Airdrieonians 2
Ayr United 3
League (Championship)


Airdrieonians 

2 - 3

Ayr United


League (Championship)
Saturday, February 17th, 2024
Excelsior Stadium
Attendance: 1,820


Goalscorers
Ballantyne (26'), Watson (84') Anton Dowds (9)
Anton Dowds (48)
Anton Dowds (78)

Team Managers
Rhys McCabe Scott Brown

Starting Eleven
1 Rae
2 Ballantyne
16 Watson
4 McCabe
5 Hancock
21 Telfer
14 McMaster
8 McGregor
10 Frizzell
26 Donnell
11 Todorov
Robbie Mutch .31
Patrick Reading .3
Frankie Musonda .4
Roy Syla .20
Sean McGinty .5
Ben Dempsey .8
Mark McKenzie .22
Jamie Murphy .15
Scott Tomlinson .24
Anton Dowds .16
Fraser Bryden .30

Bench
3 Taylor-Sinclair
7 O'Connor
9 Gallagher
19 Dunlop
23 McGill
24 Lyall
28 Gallagher
32 Spalding
43 Hutton
Charlie Albinson .1
Harry McHugh .21
Jack Sanders .23
Aiden McGeady .10
Franny Amartey .17
Max Guthrie .27
Paul Smith .18
Logan Chalmers .11
Kurt Willoughby .9

Substitutions
2 Ballantyne for O'Connor 90+4'
10 Frizzell for Gallagher 73'
26 Donnell for Lyall 57'
11 Todorov for McGill 73'
Jack Sanders for Scott Tomlinson (46)
Logan Chalmers for Fraser Bryden (56)
Kurt Willoughby for Mark McKenzie (56)
Franny Amartey for Jamie Murphy (72)
Charlie Albinson for Robbie Mutch (88)

Cautions
Rae Roy Syla

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Muir (Referee)





Photography by SNS Group

Match Report


An Anton Dowds hat-trick powered Ayr United above Airdrieonians into fifth place in the Scottish Championship.

Dowds' early opener was cancelled out by Cammy Ballantyne's driven effort, but the forward re-established the away lead shortly after half-time.

He completed his treble with 12 minutes left after a quickly taken free-kick, before Craig Watson gave the hosts the chance to mount a late rally.

Ayr held out, though, and move four points outside the play-off berths.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at February 17th, 2024)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Robbie Mutch (GK) - 12 - 12 -
Patrick Reading24 32 - 1433
Sean McGinty30 3111085
Roy Syla23 221221
Frankie Musonda26 131433
Ben Dempsey24 2037311
Scott Tomlinson - 10 - 11 -
Jamie Murphy - 277277
Mark McKenzie23 28314212
Fraser Bryden19 264587
Anton Dowds27 21102110
Charlie Albinson (sub) (GK)27 22 - 73 -
Jack Sanders (sub) - 2 - 2 -
Franny Amartey (sub)24 241241
Logan Chalmers (sub)23 2373410
Kurt Willoughby (sub) - 3 - 3 -






League Table (as at February 17th, 2024)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Dundee United 23 14 6 3 48
2. Raith Rovers 23 14 5 4 47
3. Partick Thistle 23 10 8 5 38
4. Morton 23 9 6 8 33
5. Ayr United 24 8 5 11 29
6. Airdrieonians 22 8 4 10 28
7. Queen's Park 24 7 6 11 27
8. ICT 24 6 7 11 25
9. Dunfermline Athletic 23 6 7 10 25
10. Arbroath 23 5 4 14 19