Dunfermline Athletic 0
Ayr United 1
League (Championship)


Dunfermline Athletic 

0 - 1

Ayr United


League (Championship)
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
East End Park
Attendance: 5,073


Goalscorers
None. Logan Chalmers (10)

Team Managers
Unknown. Lee Bullen

Starting Eleven
1 Mehmet
2 Comrie
12 Breen
6 Otoo
23 O'Halloran
8 Chalmers
5 Hamilton
16 Summers
3 Edwards
11 McCann
9 Wighton
Charlie Albinson .1
George Stanger .14
Elicha Ahui .38
Patrick Reading .3
Roy Syla .20
Sean McGinty .5
Mark McKenzie .22
Jack Senga .23
Jamie Murphy .15
Anton Dowds .16
Logan Chalmers .11

Bench
14 Jakubiak
15 Fisher
17 Moffat
18 Allan
19 Fenton
20 Sharp
44 Little
Robbie Mutch .31
Finn Ecrepont .21
Jack Young .46
Scott Tomlinson .24
Franny Amartey .17
Paul Smith .18
Fraser Bryden .30
Ahkeem Rose .9

Substitutions
12 Breen for Allan at 45'minutes
8 Chalmers for Moffat at 32'minutes
5 Hamilton for Fisher at 32'minutes
9 Wighton for Jakubiak at 63'minutes
Jack Young for Jack Senga (69)
Ahkeem Rose for Mark McKenzie (69)
Paul Smith for Roy Syla (76)
Fraser Bryden for Anton Dowds (76)
Franny Amartey for Logan Chalmers (88)

Cautions
None. Elicha Ahui

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Munro (Referee)





Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Ayr United leapfrogged Dunfermline into sixth place in the Scottish Championship with a battling win at East End Park.

Lee Bullen's side netted what proved to be the winner in 11 minutes with a Logan Chalmers strike after impressive build-up play from Jamie Murphy.

Just after the half-hour Dunfermline boss James McPake made a double change in a bid to spark his side to life.

Ayr almost doubled their lead through Mark McKenzie prior to the interval.

McKenzie rounded Deniz Mehmet but a tremendous Aaron Comrie challenge denied the forward.

Despite chances for Ben Summers and Alex Jakubiak in the second half, the hosts failed to find a clinical touch in front of goal as United held on to their slender advantage.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at October 21st, 2023)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)27 11 - 62 -
Patrick Reading24 14 - 1123
Elicha Ahui19 2 - 2 -
George Stanger23 111111
Sean McGinty30 14 - 914
Roy Syla23 6 - 6 -
Jamie Murphy - 102102
Jack Senga - 5 - 5 -
Mark McKenzie23 1411048
Logan Chalmers23 74187
Anton Dowds26 4343
Jack Young (sub) - 7 - 7 -
Franny Amartey (sub)24 121121
Paul Smith (sub)21 11 - 44 -
Fraser Bryden (sub)19 123446
Ahkeem Rose (sub) - 123123






League Table (as at October 21st, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee United 9 6 3 0 21
2. Raith Rovers 8 5 2 1 17
3. Airdrieonians 9 4 1 4 13
4. Arbroath 8 4 0 4 12
5. Ayr United 9 4 0 5 12
6. Partick Thistle 8 3 2 3 11
7. Dunfermline Athletic 8 3 2 3 11
8. Queen's Park 10 3 2 5 11
9. ICT 8 1 2 5 5
10. Morton 7 1 2 4 5