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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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Michael Rose (Ayr United).

Foul by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

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

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

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

Foul by Liam Smith (Ayr United).

Hand ball by Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McGuffie replaces Andy Murdoch.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Moore replaces Michael Moffat.

Substitution

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

Booking

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

Foul by Andy Stirling (Queen of the South).

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

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

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

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

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

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

Foul by Michael Rose (Ayr United).

Callum Semple (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

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

Hand ball by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Ayr United).

Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Attempt blocked. Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County19116235152039
2Ayr18106234161836
3Dundee Utd199552928132
4Inverness CT1851122520526
5Morton196762228-625
6Queen of Sth195952722524
7Dunfermline196582025-523
8Alloa194781927-819
9Partick Thistle1942131732-1514
10Falkirk1934121631-1513
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