Ayr United 0
Dundee 2
League (Championship)


Ayr United
0 - 2
Dundee 

League (Championship)
Friday, December 23rd, 2022
Somerset Park
Attendance: 2,704

Goalscorers
None. McCowan (68, 84)

Team Managers
Lee Bullen
Gary Bower

Starting Eleven
21. Charlie Albinson
5. Sean McGinty
3. Patrick Reading
6. Andy Murdoch
8. Ben Dempsey
22. Mark McKenzie
17. Nick McAllister
29. David Bangala
18. Brad Young
9. Dipo Akinyemi
Logan Chalmers
1 Legzdins
2 Kerr
14Ashcroft
5 Sweeney
3 Marshall
6 McGhee
22 Williamson
18 McMullan
15 Mulligan
17 McCowan
20 Rudden

Bench
1. Aiden McAdams
25. Finn Ecrepont
26. Kinlay Bilham
32. Dylan Watret
Scott Tomlinson
11. Jayden Mitchell-Lawson
23. Sam Ashford
31. Paul Smith
30. Fraser Bryden
3 Marshall Substituted for Robertson 87'minutes
18 McMullan Substituted for Cameron 90+4'minutes
20 Rudden Substituted for Sheridan 74'minutes

Substitutions
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson for Mark McKenzie (45)
Fraser Bryden for Brad Young (60)
19 Robertson
21 Lawlor
23 Sheridan
24 Anderson
25 Cameron
27 Strachan
31 Osei Yaw
38Grayson

Cautions
Nick McAllister
Sean McGinty
David Bangala
Patrick Reading
Mark McKenzie
Brad Young
Ashcroft

Red Cards
David Bangala (63)
Mulligan (19)
Match Officials

Steven McLean (Referee)


Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Dundee ended Ayr United's six-game unbeaten home run to leapfrog the hosts at the top of the Scottish Championship despite playing 70 minutes with 10 men.

Luke McCowan scored both goals, which came after home defender David Bangala followed Dundee midfielder Josh Mulligan in being sent off just after the hour mark.

McCowan fired into the bottom corner on the break to give the visitors the lead five minutes later and the midfielder added the winner from a free-kick with six minutes remaining.

Dundee remain one point ahead of Queen's Park, who won 4-1 away to Arbroath, and two clear of Ayr with a game in hand after a seventh consecutive victory and a ninth without defeat.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at December 23rd, 2022)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 21 - 32 -
Patrick Reading23 24 - 763
Sean McGinty29 201552
Andy Murdoch - 232824
David Bangala25 6 - 6 -
Nick McAllister21 16 - 29 -
Mark McKenzie22 233715
Ben Dempsey23 254324
Dipo Akinyemi25 25162516
Brad Young - 122122
Logan Chalmers22 103103
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (sub) - 161161
Fraser Bryden (sub)18 8 - 201






League Table (as at December 23rd, 2022)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee 18 10 4 4 34
2. Queen's Park 18 10 3 5 33
3. Ayr United 19 9 5 5 32
4. Morton 18 8 6 4 30
5. Partick Thistle 19 9 3 7 30
6. Raith Rovers 19 7 3 9 24
7. ICT 18 6 5 7 23
8. Cove Rangers 18 5 6 7 21
9. Arbroath 19 2 8 9 14
10. Hamilton Academical 18 2 5 11 11