Ayr United 1
Dundee 2
League (Championship)

Ayr United
1 - 2

League (Championship)
Friday, October 25th, 2019
Attendance: 1,627

Luke McCowan (38)
McDaid (16'), McGowan (32')

Team Managers
Mark Kerr
James McPake

Starting Eleven
1. Ross Doohan
5. Sam Roscoe
3. Daniel Harvie
Jordan Houston
30. Steven Kelly
10. Alan Forrest
2. Aaron Muirhead
23. Ross Docherty
11. Luke McCowan
6. Andrew Geggan
7. Michael Moffat
20 Hazard
2 Kerr
5 Forster
3 McGhee
23 Marshall
11 McDaid
14 Dorrans
8 Byrne
10 McGowan
28 Hemmings
9 Nelson

19. Ellis Hare Reid
Finn Ecrepont
12. Craig McGuffie
22. Mark McKenzie
Craig Moore
8. Kris Doolan
6 Meekings
7 Todd
12 Ferrie
17 McPake
18 Johnson
19 Robertson
21 Mackie

Craig Moore for Andrew Geggan (49)
Craig McGuffie for Alan Forrest (85)
Kris Doolan for Luke McCowan (88)

Aaron Muirhead
Andrew Geggan
Ross Docherty
Steven Kelly

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bobby Madden (Referee)

Photography by Dave Sargent

Match Report

Mark Kerr was unable to guide Ayr United top of the Scottish Championship on his managerial debut as Dundee claimed a first away win of the season.

Former Ayr winger Declan McDaid's 20-yard strike and a Paul McGowan finish on the rebound condemned the hosts to a third straight loss.

Luke McCowan's first-half header cut the deficit, but Ayr remain behind leaders Dundee United on goal difference ahead of Saturday's games.

Dundee move up a place to fourth.

Ayr will look at missed chances and feel they should have taken something from the game, Kerr's first in charge after swapping playing duties for the dugout as Ian McCall's replacement.

Dundee goalkeeper Conor Hazard - making his debut after joining on loan from Celtic - saved well from Michael Moffat's early strike and later denied the striker when clean through.

Alan Forrest sent a curling effort narrowly wide as Dundee showed excellent resolve to bounce back from last week's late defeat to Partick Thistle and move within three points of the top.

Ayr United manager Mark Kerr: "Dundee had set up the press and the boys on the park haven't recognised that. One of the goals came from that. We went more direct after half-time and caused them problems."

Dundee manager James McPake: "It's one of the most difficult places to come in the league, so I'm really proud of the players."

Match report written by BBC

Squad Statistics (as at October 25th, 2019)

2019-20 All Time
Ross Doohan (GK)21 14 - 59 -
Sam Roscoe - 122122
Jordan Houston19 6 - 6 -
Daniel Harvie21 141561
Steven Kelly19 144144
Andrew Geggan32 131768
Luke McCowan21 157258
Ross Docherty26 13 - 803
Aaron Muirhead - 11 - 201
Alan Forrest23 1579329
Michael Moffat34 15410227
Craig McGuffie (sub)21 82808
Kris Doolan (sub)32 143143
Craig Moore (sub) - 1 - 6831

League Table (as at October 25th, 2019)

No league table has been added for this season.