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Queen of the South 1-1 Ayr United: Visitors slip three points back

Ayr United's Michael Moffat celebrates
Michael Moffat scored Ayr's equaliser at Palmerston park

Ayr United salvaged a point at Queen of the South but slipped three points behind Championship leaders Ross County after a third straight draw.

Neither of Scotland's two top scorers - Stephen Dobbie or Ayr's Lawrence Shankland - could find the net.

Josh Todd opened the scoring for Queens from Andrew Stirling's assist to bag his sixth goal of the season.

However, Michael Moffat equalised with a header four minutes before half-time for Ayr, who have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Queen of Sth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Martin
  • 2MercerBooked at 73mins
  • 4Fordyce
  • 12Semple
  • 3Marshall
  • 7StirlingBooked at 81minsSubstituted forFrizzellat 82'minutes
  • 8JacobsBooked at 67mins
  • 10Todd
  • 6Doyle
  • 25Dykes
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forMurrayat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Murray
  • 19Bell
  • 20Leighfield
  • 21Frizzell
  • 27Irving

Ayr

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Doohan
  • 27Smith
  • 15Bell
  • 5RoseBooked at 90mins
  • 3Harvie
  • 11McDaid
  • 18MurdochBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMcGuffieat 82'minutes
  • 23Docherty
  • 8Crawford
  • 17Shankland
  • 7MoffatSubstituted forMooreat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Higgins
  • 9Moore
  • 12McGuffie
  • 14Ferguson
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 21Ecrepont
  • 25McCowan
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
2,349

Match Stats

Home TeamQueen of SthAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Murray (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  4. Booking

    Michael Rose (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Ayr United).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

  8. Post update

    Daniel Harvie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig McGuffie (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Josh Todd (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam Smith (Ayr United).

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McGuffie replaces Andy Murdoch.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Moore replaces Michael Moffat.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Adam Frizzell replaces Andy Stirling.

  16. Booking

    Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Andy Stirling (Queen of the South).

  18. Post update

    Declan McDaid (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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