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Match Preview v Stranraer

Ayr United welcome Stranraer to Somerset Park on Saturday as the League 1 campaign resumes after the international break. The Honest Men will remain top of the table if they can extend their unbeaten start to the league campaign to five games.

Stranraer sit ninth in League 1 with two points from four games. Former Ayr United striker Craig Malcolm will sit out Saturday’s game through suspension after being sent off in the Blue’s last league game, a 2-1 defeat at home to Dunfermline Athletic in which Malcolm’s ex-strike partner Michael Moffat scored the winner.

The Stair Park side were in action on Saturday, wining through to the semi-finals of the Petrofac Training Cup with a 1-0 victory over Championship side Falkirk. Anthony Marenghi scored the only goal in the first-half, one of six former Ayr United players to feature for the home side.

Read on for our match preview:

Marko says: Stranraer had a great result last weekend which will give them confidence after a poor start however after the start we have made our boys are very confident. Our games with Stranraer always have a wee edge to them and this one will be no different with a few of our ex players in their team. We want to make Somerset Park a difficult place to come and we have done that so far this season with not conceding a goal. I have been delighted with the support we have had this season and last time out at Stenhousemuir our fans really got behind us with 20 minutes to go. We were disappointed not to get the win but that shows how far we have come.

Team news: Martyn Campbell and Kevin McKinlay are both doubtful for the match however they are the only injury doubts in the squad.

Head-to-Head (at Somerset Park):
Ayr United wins – 27
Draws – 7
Stranraer wins – 6

The last six fixtures between the sides at Somerset Park have averaged 4.83 goals per game.

Last Meeting: Ayr gained some revenge for two heavy defeats earlier in the season with a 5-0 win over the Blues the last time the sides met, which was in March. Michael Moffat (2), Craig Malcolm, Michael Donald and Alan Forrest were on the score sheet at Somerset Park while the visitors had captain Frank McKeown sent off.

– Stranraer have played 9 matches this season but only one away from home: a 4-0 defeat at Greenock Morton;
– The Blues had a similarly slow start to last season, drawing one and losing four of their first five league games before going on to secure their highest league position since 2006;

On this day: Saturday will be the 20th fixture Ayr have played on the 13th September. Stranraer were also the opponents the last time United played on this date when Chris Aitken, Ryan Borris and Bryan Prunty scored in a 3-1 win at Stair Park which saw Stranraer’s Gregory Tade sent off for two bookings in quick succession. The sides also played out a 0-0 draw on 13th September 1986.

Match Officials:
Referee: Calum Murray
Assistant Referee 1: Steven Reid
Assistant Referee 2: Liam Butler

Match Info:
Adults £15
Concessions £8 (OAPs, students and under16s)
Parent and child gate £18

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Dunfermline game rescheduled

We are delighted to announce that our game at home to Dunfermline, initially meant for Saturday 11th October has now been moved to a 7.45pm kick off on Friday 10th October.

We felt that with Scotland playing at home to Georgia at 5pm on Saturday 11th that this would be the best solution for our fans and ensure that no one has to choose between club and country.

Development League game rescheduled.

The first home game in the Development League West is now tomorrow night at Somerset Park, Tuesday the 9th of September at 7.45pm v Airdrie. Entry to the game is free.

Deadline day signings!

Today we are delighted to announce two big deals for the club. Firstly the signing of former Scotland internationalist Craig Beattie. 30 year old Beattie has signed for this season and boasts an Outstanding pedigree. He has played in the champions league, uefa cup, the Premiership on both sides of the border and has 7 caps for the Scotland national side. Craig has won 3 premier league titles, 4 Scottish cup medals and a championship play off winner with Swansea city. image

Last season he helped Dundee gain promotion to the Premiership. Craig has a record of scoring goals everywhere he has been and will be a huge asset to us this season.

Delighted manager Mark Roberts said “Craig is exactly the type of striker I’ve been looking to get in. He has so much experience of playing at a much higher level than we are currently at. Craig has played with some top clubs and even went to west brom from Celtic for 1.2 million. That shows the quality he will bring. He will give us a presence and a physical edge and everybody knows the ability he has. He has won titles and is hungry for more and at 30 years old he has a lot of football in him. He wants to bring success to Ayr United and we are delighted to have him.”

Secondly we are delighted to announce the extension of Alan Forrests contract on improved terms until the end of season 2015/2016. Alan is one of the top prospects this club has produced for a long time and last season became the clubs youngest ever goalscorer. He scored 8 league goals last season and scored a double at Stirling earlier this season with the finish for his second absolutely top class. image

Manager Mark Roberts said “I’m delighted to get wee Forrest signed up for another year. We had a chat last week and we both felt it was the best thing for him and his development to sign an extension. He is a pleasure to work with and he is the type of lad who just wants to play football every week,learn and get better. He is getting stronger and fitter and we know he is going to benefit and improve by playing first team football at Ayr United.”

AUFC team up with Digital Kitchens Factory Outlet

Commercial manager Graeme Miller has been in negotiations with local family company Digital Kitchens Factory Outlet who have agreed to fully refurbish the ailing snack bar in the main stand completely free of charge if we can simply have a big push to get them above 2000 face book likes. As soon as they hit the 2000 mark work will commence so we really need everyone to get behind the project and like their page.
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Graeme said “This is a fantastic gesture from Digital Kitchens who will be designing a new black and white look for the snack bar that badly needs completely redone! I met Daniel Bryson, who’s dad Craig owns the company, at Forthbank a couple of weeks ago as he follows United home and away as well. A couple of meetings later and we are nearly there. Craig and Daniel are both very keen to help the club and we are extremely grateful. We would ask our fans to click on the link below and like the Digital Kitchens facebook page.”
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Daniel, one of 8 fully trained designers at their impressive showroom just past Ayr hospital, added “As a local company we take great pride in helping the community and see this as a great opportunity to give something back to the town as a token of our thanks for their support. It will not only improve Somerset immediately but also boost match day catering revenue in the long term. The design has been a unique challenge but as we manufacture all of the units in our own purpose built 50,000 square foot factory, anything is possible! We’re not just going to work on the snack bar itself, we’re going to renovate and rebrand the surrounding area so hopefully the ‘Digital Kitchens Factory Outlet Snack Bar’ will help Somerset Boab sell plenty more of his famous pie’s!”

“We would like to wish Ayr the best of luck for the rest of the season and thank Graeme for his work.”

The Ayr United Football Academy are also going to be running a beat the goalie stand at the Digital Kitchens Family Fun Day in aid of Cash For Kids this coming Saturday so those of you unable to attend the game at Stenhousemuir are more than welcome to attend. Pandamonium may even make an appearance! dig fun day

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to like Digital Kitchens Factory Outlet on facebook –

MATCH PREVIEW v Stenhousemuir

On Saturday, top-of-the-table Ayr United travel to Ochilview to face Stenhousemuir. The Honest Men make the trip buoyed by a battling performance against Premiership rivals Kilmarnock on Tuesday evening.

Stenhousemuir were involved in a nine-goal thriller at the weekend, losing 5-4 to Stirling Albion at Ochilview. Also at Ochilview, the Warriors were narrowly defeated by Hearts in the League Cup, 2-1. Scott Booth’s side sit eighth in League 1 with three points.

Read on for our match preview:

Marko says: “I was proud of the boys on Tuesday night and although never happy with a defeat, especially to Kilmarnock, I am pleased we have come out of it unscathed with the confidence still in tact and no injuries. Saturday will be a very difficult game for us and we know how important it is with the international break giving us a chance to strengthen and open up a small gap already.”

Team news: We have a full squad available.

Ayr United wins – 39
Draws – 14
Stenhousemuir – 26

Ayr United have won just one of their last 10 games against Stenhousemuir. Both fixtures between the sides at Ochilview last season ended 1-1.

Last Meeting: Ayr had the chance to all but secure their promotion play-off place when the sides last met, at Somerset Park, at the end of March. United looked to be on course for victory after goals from Michael Moffat and Alan Forrest cancelled out the Warriors’ opener but the visitors grabbed a dramatic victory when Sean Higgins scored in the 87th and 90th minutes. Hutton; Hunter, Campbell, Lithgow; McGowan, Gilmour, McLaughlin, Marenghi (Forrest); Moffat, Malcolm (Kyle)

– Stenhousemuir have scored a late equaliser or winner in four of the last eight meetings between the sides.
– The last time Ayr started a league season with three wins they beat Raith Rovers in their fourth match, a 1-0 win in August 1995.

On this day: Ayr United have a 50% win rate on August 30th and have played 24 times on this date, winning 12, drawing 5 and losing 7. The Honest Men have lost just one of their last 10 games on this date.

Match Officials:
Referee: John McKendrick
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Hodge
Assistant Referee 2: Duncan Williams

Match Info: We will be in the terracing behind the goal.
Stand Adult £13 Concession (OAPs, Student Card) £8
Terracing Adult £12 Concession (OAPs, Student Card) £7

Travel to Stenhousemuir

The River Cottage Ayr United Travel Club are running a bus to Saturdays game to see top of the league Ayr United take on Stenhousemuir at Ochilview.

The bus will be leaving the River Cottage at 11.30am.

Contact Tam on 07585328685 or Jamie on 07792747354 to book seats or contact them through the River Cottage AUTC facebook page.

MATCH REPORT v Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock 1 Ayr United 0

The first ever Ayrshire derby to be played on an artificial surface ended with Kilmarnock progressing to the third round of the Scottish League cup at the expense of a valiant Ayr side who just didn’t carry enough of a threat to break through the Killie rearguard.

Ayr imposed themselves in the opening exchanges by taking the fight to Kilmarnock and created the first chance of the game in 3 minutes when Nicky Devlin latched on to a cross from the left to loop a header over Craig Sampson’s bar after good work by Donald.

Killie responded immediately by creating an opening for Jamie Hamill but his shot from 25 yards was partially scuffed and it trundled harmlessly wide with derisory cheers from the Somerset faithful, situated behind Hutton’s goal, ringing in his ears.

The pace of the game caught out Nicky Devlin who was booked in 8 mins for a lunging tackle on Kilmarnock’s McKenzie and from the resultant free kick Sammy Clingan crashed a curling shot off the crossbar.

Ayr regained their composure after this scare and showed that they would not be overawed by putting together some neat passages of play. However good pressure from Killie caused the occasional error which allowed them to break at pace creating chances for Pascali and then Obadeyi after a mistake from Devlin who redeemed himself with a great blocking tackle.

In 35 mins Alan Johnstone was forced into a change after Obadeyi picked up an injury and was replaced by Alexei Eremenko.

Ayr appeared comfortable as the game edged towards the mid-way point with Kilmarnock re-grouping after the enforced change. On the stroke of half-time Martin Campbell was booked for a late challenge but the teams went in at the break all square.

Kilmarnock started the second half with more resolve and took the game to Ayr. United seemed to struggle in the early stages but just as you thought they might crumble they found their feet again and came back into the game pinning Killie back in their own penalty area.

However it wasn’t long before Killie threatened again as Barbour found space on the right and raced down the flank stretching the Ayr defence. He found Eremenko in space and the classy midfielder showed just what he could do if given too much time on the ball by finding the head of Josh Magennis with a superb cross from 30 yards. Fortunately for Ayr Magennis made a complete hash of it completely fluffing his header from about 10 yards with Hutton watching as it bounced harmlessly wide.

But worse was to come for Ayr in the 69th minute when Rory McKenzie gave Killie the lead when he controlled a cross with his right foot before dispatching a low left foot shot past David Hutton.

Mark Roberts immediately changed things replacing Gilmour with McGill in the 70th min and followed this up 6 mins later by replacing a tiring Alan Forrest with Dale Shirkie.

Kilmarnock had further chances through Magennis and Eremenko but David Hutton saved well on both occasions before he pulled off the save of the night diving to his right to push away a Sammy Clingan free kick with one hand.

Ayr tried desperately to find that elusive goal that would take the game into extra time and in a grandstand finish almost sneaked an equaliser when Dale Shirkie had a goal bound shot blocked and another deflected over from close range by Jamie Hamill. However it wasn’t to be Ayr’s night and they went out of the league cup after a courageous effort, going down to a solitary goal at Rugby Park.

Attendance: 8,877

Ref: Craig Thompson

Ayr United
Hutton; Devlin; Mckinlay; Campbell; Murphy; Gilmour; Forrest; McLaughlin; Donnelly; McGovern; Donald
Newman; McKenzie; McArthur; Shirkie; Roberts; McGill; Muir

Samson; Barbour; Hamill; Connolly; McKenzie; Clingan; Obadeyi; Chantler; Magennis; Pascali; Muirhead
Brennan; Miller; Johnston; Cairney; Ashcroft; Slater; Eremenko

David Kennedy reporting for AU Media