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Match Preview – Forfar Athletic v Raith Rovers

Thursday, 25 October 2018 14:51

SPFL League One - 600

Ladbrokes League 1

Venue – Station Park

Date – Saturday, 27th October 2018

Admission Prices – Stand – Adults £15   Concessions (65& over) £9    Under 17’s £5    

                                       Terracing – Adults £14   Concessions £8   Under 17’s £5    

                                       Forfar Athletic season tickets valid for this fixture.

Current League Positions – Forfar Athletic – 7th – 12 points from 10 games   Raith Rovers – 2nd – 20 points from 10 games

Previous Result this season – Saturday 1st September – Raith Rovers 4 (Nisbet 28 mins. Vaughan 52 mins. 68 mins. Duggan 56 mins.) Forfar Athletic 0  

Summary – Forfar Athletic who got back to winning ways at Ochilview last Saturday welcome second in the table Raith Rovers to Station Park on Saturday.   Earlier in the campaign in what turned out to be surprisingly Barry Smith’s final game in charge of Rovers, the Kirkcaldy side triumphed 4-0 over a disappointing ‘Loons’ side on the day, although it would be fair to say that the eventual scoreline flattered the home side ever so slightly.

With Matthew Aitken and Michael Kennedy both sidelined and Andy Munro still a doubt, manager Jim Weir is likely to make few if any changes to last week’s line-up and certainly it is more than likely that he will again have only seventeen players at his disposal.

Rovers now under the management for the second time of the experienced John McGlynn come to Station Park on the back of a 2-1 home win over Stranraer, this after they had shared the spoils with leaders Arbroath in a hard fought 1-1 draw on their previous outing.   The main threat for Rovers comes from Lewis Vaughan and Scott Nisbet, the former ruled out by injury last week as was former Station Park midfielder Lewis Milne who moved to Kirkcaldy in the summer from Montrose.

They will be without the suspended Euan Murray on Saturday after his red card last weekend.

The Athies were particularly impressive in the first period against the ‘Warriors’ last Saturday and if they can maintain that form over the full ninety minutes this coming Saturday there is no reason why home fans should not hope for a repeat of the victory against Raith at Station Park in March of this year.   That performance was one of the ‘Loons’ best of last campaign, so go for it again lads.

Match Officials – Referee –  Barry Cook   Assistants – Alastair Mather & Gary Logan

Match Sponsor – Alan Davie Ltd.

Hospitality Complex Guests –  James Hair & Coy.  Forfar ‘Firies’, The Friends of the late George Suttie

1984 Lounge Hospitality Guests –  Murray Low & Friends

Match Ball Sponsor – Rab & Lorraine Currie

Supporters Information – The 1984 Lounge at Station Park will be open from 12.30p.m. till kick-off and on the final whistle till approximately 8 p.m. 

Club Shop open prior to kick-off and during the half-time interval.  

Match Programme priced at £2 and 50/50 tickets available from vendors inside the ground.

 

An on-field presentation on behalf of FAFC will be made by the Chairman prior to kick-off to Eddie & Arty Gray in recognition of their service to the club from 2011 to 2018 in both coaching and organisational roles with firstly the Under 19 side, then the Development squad.   This presentation will take place at approx 2.50p.m.

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