Cove Rangers 1
Ayr United 2
League (Championship)


Cove Rangers 

1 - 2

Ayr United


League (Championship)
Saturday, August 20th, 2022
Balmoral Stadium
Attendance: 951


Goalscorers
Masson (pen) 92 Ben Dempsey (pen.) (59)
Dipo Akinyemi (68)

Team Managers
Unknown. Lee Bullen

Starting Eleven
23 Gourlay
2 Logan
5 Ross Substituted for Neill at 31'minutes
26 Reynolds Substituted for Masson at 75'minutes
13 Dunne
20 Leitch Substituted for McIntosh at 67'minutes
4 Scully
16 Vigurs Substituted for Longstaffat 67'minutes
14 Gilmour
9 Megginson Substituted for McDonaghat 45'minutes
24 Fyvie
Charlie Albinson .21
Alex Kirk .15
Patrick Reading .3
Frankie Musonda .4
Jordan Houston .2
Daire OConnor .10
Andy Murdoch .6
Ben Dempsey .8
Mark McKenzie .22
Sam Ashford .23
Dipo Akinyemi .9

Bench
1 McKenzie
6 Neill
7 McDonagh
10 Masson
11 McIntosh
17 Longstaff
19 Thomas
Finn Ecrepont .25
Sean McGinty .5
Kinlay Bilham .26
Michael Hewitt .20
Nick McAllister .17
Paul Smith .31
Michael Moffat .7
David Bangala .29

Substitutions
None. David Bangala for Sam Ashford (86)
Finn Ecrepont for Daire OConnor (88)
Sean McGinty for Mark McKenzie (93)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Scott Lambie (Referee)



Match Report


Ayr United moved top of the Scottish Championship after maintaining their unbeaten start with a deserved victory over Cove Rangers.

Dipo Akinyemi hit the bar from 20 yards and Mark McKenzie twice came close before the breakthrough arrived just shy of the hour following Mark Reynolds' handball.

Ben Dempsey made no mistake from the spot and Akinyemi tapped in a second.

Jamie Masson replied with a 92nd-minute penalty for the hosts.

While Ayr move a point clear at the summit, Cove are just a point off the bottom after a third straight defeat.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at August 20th, 2022)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)25 6 - 17 -
Alex Kirk19 4 - 4 -
Jordan Houston22 6 - 87 -
Frankie Musonda24 8 - 8 -
Patrick Reading23 7 - 723
Andy Murdoch - 811245
Daire OConnor25 8 - 331
Mark McKenzie22 7 - 794
Ben Dempsey22 81151
Dipo Akinyemi25 8585
Sam Ashford26 7 - 202
Sean McGinty (sub)29 71422
Finn Ecrepont (sub)20 3 - 9 -
David Bangala (sub)25 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at August 20th, 2022)


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