Queen's Park 1
Ayr United 2
League (Championship)


Queen's Park 

1 - 2

Ayr United


League (Championship)
Saturday, January 27th, 2024
Attendance: 1,927


Goalscorers
Paton (63) Jamie Murphy (40)
Mark McKenzie (74)

Team Managers
Unknown. David White
Scott Brown

Starting Eleven
1 Ferrie
4 Bannon
8 Thomson
3 Robson
33 Mauchin
44 Welsh
20 Turner
16 Bruce
23 Longridge
9 Paton
11 Thomas
Charlie Albinson
Roy Syla
Sean McGinty
Patrick Reading
George Stanger
Mark McKenzie
Nick McAllister
Ben Dempsey
Jamie Murphy
Anton Dowds
Logan Chalmers

Bench
2 McPherson
6 Spong
15 Tizzard
18 McKinstry
19 Williamson
22 Reid
27 Jarrett
30 McKenna
35 Carse
Robbie Mutch
Dylan Watret
Aiden McGeady
Scott Tomlinson
Jack Sanders
Paul Smith
Ahkeem Rose
Franny Amartey
Fraser Bryden

Substitutions
33 Mauchin for McPherson 83'
20 Turner for Spong 71'
16 Bruce for McKinstry 72'
23 Longridge for Carse 71'
Fraser Bryden for Jamie Murphy (67)
Aiden McGeady for Anton Dowds (75)
Ahkeem Rose for Mark McKenzie (83)

Cautions
Welsh; Turner Patrick Reading
Jamie Murphy
Fraser Bryden

Red Cards
Welsh (65) None.

Match Officials

Steven Kirkland (Referee)





Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Scott Brown kicked off his tenure as Ayr United head coach with victory as his new side edged out 10-man Queen's Park at Hampden.

Jamie Murphy put the visitors in front shortly before the break, but Callum Davidson's men replied just after the hour through Ruari Paton.

The hosts went down to 10 men two minutes later, though, when Sean Welsh was shown a second yellow card.

And Ayr took advantage as Mark McKenzie went on to net a 74th-minute winner.

The victory moves Brown's side up a place to sixth, three points off a play-off place and six clear of Queen's in ninth.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at January 27th, 2024)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)27 20 - 71 -
Patrick Reading24 29 - 1403
Sean McGinty30 2811055
Roy Syla23 191191
George Stanger23 231231
Jamie Murphy - 246246
Ben Dempsey24 1737011
Nick McAllister23 201662
Mark McKenzie23 25313912
Anton Dowds27 187187
Logan Chalmers23 2173210
Aiden McGeady (sub) - 151151
Fraser Bryden (sub)19 234557
Ahkeem Rose (sub)25 245245






League Table (as at January 27th, 2024)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee United 21 13 6 2 45
2. Raith Rovers 22 13 5 4 44
3. Partick Thistle 22 10 7 5 37
4. Morton 21 8 5 8 29
5. Airdrieonians 21 8 4 9 28
6. Ayr United 22 7 5 10 26
7. Dunfermline Athletic 20 6 6 8 24
8. ICT 22 6 6 10 24
9. Queen's Park 21 5 5 11 20
10. Arbroath 22 5 3 14 18