Scottish Championship
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Ayr United 1-1 Queen of the South

Queen of the South' Connor Murray
Queen of the South' Connor Murray scored with his first touch

Queen of the South's Connor Murray scored with his first touch to deny Ayr United a fourth consecutive win.

Michael Rose's header from Alan Forrest's corner had put the Honest Men in front a few minutes earlier.

Queens' captain Stephen Dobbie hit the inside of the post in a goal-less first half.

Lawrence Shankland and Craig Moore had a couple of half-chances for United but visiting goalkeeper Alan Martin dealt with those attempts.

The draw means Ayr's lead at the top of the Championship is increased to four points, given Ross county lost to Dundee United.

But what has gone is the hosts perfect record at Somerset Park this season.

Post-match reaction

Ayr United manager Ian McCall: "I'd love to see the possession stats, it must be between 60% and 70% to us. We were really dominant.

"I thought Stephen Dobbie had his boots on the wrong feet in the first half and then he nearly scores an absolute wonder goal. But we should have been 2-0 or 3-0 up and the game should have been put to bed."

Queen of the South manager Gary Naysmith: "Ayr have won all their games here, so for us to take a point and we've now taken four points from six from them - we've got to be pleased.

"I tried to play a more attacking formation right from the off and it didn't really work. It caused us problems deeper in the pitch. Young Connor Murray comes off the bench for the equaliser and that'll do him the world of good."

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Doohan
  • 27Smith
  • 15Bell
  • 5Rose
  • 3Harvie
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forMcGuffieat 76'minutes
  • 4KerrSubstituted forMcDaidat 82'minutes
  • 18MurdochBooked at 80mins
  • 8Crawford
  • 9MooreSubstituted forMoffatat 80'minutes
  • 17Shankland

Substitutes

  • 2Higgins
  • 7Moffat
  • 11McDaid
  • 12McGuffie
  • 14Ferguson
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 23Docherty

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 6Doyle
  • 12Semple
  • 4Fordyce
  • 3Marshall
  • 8Jacobs
  • 10ToddSubstituted forStirlingat 65'minutes
  • 22NormanSubstituted forMurrayat 81'minutes
  • 14HarkinsSubstituted forBellat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Dobbie
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 2Mercer
  • 7Stirling
  • 17Murray
  • 19Bell
  • 20Leighfield
  • 21Frizzell
  • 27Harvey
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
2,539

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 1, Queen of the South 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Queen of the South 1.

Attempt saved. Steven Bell (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Owen Bell replaces Gary Harkins.

Liam Smith (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Harkins (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Craig McGuffie (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Michael Rose (Ayr United).

Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Semple (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Declan McDaid replaces Mark Kerr.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 1, Queen of the South 1. Connor Murray (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Fordyce.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces David Norman.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Moffat replaces Craig Moore.

Booking

Andy Murdoch (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Ayr United).

David Norman (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McGuffie replaces Alan Forrest.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 1, Queen of the South 0. Michael Rose (Ayr United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Forrest following a corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Callum Semple.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jordan Marshall.

Attempt saved. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Craig Moore (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Andy Stirling replaces Josh Todd.

Attempt missed. Craig Moore (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Semple (Queen of the South).

Callum Semple (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United).

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

Jordan Marshall (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Alan Martin.

Attempt saved. Craig Moore (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Ayr United).

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ross Doohan.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr1392225121329
2Ross County137422491525
3Dundee Utd137332016424
4Inverness CT134901610621
5Morton135441821-319
6Queen of Sth134542115617
7Dunfermline134361219-715
8Alloa13256917-811
9Partick Thistle1330101124-139
10Falkirk132110720-137
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