Ayr United 3
Cove Rangers 0
League


Ayr United
3 - 0
Cove Rangers 

League
Friday, March 24th, 2023
Attendance: 1,710

Goalscorers
Daire OConnor (7)
Dipo Akinyemi (24)
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (74)
None.

Team Managers
Lee Bullen
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Charlie Albinson
Sean McGinty
Patrick Reading
Reece Mcalear
Michael Hewitt
Daire OConnor
Nick McAllister
Ben Dempsey
Sam Ashford
Dipo Akinyemi
Chris Maguire
12 Fox
3 Naismith
6 Neill
26 Reynolds
2 Logan
16 Vigurs
4 Scully
20 Longridge
7 O'Halloran
9 Megginson
11 McIntosh

Bench
Aiden McAdams
Kinlay Bilham
Dylan Watret
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson
Andy Murdoch
Mark McKenzie
Fraser Bryden
Paul Smith
14 Virtanen
17 Longstaff
18 Weston
22 Dunne
23 Gourlay
25 Glass
27 Toure

Substitutions
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson for Daire OConnor (59)
Andy Murdoch for Reece Mcalear (73)
Mark McKenzie for Sam Ashford (73)
Fraser Bryden for Dipo Akinyemi (77)
Paul Smith for Ben Dempsey (78)
None.

Cautions
Chris Maguire
Virtanen

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Craig Napier (Referee)


Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Third-top Ayr United narrow the gap with Dundee to a point after a convincing Scottish Championship win as Cove Rangers drop to second bottom.

Winger Daire O'Connor fired the opener after seven minutes with his first-ever goal for Ayr.

Striker Dipo Akinyemi added the second from outside the penalty area with his 23rd of season.

Winger Jayden Mitchell-Lawson's close-range finish after the break doomed Cove to a fifth consecutive defeat.



Squad Statistics (as at March 24th, 2023)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 32 - 43 -
Sean McGinty29 343694
Patrick Reading23 38 - 1033
Ben Dempsey23 398468
Nick McAllister22 281411
Daire OConnor25 231482
Michael Hewitt22 14 - 27 -
Reece Mcalear21 10 - 10 -
Chris Maguire - 7 - 7 -
Dipo Akinyemi25 39243924
Sam Ashford27 333465
Mark McKenzie (sub)22 3641088
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (sub) - 262262
Andy Murdoch (sub) - 2721436
Paul Smith (sub)20 21 - 30 -
Fraser Bryden (sub)18 172293






League Table (as at March 24th, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Queen's Park 30 16 6 8 54
2. Dundee 28 14 8 6 50
3. Ayr United 30 14 7 9 49
4. Morton 29 11 10 8 43
5. Partick Thistle 29 12 6 11 42
6. ICT 29 10 9 10 39
7. Raith Rovers 28 10 8 10 38
8. Arbroath 29 5 13 11 28
9. Cove Rangers 30 6 8 16 26
10. Hamilton Academical 28 6 7 15 25