Ayr United 2
Arbroath 2
League (Championship)


Ayr United
2 - 2
Arbroath 

League (Championship)
Saturday, January 14th, 2023
Somerset Park
Attendance: 2,064

Goalscorers
Ben Dempsey (pen.) (38)
Sean McGinty (76)
Adarkwa (57)
Ben El-Mhanni (63)

Team Managers
Lee Bullen
Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Charlie Albinson
Sean McGinty
Patrick Reading
Alex Kirk
Ben Dempsey
Josh Mullin
Michael Hewitt
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson
Nick McAllister
Paul Smith
Dipo Akinyemi
1 Gaston
12 Stewart
4 Little
5 O'Brien
3 Hamilton
8 McKenna
7 Gold
25 Baldé
18 Ben El-Mhanni
19 Dow
24 Adarkwa

Bench
Aiden McAdams
Finn Ecrepont
Kinlay Bilham
Jordan Houston
David Bangala
Scott Tomlinson
Mark McKenzie
Sam Ashford
Fraser Bryden
9 Hilson
11 Linn
20 Bitsindou
21 Gill
22 Hoti
23 Allan

Substitutions
Mark McKenzie for Paul Smith (45)
Sam Ashford for Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (74)
18 Ben El-Mhanni for Linn 71'minutes
19 Dow for Hilson 81'minutes

Cautions
Charlie Albinson
Paul Smith
Gold
Balde

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Craig Napier (Referee)


Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Sean McGinty's header earned Ayr United a point in a captivating Scottish Championship encounter against Arbroath at a windy Somerset Park.

Ben Dempsey's penalty opened the socring in a first half that saw Arbroath boss Dick Campbell sent off.

With the wind at their backs, Arbroath turned the game on its head after the break through Sean Adarkwa's flick and Ben El-Mhanni's cross-shot.

However, McGinty nodded home Josh Mullin's corner with 14 minutes left.

The result keeps Lee Bullen's second-place side four points behind Queen's Park, while Arbroath stay 11th, now only four points clear of Hamilton.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at January 14th, 2023)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 23 - 34 -
Sean McGinty29 222573
Alex Kirk20 162162
Patrick Reading23 26 - 913
Josh Mullin - 166166
Ben Dempsey23 275345
Nick McAllister21 18 - 31 -
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson - 181181
Michael Hewitt22 8 - 21 -
Paul Smith20 12 - 21 -
Dipo Akinyemi25 27162716
Mark McKenzie (sub)22 253977
Sam Ashford (sub)27 22 - 352






League Table (as at January 14th, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Queen's Park 21 12 4 5 40
2. Ayr United 21 10 6 5 36
3. Dundee 20 10 5 5 35
4. Partick Thistle 21 10 3 8 33
5. Morton 20 8 6 6 30
6. ICT 21 8 6 7 30
7. Raith Rovers 22 8 5 9 29
8. Cove Rangers 21 5 7 9 22
9. Arbroath 22 3 9 10 18
10. Hamilton Academical 21 3 5 13 14