Ayr United 1
Airdrieonians 0
League (Championship)


Ayr United
1 - 0
Airdrieonians 

League (Championship)
Saturday, December 16th, 2023
Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,726

Goalscorers
Anton Dowds (15)
None.

Team Managers
Lee Bullen
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
31. Robbie Mutch
5. Sean McGinty
3. Patrick Reading
38. Elicha Ahui
4. Frankie Musonda
46. Jack Young
15. Jamie Murphy
10. Aiden McGeady
8. Ben Dempsey
16. Anton Dowds
11. Logan Chalmers
1 Rae
15 Megwa
16 Watson
6 Fordyce
5 Hancock
14 McMaster
4 McCabe
10 Frizzell
21 Telfer
12 McStravick
9 Gallagher

Bench
1. Charlie Albinson
21. Finn Ecrepont
20. Roy Syla
23. Jack Senga
22. Mark McKenzie
9. Ahkeem Rose
17. Franny Amartey
30. Fraser Bryden
18. Paul Smith
3 Taylor-Sinclair
7 O'Connor
8 McGregor
11 Todorov
19 Dunlop
23 McGill
28 Gallagher
29 Cassidy
43 Hutton

Substitutions
Franny Amartey for Jamie Murphy (29)
Roy Syla for Aiden McGeady (69)
Paul Smith for Jack Young (77)
14 McMaster for O'Connor at 90+1'minutes
21 Telfer for McGregor at 61'minutes
12 McStravick forTodorov at 79'minutes

Cautions
None. 4 McCabe
10 Frizzell
15Megwa

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Peter Stuart (Referee)


Match Report


Anton Dowds' first-half goal gave Ayr United a narrow Scottish Championship win over visitors Airdrieonians.

Dowds headed home from Jamie Murphy's corner on the quarter-hour mark.

Rhys McCabe, Charles Telfer, Dean McMaster, Liam McStravick and Calum Gallagher threatened an equaliser for Airdrie.

Dowds, Logan Chalmers, Jack Young, Aiden McGeady and Paul Smith had chances for Ayr as they moved above their opponents on goal difference.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at December 16th, 2023)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Robbie Mutch (GK) - 7 - 7 -
Sean McGinty30 221995
Frankie Musonda26 10 - 402
Elicha Ahui19 9 - 9 -
Patrick Reading24 21 - 1323
Aiden McGeady - 11 - 11 -
Jamie Murphy - 175175
Jack Young - 14 - 14 -
Ben Dempsey24 91629
Logan Chalmers23 134247
Anton Dowds27 106106
Roy Syla (sub)23 14 - 14 -
Paul Smith (sub)21 14 - 47 -
Franny Amartey (sub)24 191191






League Table (as at December 16th, 2023)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Raith Rovers 16 12 3 1 39
2. Dundee United 15 10 4 1 34
3. Partick Thistle 16 8 4 4 28
4. Dunfermline Athletic 15 6 3 6 21
5. Morton 15 5 2 8 17
6. Airdrieonians 16 5 2 9 17
7. Ayr United 15 5 2 8 17
8. ICT 16 4 4 8 16
9. Arbroath 15 5 0 10 15
10. Queen's Park 15 3 4 8 13