Ayr United 1
Stenhousemuir 0
Scottish League Cup


Ayr United
1 - 0
Stenhousemuir 

Scottish League Cup
Tuesday, July 18th, 2023
Townhead Park, Cumnock
Attendance: 757

Goalscorers
Mark McKenzie (27)
None.

Team Managers
Lee Bullen
Gary Naysmith

Starting Eleven
Robbie Mutch
Patrick Reading
Sean McGinty
George Stanger
Andy Murdoch
Ben Dempsey
Mark McKenzie
Michael Hewitt
Jamie Murphy
Fraser Bryden
Franny Amartey
34 Lyle
2 Meechan
6 Wedderburn
5 Jamieson
14 Bilham
8 Berry
18 Lynch
12 Taylor
17 Anderson
7 Kirkpatrick
9 Aitken

Bench
Charlie Albinson
Dylan Watret
Oliver Pendlebury
Finn Ecrepont
Scott Tomlinson
David Bangala
Dario Viviani
Sam Ashford
Paul Smith
1 Jamieson
10 Yates
11 Brown
16 O'Reilly

Substitutions
Sam Ashford for Franny Amartey (67)
Oliver Pendlebury for Andy Murdoch (71)
Paul Smith for Ben Dempsey (78)
David Bangala for Fraser Bryden (78)
14 Bilham Substituted for O'Reilly at 45'minutes
12 Taylor Substituted for Brown at 76'minutes
9 Aitken Substituted for Yates at 60'minutes

Cautions
Andy Murdoch
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

William Collum (Referee)




Match Report


Ayr moved top of group A as a first half goal from Mark McKenzie was enough to see off stuffy Stenny.
Matt Aitken fired an early effort wide for Stenny.
Ayr's Fraser Bryden had a goal chalked off before Franny Amartey's cross was coverted by Mckenzie.
Ben Dempsey and Amartey wasted good chances to kill off Stenny, who hit the post through Nicky Jamieson.



Squad Statistics (as at July 18th, 2023)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Robbie Mutch (GK) - 1 - 1 -
Patrick Reading24 2 - 1133
George Stanger22 2 - 2 -
Sean McGinty29 2 - 794
Jamie Murphy - 2 - 2 -
Michael Hewitt22 2 - 32 -
Mark McKenzie22 2111610
Ben Dempsey23 2 - 558
Andy Murdoch - 2 - 1526
Fraser Bryden19 21344
Franny Amartey24 2 - 2 -
Oliver Pendlebury (sub) - 1 - 1 -
David Bangala (sub)26 1 - 9 -
Sam Ashford (sub)27 2 - 565
Paul Smith (sub)21 2 - 35 -






League Table (as at July 18th, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts

No games played.


Manager's Programme Notes


No programme issued