Match Preview: Falkirk (Home)
Monday March 2nd 2020

Raith Rovers

Falkirk

Stark’s Park

Tuesday 3rd March

Kick-off: 7.45pm

Admission Information:

Adult – £16

Parent & Child – £22* 

Under 21 / Over 65 / Disabled – £10* 

Under 16 – £8*

*Concession tickets must be purchased from the Main ticket office (Home supporters) / Ticket Pod at the away end (Falkirk supporters) before entering the turnstiles. Proof of status/age will be required.

Falkirk fans will be housed in the McDermid Stand at the north end of the stadium.

Match Preview:

Stark’s Park plays host to a top of the table clash this Tuesday evening, as first placed Raith Rovers tackle second placed Falkirk.

The Bairns are just a point behind Raith going into this one, with both sides missing a golden opportunity to strike a significant blow in the battle for the title.

John McGlynn’s men went down 1-0 to Dumbarton, in a weather affected battle at the C&G Systems Stadium, while Falkirk suffered their first league defeat under Lee Miller and David McCracken, as they lost out by the odd goal in five to Clyde.

This will be the fourth time the two have met this term, and Rovers have yet to taste defeat in any of them.

The first was back in September, when two goals from the penalty spot from Regan Hendry put Raith into the fourth round of the Challenge Cup with a 2-0 win, although it was far less straightforward the next month, when Falkirk were again the visitors to Kirkcaldy.

Louis Longridge and Connor Sammon handed Falkirk an early two goal advantage, but a second half fightback from the home side saw the game end two each, with Michael Miller and Daniel Armstrong getting on the scoresheet.

The last meeting between the two was back in December, a game which featured two goals and three red cards.

Jamie Gullan headed Rovers in front in the first period, after Charlie Telfer was dismissed in the 14th minute. Declan McManus then restored parity early in the second half, before Kyle Benedictus was dismissed for Raith, although the game didn’t remain 10-a-side for too long, when Morgaro Gomis was sent packing with a little under 10 minutes remaining.

Rovers have a poor record in the most recent fixtures between the sides, with just two wins and four draws from the last 10 meetings.

Tuesday evening’s match referee will be Peter Stuart.

 

Head-To-Head Home League Record Versus Falkirk:

Raith Rovers Wins: 29

Draws: 21

Falkirk Wins: 29

Raith Rovers Goals: 118

Falkirk Goals: 116

Current Form:

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

Falkirk: W-D-L-W-W-L

Top Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Kieron Bowie 9, Jamie Gullan 7, Lewis Allan 6

Falkirk: Declan McManus 21, Conor Sammon 10

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 19/10

Falkirk: 23/20

Draw: 13/5

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