Ayr United’s Burns Supper

Planning is now complete for Ayr United’s ‘Honest Men and Bonie Lasses’ Burns Supper which is due to take place on Friday 1 February 2019 (7pm for 7.30pm) in the stadium’s Ally MacLeod Hospitality Suite . It promises to be another fantastic evening.

The immortal Memory will be given by the former Scotland manager Craig Brown who guided Scotland to Euro 96 and France 98.

Ian Macpherson MBE will deliver the Toast to the Lassies. Ian has spoken about Burns all over the world and is a Past President of the world largest Burns Club, the Bridgeton.

Yvonne Waring, a very talented actress who has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last 15 years consecutively, will provide the Reply to Ian’s Toast.

There will also be a recitation from lifelong Ayr United fan Bill Boyd who is a National Trust for Scotland tour guide in Alloway and a very knowledgeable Burnsian.

Music and song will be provided by the professionally trained singer and native of Arran, Frances Coyle and experienced Scots performer George Ferguson.

Seasoned after dinner speaker and Burns performer Graham Hill will MC the event and will be reciting Tam O’Shanter.

Tickets cost £35 and are available now from our club shop.


Beith ticket information

Our William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd round tie vs Beith will be played on Saturday 24th November at Bellsdale Park. Kick off is 1.30pm.

Entry for our supporters is by ticket only. The tickets cost £12 for adults (16 & over) and £6 for concessions which cover over 65s and under 16s.

There is no seating at Bellsdale Park, it is terracing only.

Tickets go on sale at our club shop on Thursday 8th November. Tickets will be available ONLY to season ticket holders and shareholders until Monday 12th November at which point they will be available to all supporters. Season ticket holders and shareholders will be entitled to purchase 2 per person and must provide voucher 2 from the season ticket.

Club Shop Opening Hours

Monday        1pm to 5pm

Tuesday        Closed

Wednesday  2pm to 5pm

Thursday      2pm to 7pm

Friday            10am to 4pm

Saturday Matchday – Open from 11am to 3pm and after the match until 5.30pm. Please be aware that the shop can be very busy from 2-3 on a Saturday so if you are looking for tickets please do so prior to 2pm or after the match.

Falkirk 0 Ayr Utd 1

Falkirk 0 v 1 Ayr United

by AUmedia

Ayr United recorded their third win in a week following a hard-fought encounter at Falkirk thanks to a second-half goal from Craig Moore.  The striker’s solitary goal was enough to give Ayr all three points.

Ayr had the first chance of the match after only three mins when Forrest’s shot from the left was easily collected by Mitchell in the Falkirk goal.

The Ayr defence’s first real moment of danger came on 14 mins when a cross from the left by Petravicius was almost met by the onrushing Rudden, who was inches away from knocking the ball home.

The Honest Men dominated possession in the first half but, for the second match in succession, found themselves against a wall of defenders and midfielders deep set at the edge of their own penalty area. Try as they might, this was to prove impenetrable in the first half although United never stopped, probing every aspect of the Falkirk defence.

Falkirk were first out the traps in the second half and a mistake in defence from Ayr saw McKee collect the ball from 20 yards out and fire a shot that would go harmlessly wide of Doohan’s goal on 48 mins.

It had been a cagey affair with very little separating the sides, the first goal was looking to be a crucial one and it came the way of United on 51 mins through Craig Moore.  Moore received the ball on the edge of the area, controlled with his chest before turning and firing a shot towards goal which deceived Mitchell and nestled into the net to send the 642 Ayr supporters into raptures – 0-1 United.

Falkirk were forced to come out from their defensive posture and managed to create a couple of opportunities in response to Ayr’s goal.  Rudden was first to meet a cross in the box and from point-blank range head the ball narrowly over on 58 mins.  2 mins later Harrison’s header from the back post sailed over the bar and Ayr breathed a sigh of relief.

Ayr continued to control the play and press for a second, but it was Robson who was next to try his luck for Falkirk on 71 mins.  The left-back received the ball on the edge of the Ayr box and fired a shot over the bar.

The final chance of the game fell to Shankland on 78 mins the ball breaking free in the box but the striker’s shot rose just over the bar.

A draw in The Highland derby means that Ayr have strengthened their lead at the top of the Championship to 3 points over Ross County.  The Honest Men now welcome Queen of the South to Somerset Park on Saturday.

Mitchell, Kidd, McGhee, Petravicius, Robson, Harrison, Buaben, Brough, Rudden, McKee, Irving.  Substitutes Fasan (GK), Dallison, Sammut, Lewis, Haber, Russell, Laverty.

Ayr United
Doohan, Harvie, Kerr, Rose, Moore, Forrest, Bell, Shankland, Murdoch, Smith, Geggan.  Substitutes Hare-Reid (GK), Adams, Moffat, McDaid, McGuffie, Docherty, Crawford.

Referee:  Greig Aitken
Attendance:  4310
Match Report:  AUmedia

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Ayr Utd 3 Alloa 0

Ayr United 3 v 0 Alloa Athletic

by AUmedia

United returned to the top of the Championship table with a 3- 0 win over Alloa at a chilly Somerset Park on Tuesday night.  Alloa set up to frustrate United with a defensive wall comprising of almost every player on the park, defence and midfield so close together as to be inseparable. This was effective in the first half although Ayr continually pressed and sought to find a way to goal. An early strike from Lawrence Shankland in the second half broke the Wasps’ resolve, and with Alan Forrest adding a second then Shankland claiming the third (his 50th goal for the Honest Men) the scoreline finally showed a true reflection of the match.


Ayr started with an attacking frame of mind and with only 2 mins gone caused panic for the Alloa rear-guard.  Moffat flicked the ball forward towards Shankland who was only prevented from darting into the box by Alloa defender Sam Roscoe sliding in and knocking the ball wide where it was picked up by Forrest.  As he was to do continuously throughout the match, the winger twisted, turned and tortured right back Scott Taggart before lifting the ball towards goal. Keeper Parry seemed to overstretch as he tried to prevent the ball from ending up in the back of the net, flapping the ball down into the 6-yard box where only a scrambled last-second clearance by Robertson prevented Michael Moffat from tapping home.


For the next 10 mins United were camped in and around the Alloa penalty box, a Geggan header going just over, Shankland doing well to control at the edge of the box, his shot eventually saved by Parry, and a Forrest effort also saved after Taggart managed to get a foot in to take power off the ball.


Alloa’s first attempt didn’t come until the 14th min, Flannigan finding Hastie who charged down the left wing and attempted a ball towards goal which Doohan saved easily.


On 23 mins Ayr went close. Alloa left-back Liam Dick misjudged the flight of Michael Rose’s pass to the wing, allowing Declan McDaid to chase onto the ball before flipping it into the 6-yard box where Shankland, with back to goal, cutely back flicked it towards goal. Keeper Parry bent down to pick the ball up, let it bounce out of his hands, then had to dive at full stretch to his right to touch it off the line. So close for United.


Just 3 mins later Ayr worked the ball down the right, McDaid finding Steven Bell who pushed forward before passing to Shankland some 20 yards out. Shankland composed himself before striking a powerful drive towards goal but Parry did well to get down to his left and save.


Next, it was Andy Geggan’s turn to try his luck, making a run to the edge of the 6-yard box to meet McDaid’s floated corner, his header blocked by Robertson on the line and turned past the post. McDaid changed the flight of the second corner, lifting it into the centre of the 6-yard box, causing all kinds of difficulties for the Alloa defence, Roscoe finally blasting clear as both Geggan and Shankland pressured to try and turn the ball home.


When the referee’s whistle blew for half-time it was hard to believe that the score was still all even with United creating chance after chance and dominating the attacking play.


The second half started with a bang. Hardly had the applause died down from congratulating the league winning Ayr United women’s team, who were presented to the Somerset Park crowd at halftime, before it was time to celebrate United’s opening goal. To be precise, 51.89 seconds after the start United were one up.


With United already managing two crosses into the box, one shot, and a corner, Geggan headed the ball towards goal from 10 yards but Parry did well to knock it wide at full stretch. Unfortunately for the keeper, it landed at the feet of Lawrence Shankland. The angle seemed too narrow, too difficult for lesser mortals, but Shankland pivoted and smashed the ball into the net.


2 mins later Shankland almost created a second. Flicking the ball between Robertson and Roscoe, the striker made his way into the box before bamboozling Graham, Robertson, Roscoe, and Dick, turning inside then quickly outside, before blasting a shot to the near post which Parry blocked.


With their game plan torn up, Alloa had to do something different and at last attempted to come out of their defensive shell, with the addition of Cawley for Shields adding more creativity and forward intent. The diminutive midfielder did much to make two chances for himself, the first a drive from 20 yards, the second, from close in under great pressure from Bell, but both went harmlessly wide.


United were still on the front foot with Moffat, Smith, Shankland, and McDaid all going close. Manager McCall decided to freshen things up, Crawford replacing Geggan, in midfield and Moore on for Moffat up front. Adams also joined the additions on 73 mins for McDaid.


Despite dominance, a one-goal lead is always precarious but there was a sense that the second was on its way. And come it did on 80 mins.


Ayr switched the ball from right to left across the face of the penalty area, Crawford’s short could only be parried away by Parry and Shankland was first to react, nipping in in front of Liam Dick to turn the ball towards goal. Parry dived acrobatically to first knock the ball away before ending up in the side netting. Shankland then flicked the ball to Forrest who prodded the ball over the line despite a valiant effort by Parry to extricate himself from the netting and punch the ball away. 2 – 0 to Ayr and, to be honest, it was game over for Alloa.


Ayr wanted more, and they deserved more to make this a result that reflected their dominance. As far as ‘icing on the cake’ moments go, United’s third was special as it marked Lawrence Shankland’s 50th for the club.


With 90 +1 mins on the clock, Crawford intercepted the ball deep within his own half then charged forward before playing the ball to Craig Moore on his left.  Moore blasted in a shot from an angle on the left-hand side of the box which Parry could only flip sideways to where Shankland waited to place the ball into the empty net. Celebrations, 3 points, and back to the top of the Championship.


Next for United a trip up to Falkirk on Saturday.


Ayr United

Doohan, Smith, Rose, Bell, Harvie, Forrest, Geggan, Murdoch, McDaid, Moffat, Shankland

Substitutes: Hare-Reid (GK), Crawford, Moore, McGuffie, Ferguson, Adams, Docherty

Alloa Athletic

Parry, Taggart, Dick, Roscoe, Graham, Robertson, Flannigan, Burt, Hastie, Zanatta, Shields

Substitute: Henry (GK), Cawley, Spence, Trouten, Brown, Peggie, Hetherington

Referee: David Munro

Attendance: 1742

Alloa match preview

Match Preview

Ayr United vs. Alloa Athletic

Ladbrokes Championship

Tuesday 30th October 2018. Kick-off 7.45pm


Tonight (Tuesday), Ayr United play host to Alloa Athletic as the Championship action returns to Somerset Park.  United got back to winning ways on Saturday with a hard fought 1-0 win in Maryhill and know three points against the Wasps – who have proved difficult opponents in recent seasons – will extend their advantage over third-place Dundee United to seven points and keep the pressure on leaders Ross County.


Elsewhere this evening, County travel to take on Falkirk, Inverness host Dunfermline and Queen of the South play Greenock Morton.

We will be holding a minutes silence prior to kick off as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter crash at Leicester last weekend.

The Opposition: Alloa are unbeaten in their last four matches in all competitions and picked up their first win of the Championship season at home to Partick 10 days ago. They followed that result up with a goalless draw against Inverness, also at the Indodrill Stadium, to leave themselves in ninth position, five points clear of Falkirk and just one behind Thistle.


Team News:  Everyone is fit and available.


Landmarks: Alan Forrest made his 200th appearance for the club at Ross County, a match that also marked Michael Moffat’s 200th start for United. Robbie Crawford is in line to make his 200th Ayr United appearance against Alloa and Craig Moore his 100th.


Lawrence Shankland made his 50th appearance as an Honest Man on Saturday against Partick Thistle and is two short of 50 goals.


Head to head (League):

Ayr United wins – 57

Draws – 23

Alloa Athletic wins – 27


The Wasps are unbeaten in their last 5 visits to Somerset Park, since March 2011.


Last Meeting: A Lawrence Shankland double at the Indodrill Stadium handed the Honest Men all three points when the sides met in the league last month.


On this date: in 2011, United came back from 2-0 down at Hamilton to defeat the Accies 3-2, with Michael Moffat and John Robertson scoring in the second-half before Chris Smith’s winner.


Match Officials:

Referee – David Munro

Assistant Referee 1 – Brian Templeton

Assistant Referee 2 – Jordan Paterson

Partick 0 Ayr Utd 1

Partick Thistle 0 v 1 Ayr United

by AUmedia

The Honest Men bounced back from last week’s defeat at Dingwall with a hard-fought victory at Firhill thanks to a second-half header from Michael Rose.  Backed by a huge 955 travelling supporters, Ayr remained 4 points clear in second place and a single point behind leaders Ross County.


Manager McCall was disappointed that the game had been so close ‘I thought it was an even game, but we had a lot of chances’ he said ‘and it’s so unlike us not to score them. We had four or five decent chances and 3 really good claims for penalties, but we never get them’. He went on to praise his team’s attitude. ‘The players never stopped. We weren’t content with a draw. Every one of them was magic, they just gave everything.’ He also congratulated the club’s 955 travelling supporters who had created an atmosphere that made it feel like a ‘home game.’


Ayr started the game brightly and it was only 6 mins gone before the first moment of real controversy arrived. A wonderful reverse pass from McDaid sent Shankland into the box behind the Partick defence. As the striker made in on goal, Thistle defender Penrice blatantly chose to plant a two-handed shove in the back of the United striker sending him to the turf. Unbelievably referee Bobby Madden, well behind the play, and his assistant failed to spot anything amiss in what was the first of several contentious decisions by the official throughout the afternoon.


Moments later, Jamie Adams came close to putting Ayr ahead. A corner from the right was cleared from the box but Andy Murdoch header back in and Adams reacted first but failed, at full stretch, to make strong contact allowing Bell to save.


Moore was next to try his luck after pouncing on a mistake by Bannigan but his left-footed shot from just inside the box was easily collected by Bell.  Ayr were causing Thistle numerous problems and there were only 10 mins on the clock.


Other than a couple of speculative shots from distance, the first real chance for the home side came on 26 mins when Quitongo met a cross from Elliot with a header that went wide of the post.  Thistle were seeing plenty of the ball but were struggling cause any real danger for United backline.


Ayr found themselves unlucky not to be ahead as half-time approached when both Moore and Geggan failed to convert two good chances.


On 39 mins, a long freekick into the box by Murdoch was knocked down to Moore by Adams and the United man quickly controlled and switched to his left foot but his snap shot went narrowly wide of Bell’s left-hand post.


Geggan’s chance came 5 mins later. Thistle failed to clear a cross from the left and a Shankland shot was blocked and deflected into the path of Geggan who failed to keep the ball down and it flew over the bar.


It was almost a dream start for United in the second half. with the ball in the net after 48 mins, however, it was ruled offside.  A stramash in the box saw Adams knock the ball over the line but referee Madden deemed the Ayr captain to be offside and the goal was disallowed.


With 54 mins gone, Thistle almost had the ball in the net at the other end with Quitongo drilling the ball across the front of goal from the right, but Spittal, with only Doohan to beat somehow construed to slip and miss from 6-yards.


After 20 minutes of midfield battles, on and off-field spats, substitutes, and fierce tackles, Ayr carved out their next chance clear chance.  McDaid whipped in a free kick from the left and Moore’s delightful twisting headed flick was just inches wide of both the far post and the onrushing Shankland.


Moments later, a lapse in the Thistle defence saw Shankland with an effort on goal come rebounding off the bar and Moore’s follow-up header cleared off the line.  The home side were living dangerously, and Ayr tails were up.


There was a sense that Ayr were close to a goal, and on 77 mins the Honest Men got just that.  A Forrest corner from the right was powerfully headed off the bar by Rose dropping close to the line. Just to ensure that Referee Madden was in no doubt, Craig Moore then bundled the ball into the back of the net. Both players were eager to claim the goal, Moore later confirming that Madden had noted him as the scorer, but TV evidence showed that the ball had crossed the line on its rebound from Rose’s header.  Goal Rose.


Thistle struggled to put Ayr under any real pressure in the final 10 minutes and Ayr’s professional game management saw them come away with the 3 points.  United now welcome Alloa Athletic to Somerset Park on Tuesday evening in a match that could see them go top again.

Partick Thistle.

Bell, Elliot, Keown, McGinty, Penrice, Spittal, Slater, Bannigan, Storey, Quitongo, Mbuyi-Mutombo.  Subs Erskine, Storer, Melbourne, McCarthy, Sneddon, Coulibaly, Ntambwe.

Ayr United
Doohan, Smith, Geggan, Rose, Adams, Crawford, McDaid, Kerr, Murdoch, Moore, Shankland. Subs Hare-Reid, Harvie, Moffat, Forrest, McGuffie, Bell, Docherty.

Referee: Bobby Madden
Attendance: 3491

Partick match preview

Match Preview
Partick Thistle vs. Ayr United
Ladbrokes Championship
Saturday 27th October 2018. Kick-off 3pm

On Saturday, Ayr United travel to Glasgow to take on Partick Thistle looking to bounce back from just their second league defeat of the season. A strong second-half display in Dingwall wasn’t enough to overcome a two-goal deficit and prevent Ross County regaining top spot in the league table but all-in-all it has been an impressive first quarter from the Honest Men who go to Firhill in good spirit.


Good spirit is something which has been short supply around Maryhill as Ian McCall’s former club have struggled following relegation from the Premiership. The match sees the Championship’s top goalscorers take on its leakiest defence. United have found the back of the net 19 times in nine games while Thistle have shipped 17 goals in 10 games.


Opponents: Former Scotland international defender Gary Caldwell takes charge of Thistle for the first time at Firhill following his appointment as manager a fortnight ago. Last week, he oversaw the Jags’ 1-0 defeat at Alloa Athletic, a first win of the season for the Wasps and Thistle’s fourth consecutive loss.


Caldwell takes over with Thistle in eighth place in the league table, six points clear of bottom side Falkirk. They have lost all five league games on the road this season but picked up three wins from five at home, recording maximum points against Queen of the South, Morton and Falkirk.


Former Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly made his long awaited debut for Thistle at the Indodrill Stadium after his protracted transfer from Egyptian football. The Ivorian scored 11 goals in 26 games for the Rugby Park side and will be one to watch.

Team News: Everyone is fit and available.

Ian says: “It sounds strange but we possibly felt more confident last week despite coming away with a defeat. The players were tremendous in the second half and there is no doubt we deserved something out the game. The key now is to start the Partick game in the way we played in the second half at Dingwall. The league table at this stage means nothing, it will be an incredibly tough game and we need to be at our best from the start. No doubt we will be backed by a huge support and we want to send them home happy.”

Head to head (League):
Ayr United wins – 40
Draws – 28

Partick Thistle wins – 48


United have just one league win in their last eight fixtures at Firhill, Danny McKay scoring the only goal of the game in April 2010 with Ian McCall looking on from the home dugout.

Last Meeting:
Saturday is the third meeting between the sides already this season. United were 2-0 winners at Firhill in the Betfred Cup, a game which saw a spectacular strike from Lawrence Shankland, and a week later the Honest Men repeated the feat as they kicked off the Championship season at Somerset Park.

Match Officials:
Referee – Bobby Madden
Assistant Referee 1 – David McGeachie
Assistant Referee 2 – Craig Ferguson


Madden was the man in the middle for the Champions League tie between Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Porto on Wednesday night which saw the Portuguese side win 3-1 in a match that saw two penalties and a red card.


Adults – £20
Concessions (OAPs, 16-18 year olds & students) – £15
Under 16s – £5

Hospitality offer Alloa game

Our next match at Somerset is on Tuesday 30th October vs Alloa with a 7.45pm kick off.

We have a special offer for this game only in the Ally MacLeod Hospitality Suite.

A ticket costs £30 and that includes the following

Drink of choice on arrival

Choice of bar meal

Watch the match from indoor viewing box

Half time pie and Bovril.

If you would like to book please contact Graeme on commercial@ayrunitedfc.co.uk or 01292 263435 ext3 alternatively you can book in the club shop

Ross County 2 Ayr Utd 1

Ross County 2 v 1 Ayr United

by AUmedia

Ross County leapfrogged United to the top of the Championship after this exciting and hard-fought encounter in Dingwall. A lacklustre first half performance had seen United struggle to compete with County and fall two behind to counters from McKay and Mullin. The second half saw a complete turnaround, and after an early goal from Shankland, United dominated, pummelling the County backline but somehow failing to grab the equaliser.


Ross County dominated the early stages of play, their determined approach, pace, and crisp incisive passing cutting through United’s midfield and piling on pressure in the final third.  Cowie, Keillor-Dunn, Mullin, Lindsay, and McKay all created chances in the opening 15 mins before Ayr started to show signs of coming to terms with County’s approach.


Ayr’s first chance of the game fell to Shankland on 21 mins.  A Crawford shot was blocked but fell to Moffat who lifted the ball towards Shankland in the centre of the box. The ball hung in the air and just wouldn’t drop far enough for Shankland who, under pressure from Keillor-Dunn, could only hit the ball high over the Jail End Stand’s roof.


Ayr were made to rue their missed chance when the hosts took the lead through McKay only a minute later.  After a series of attacks by County had been repulsed, Mullin stroked the ball wide to the over-lapping Kelly on the left and his cross was flicked to the rear of the box by Keillor-Dunn where McKay slashed home from 12 yards. 1-0 to the hosts after 22 mins.


Ayr failed to conjure up any real response to this setback and the next chance came for County on 31 mins when Mullin hit a freekick inches past the post.  United were struggling to contain the hosts who were in a clinical mood.


On 32 mins County went close again. A delicious backheel from McKay found Keillor-Dunn some 25 yards out, and the midfielder first beat Kerr to make space for himself before smashing a drive off the base of Doohan’s right-hand post.


Just 1 min later and County were two up, thanks to a superb solo effort from Josh Mullin.  Picking the ball up some 25 yards out on the touchline on the right, Mullin first shimmied past Crawford, cut into the box between Geggan and Harvie before unleashing a powerful, curling drive into the back of the net.


The final chance of the half fell to County’s McKay who blazed his shot well wide from a tight angle as the home side headed into halftime with a comfortable two-goal lead.


Whatever Manager Ian McCall said at halftime it must have been powerful. United came out for the second half a completely different entity bursting with passion, intent, and belief. The match was turned on its head with County reduced to bit players in terms of possession and attempts. McCall had restructured his United team, McDaid replacing Harvie and Moore for Moffat, although the manager had toyed with keeping Moffat up front as well, such was his attacking frame of mind.


It didn’t take United long to drag themselves back into the game. With 47 mins on the clock Adams played a long ball forward and Shankland, apparently being held back by Watson, used his strength to pull away and into the box before firing a low shot beyond Fox to make it 2-1.


From the re-start, Ayr broke forward again McDaid crossing low to the front post where defender Morris seemed to poke the ball wide as Shankland prepared to strike. Surprisingly referee McLean pointed for a goal kick.


United began to turn the screw with McDaid’s pace and creativity torturing the County defence, and Moore and Shankland more than just a handful for the ‘Staggies’ to cope with.


Ayr’s next attempt, though, came from defender Liam Smith with a thumping drive on 51 mins which went over the bar.  Moments later Kerr took a shot from 20 yards, but it was blocked by Watson.


On 56 mins, Kerr slipped Crawford into the box and, under pressure from Demetriou, attempted to curl the ball around keeper Fox but his effort drifted wide.


Ayr went close again on 64 mins. With players jockeying for position inside the box, McDaid saw an opportunity and aimed the ball directly at goal but, with keeper Fox totally beaten, his drive scraped the righthand post and went wide.


Next, a Shankland strike from the edge of the box was blocked as County players threw themselves at the ball in their determination to prevent an equaliser.


Ross County had an opportunity to make it three and kill off the contest on 73 mins when a ball across the area was missed by Geggan and was claimed by Keillor-Dunn. Keillor-Dunn turned in towards goal but Doohan got down well to palm away his drive from 8 yards.


Ayr turned it up again, with Martin again blocking, but this time from a McDaid drive after being put through by Shankland. Next, a cute backheel from Shankland allowed McDaid to drive into the penalty area, turn past Grivosti, only to see his shot blocked by a last-second slide in from Demetriou.


On 88 mins United came the closest in a half of close things. Substitute Alan Forrest made space in the box on the left, his blocked shot fell to Shankland who struck the ball well from 15 yards out only to see Fox pull off a great reaction save, tipping the ball over the top.


This was very much a game of two halves, Ayr can be proud of their efforts but ultimately drop to second in the league as the first quarter of the season ends.  Ayr now travel to Firhill to take on Partick Thistle as they aim to bounce back in another challenging away game.


Ross County

Fox, Kelly, Fontaine, Morris, Lindsay, McKay, Vigurs, Mullin, Watson, Keillor-Dunn, Cowie.  Subs McManus, Demetriou, Graham, Munro, Dingwall, Stewart, Grivosti.

Ayr United

Doohan, Harvie, Smith, Adams, Rose, Kerr, Murdoch, Crawford, Geggan, Moffat, Shankland.  Subs Hare-Reid (GK), Moore, Bell, Forrest, McDaid, Ferguson, Docherty.

Referee:  Steven MacLean

Attendance:  3933

Match Report:  AUmedia