Ayr United 0
Queen's Park 0
League (League (Championship))


Ayr United
0 - 0
Queen's Park 

League (League (Championship))
Friday, April 21st, 2023
Somerset Park
Attendance: 2,230

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Lee Bullen
Owen Coyle

Starting Eleven
Charlie Albinson
Frankie Musonda
Patrick Reading
Sean McGinty
Jordan Houston
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson
Reece Mcalear
Ben Dempsey
Andy Murdoch
Dipo Akinyemi
Sam Ashford
1 Ferrie
2 Oakley
4 Kilday
5 Fox
3 Robson
8 Thomson
42 Boateng
11 Thomas
29 Shields
21 Savoury
19 Williamson

Bench
Aiden McAdams
Dylan Watret
Carter Jenkins
Mark McKenzie
Michael Hewitt
Daire OConnor
Fraser Bryden
Paul Smith
Chris Maguire
7 Longridge
9 Henderson
10 McPake
12 Davidson
14 Moore
17 Heraghty
22 Healy
25 Bannon
27 Jarrett

Substitutions
Daire OConnor for Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (61)
Chris Maguire for Reece Mcalear (61)
Paul Smith for Ben Dempsey (89)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Steven Mclean (Referee)




Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Queen's Park missed a chance to go top of the Scottish Championship and Ayr United remain fifth after a tense goalless draw at Somerset Park.

Hosts Ayr had the better of a first half during which both goalkeepers had fine saves and an effort was cleared off the visiting line.

Ayr striker Dipo Akinyemi also missed a great chance in the final seconds.

After one win in five outings, Queen's Park are level with leaders Dundee but remain behind on goal difference.

A fourth game without a victory - and third consecutive draw - similarly leaves Ayr behind Partick Thistle.

The Glasgow side can move three points clear when they visit bottom side Hamilton Academical on Saturday, while Dundee can stretch their lead at the top when they visit third-top Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Ayr United manager Lee Bullen: "I was really pleased with our performance. Especially in the first half, we had a lot of control in the game against a top team, but in the second half I thought the game got stretched too much.

"We created more without testing their goallie, but ultimately our goalkeeper has had the two biggest saves. Dipo's head's in his hands in there after that late miss, but he's won us games on his own this season, so we can't be too harsh on him. Two big games to come and it's all still to play for."

Queen's Park head coach Owen Coyle: "It was always going to be a nervy and edgy game. Our aspirations are to win the title and the last 15 minutes were like a basketball game - it was end-to-end.

"I felt, in the second half, we started really well, but we didn't find that incisive final pass. It might turn out for us to be the most important points of the season - who knows, come tomorrow?"

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at April 21st, 2023)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 36 - 47 -
Frankie Musonda25 261261
Jordan Houston23 251691
Sean McGinty29 383734
Patrick Reading23 42 - 943
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson - 302302
Andy Murdoch - 302894
Ben Dempsey23 438508
Reece Mcalear21 14 - 14 -
Dipo Akinyemi25 43254325
Sam Ashford27 373505
Daire OConnor (sub)26 271522
Chris Maguire (sub) - 11 - 11 -
Paul Smith (sub)21 22 - 31 -






League Table (as at April 21st, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee 32 16 10 6 58
2. Queen's Park 34 17 7 10 58
3. ICT 34 15 9 10 54
4. Ayr United 34 14 10 10 52
5. Partick Thistle 32 14 7 11 49
6. Morton 33 12 12 9 48
7. Raith Rovers 33 11 9 13 42
8. Arbroath 33 6 15 12 33
9. Hamilton Academical 34 7 8 19 29
10. Cove Rangers 33 6 9 18 27