Ayr United 1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0
League (Championship)


Ayr United
1 - 0
ICT 

League (Championship)
Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,989

Goalscorers
Franny Amartey (8)
None.

Team Managers
Lee Bullen
Billy Dodds

Starting Eleven
1. Charlie Albinson
14. George Stanger
3. Patrick Reading
5. Sean McGinty
22. Mark McKenzie
17. Nick McAllister
8. Ben Dempsey
18. Paul Smith
30. Fraser Bryden
17. Franny Amartey
23. Sam Ashford
1 Ridgers
14 Davidson
6 Devine
5 Delaney
3 Harper
19 Longstaff
8 Carson
28 Bray
22 Shaw
9 Mckay
7 Gilmour

Bench
31. Robbie Mutch
38. Elicha Ahui
32. Dylan Watret
16. Oliver Pendlebury
4. Frankie Musonda
21. Finn Ecrepont
24. Scott Tomlinson
10. Aiden McGeady
9. Ahkeem Rose
10 Doran
16 Hyde
18 Lodovica
21 MacKay
24 Brooks
29 Thompson

Substitutions
Oliver Pendlebury for Franny Amartey (58)
Ahkeem Rose for Sam Ashford (58)
Aiden McGeady for Fraser Bryden (58)
Frankie Musonda for Paul Smith (82)
28 Bray Substituted for Lodovicaat 58'minutes
9 Mckay Substituted for Brooksat 66'minutes
19 Longstaff Substituted for Doranat 73'minutes

Cautions
Nick McAllister
Paul Smith
Longstaff

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Peter Stuart (Referee)


Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Francis Amartey's early goal was enough to earn Ayr United their first Scottish Championship win of the season as they edged out Inverness CT.

The 24-year-old scored from the middle of the box on eight minutes.

Charlie Gilmour, Danny Devine, and Luis Longstaff went close for the visitors as boss Billy Dodds was sent to the stand before break.

Nathan Shaw struck the post after the restart, but the Highlanders could not find the leveller.



Squad Statistics (as at August 12th, 2023)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 4 - 55 -
Sean McGinty30 6 - 834
Patrick Reading24 6 - 1043
George Stanger22 5151
Mark McKenzie22 61968
Ben Dempsey23 61599
Nick McAllister22 41502
Paul Smith21 4 - 37 -
Sam Ashford27 5 - 595
Franny Amartey24 6161
Fraser Bryden19 63386
Oliver Pendlebury (sub) - 4242
Frankie Musonda (sub)25 2 - 322
Aiden McGeady (sub) - 2 - 2 -
Ahkeem Rose (sub) - 4141






League Table (as at August 12th, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Queen's Park 2 2 0 0 6
2. Dundee United 2 1 1 0 4
3. Raith Rovers 2 1 1 0 4
4. Dunfermline Athletic 2 1 1 0 4
5. Morton 2 1 0 1 3
6. Airdrieonians 2 1 0 1 3
7. Ayr United 2 1 0 1 3
8. Partick Thistle 2 0 1 1 1
9. ICT 2 0 0 2 0
10. Arbroath 2 0 0 2 0