Queen of the South 3
Ayr United 0
League (Championship)


Queen of the South 

3 - 0

Ayr United


League (Championship)
Saturday, December 18th, 2021
Attendance: 997


Goalscorers
East (9)
Cameron (29)
Todd (48)
None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
12 Brynn
22 Johnston
33 Gibson
16 East
13 Debayo
20 Nditi
7 Paton
15 McGrory
10 Connelly
8 Todd
19 Cameron
Aiden McAdams .1
Patrick Reading .3
Jordan Houston .2
Sean McGinty .5
Markus Fjortoft .23
Andy Murdoch .6
Daire OConnor .10
James Maxwell .14
Nick McAllister .17
Cameron Salkeld .11
Tomi Adeloye .9

Bench
1 Rae
9 Roy
11 Fitzpatrick
17 Joseph
49 Soares Junior
Charlie Albinson .21
Finn Ecrepont .25
Jack Baird .15
Steven Bradley .16
Mark McKenzie .22
Joseph Chalmers .18
Michael Moffat .7

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Munro (Referee)





Match Report


Queen of the South comfortably beat Ayr United to secure their biggest Scottish Championship win since 2019.

Euan East opened the scoring by volleying in Lee Connelly's corner for his first goal of the season.

Connelly was provider again when he crossed for Innes Cameron to head excellently past Aiden McAdams.

After the break, Calvin McGrory threaded a beautiful pass through for Josh Todd, who rolled the ball inside the near post from 10 yards.

Ayr United had Tomi Adeloye's equaliser ruled out for offside in the first half, and Cameron Salkeld cracked the crossbar in the second.

But Queen of the South, securing their first league win in 10 attempts, dominated and could have added more goals.

Queen of the South assistant manager Sandy Clark: "The performance was different class. The result is the most important thing but the performance being as good as that from start to finish is a big bonus. The confidence within the team is good."

Ayr United manager Jim Duffy: "I'm really angry. We just didn't turn up. We lost a soft goal and then we were on the back foot. There were very few players in our team who deserve any credit today. There were far too many off the pace."

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at December 18th, 2021)


2021-22 All Time
Age
Aiden McAdams (GK) - 13 - 13 -
Patrick Reading22 221462
Markus Fjortoft27 191191
Sean McGinty28 16 - 16 -
Jordan Houston21 16 - 64 -
Nick McAllister20 12 - 12 -
James Maxwell20 182182
Daire OConnor24 141141
Andy Murdoch - 2311004
Tomi Adeloye25 219219
Cameron Salkeld23 202202






League Table (as at December 18th, 2021)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Arbroath 18 9 7 2 34
2. ICT 18 10 4 4 34
3. Raith Rovers 18 9 6 3 33
4. Partick Thistle 18 9 4 5 31
5. Kilmarnock 17 9 2 6 29
6. Hamilton Academical 18 5 5 8 20
7. Queen of the South 18 4 5 9 17
8. Ayr United 18 3 6 9 15
9. Dunfermline Athletic 17 2 8 7 14
10. Morton 18 2 7 9 13