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Ayr United

League (Championship)
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
Dens Park, Dundee

Sow (86) Mark McKenzie (18)
Cameron Smith (49)
Mark McKenzie (84)

Team Managers
Unknown. David Hopkin

Starting Eleven
13 Legzdins
16 Elliott
14 Ashcroft
29 Fisher
23 Marshall
18 McMullan
24 Anderson
26 Adam
10 McGowan
9 Mullen
35 Cummings
Vijami Sinisalo .1
Michael Miller
Patrick Reading .3
Jordan Houston
Jack Baird .15
Corrie Ndaba
Luke McCowan
Joseph Chalmers .18
Aaron Muirhead
Mark McKenzie
Cameron Smith .14

1 Hamilton
2 Kerr
8 Byrne
11 McDaid
17 Afolabi
21 Sow
25 Cameron
Peter Urminsky
Sam Roscoe .5
Tom Walsh
Andy Murdoch .6
Brett Mcgavin
Dario Zanatta
Michael Moffat .7

10 McGowan for Sow 54'
9 MullenSubstituted for McDaid 54'
35 CummingsSubstituted for Afolabi 63'
Andy Murdoch for Cameron Smith (70)
Michael Moffat for Michael Miller (78)
Tom Walsh for Luke McCowan (86)

None. Vijami Sinisalo
Mark McKenzie

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Newlands (Referee)

Photography by SNS Group

Match Report

Ayr United stunned Dundee at Dens Park to earn new manager David Hopkin a first Scottish Championship win at the second attempt.

Mark McKenzie, on his 32nd appearance, opened his Ayr account with a double either side of Cammy Smith's close-range strike early in the second half.

Dundee's Danny Mullen sent a header off the post at 2-0 before Osman Sow netted a late consolation.

The hosts remain in the top four on goal difference.

Ayr - beaten by Hearts in former Livingston and Morton boss Hopkin's debut - are three points clear of the relegation zone and three adrift of the promotion play-offs.

They repelled early pressure before taking the lead when Luke McCowan dispossessed Paul McGowan and teed up 20-year-old McKenzie.

Smith finished off great play by Patrick Reading to double the lead before McKenzie's superb strike put Ayr out of sight.

Sow was played in by Paul McMullan to reduce the deficit, but Dundee were condemned to a second home defeat of the season.

Match report written by BBC

Squad Statistics (as at March 16th, 2021)

2020-21 All Time
Vijami Sinisalo (GK)19 24 - 24 -
Patrick Reading21 151151
Michael Miller26 213213
Corrie Ndaba21 9 - 9 -
Jack Baird25 25 - 25 -
Jordan Houston21 15 - 40 -
Mark McKenzie20 172282
Aaron Muirhead - 211593
Joseph Chalmers27 25 - 25 -
Luke McCowan23 2466515
Cameron Smith25 176176
Tom Walsh (sub)24 123123
Andy Murdoch (sub) - 241733
Michael Moffat (sub)36 25314632

League Table (as at March 16th, 2021)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

The programme from the previously postponed match of 16th January was used for this match.