Ayr United 0
Partick Thistle 1
League (Championship)


Ayr United
0 - 1
Partick Thistle 

League (Championship)
Saturday, February 18th, 2023
Somerset Park
Attendance: 3,097

Goalscorers
None. Mullen (32)

Team Managers
Lee Bullen
Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
Charlie Albinson
Patrick Reading
Sean McGinty
Alex Kirk
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson
Nick McAllister
Ben Dempsey
Josh Mullin
Dipo Akinyemi
Paul Smith
Fraser Bryden
1 Sneddon
2 McMillan
4 Holt
22 Muirhead
3 Milne
6 Turner
23 Docherty
8 Bannigan
7 Tiffoney
10 Dowds
11 Lawless

Bench
Aiden McAdams
Frankie Musonda
Jordan Houston
Kinlay Bilham
Reece Mcalear
Daire OConnor
Mark McKenzie
Michael Hewitt
Sam Ashford
5 Brownlie
14 Smith
15 McKinnon
16 Hodson
18 McAvoy
19 Mullen
21 Fitzpatrick
29 Mackenzie
31 Mitchell

Substitutions
Reece Mcalear for Paul Smith (65)
Daire OConnor for Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (65)
Mark McKenzie for Fraser Bryden (65)
Sam Ashford for Josh Mullin (85)
6 Turner for McAvoy 70'minutes
23 Docherty for Fitzpatrick 79'minutes
7 Tiffoney for McKinnon 78'minutes
10 Dowds for Mullen 7'minutes
11 Lawless for Hodson 70'minutes

Cautions
Ben Dempsey
Milne

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Nick Walsh (Referee)


Photography by Dave Sargent

Match Report


Ayr United missed the chance to move up to second in the Scottish Championship after succumbing to defeat at home to managerless Partick Thistle.

Danny Mullen's first-half header notched three points for the visitors, who move up to fifth with the victory.

It ends a run of seven away games without a win, in Kris Doolan's first game as caretaker manager following Ian McCall's dismissal.

Ayr now lie five points off leaders Queen's Park, with a game in hand.

Thistle move within a point of the play-offs.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at February 18th, 2023)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 26 - 37 -
Patrick Reading23 31 - 833
Alex Kirk20 212212
Sean McGinty29 272623
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson - 221221
Josh Mullin - 208208
Ben Dempsey23 327397
Nick McAllister22 231361
Dipo Akinyemi25 32193219
Fraser Bryden18 142263
Paul Smith20 17 - 26 -
Daire OConnor (sub)25 18 - 431
Reece Mcalear (sub)21 3 - 3 -
Mark McKenzie (sub)22 304786
Sam Ashford (sub)27 261393






League Table (as at February 18th, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Queen's Park 25 13 5 7 44
2. Dundee 24 12 6 6 42
3. Ayr United 24 11 6 7 39
4. Morton 24 10 7 7 37
5. Partick Thistle 24 11 3 10 36
6. Raith Rovers 25 9 7 9 34
7. ICT 24 8 8 8 32
8. Cove Rangers 25 6 8 11 26
9. Arbroath 25 4 10 11 22
10. Hamilton Academical 24 5 6 13 21