Scottish Championship
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Ayr United 4-4 Dumbarton

Dumbarton came back three times to draw with Ayr United in the Championship, despite having a man sent off.

Scott McKenna and Gary Harkins's goals were countered by efforts from Robert Thomson and Daniel Harvie for the Sons.

Alan Forrest's converted penalty followed Andy Stirling's dismissal for a foul on Paul Cairney.

Joseph Thomson levelled for Dumbarton before Cairney put Ayr ahead again but Ryan Stevenson headed the final equaliser of a dramatic match.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 5RoseBooked at 40mins
  • 22Balatoni
  • 26McKenna
  • 18Meggatt
  • 8Crawford
  • 12Harkins
  • 23DochertyBooked at 85mins
  • 14Cairney
  • 17NisbetSubstituted forBoyleat 25'minutes
  • 15O'ConnellSubstituted forForrestat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Boyle
  • 4Gilmour
  • 6Murphy
  • 10Forrest
  • 11Donald
  • 19Hart
  • 21McGuffie

Dumbarton

  • 27Martin
  • 17Smith
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14Barr
  • 12HarvieBooked at 30mins
  • 7ToddSubstituted forStevensonat 81'minutes
  • 3Docherty
  • 4Thomson
  • 22StirlingBooked at 73mins
  • 9Fleming
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 6Stevenson
  • 15McCallum
  • 18Wright
  • 24Crawford
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
1,441

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 4, Dumbarton 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 4, Dumbarton 4.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Daniel Harvie.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 4, Dumbarton 4. Ryan Stevenson (Dumbarton) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Joseph Thomson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 4, Dumbarton 3. Paul Cairney (Ayr United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 3, Dumbarton 3. Joseph Thomson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

David Smith (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Cairney (Ayr United).

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Dumbarton).

Scott McKenna (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Ryan Stevenson replaces Josh Todd.

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Dumbarton).

Michael Rose (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 3, Dumbarton 2. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Ayr United. Paul Cairney draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by David Smith (Dumbarton).

Gary Harkins (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Andy O'Connell.

Josh Todd (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Ayr United).

Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Cairney (Ayr United).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Attempt saved. David Smith (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Paul Cairney (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

David Smith (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Harkins (Ayr United).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by David Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Dumbarton 2. Daniel Harvie (Dumbarton) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Mark Docherty.

Attempt missed. Ross Docherty (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Ross Docherty.

Foul by Andy Stirling (Dumbarton).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd18115227131438
2Hibernian18106230102036
3Morton177642418627
4Falkirk177552420426
5Raith Rovers176742016425
6Queen of Sth185582229-720
7Dumbarton184682028-818
8Ayr184681828-1018
9Dunfermline174582128-717
10St Mirren1825111733-1611
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