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CLUB SHOP MATCH DAY VALENTINES DEALS…

 

The club shop have put together some Fabulous February weekend deals for our hugely important home SPFL League 1 match with Airdrieonians this Saturday 7th February and of course with Valentines day on the horizon what better way to show your love than by giving a gift from the team you love.

 

For this weekend only we have reduced the price of our 1970`s` retro penguin shirts to a crazy £14.99!!  Giant beach towels (£19.99) are Buy One Get One Free!!  Buy 3 mugs for only £10!! (not including latte mug). Hat & Scarf sets priced at only £10!!  and an amazing Slippers, Pyjamas and Dressing Gown Set to suit men, ladies, boys and girls only £35 for adult sizes and £30 Kids!! shop35

 

These offers are available in store from 10am on Saturday 7th February till 5.15pm that day and online* from 12am Saturday 7th February till 12am Monday 9th February.

Please remember the shop is closed for the duration of the match on Saturday.

 

Finally, we have held the price of all remaining 2014/15 replica shirts at the massively discounted price of £25 Adult and £20 Kids. The replica kit offer is available throughout the week online and in store and not restricted to the one day sale. shop38

 

*Mug deal not available online

**While stocks last

***No further discounts apply

David Robertson Signs!!

We are delighted to confirm the signing of David Robertson until the end of the season.

Manager Ian McCall said ” I am absolutely delighted to get David signed up as other clubs were after him. I had him when I was manager at Dundee United and hes a great lad. Hes a different type of midfield player than we have as he is always making runs into the box. He goes straight into the squad for Saturday. I am still looking for one more striker.”

David, 28,  started his career with Dundee United where he spent 6 years and played well over 100 games for the first team and also played for the Scotland Under 21s. From there David moved to St Johnstone then Morton. Most recently he has been at Livingston appearing 14 times this season and scoring 4 goals.

Treble Chance Winners 31/01

Here are the winners from Saturdays game with Dunfermline.

 

1st Prize £200 Tkt no 0645 G McCubbin from Ayr

2nd Prize £50 Tkt no 1032 C McBay from Dunfermline

3rd Prize £25 Tkt no 0132 L Henderson from Perth

Somerset hosts International match.

Scotland U17s set to take on Romania at Somerset Park

Vauxhall Under-17 International Challenge Match

Scotland v Romania

Tuesday, 24th February 2015, kick-off 7pm

Somerset Park, Ayr

CASH GATE: Kids go FREE, adults £5 Scotland Under-17s will warm-up for their UEFA European Under-17 Championship Elite Round group with a friendly match against Romania at Somerset Park on 24th February. Entry is FREE for under-16s.

Romania, who have also qualified for the Elite Round, will provide Scot Gemmill’s side with a stern test at the home of Ayr United.

Scotland topped their Qualifying Round group in September last year and will take on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic and Hungary, who will host the group, in March for a place at this summer’s finals in Bulgaria.

With the finals tournament expanding to 16 teams for the first time this year, the eight Elite Round group winners will advance to the finals alongside the seven best runners-up.

Scotland will be looking to reach back-to-back finals for the first time following their success in last season’s tournament in Malta where they reached the semi-final stage.

There is an added incentive to qualify for this season’s finals tournament with six places at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile up for grabs.

Gemmill said: “This is an important preparation match for us with the Elite Round just around the corner.

“We know from last year just how tough it is to qualify for the finals and it’s crucial we are ready for the challenges that await us in Hungary in March.

“We have some players in our squad who were part of that fantastic adventure in Malta last year and I would love for another group of players to benefit from that kind of top-level experience.

“Romania have also qualified for the Elite Round so we know we are in for a difficult match but that is just the kind of opponent we need at this stage.

“Somerset Park has hosted many youth international matches in the past and I am confident that Ayr United will once again prove to be great hosts in what will be our final gathering before we travel to Hungary.”

Entry to Scotland’s clash with Romania is by cash gate and is FREE for supporters under the age of 16 and just £5 for adults. The match kicks-off at 7pm.

Notes on ‘kids go free’ offer:

– Free child entry applies to children aged under 16

– As per standard stadium safety regulations, every four children must be accompanied by a paying adult (adult ticket price £5)

– Offer is subject to availability

Development game off

Tonights Development league west match with Clyde has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

 

Details on the rescheduled fixture will be available in due course.

Rainwater Water flow Specialist methods, Equipment, Functions, and Routine service

Rainwater Water flow Specialist methods, Equipment, Functions, and Routine service

Drinking water water flow techniques means equipment, routes and/or routes put in place to regulate, operate, or dispose of sub-covering and surface area fluids. Standard tap water drainage functions in order to avoid to avoid destruction which might be due to the extra presence water in farms and built-up facets like cities and towns. Read more

New Signing

We are delighted to announce the signing of Jordan Preston from Blackburn Rovers. Jordan, who has signed on loan until the end of the season, will begin training with the team on Tuesday and goes straight into the squad for Saturdays home game with Airdrie. jordan preston

Manager Ian McCall said “Jordan is a very highly rated striker who has played for Scotland at youth level. He has a great goalscoring record and I am sure he will score goals for us.”

Jordan is a centre forward who is strong in the air and on the ground and has a fantastic scoring record with Blackburns youth teams.

Paul Slane released

We can confirm that Paul Slane has been released from his contract by mutual consent. We would like to thank Paul for his efforts while at the club and wish him all the best for the future.

Scott McLaughlin released

We can confirm that club captain Scott McLaughlin has been released from his contract by mutual consent. Manager Ian McCall said “Scott is a very good professional, worked extremely hard for me and I wish him all the best for the future. Everyone at Ayr United would like to thank Scott for his efforts whilst at the club and wish him all the best for the future.

Ayr 0 Dunfermline 2

Ayr United 0 v 2 Dunfermline Athletic

Both sides were desperate to give their respective managers their first win in charge and overcome recent poor results, as they went in search of three vital points, which they hoped would kick start their stuttering league campaigns.

Ian McCall’s search for more attacking options in the transfer market proved fruitless this week so instead he decided to make changes to the starting line-up. Dale Shirkie started up front with Alan Forrest, as Ryan Donnelly dropped to the bench in a two pronged attack that the manager hoped would provide Ayr with more of a cutting edge. Robbie Crawford also dropped to the bench as he was replaced in midfield by club captain Scott McLaughlin.

Recently appointed Dunfermline manager John Potter’s search for new personnel proved more successful, as he captured the signing of Annan Athletic forward David Hopkirk, late on Friday night and he had no hesitation in pitching him straight into the starting eleven.

In the early stages of this game both teams struggled to cope with the blustery and cold conditions but with the wind at their backs Dunfermline settled the quicker. They edged possession in the opening stages but they only had two poorly taken corners to show for their efforts in the first 15mins.

After a sustained spell of pressure by Dunfermline a mistake by Dale Shirkie in the 23rd min ended with Gregor Buchanan being played in for a clear shot on goal. However his powerfully struck shot from 12 yards was well saved by David Hutton.

Brian Gilmour had Ayr’s first shot on target after 33mins in a rare attack from United. His well struck shot from the edge of the box was only parried by Dunfermline goalie Ryan Scully but no Ayr player was on hand to feed off the scraps and Dunfermline scrambled the ball to safety.

Back came Dunfermline though and they almost went ahead through an Andy Barrowman header in the 36th min but up popped Ayr’s McGovern to head clear off the line.

Although they had the bulk of possession in the first half Dunfermline’s chances were few and far between. The two teams went in at half time all square with Shaun Byrne’s shot from 22 yards, just 2mins from the break, being the last decent chance before the interval.

Dunfermline replaced Jim Paterson with Alex Whittle through injury at half-time as The Pars were forced into re-shuffling their back four but this didn’t appear to affect them too much.

David Hutton was forced into a tremendous one handed save in 50mins as another chance fell to Gregor Buchanan. His first time left foot volley thundered towards the Ayr goal but Hutton showed great reactions to tip the ball over the bar with his right hand.

Ayr were using the wind and conditions to their advantage as they began to press Dunfermline further back in to their own half but the Pars always carried a threat going forward as they looked sharp on the counter attack.

And in 66mins they caught Ayr napping when a quickly taken short corner ended with a Hopkirk cross being met by Andy Geggan and he headed home from close range to give Dunfermline the lead.

Dunfermline again could have went further ahead in 72mins when Barrowman went close with a header. Brian Gilmour also saw a good opportunity wasted for Ayr as he fired a shot over from just inside the penalty area.

Dunfermline looked to be in the ascendancy as the game approached the last quarter of an hour, so Ian McCall replaced Blakeman and McLaughlin with Crawford and Nisbet.

There was further drama for Dunfermline with 10mins left to play as they were forced in to replacing keeper Scully, with Goodfellow, as he left the field of play suffering from knock to the head.

As Ayr went in search of an equaliser and with time almost up Dunfermline broke up the park and found David Hopkirk in space just inside Ayr’s penalty box. He showed good composure before firing a low right foot shot beyond David Hutton to seal the victory for Dunfermline and claim all three points for The Pars.

Ayr United

Hutton; Devlin; Blakeman; McGovern; Neill; Gilmour; Murray; McLaughlin; Shirkie; Forrest; Donald. Subs: Newman (GK); Crawford; McCracken; Beattie; Donnelly; Nisbet; Slane

Dunfermline

Scully; Geggan; Paterson; Martin; Buchanan; Spence; McAusland; Byrne; Barrowman; Moffat; Hopkirk. Subs: Goodfellow (GK); Falkingham; Thomson; Stirling; Smith; Millen; Whittle

Attendance: 1149

Match Report: David Kennedy (AUmedia)