins: 6 | Draws: 5

Raith Rovers Goals: 84 | Stenhousemuir Goals: 32

Current Form:

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

Stenhousemuir: W-L-W-L-L-D

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 20 | Liam Buchanan 9 | Daniel Armstrong 5 | Lewis Vaughan 5

Stenhousemuir: Mark McGuigan 10 | Alan Cook 2

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 4/9 | Stenhousemuir: 11/2 | Draw: 18/5

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