Raith Rovers

Stranraer 

Saturday 12th August 2017
Stark’s Park 
Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Prices: 

Adults – £15 

Junior (under 16) – £5*

Over 65 – £8**

Student/Jobseeker – £10**

Disabled/Carer – £8**

*Juniors are £5 for the month of August and will then revert to the normal price of £8

**All concession tickets for home and away fans must be purchased at the ticket office.

Stranraer fans will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton Stand

Match Preview:

After last week’s 1-1 draw at Alloa, Raith Rovers face their first home league game this weekend against Stranraer.

Steve Farrell’s side got off to the perfect start in their opening game, with his new-look team picking up where they left off at the end of last term, with an impressive 1-0 win over East Fife.

It was their first competitive win of the season, after they finished bottom of a difficult looking League Cup section, which also included Livingston, Airdrie, Partick Thistle and St. Mirren.

As you’d expect, Farrell, who replaced Brian Reid midway through last term, has brought in a number of new faces over the summer.

Defenders Tom Lang and Morgynn Neil were brought in from Dumbarton and Livingston respectively, while in midfield, ex-Raith winger Grant Anderson has been signed after he left Peterhead.

He could be joined in the middle of the park by new additions Jamie Hamill after he left Queen of the South, and Stephen Okoh who was formerly at Lewes.

Up-front, Farrell has brought in Danny Stoney from Neilston and Ryan Wallace from Albion Rovers.

These two sides haven’t met each other since the 2008/09 season, when Rovers won all four match-ups on their way to winning the Second Division title. Stranraer would eventually finish bottom of the table that term, after picking up just 16 points.

Those four wins have contributed to Raith having an excellent record in this fixture, winning seven and drawing two of the last ten league meetings between the sides.

Saturday’s match referee will be Mike Roncone.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 15 | Stranraer Wins: 3 | Draws: 7

Raith Rovers Goals: 48 | Stranraer Goals: 26

Current Form:

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

Stranraer: L-L-L-L-W

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 5 | Liam Buchanan 3

Stranraer: Scott Agnew 2

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 13/20 | Stranraer: 21/5 | Draw: 3/1

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