Match Preview Ayr United v Peterhead Championship Play-Off, semi-final, second leg Saturday 7th May 2016. Kick-off 3pm
Peterhead go into the game on the back of seven consecutive defeats however they do welcome back top goalscorer Rory McAllister, following his two match suspension for his red card against the Honest Men.
Team News: Jamie Adams has trained this week and comes back into the squad. Everyone else is fit and available.
Ian says: “There is no point in denying that we now have a great chance to get to the final. We couldn’t have asked for much better than coming down the road on Tuesday with a 3 goal advantage. However this game is far from over, if we start like we did against Airdrie then Peterhead will take advantage.
We will be approaching the game as if it is 0-0 and we will need to take the chances that come our way. If we play with the same strength, pace and intensity as Tuesday night we will be fine.”
Play-off Record: Ayr United are competing in the play-offs for the fifth time. United won promotion in 2009 and 2011, after finishing second both seasons but were relegated from the First Division following defeat in the semi-final against Airdrie in 2012 and also fell at the semi-final stage in 2014. P13, W6, D4, L3, F25, A19
Peterhead have been involved in the Division 1/Championship play-offs on two previous occasions. In 2006, they beat Morton 1-0 on aggregate to set-up a final against Partick Thistle but, after earning a 2-1 win at Firhill, were defeated on penalties at Balmoor in the final despite taking an early lead. In 2009 they lost out to Airdrie in the semi-final. P7, W2, D1, L4, F6, L11.
Referee – Crawford Allan
Assistant Referee 1 – Frank Connor
Assistant Referee 2 – Raymond Whyte
4th Official – Colin Steven
Adults – £10
Concessions – £5