Ayr United 2
Arbroath 0
League (Championship)


Ayr United
2 - 0
Arbroath 

League (Championship)
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024
Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,115

Goalscorers
Ben Dempsey (74)
Logan Chalmers (77)
None.

Team Managers
David White
Scott Brown
Jim Mcintyre

Starting Eleven
Charlie Albinson
George Stanger
Sean McGinty
Roy Syla
Patrick Reading
Ben Dempsey
Jamie Murphy
Mark McKenzie
Nick McAllister
Anton Dowds
Logan Chalmers
41 Boruc
7 Gold
26 Lyon
3 Hamilton
12 Stewart
14 Stowe
22 Murray
18 Mackinnon
9 McIntosh
27 Bird
19 Robinson

Bench
Robbie Mutch
Elicha Ahui
Dylan Watret
Scott Tomlinson
Ahkeem Rose
Fraser Bryden
Paul Smith
10 Jacobs
21 Adams
25 Candé Baldé
62 Dünnwald-Turan

Substitutions
Ahkeem Rose for Anton Dowds (70)
Paul Smith for Mark McKenzie (82)
Fraser Bryden for Roy Syla (83)
Scott Tomlinson for Logan Chalmers (87)
26 Lyon for Jacobs 6'
22 Murray for Dünnwald-Turan 45'
27 Bird for Candé Baldé 71'

Cautions
Roy Syla
Jacobs; Hamilton;
Stewart; Robinson;

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Calum Scott (Referee)


Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


Two late goals sank Arbroath and eased Ayr United's Scottish Championship relegation fears as new head coach Scott Brown watched from the stands.

Jamie Murphy had a second-half penalty - awarded for a Colin Hamilton handball - saved by Arbroath debutant Max Boruc.

But the hosts found the breakthrough when Ben Dempsey rattled in from distance in the 74th minute.

And Logan Chalmers soon converted Mark McKenzie's pass to make sure of Ayr's first win in six league matches.

The crucial victory lifts Ayr from the relegation play-off spot up to seventh, five points clear of bottom club Arbroath, who remain two adrift of Queen's Park.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at January 23rd, 2024)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)27 19 - 70 -
Sean McGinty30 2711045
George Stanger23 221221
Patrick Reading24 28 - 1393
Roy Syla23 181181
Jamie Murphy - 235235
Ben Dempsey24 1636911
Nick McAllister23 191652
Mark McKenzie23 24213811
Logan Chalmers23 2073110
Anton Dowds27 177177
Scott Tomlinson (sub) - 8 - 9 -
Paul Smith (sub)21 18 - 51 -
Fraser Bryden (sub)19 224547
Ahkeem Rose (sub)25 235235






League Table (as at January 23rd, 2024)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee United 20 13 5 2 44
2. Raith Rovers 21 13 5 3 44
3. Partick Thistle 21 10 6 5 36
4. Airdrieonians 20 8 3 9 27
5. Morton 20 7 5 8 26
6. Dunfermline Athletic 19 6 5 8 23
7. Ayr United 21 6 5 10 23
8. ICT 21 5 6 10 21
9. Queen's Park 20 5 5 10 20
10. Arbroath 21 5 3 13 18