Queen's Park 2
Ayr United 5
League (Champioship)


Queen's Park 

2 - 5

Ayr United


League (Champioship)
Friday, September 22nd, 2023
Hampden Park
Attendance: 1,651


Goalscorers
Paton (28'minutes),
Hepburn (52'minutes)
Logan Chalmers (6)
Logan Chalmers (12)
Ahkeem Rose (32)
Jamie Murphy (44)
Anton Dowds (53)

Team Managers
Robin Veldman Lee Bullen

Starting Eleven
30 McKenna
2 McPherson
8 Thomson
5 Fox
3 Robson
23 Longridge
6 Spong
20 Turner
7 Hepburn
9 Paton
11 Thomas
Charlie Albinson .1
Frankie Musonda .4
Sean McGinty .5
Roy Syla .20
Patrick Reading .3
Jamie Murphy .15
Nick McAllister .17
Jack Young .46
Anton Dowds .16
Logan Chalmers .11
Ahkeem Rose .9

Bench
1 Ferrie
4 Bannon
14 Healy
15 Tizzard
16 Bruce
26 Waugh
27 Jarrett
28 McCormick
29 McLeish
Robbie Mutch .31
Elicha Ahui .38
Finn Ecrepont .21
George Stanger .14
Jack Senga .23
Mark McKenzie .22
Fraser Bryden .30
Paul Smith .18
Franny Amartey .17

Substitutions
2 McPherson Substituted for Healyat 65'minutes
5 Fox Substituted for Tizzard at 45'minutes
6 Spong Substituted for McLeish at 79'minutes
20 Turner Substituted for Bannon at 45'minutes
7 Hepburn Substituted for McCormick at 79'minutes
Franny Amartey for Ahkeem Rose (67)
Mark McKenzie for Anton Dowds (67)
Jack Senga for Jamie Murphy (79)
Paul Smith for Logan Chalmers (86)
Fraser Bryden for Jack Young (86)

Cautions
Longridge;
Tizzard
None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Dickinson (Referee)





Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Ayr United secured their second Scottish Championship win of the season and moved to within three points of fifth-placed opponents, Queen's Park.

Two left-footed Logan Chalmers strikes put Ayr in command before Ruari Paton struck to halve Queen's Park's deficit.

Shots by Ahkeem Rose and Jamie Murphy gave the visitors a three-goal lead before the break.

In the second period, Barry Hepburn got one back for the hosts but Anton Dowds quickly netted Ayr's fifth.

There are four more second-tier games on Saturday.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at September 22nd, 2023)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)26 8 - 59 -
Patrick Reading24 11 - 1223
Roy Syla23 4 - 4 -
Sean McGinty30 12 - 894
Frankie Musonda25 6 - 362
Jack Young - 5 - 5 -
Nick McAllister22 101562
Jamie Murphy - 7272
Logan Chalmers23 52165
Anton Dowds26 1111
Ahkeem Rose24 103103
Jack Senga (sub) - 3 - 3 -
Mark McKenzie (sub)23 12112610
Fraser Bryden (sub)19 123446
Franny Amartey (sub)24 121121
Paul Smith (sub)21 9 - 42 -






League Table (as at September 22nd, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Raith Rovers 5 4 1 0 13
2. Dundee United 5 3 2 0 11
3. Partick Thistle 5 3 1 1 10
4. Arbroath 6 3 0 3 9
5. Queen's Park 7 3 0 4 9
6. Dunfermline Athletic 5 2 2 1 8
7. Airdrieonians 5 2 0 3 6
8. Ayr United 6 2 0 4 6
9. Morton 5 1 1 3 4
10. ICT 5 0 1 4 1