Ayr United 2
Arbroath 0
Scottish League (Championship)

Ayr Utd 

2 - 0


Scottish League (Championship)
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024
Attendance: 1,115
7:45 PM Kick-off

Ben Dempsey (74)
Logan Chalmers (77)

Team Managers
Davie White Jim McIntyre

Starting Eleven
Charlie Albinson
Nick McAllister
Patrick Reading
Sean McGinty
George Stanger
Roy Syla
Ben Dempsey
Jamie Murphy
Logan Chalmers
Anton Dowds
Mark McKenzie
Max Boruc
Colin Hamilton
Adam Mackinnon
Darren Lyon
David Gold
Scott Stewart
Innes Murray
Mark Stowe
Kyle Robinson
Leighton McIntosh
Jay Bird

Ahkeem Rose
Paul Smith
Scott Tomlinson
Fraser Bryden
Dylan Watret
Robbie Mutch
Elicha Ahui
Shaun Donnelly
Ali Adams
Keaghan Jacobs
João Baldé
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan

Ahkeem Rose for Anton Dowds (70)
Paul Smith for Mark McKenzie (82)
Fraser Bryden for Roy Syla (83)
Scott Tomlinson for Logan Chalmers (87)
Keaghan Jacobs for Darren Lyon (6)
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan for Innes Murray (46)
João Baldé for Jay Bird (71)

Roy Syla (78) Kyle Robinson (42)
Colin Hamilton (55)
Keaghan Jacobs (63)
Scott Stewart (63)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Calum Scott (Referee)
David Roome & Calum Doyle (Assistants)

Photography by Michael Beattie

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
Max Boruc (GK)21 1 - 1 -
Colin Hamilton31 15 - 36628
Innes Murray25 3 - 3 -
Scott Stewart27 2921589
David Gold31 27429820
Darren Lyon28 11 - 11 -
Adam Mackinnon20 2 - 2 -
Jay Bird22 277277
Leighton McIntosh30 2545816
Kyle Robinson21 2 - 2 -
Mark Stowe24 23 - 23 -
Keaghan Jacobs (sub)34 17 - 37 -
João Baldé (sub)22 161341
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan (sub)28 271271

League Table (as at January 23rd, 2024)

No league table has been added for this season.