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Arbroath vs Raith Rovers – Match Preview

26th March 2022

Arbroath vs Raith Rovers – Match Preview

cinch Scottish Championship – Game 31 – Season 2021/2022

Saturday 26th March 2022, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 3.00pm kick off.

Arbroath welcome John McGlynn’s Raith Rovers to Gayfield today for our 31st match of the season.

The first game of the season was a victory for Rovers, before a goalless draw at Gayfield then a win for the Lichties at Stark’s Park back in January.

Raith Rovers have added defender Sean Mackie on loan from Hibernian since that match but Raith have major doubts over keeper Jamie MacDonald and Christophe Berra who were both forced off against Inverness Caledonian Thistle last week.

As a result Raith Rovers have brought in 19-year-old keeper Lewis Budinauckas in on a 7 day emergency loan from Rangers.

Frankie Musonda and Ben Williamson are away on international duty, whilst Kyle Benedictus is suspended and Tom Lang and Lewis Vaughan are missing through long term injuries.

Whilst it may seem Raith are depleted Sean Mackie, David McKay, Liam Dick and Reghan Tumilty are available in defence and they still have quality in midfield and up front and this will be another very hard game for the Lichties.

Dick Campbell returns to the dugout for the Lichties after serving his one-match ban and it is hoped Derek Gaston, Liam Henderson and Dale Hilson will be available for selection after all missing out last weekend due to injury.

It will be another extremely tough match but we hope you can get right behind the team from the very start.

C’mon the Lichties!

Raith Rovers (Including winter signings and loan arrivals)

Manager – John McGlynn
Assistant Manager – Paul Smith
Goalkeeping Coach – Robbie Thomson


1 – Jamie MacDonald
17 – Robbie Thomson
28 – Kyle Bow
Lewis Budinauckas (On an emergency loan from Rangers)


2 – Reghan Tumilty
3 – Liam Dick
4 – Frankie Musonda
5 – Christophe Berra
6 – Kyle Benedictus
12 – Tom Lang
14 – David McKay
21 – Sean Mackie (On loan from Hibernian)
29 – Greig Young


7 – Aidan Connolly
8 – Ross Matthews
13 – Brad Spencer
16 – Sam Stanton (Dundalk)
20 – Ben Williamson (On loan from Rangers)
22 – Ethan Ross
25 – Aaron Arnott


9 – Jamie Gullan (Hibernian)
10 – Lewis Vaughan
11 – Dario Zanatta
18 – Ethan Varian (On loan from Stoke City)
99 – Matej Poplatnik (On loan from Livingston)

Stark’s Park Departures

15 – Dylan Tait – Hibernian, end of loan
19 – Luke Mahady – Burntisland Shipyard
23 – Blaise Riley-Snow – On loan at Alloa Athletic
24 – David Goodwillie – On loan at Clyde
26 – Kieran Mitchell – On loan at Bo’ness United
27 – Quinn Coulson – On loan at Cowdenbeath
30 – David Masson – On loan at Thornton Hibs

Raith Rovers vs Arbroath – Head to Head

Raith Rovers 1 – 2 Arbroath – Saturday 15th January 2022
cinch Scottish Championship – Game 23 – Season 2020/2021
Goals – Tumilty 42 – Hamilton 47, Low 82 pen

Arbroath 0 – 0 Raith Rovers – Saturday 4th December 2021
cinch Scottish Championship – Game 16 – Season 2020/2021

Raith Rovers 2 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 16th October 2021
cinch Scottish Championship – Game 9 – Season 2020/2021
Goals – Tait 3, Matthews 46+1 – Dowds 90+4

Raith Rovers – Scottish Championship Results 2021/2022

Game 1 – Raith Rovers 4 – 4 Hamilton Academical – Saturday 31st July 2021
Game 2 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 – 0 Raith Rovers – Saturday 7th August 2021
Game 3 – Raith Rovers 1 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Wednesday 29th September 2021
Game 4 – Ayr United 0 – 2 Raith Rovers – Friday 7th September 2021
Game 5 – Raith Rovers 0 – 1 Queen of the South – Saturday 11th September 2021
Game 6 – Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Raith Rovers – Saturday 18th September 2021
Game 7 – Raith Rovers 3 – 2 Partick Thistle – Saturday 25th September 2021
Game 8 – Kilmarnock 1 – 3 Raith Rovers – Saturday 2nd October 2021
Game 9 – Raith Rovers 2 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 16th October 2021
Game 10 – Raith Rovers 1 – 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Saturday 23rd October 2021
Game 11 – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 1 Raith Rovers – Tuesday 26th October 2021
Game 12 – Raith Rovers 2 – 1 Ayr United – Saturday 30th October 2021
Game 13 – Queen of the South 1 – 1 Raith Rovers – Saturday 6th November 2021
Game 14 – Hamilton Academical 0 – 3 Raith Rovers – Saturday 13th November 2021
Game 15 – Raith Rovers 2 – 1 Greenock Morton – Saturday 20th November 2021
Game 16 – Arbroath 0 – 0 Raith Rovers – Saturday 4th December 2021
Game 17 – Raith Rovers 1 – 0 Kilmarnock – Saturday 11th December 2021
Game 18 – Partick Thistle 1 – 0 Raith Rovers – Saturday 18th December 2021
Game 19 – Ayr United 2 – 0 Raith Rovers – Sunday 26th December
Game 20 – Raith Rovers 3 – 3 Queen of the South – Tuesday 1st February 2022
Game 21 – Raith Rovers 0 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Sunday 2nd January 2022
Game 22 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 – 1 Raith Rovers – 8th January 2022
Game 23 – Raith Rovers 1 – 2 Arbroath – Saturday 15th January 2022
Game 24 – Greenock Morton 2 – 2 Raith Rovers – Friday 28th January 2022
Game 25 – Raith Rovers 0 – 0 Hamilton Academical – Saturday 5th February 2022
Game 26 – Kilmarnock 3 – 0 Raith Rovers – Saturday 19th February 2022
Game 27 – Raith Rovers 0 – 0 Partick Thistle – Saturday 26th February 2022
Game 28 – Raith Rovers 0 – 4 Ayr United – Saturday 5th March 2022
Game 29 – Queen of the South 0 – 1 Raith Rovers – Saturday 12th March 2022
Game 30 – Raith Rovers 2 – 3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Saturday 19th March 2022


Raith Rovers Manager John McGlynn is suspended from the dug out whilst Ben Williamson and Kyle Benedictus are also suspended after being sent off against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.


Referee; Alan Muir
Assistant Referee 1; Andy Milne
Assistant Referee 2: Paul McAvinue

Tickets and Admission Prices

There are still tickets available for today’s match

Arbroath Supporters can buy their tickets here –

Raith Rovers Supporters can buy their tickets here –

Ticket prices are as follows;
£19: Adult (Over 18)
£12: Concessions (Over 65, Students, Juvenile, Disabled supporter which includes Carer)
£22: Parent and Child (U12)
£24: Parent and Two Children (U12)

This match is part of the Arbroath FC Season Ticket.

All tickets must be purchased online.

There will be NO cash turnstiles or pay on the gate.

Please check your junk / email folders if you don’t receive your email with your ticket straight away. If you encounter any problems please email

Please either have your ticket printed out, or saved on to your phone with your contrast fully up for our scanners to read the code.


Segregation will be in place for this match.

Arbroath Supporters will occupy sections A, and B of the main stand and the Pleasureland End of the Stadium up past the pie hut and partially around part of the Harbour End

Please note that section C will be reserved for our supporters who are in Hospitality. Sections A and B will be occupied on a first come, first seated basis.

Arbroath Supporters will enter via Gates 1 and 2.

Raith Rovers will occupy Section G of the Main Stand and the Harbour End of the Stadium up end of the enclosed terrace.

Raith Rovers fans will enter via Gate 3.

Raith Rovers fans should be advised that only a small number of stands seats will be available. Section G will be occupied on a first come, first seated basis.

There are disabled bays in front of Section A (for Arbroath supporters) and Section H (for Raith Rovers supporters) which are accessible by ramps parallel to these sections.

Ambulant supporters can reserve a space by emailing

Section D of the main stand is for Home Officials, Section E for Away Subs, and F for Away Officials with the Media in Section H.


Each side of the ground has toilets and a refreshment booth, while there are pie stands in far corners of the East Terrace.

How to watch all the action;

We advise all supporters to register and login by 2pm

This match will will be available to everyone over 18 for £13 over on

Unfortunately due to a ruling enabled by the English FA we are not permitted to stream this match to anyone living in England.

Please see the full reason why here –

As always we advise you to register and sign up long before Tuesday’s kick off to get yourself familiar with the website and so you have time to have any problems resolved.

There will be 3 types of supporters who will be purchasing our PPV.

We expect there to be 3 different categories of supporters who will be logging on Saturday afternoon.

1 – Season Ticket Holders

Head to then you can access the game by clicking “Login” on the home page.   Once you have logged in you can enjoy the game for free.

The email address you used to purchase your season ticket is the email address you need to use to login.

2 – Supporters who have already used PPV

Head to then you can access the game by clicking “Login” on the home page.

You will use the same login name (your email address) and password as your previous live stream, then when you click “Get my Access” you will be prompted to enter in your payment details for this match. The cost is £13

3 – Away Supporters / New Supporters to PPV

If this is your first time, you will have to create an account by clicking on “Get my Access” on

Your login will be your email address and then you will asked to create a password and enter in your payment details. The cost is £13

Having successfully created your account you can then click “Watch Live” and then sit back and enjoy the game!

If you have any issues PLEASE use the live chat box on the right hand side of the Arbroath FC TV website. Our support staff can help you directly from there and will have you logged in. This is the fastest and easy way to deal with any issues you may face.

For all other issues please email

Match Day Programme

Our matchday programme producers, JJ Sports Promotions Ltd have produced a physical programme for today’s game.

A match day programme will be on sale as supporters enter the ground for £2.50

Alternatively copies of this programme can be purchased for £2.50 each plus £2 postage and packing, by emailing: It will be full colour and packed with great content and photography, but hurry because there is a limited print run


Supporters can park by Pleasureland, or on the Harbour end of Gayfield at Inchcape Park.


Smoking is not permitted in the main stand of Gayfield Park.

It should go without saying that No pyrotechnics are allowed inside of Gayfield.

We look forward to welcoming a large crowd to Gayfield for what is set to be a cracking match!

Thank you and C’mon the Lichties

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