Preview Ayr UnitedSaturday, 11th Sep 2021
cinch Championship (away) v Ayr United, Saturday 11th September 2021, kick off 3.00pm at Somerset Park
Dunfermline will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Somerset Park to face an Ayr United team that will be equally keen to pick up points. Ayr’s defeat to Raith Rovers on Tuesday night means that they are equal on one point, ahead of the Fifers on goal difference.
The Ayr league record against Dunfermline is lost 48, won 31 and drawn 28 but of late it has improved with four wins in the last dozen meetings.
Milestones v Ayr United (away)
Last League Victory | 03/12/19 | 1-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 25/08/18 | 1-4 | Championship
Best League Victory | 12/03/94 | 4-0 | First Division
Worst League Defeat | 07/04/51 | 0-8 | Div Two (old)
Last Goalless Draw | 07/11/20 | 0-0 | Championship
First Ever Meeting | 29/03/13 | 0-1 | Division Two
Ayr United 1-1 Dunfermline (goals)
Sat, 10th Apr 2021
Last time at Somerset Park
Ayr United 1 Dunfermline 1
Championship, Saturday 10th April 2021
Dunfermline enjoyed the bulk of the early pressure as Ayr lined five men along the back but in 12th minute Henderson flighted in a great ball from the left that Declan McMANUS directed into the far side of the Ayr net with a brilliant glancing header. 0-1
Twelve more minutes later when Mark McKenzie was allowed to capitalise on a couple of Pars slip ups on the left his cross was hit by Mark MILLER and the shot sneaked through to find the net just inside the right goalpost. 1-1.
Both sides had chances to win the match in the second half but a draw was probably a fair result.
AYR UNITED: Peter Morrison: Jordan Houston, Jack Baird (c), Corrie Ndaba, Patrick Reading: Aaron Muirhead: Jamie Barjonas, Michael Miller, Sam Roscoe, Luke McCowan (Andre Wright 65): Mark McKenzie.
SUBS NOT USED: Andy Murdoch, Tom Walsh, Joe Chalmers, Dario Zanatta, Michael Hewitt, Peter Urminsky (GK)
DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Vytas Gašpuitis, Euan Murray (c) (Steven Whittaker 73), Josh Edwards: Dom Thomas (Craig Wighton 73), Ewan Henderson, Lewis Mayo, Fraser Murray (Paul Watson 65): Declan McManus: Kevin O’Hara
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis McCann, Kyle Macdonald, Kerr McInroy, Cammy Gill (GK)
Last Twelve League Meetings v Ayr United
Dunfermline have won four of the last twelve league matches, Ayr United four and four have been drawn. The Pars are undefeated in their last four visits to Somerset Park.
Date | H/A | F-A | W D L | League
10/04/21 | A | 1-1 | D | Championship
23/01/21 | H | 0-0 | D | Championship
7/11/20 | A | 0-0 | D | Championship
04/01/20 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
03/12/19 | A | 1-0 | W | Championship
19/10/19 | H | 3-2 | W | Championship
29/03/19 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
23/02/19 | A | 1-0 | W | Championship
22/12/18 | H | 0-0 | D | Championship
25/08/18 | A | 1-4 | L | Championship
18/03/17 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
07/01/17 | A | 2-0 | W | Championship
Dunfermline’s last win was five matches back in the Premier Sports Cup match against Stenhousemuir. They have lost their last three matches without scoring a goal and sorely need a confidence boosting result.
Ayr suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Raith Rovers on Tuesday night and so have lost three of their four league matches so far. Their other defeats were narrow 1-0 reversals against Kilmarnock and Inverness. The Honest Men are tied on one point with the Pars.
Last six matches
Arbroath (H) L 0-3
Rangers (A) L 0-5
Partick Thistle (H) L 0-3
Morton (A) D 2-2
Stenhousemuir (H) W 4-1
Dumbarton (H) W 5-1
Raith Rovers (H) L 0-2
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) L 0-1
Dundee United (H) D 1-1
Arbroath (H) D 2-2
Kilmarnock (A) L 0-1
Hamilton (A) W 1-0
Current League Stats
League Position: 10th
League Points: 1
Goal Difference: -6
League Record: P3 W0 D1 L2 GF2 GA8
Last Six Match Form: WWDLLL
League Position: 9th
League Points: 1
Goal Difference: -5
League Record: P4 W0 D1 L3 GF2 GA7
Last Six Match Form: WLDDLL
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Arbroath): Deniz Mehmet: Kyle Macdonald, Vytas Gašpuitis, Paul Watson, Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow (Craig Wighton 63), Dan Pybus (Dom Thomas HT), Graham Dorrans (c), Kai Kennedy: Nikolay Todorov (Reece Cole 90+1), Kevin O’Hara.
SUBS NOT USED: Aaron Comrie, Paul Allan, Matty Todd, Owain Fôn Williams (GK).
AYR UNITED (v Raith Rovers): Aidan McAdams: Jordan Houston, Jack Baird, Markus Fjørtoft, Patrick Reading: Nicholas McAllister (Cameron Salkeld 72), Aaron Muirhead, Joe Chalmers (Steven Bradley 59), James Maxwell, Mark McKenzie (Jonathan Afolabi 59), Tomi Adeloye.
SUBS NOT USED: Sean McGinty, Michael Moffat, Daire O`Connor, Charlie Albinson (GK).
Afolabi and Muirhead were shown red cards in the match against Raith Rovers.
Other Championship Fixtures
Arbroath v Hamilton Academical
Inverness Caley Thistle v Partick Thistle
Kilmarnock v Morton
Raith Rovers v Queen of the South
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- Testing times but numbers back for Ayr
- Club Statement
- Dunfermline 0 Arbroath 3
- Managers post Arbroath