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The club shop have put together 5 cracking deals for our live TV fixture this coming Saturday against Forfar Athletic.

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Dunfermline 3 Ayr Utd 2

Dunfermline Athletic 3 v 2 Ayr United

The Honest Men left East End Park bitterly disappointed as Dunfermline came back from 2-0 down to win 3 – 2.

The conditions throughout the match saw rain, sleet and snow made the pitch soft and slick but this was a surface which made for exciting football. Both teams jumped from their marks and went for it right from the starting whistle.

In 6 mins Dunfermline had the first chance when winger Joe Cardle was fouled but Michael Paton’s strike from the freekick swung it into Ayr’s travelling support.

Ayr immediately replied with a Jamie Adams’ header going just wide after a beautiful delivery from Brian Gilmour.

There then followed the first of a number of moments of controversy in the match. Craig Moore received the ball and tried to create space for himself in the box and appeared to be brought down. Instead the striker found a yellow card to his name for simulation.

Just on 26 mins Dunfermline thought they had taken the lead when Andy Geggan smashed the ball home from some 25 yards out but despite the protests of the vociferous home support this was correctly chalked off as Joe Cardle was in an offside position distracting Ayr’s keeper and ducking under the ball.

Newly returned Jamie Adams had appeared to be relishing this match but was at the end of some harsh treatment and was forced to come off in 27 mins. Despite this Ayr still pushed hard and Alan Forrest was unlucky not to open the scoring with a beautifully curled drive towards the bottom right hand corner but kept out by a high quality save from Murdoch in the Pars’ goal.

In 40 mins Ayr went ahead. Brian Gilmour delivered a peach of a corner that was met by Andy Graham whose flying header bulged the back of the net. Yet more joy was to come to Ayr fans when only two minutes later Craig Moore was brought down in the box for a penalty which he slotted away coolly to double United’s advantage.

But after what had been dream first half for Ayr it soon turned into a nightmare with another controversial decision. A goalward header by former Ayr player Andy Geggan appeared to be deflected away by Brian Gilmour’s shoulder but referee Nick Walsh immediately awarded a penalty and sent the midfield off. Michael Moffat calmly dispatched the resultant penalty, but did not celebrate in respect of his former employers. This turned out to be the turning point of the match with the Honest Men reduced to 10 men for the full second half.

United had lost the imposing Adams and the creative Gilmour but restructured to try and get something from the match and seemed more than capable of holding out against the greater numbers of the now reinvigorated Dunfermline team, but when the goals came they came in a cruel fashion.

In 56 mins Dunfermline equalised. Jason Talbot’s delightful chip into the box found Joe Cardle who, from a tight angle, hit the ball across the front of the goals and off the helpless Nicky Devlin and into the net.

Just 9 mins later Faissal El Bakhtaoui fired the home side ahead but again this would have an element of luck. Although this was a well struck shot, had it not been for a double deflection first off Graham and then Murphy, it looked as if keeper Greg Fleming would have saved.

Although reduced to just 10 men, United still managed to create some moments of brilliance with Forrest somehow wriggling his way into the Dunfermline box only to be thwarted by Murdoch at the last instant; Peter Murphy dribbling from his own half before being chopped down as he raced towards goal, and a delightful shot by Ryan Stevenson that almost sneaked in at the front post.

After the third goal Dunfermline ran the show, with the Honest Men only having 2 shots on target in the second half while the Pars had plenty of chances which kept Fleming’s gloves warm. Ayr’s downfall had become almost inevitable due to the red card decision.

Dunfermline can think themselves lucky to have come away with all three points while Ayr can take some comfort from the quality of their first half performances with all eleven men on the park.

Ayr United
Fleming, Devlin, Donald, Murphy, Graham, Stevenson, Gilmour, Adams, Preston, Forrest, Moore Substitutes Newman (GK), Boyle, Trouten, Crawford, McLaughlin, McCracken, Wardrope.

Dunfermline Athletic
Murdoch, Reid, Talbot, McKay, Richards-Everton, Geggan, Paton, Falkingham, Moffat, El-Bakhtaoui, Cardle Substitutes Hutton (GK), Hopkirk, Byrne, Rooney, Wallace, McCabe, Martin.

Referee: Nick Walsh
Attendance: 3319
Report: Guest reporter Angus Hyde for AUmedia

Dunfermline match preview

Match Preview
Dunfermline Athletic vs. Ayr United
Ladbrokes League 1
Saturday 13th February 2016

On Saturday, Ayr United travel to league leaders Dunfermline looking prevent the Pars opening up a 13 point lead over the Honest Men. Ian McCall’s side were brushed aside by on form Peterhead at Somerset Park last weekend and travel to Fife outside the top two in the table for the first time since the end of August.

Allan Johnston’s side were 3-0 winners last weekend. Faissal El-Bakhtaoui netted his 20th goal of the season at Ochilview, with the victory over Stenhousemuir rounded off by a second-half Andy Geggan double. The Pars are unbeaten in their last 10 games on the road – but were defeated in their last match at East End Park. Airdrieonians’ 1-0 Friday night win was only Dunfermline’s second this season.

Ayr and Dunfermline in fact have near identical records at home in the league this season, both with 7 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats. The Honest Men have 26 home goals to Dunfermline’s 24, but the Fifers have conceded 4 fewer goals.

Team News: Paddy Boyle returns to the squad, Ross Docherty has resumed light training however won’t be ready for this match.

Ian says:”East End Park is a great place to play football and we know we can win there which gives us confidence. We will be going there looking for the win and hopefully will have a big noisy travelling right behind us.”

Ayr United wins – 34
Draws – 27
Dunfermline Athletic wins – 52

The Honest Men’s win in August ended a run of 5 consecutive defeats at East End Park.

Last Meeting: The aggregate score between the two sides this season is 3-3, albeit the Pars have two wins to United’s one. Andy Geggan netted the only goal at Somerset Park at the end of November to knock Ayr out of the Scottish Cup and a fortnight later the Fifers were 2-1 winners in the league despite having Joe Cardle sent-off. Michael Moffat and Gerry McLauchlan traded first half goals before David Hopkirk scored the winner for the 10-men.

In August, Ayr shocked the Dunfermline, leaving East End Park with a 2-0 victory courtesy of goals from Alan Forrest and Jordan Preston.

On this day: Ayr United have a 58% win rate, winning 7 of 12 fixtures on this date. Our last three games on 13th February have ended in 1-0 victories, most recently in 1999 when Albion Rovers were defeated at Somerset Park, Gary Teale netting the only goal of the Scottish Cup tie.

Match Officials:
Referee – Nick Walsh
Assistant Referee 1 – Stuart Stevenson
Assistant Referee 2 – Stephen Mitchell

Adults – £15
Concessions – £10
u12s – £5

New dates for fixtures

Following the two recent postponements we have received the two new dates for these matches.

Tuesday March 1st v Cowdenbeath at Somerset Park with a 7.45pm kick off.

Tuesday March 8th v Stenhousemuir at Somerset Park with a 7.45pm kick off.

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Fans travel to Dunfermline

On Saturday we travel to East End Park for a huge match with the league leaders Dunfermline. As always for any big match we need the support of our fantastic away following.

The Ayr United River Cottage Travel are, as always, running a bus to the match. The bus leaves the River Cottage at 11.30am. Prices and £10 for members and £12 for non members.

To book a seat call Jamie on 07792 747354, Tam on 07585 328685 or Jeanne on 07599 289517.

As always your support is hugely appreciated.

Donations keep players

At Saturdays game we were delighted to welcome Gavin Craig, Jamie Garrett and Eileen Murray as guests in our boardroom.

Gavin came up with the idea of creating a footgolf event which took place in horrendous weather conditions in early January. Despite the conditions Gavin’s event still saw over 50 entrants and raised £1020.

The Ayr United River Cottage Travel Club opened a new bank account and invited supporters to make donations of any size to their fund in order for Ian McCall to have some extra money during the January transfer window. In a short space of time and with a huge amount of effort going in to promote the idea, Jamie and Eileen handed over a cheque for £3000. The Travel Club entered our shirt and shorts draw this season as well as supporting all of our club events and we hugely appreciate their support.

As we reported in December our club sponsor Bodog also made a fantastic gesture by giving us a significant donation for Ian McCall’s January dealings.

Thanks to the efforts above we managed to sign Ryan Stevenson and Jamie Adams until the end of the season (and potentially beyond) and extend the loan periods of Jordan Preston and Craig Moore. Everyone at the club would like to thank Gavin, our Travel Club, Bodog and all the supporters who gave some extra time and money to help.

Ayr 1 Peterhead 2

Ayr United 1 v 2 Peterhead

Following last Saturday’s washed out fixture Ayr returned to league business against a Peterhead side brimming with confidence having trounced Albion Rovers 5-1 in their last fixture and with an impressive record of 11 league games without defeat stretching back to the 31st October. At stake was second place in the league and after 90 minutes it was to be claimed by the Blue Toon.

The early stages of the match saw both sets of players struggling to control the ball on what was an extremely bobbly and slick surface and it wasn’t until the 16th min that a clear-cut chance was created.
Peterhead broke forward following a United attack with Brown finding Sutherland on the right at the halfway line. Sutherland then played the ball along the halfway line to McAllister who slid the ball through the United defence to Dzierzawski at the edge of the United penalty box but his rushed left-footed shot flew over the bar when he should have done much better.

Although Ayr were having most of the ball in attacking positions it was Peterhead who looked the most likely with their fast-paced breakaway football and Sutherland and McAllister a potent and threatening strike force.
On 21mins Peterhead again broke away and Brown charged towards the United goal after a neat flick on by McAllister. As he attempted to get into the penalty area Gerry McLaughlin appeared to be turned but left his leg in position and blocked the ball and the Peterhead attacker went down. While fans debated whether this was a foul or not, referee Alan Muir brought out a yellow card and the United defender was booked.

To add insult to injury up stepped the impressive Shane Sutherland to curl the resultant freekick over the wall and into the net to put the Blue Toon one up.
United were determined to get back into the game and only three minutes later equalised. Ayr worked the ball forward from goalkeeper Greg Fleming and from just inside his own half Gerry McLaughlin released a long pass forward and the faintest of touches from Jordan Preston took the ball past defenders Gilchrist and Ross and into the penalty box. Both Preston and Moore set off at pace with Moore reaching the ball just before the out rushing keeper Smith and hammering it into the net.

Soon after Peterhead had a loud shout for a penalty when Mikey Donald’s misplaced pass was picked up by Sutherland near the halfway line and the forward outmuscled and outpaced the United left back into the penalty area. Sutherland took a heavy touch to the right and Jamie Adams barged straight into him. Again referee Muir surprised many in the crowd by signalling a goal-kick to United.

The match had settled into a regular pattern with Ayr trying to push forward but becoming bogged down in midfield and finding it difficult to get into the final third and past the resolute and well organised Peterhead defence. United weren’t helped by the surface with players attempting second or third touches to try and control the ball and so giving Peterhead the chance to tackle, and also at times finding it difficult to reach their own men with passes.
With four minutes remaining in the half United again went behind, and this was a goal which could and should have been prevented. This was doubly distressing as Ayr were beginning to look more confident and had bossed the final stages of the half.

Peter Murphy returned a Jamie Adams pass back but the midfielder failed to get the ball quickly under control and Kevin Dzierzawski pounced, stealing the ball at the halfway line before sliding it forward towards McAllister. It looked as if Gerry McLauchlan would intercept the ball but he appeared to slip and McAllister charged into the penalty area pursued by Murphy. Greg Fleming came out and forced the striker wide, and although he stumbled badly McAllister kept his feet and from the narrowest of angles hit the ball towards the goal. Murphy attempted to tackle and the ball flipped off his foot and just over the leg of Nicky Devlin whose covering run had seemed certain to whip the ball off the line: but it was not to be. Peterhead were leading 1 -2 and this was an advantage they were determined not to lose.

The second half was one of great frustration for Ayr United as they pushed to find an equaliser but were met by a physical wall of defence playing very deep giving a little space to work their way through or behind. The physicality of the Peterhead approach drew chants of disapproval from the United faithful.

In 47 mins Ally Gilchrist was booked for blocking off Moore as he charged goalward and in 54 minutes it came as no surprise when Jordan Brown was booked for an intentional handball having been previously warned in the early minutes for leading with an elbow when heading and later for a lunging tackle.
In 55 mins Ayr fans howled for a red card as Nicky Devlin charged forward near the halfway line hitting the ball some 20 feet in front of himself only to be kicked from behind by Simon Ferry an action which the referee deemed only to merit a yellow card.

Then on 57 mins Scott Ross lost the ball to Alan Trouten and lunged in at pace with his studs showing, catching the United midfielder on the shins. This again resulted in a yellow card but one which would come back to haunt the defender.
In truth United had been left with slim pickings with attacks being degraded before they could reach the box and Ayr’s only real chance up to this point had been a drive by Ryan Stevenson from some 20 yards out which went over the top left-hand corner of the bar.

In 59 mins Ayr looked to have scored as Moore slammed the ball into the net from 8 yards out but the stand side assistant referee Michael Banks raised his flag for a narrow offside.
Just one minute later Ryan Strachan also found his name in the book after a late challenge.
In the 90th minute and with time running out for Ayr, substitute Alan Forrest charged down the left-hand side outpacing Simon Ferry but was then challenged by Scott Ross who appeared to have made contact with the ball first. Similar to McLauchlan’s booking in the first half this appeared no more than bad body posture as the defender tackled but again the referee saw this differently and Scott Ross was given a second yellow card which resulted in his sending off.

Ayr huffed and puffed to make advantage in the four minutes of added time but could do no more than blast the ball off a resilient Blue Toon defence.
United will have to up to their game considerably when they make their way eastwards to Dunfermline next weekend.
Ayr United

Fleming, Devlin, Donald, Murphy, McLaughlin, Stevenson, Gilmour, Adams, Preston, Trouten, Moore Substitutes Forrest, Wardrope, Graham, Crawford, Muir, McKenzie, Newman (GK)
Smith, Strachan, Ross, Gilchrist, Noble, Brown, Dzierzawski, Ferry, Redman, McAllister, Sutherland Substitutes Blockley, Stevenson, Riley, McIntosh, Lawrence, Rogers, McNeil (GK)

Referee: Alan Muir
Attendance: 1155
Report: AUmedia