Ayr United 1
Dundee United 2
League (Championship)


Ayr United
1 - 2
Dundee United 

League (Championship)
Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Somerset Park
Attendance: 2,943

Goalscorers
Jamie Murphy (2)
Watt (67), Docherty (82')

Team Managers
Scott Brown
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Charlie Albinson
20. Roy Syla
5. Sean McGinty
14. George Stanger
3. Patrick Reading
22. Mark McKenzie
17. Nick McAllister
8. Ben Dempsey
15. Jamie Murphy
16. Anton Dowds
30. Fraser Bryden
1 Walton
8 Grimshaw
6 Graham
4 Holt
33 McMann
14 Sibbald
23 Docherty
7 Greive
10 Wotherspoon
15 Middleton
9 Moult

Bench
31. Robbie Mutch
21. Harry McHugh
4. Frankie Musonda
24. Scott Tomlinson
23. Jack Sanders
10. Aiden McGeady
18. Paul Smith
17. Franny Amartey
9. Kurt Willoughby
13 Newman
16 Tillson
17 Meekison
18 Fotheringham
26 Mochrie
28 Anim Cudjoe
29 Thomson
32 Watt
42 Petrie

Substitutions
Jack Sanders for Nick McAllister (59)
Harry McHugh for Fraser Bryden (70)
Aiden McGeady for Jamie Murphy (77)
Kurt Willoughby for Mark McKenzie (77)
23 Docherty for Mochrie 83'
7 Greive for Fotheringham 58'
10 Wotherspoon for Watt 58'
9 Moult forTillson 83'

Cautions
Ben Dempsey
Anton Dowds
George Stanger
Middleton;
Holt;
Grimshaw;

Red Cards
George Stanger (91)
None.
Match Officials

Gavin Duncan (Referee)


Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Scottish Championship leaders Dundee United fought back from a goal down to beat Ayr United and move four points clear at the top of the table.

Jamie Murphy had Scott Brown's side one up within the first two minutes at Somerset Park, but Tony Watt equalised for the away side just after the hour.

The game looked to be heading for a draw until former Ayr captain Ross Docherty found a late crucial winner.

Ayr, who remain sixth, ended with 10 men as George Stanger was dismissed.

The centre-back was shown a second yellow card in stoppage time.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at February 3rd, 2024)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)27 21 - 72 -
George Stanger23 241241
Sean McGinty30 2911065
Roy Syla23 201201
Patrick Reading24 30 - 1413
Jamie Murphy - 257257
Ben Dempsey24 1837111
Nick McAllister23 211672
Mark McKenzie23 26314012
Anton Dowds27 197197
Fraser Bryden19 244567
Harry McHugh (sub) - 1 - 1 -
Jack Sanders (sub) - 1 - 1 -
Aiden McGeady (sub) - 161161
Kurt Willoughby (sub) - 1 - 1 -






League Table (as at February 3rd, 2024)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee United 22 14 6 2 48
2. Raith Rovers 22 13 5 4 44
3. Partick Thistle 22 10 7 5 37
4. Morton 22 9 5 8 32
5. Airdrieonians 21 8 4 9 28
6. Ayr United 23 7 5 11 26
7. ICT 23 6 6 11 24
8. Dunfermline Athletic 21 6 6 9 24
9. Queen's Park 22 6 5 11 23
10. Arbroath 22 5 3 14 18