Arbroath 2
Ayr United 0
League (League (Championship))


Arbroath 

2 - 0

Ayr United


League (League (Championship))
Friday, March 31st, 2023
Attendance: 1,759


Goalscorers
Hilson (27'minutes),
Gold (60'minutes)
None.

Team Managers
Dick Campbell Lee Bullen

Starting Eleven
1 Gaston
2 Banks
4 Little
5 O'Brien
3 Hamilton
7 Gold
25 Baldé
12 Stewart
8 McKenna
19 Dow
9 Hilson
Charlie Albinson
Patrick Reading
Frankie Musonda
Sean McGinty
Nick McAllister
Ben Dempsey
Daire OConnor
Andy Murdoch
Chris Maguire
Sam Ashford
Dipo Akinyemi

Bench
10 Jacobs
11 Linn
14 Komolafe
15 Tait
17 Olusanya
18 Ben El-Mhanni
21 Gill
23 Allan
26 Hetherington
Aiden McAdams
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson
Reece Mcalear
Michael Hewitt
Mark McKenzie
Scott Tomlinson
Paul Smith
Fraser Bryden

Substitutions
None. Jayden Mitchell-Lawson for Daire OConnor (57)
Mark McKenzie for Andy Murdoch (64)
Reece Mcalear for Chris Maguire (64)

Cautions
Gold;
Tait;
Sam Ashford

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Chris Graham (Referee)



Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Arbroath moved five points clear of the Scottish Championship relegation zone with victory over promotion hopefuls Ayr United.

Dale Hilson put the hosts in front from close range after Scott Stewart had flicked on a Mikey McKenna corner.

Ben Dempsey's low shot struck the outside of the left-hand post as Ayr pushed for parity after the break.
And Arbroath doubled their lead on the hour when Ryan Dow crossed for David Gold to head home.

Ayr remain a point behind second-placed Dundee, who host bottom side Hamilton on Saturday while leaders Queen's Park visit Raith Rovers. Second-bottom Cove Rangers, a point above Hamilton, are at home to Partick Thistle and Inverness take on Morton in Greenock.

Arbroath manager Dick Campbell: "I'm delighted with the result because we need the points. It's another shut out. My players aren't fancy. You've got to be happy with the attitude of the players that want to work for you and our players were magnificent at that against a very, very good Ayr United team."

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at March 31st, 2023)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 33 - 44 -
Sean McGinty29 353704
Frankie Musonda25 23 - 23 -
Patrick Reading23 39 - 1043
Ben Dempsey23 408478
Nick McAllister22 291421
Andy Murdoch - 2821446
Daire OConnor25 241492
Chris Maguire - 8 - 8 -
Dipo Akinyemi25 40244024
Sam Ashford27 343475
Mark McKenzie (sub)22 3741098
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (sub) - 272272
Reece Mcalear (sub)21 11 - 11 -






League Table (as at March 31st, 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 31 14 7 10 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 30 6 13 11 31
9. Cove Rangers 30 6 8 16 26
10. Hamilton Academical 28 6 7 15 25