Stranraer 

Raith Rovers

Stair Park, Stranraer 

Saturday 20th January 2018 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Admission Information:

Entry fee is £5

Free entry for primary school children

Match Preview: 

With last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Ayr United keeping Raith Rovers above The Honest Men by a solitary point, Barry Smith’s side have the chance to extend that slender lead this Saturday, when they visit Stair Park.

The fixture is the replay of the abandoned game from October, which was brought to a halt off after a little more than half-an-hour on the clock, due to a badly waterlogged playing surface and unrelenting rain.

The match was tied at one apiece at the time, with the away team’s strike coming from an exquisite strike from Lewis Vaughan, which unfortunately had to be removed from the record books due to the abandonment.

Due to that, both meetings between the sides have taken place at Stark’s Park, with Rovers taking all six points.

The first was back in August, when two goals from Lewis Vaughan and one from Greig Spence handed Raith a reasonably straightforward 3-0 win.

It was the same result just a few weeks ago too, with Vaughan and Spence again amongst the goals, along with Liam Buchanan, as Raith continued their fine home form.

Steve Farrell’s team’s results had dipped over the last month or so, with several players heading for the Stair Park exit door in the transfer window.

However, they got back on track last weekend with a 3-2 win over Airdrieonians, a result which sees them fifth in the table, just two points behind Alloa Athletic.

Stranraer’s last win against Rovers was back in 2004, with a 2-1 win in the First Round of the League Cup.

Raith are unbeaten in their last ten meetings with Stranraer, with eight wins and two draws from that sequence.

Saturday’s match referee will be Scott Millar.

Head-To-League Record at Stranraer:

Stranraer Wins: 6 | Raith Rovers Wins: 15 | Draws: 6

Stranraer Goals: 36 | Raith Rovers Goals: 61

Current Form:

Stranraer: D-L-L-L-D-W

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Stranraer: Ryan Wallace 10 | Scott Agnew 8 | Angus Beith 5

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 19 | Greig Spence 13 | Liam Buchanan 11

Match Odds:

Stranraer: 17/4 | Raith Rovers: 8/13 | Draw: 3/1

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