Dunfermline Athletic

Fixtures : 2020-2021 : Raith Rovers

Fri, 5th Mar 2021 Kick Off: 19:45

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Preview Raith Rovers

Friday, 5th Mar 2021

Scottish Championship: (away) v Raith Rovers, Friday 5th March 2021, kick off 7.45pm at Stark’s Park, live on BBC Scotland channel

This is the first match in the final third of this 27 match league season and the Fife rivals are tied on points with Raith in second place with a game in hand, ahead of Dunfermline on goal difference.

As a consequence of defeat at Dumfries at the weekend, Dunfermline slipped below Raith and Stevie Crawford has said that he wants to use the hurt of losing to Queens as a motivation to take into this Fife derby.

Raith Rovers have developed a habit of following a win with a defeat, something that their manager, John McGlynn was referring to as he was quoted on Saturday saying:- "Hopefully we can now get consistency and consolidate in the top four, get some daylight between us and Dunfermline, and finish as high as we can in second."

This will be the 51st league visit to Starks Park where Dunfermline hold the upper hand with 19 wins to Raith’s 15 with 16 drawn.

Milestones v Raith Rovers (away)
Last League Victory | 02/01/17 | 2-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 20/08/16 | 0-2 | Championship
Best League Victory | 29/10/94 | 5-2 | Div One (old)
Worst League Defeat | 01/01/83 | 0-6 | Div One (old)
Last Goalless Draw | 08/09/81 | 0-0 | Division One
First League Meeting | 24/03/28 | 1-5 | Div One (old)

In the last dozen league fixtures the Pars have won six of them, Raith three and three have ended all square.

Last Twelve Meetings

03/02/21 | H | Dunfermline 4 Raith Rovers 1 | W | Championship
05/12/20 | A | Raith Rovers 2 Dunfermline 2 | D | Championship
19/01/19 | A | Raith Rovers 3 Dunfermline 0 | L | Scottish Cup
08/04/17 | H | Dunfermline 1 Raith Rovers 0| W | Championship
02/01/17 | A | Raith Rovers 0 Dunfermline 2 | W | Championship
05/12/16 | H | Dunfermline 0 Raith Rovers 0 | D | Championship
20/08/16 | A | Raith Rovers 2 Dunfermline 0 | L | Championship
05/08/14 | H | Dunfermline 1 Raith Rovers 0 | W | Challenge Cup
20/08/13 | H | Dunfermline 0 Raith Rovers 2 | L | Challenge Cup
16/03/13 | A | Raith Rovers 1 Dunfermline 1 | D | Division One
02/01/13 | H | Dunfermline 1 Raith Rovers 0 | W | Division One
17/11/12 | A | Raith Rovers 1 Dunfermline 3 | W | Division One


Raith Rovers 2-2 Dunfermline
Sat, 5th Dec 2020

Last Time at Stark’s Park
Saturday 5th December 2021, Scottish Championship
Raith Rovers 2 Dunfermline 2


Following Raith Rovers promotion back out of League One, this was the first league match between the teams since April 2017.

The Rovers opened the scoring in 27th minute from a Dan Armstrong free kick 35 yards out on the right that picked out Manny DUKU at the far post. Fôn Williams parried the ball but the big Dutchman netted from close in. 1-0

Fôn Williams beat away a 63rd minute shot from Ross Matthews but two corners followed and from the second sent in by Ross from the right, Duku met it but the ball was among beyond the right upright until MUSONDA headed home to make it 2-0.

Kevin O’Hara replaced Kerr McInroy before in 72 minutes McManus glanced an Edwards cross wide right. A minute later McManus payed a great ball to Fraser MURRAY who found himself in space on the left, he cut inside Tumilty and finished low into the bottom right from 18 yards. 2-1

The visitors looked a side reinvented and they hit another just two minutes later when with a good pass in from the right side, Dow teed up McMANUS for a special finish that gave the keeper no chance. 2-2. Just imagine what it would have been like in front of a stand full of Pars!

RAITH ROVERS: Jamie Macdonald: Reghan Tumilty, Kyle Benedictus, Frankie Musonda, Kieran Macdonald, Daniel Armstrong, Ross Matthews, Dylan Tait, Ethan Ross (Brad Spencer 75), Regan Hendry, Manny Duku (Lars Lokotsch 84).
SUBS NOT USED: Fernandy Meney, Gozie Ugwu, Quinn Coulson, Luke Mahady, Robbie Thomson (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Lewis Mayo (Aaron Comrie 57), Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Ian Wilson (Fraser Murray 58): Ryan Dow, Kerr McInroy (Kevin O’Hara 69), Dom Thomas: Kyle Turner: Declan McManus
SUBS NOT USED: Matty Bowman, Lewis McCann, Miller Fenton, Cammy Gill (GK)

Recent Form

Dunfermline have won two and drawn one of their last six. Away from home they have managed just one victory in nine league games.

Since Christmas Raith Rovers have won five and lost five. They are seeking just their second back to back wins of the season.

DUNFERMLINE
Queen of the South (A) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) W 2-1
Arbroath (A) L 0-2
Raith Rovers (H) W 4-1
Hearts (A) L 0-1
Ayr United (H) D 0-0

RAITH ROVERS
Alloa Athletic (H) W 3-1
Arbroath (A) L 0-1
Morton (A) W 1-0
Dunfermline (A) L 1-4
Dundee (H) W 3-1
Hearts (H) L 0-4

Current League Stats

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 3rd
League Points: 27
Goal Difference: +7
League Record: P17 W7 D6 L4 GF26 GA19
Last Six Match Form: DLWLWL

RAITH ROVERS
League Position: 2nd
League Points: 27
Goal Difference: +8
League Record: P16 W8 D3 L5 GF32 GA24
Last Six Match Form: LWLWLW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Queen of the South):
Owain Fôn Williams: Kyle Macdonald, Paul Watson (c), Lewis Mayo, Josh Edwards: Dom Thomas (Scott Banks 73), Steven Whittaker (Iain Wilson 68), Kerr McInroy, Fraser Murray: Craig Wighton, Declan McManus (Kevin O’Hara 68)
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Turner, Lewis McCann, Vytas Gašpuitis, Cammy Gill (GK)

RAITH ROVERS (v Alloa Athletic): Jamie Macdonald: Reghan Tumilty (Frankie Musonda 90), Iain Davidson (c), Kyle Benedictus, Kieran Macdonald: Daniel Armstrong, Ross Matthews, Regan Hendry, Brad Spencer, Kai Kennedy (Jamie Gullan 89): Manny Duku (Gozie Ugwu 78)
SUBS NOT USED: Dylan Tait, Adam King, Fernandy Meney, Robbie Thomson (GK)

Other Championship Fixtures

Alloa Athletic v Inverness Caley Thistle
Arbroath v Queen of the South
Hearts v Dundee
Morton v Ayr United



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Preview Raith Rovers

Friday, 5th Mar 2021

Scottish Championship: (away) v Raith Rovers, Friday 5th March 2021, kick off 7.45pm at Stark’s Park, live on BBC Scotland channel

This is the first match in the final third of this 27 match league season and the Fife rivals are tied on points with Raith in second place with a game in hand, ahead of Dunfermline on goal difference.

As a consequence of defeat at Dumfries at the weekend, Dunfermline slipped below Raith and Stevie Crawford has said that he wants to use the hurt of losing to Queens as a motivation to take into this Fife derby.

Raith Rovers have developed a habit of following a win with a defeat, something that their manager, John McGlynn was referring to as he was quoted on Saturday saying:- "Hopefully we can now get consistency and consolidate in the top four, get some daylight between us and Dunfermline, and finish as high as we can in second."

This will be the 51st league visit to Starks Park where Dunfermline hold the upper hand with 19 wins to Raith’s 15 with 16 drawn.

Milestones v Raith Rovers (away)
Last League Victory | 02/01/17 | 2-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 20/08/16 | 0-2 | Championship
Best League Victory | 29/10/94 | 5-2 | Div One (old)
Worst League Defeat | 01/01/83 | 0-6 | Div One (old)
Last Goalless Draw | 08/09/81 | 0-0 | Division One
First League Meeting | 24/03/28 | 1-5 | Div One (old)

In the last dozen league fixtures the Pars have won six of them, Raith three and three have ended all square.

Last Twelve Meetings

03/02/21 | H | Dunfermline 4 Raith Rovers 1 | W | Championship
05/12/20 | A | Raith Rovers 2 Dunfermline 2 | D | Championship
19/01/19 | A | Raith Rovers 3 Dunfermline 0 | L | Scottish Cup
08/04/17 | H | Dunfermline 1 Raith Rovers 0| W | Championship
02/01/17 | A | Raith Rovers 0 Dunfermline 2 | W | Championship
05/12/16 | H | Dunfermline 0 Raith Rovers 0 | D | Championship
20/08/16 | A | Raith Rovers 2 Dunfermline 0 | L | Championship
05/08/14 | H | Dunfermline 1 Raith Rovers 0 | W | Challenge Cup
20/08/13 | H | Dunfermline 0 Raith Rovers 2 | L | Challenge Cup
16/03/13 | A | Raith Rovers 1 Dunfermline 1 | D | Division One
02/01/13 | H | Dunfermline 1 Raith Rovers 0 | W | Division One
17/11/12 | A | Raith Rovers 1 Dunfermline 3 | W | Division One


Raith Rovers 2-2 Dunfermline
Sat, 5th Dec 2020

Last Time at Stark’s Park
Saturday 5th December 2021, Scottish Championship
Raith Rovers 2 Dunfermline 2


Following Raith Rovers promotion back out of League One, this was the first league match between the teams since April 2017.

The Rovers opened the scoring in 27th minute from a Dan Armstrong free kick 35 yards out on the right that picked out Manny DUKU at the far post. Fôn Williams parried the ball but the big Dutchman netted from close in. 1-0

Fôn Williams beat away a 63rd minute shot from Ross Matthews but two corners followed and from the second sent in by Ross from the right, Duku met it but the ball was among beyond the right upright until MUSONDA headed home to make it 2-0.

Kevin O’Hara replaced Kerr McInroy before in 72 minutes McManus glanced an Edwards cross wide right. A minute later McManus payed a great ball to Fraser MURRAY who found himself in space on the left, he cut inside Tumilty and finished low into the bottom right from 18 yards. 2-1

The visitors looked a side reinvented and they hit another just two minutes later when with a good pass in from the right side, Dow teed up McMANUS for a special finish that gave the keeper no chance. 2-2. Just imagine what it would have been like in front of a stand full of Pars!

RAITH ROVERS: Jamie Macdonald: Reghan Tumilty, Kyle Benedictus, Frankie Musonda, Kieran Macdonald, Daniel Armstrong, Ross Matthews, Dylan Tait, Ethan Ross (Brad Spencer 75), Regan Hendry, Manny Duku (Lars Lokotsch 84).
SUBS NOT USED: Fernandy Meney, Gozie Ugwu, Quinn Coulson, Luke Mahady, Robbie Thomson (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Lewis Mayo (Aaron Comrie 57), Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Ian Wilson (Fraser Murray 58): Ryan Dow, Kerr McInroy (Kevin O’Hara 69), Dom Thomas: Kyle Turner: Declan McManus
SUBS NOT USED: Matty Bowman, Lewis McCann, Miller Fenton, Cammy Gill (GK)

Recent Form

Dunfermline have won two and drawn one of their last six. Away from home they have managed just one victory in nine league games.

Since Christmas Raith Rovers have won five and lost five. They are seeking just their second back to back wins of the season.

DUNFERMLINE
Queen of the South (A) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) W 2-1
Arbroath (A) L 0-2
Raith Rovers (H) W 4-1
Hearts (A) L 0-1
Ayr United (H) D 0-0

RAITH ROVERS
Alloa Athletic (H) W 3-1
Arbroath (A) L 0-1
Morton (A) W 1-0
Dunfermline (A) L 1-4
Dundee (H) W 3-1
Hearts (H) L 0-4

Current League Stats

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 3rd
League Points: 27
Goal Difference: +7
League Record: P17 W7 D6 L4 GF26 GA19
Last Six Match Form: DLWLWL

RAITH ROVERS
League Position: 2nd
League Points: 27
Goal Difference: +8
League Record: P16 W8 D3 L5 GF32 GA24
Last Six Match Form: LWLWLW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Queen of the South):
Owain Fôn Williams: Kyle Macdonald, Paul Watson (c), Lewis Mayo, Josh Edwards: Dom Thomas (Scott Banks 73), Steven Whittaker (Iain Wilson 68), Kerr McInroy, Fraser Murray: Craig Wighton, Declan McManus (Kevin O’Hara 68)
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Turner, Lewis McCann, Vytas Gašpuitis, Cammy Gill (GK)

RAITH ROVERS (v Alloa Athletic): Jamie Macdonald: Reghan Tumilty (Frankie Musonda 90), Iain Davidson (c), Kyle Benedictus, Kieran Macdonald: Daniel Armstrong, Ross Matthews, Regan Hendry, Brad Spencer, Kai Kennedy (Jamie Gullan 89): Manny Duku (Gozie Ugwu 78)
SUBS NOT USED: Dylan Tait, Adam King, Fernandy Meney, Robbie Thomson (GK)

Other Championship Fixtures

Alloa Athletic v Inverness Caley Thistle
Arbroath v Queen of the South
Hearts v Dundee
Morton v Ayr United



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