Arbroath 0
Ayr United 2
League (Championship)


Arbroath 

0 - 2

Ayr United


League (Championship)
Saturday, October 29th, 2022
Gayfield Park
Attendance: 1,660


Goalscorers
None. Ben Dempsey (pen.) (70)
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (89)

Team Managers
Unknown. Lee Bullen

Starting Eleven
1 Gaston
2 Oakley
4 Little
20 Bitsindou
3 Hamilton
15 Tait
23 Allan
7 Gold
10 Jacobs
11 Linn
8 McKenna
Charlie Albinson .21
Frankie Musonda .4
Sean McGinty .5
Alex Kirk .15
Josh Mullin .14
Nick McAllister .17
Ben Dempsey .8
Andy Murdoch .6
Dipo Akinyemi .9
Brad Young .18
Logan Chalmers

Bench
9 Hilson
16 Shanks
17 Corfe
18 Hancock
19 Isiaka
21 Gill
27 Fosu
Aiden McAdams .1
Patrick Reading .3
Jordan Houston .2
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson .11
David Bangala .29
Daire OConnor .10
Mark McKenzie .22
Sam Ashford .23
Paul Smith .31

Substitutions
None. Jordan Houston for Nick McAllister (64)
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson for Logan Chalmers (64)
Mark McKenzie for Brad Young (64)
Patrick Reading for Josh Mullin (86)
Sam Ashford for Dipo Akinyemi (91)

Cautions
Bitsindou None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Graham Grainger (Referee)



Photography by Dave Sargent

Match Report


Ayr United moved three points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship after beating struggling Arbroath.

Ben Dempsey's penalty kick, after Colin Hamilton fouled substitute Jayden Mitchell-Lawson, gave them the lead.

And Mitchell-Lawson got a goal himself late on when he twisted and turned in the box before firing into the corner for his first Ayr goal.

Bobby Linn came closest for Arbroath when his curling shot from 25 yards thumped the top of the post early on.

Lee Bullen's visitors take on Morton next as they dream of a return to the top flight for the first time in 44 years.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at October 29th, 2022)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 15 - 26 -
Frankie Musonda24 17 - 17 -
Alex Kirk20 111111
Sean McGinty29 131482
Josh Mullin - 9393
Andy Murdoch - 162754
Ben Dempsey22 182252
Nick McAllister21 9 - 22 -
Dipo Akinyemi25 18121812
Logan Chalmers22 5252
Brad Young - 7272
Jordan Houston (sub)22 161601
Patrick Reading (sub)23 17 - 693
Mark McKenzie (sub)22 162644
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (sub) - 111111
Sam Ashford (sub)26 15 - 282






League Table (as at October 29th, 2022)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Ayr United 13 7 3 3 24
2. Morton 13 6 3 4 21
3. Queen's Park 13 6 3 4 21
4. ICT 13 6 3 4 21
5. Partick Thistle 13 6 2 5 20
6. Dundee 13 5 4 4 19
7. Raith Rovers 13 6 1 6 19
8. Cove Rangers 13 3 4 6 13
9. Hamilton Academical 13 2 5 6 11
10. Arbroath 13 2 4 7 10