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Ayr United 1-2 Dundee: New boss Mark Kerr loses first game in charge

Dundee's Declan McDaid netted the opener against his former club
Dundee's Declan McDaid netted the opener against his former club

Mark Kerr was unable to guide Ayr United top of the Scottish Championship on his managerial debut as Dundee claimed a first away win of the season.

Former Ayr winger Declan McDaid's 20-yard strike and a Paul McGowan finish on the rebound condemned the hosts to a third straight loss.

Luke McCowan's first-half header cut the deficit, but Ayr remain behind leaders Dundee United on goal difference ahead of Saturday's games.

Dundee move up a place to fourth.

Ayr will look at missed chances and feel they should have taken something from the game, Kerr's first in charge after swapping playing duties for the dugout as Ian McCall's replacement.

Dundee goalkeeper Conor Hazard - making his debut after joining on loan from Celtic - saved well from Michael Moffat's early strike and later denied the striker when clean through.

Alan Forrest sent a curling effort narrowly wide as Dundee showed excellent resolve to bounce back from last week's late defeat to Partick Thistle and move within three points of the top.

Ayr United manager Mark Kerr: "Dundee had set up the press and the boys on the park haven't recognised that. One of the goals came from that. We went more direct after half-time and caused them problems."

Dundee manager James McPake: "It's one of the most difficult places to come in the league, so I'm really proud of the players."

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Doohan
  • 14Houston
  • 2MuirheadBooked at 66mins
  • 5Roscoe-Byrne
  • 3Harvie
  • 6GegganBooked at 32minsSubstituted forMooreat 49'minutes
  • 23DochertyBooked at 68mins
  • 30KellyBooked at 28mins
  • 11McCowanSubstituted forDoolanat 88'minutes
  • 7Moffat
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forMcGuffieat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Doolan
  • 9Moore
  • 12McGuffie
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 21Ecrepont
  • 22McKenzie

Dundee

  • 20Hazard
  • 2Kerr
  • 5Forster
  • 3McGhee
  • 23Marshall
  • 11McDaid
  • 14Dorrans
  • 8Byrne
  • 10McGowanBooked at 32minsSubstituted forToddat 87'minutes
  • 28HemmingsSubstituted forJohnsonat 83'minutes
  • 9NelsonSubstituted forMackieat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Meekings
  • 7Todd
  • 12Ferrie
  • 17McPake
  • 18Johnson
  • 19Robertson
  • 21Mackie
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
1,627

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home21
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 1, Dundee 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Dundee 2.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

Danny Johnson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Danny Johnson (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Ayr United).

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

Jordan Marshall (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Kris Doolan replaces Luke McCowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Josh Todd replaces Paul McGowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McGuffie replaces Alan Forrest.

Attempt missed. Ross Docherty (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

Jordon Forster (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Danny Johnson replaces Kane Hemmings.

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

Foul by Jordon Forster (Dundee).

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Ayr United).

Kane Hemmings (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Roscoe-Byrne (Ayr United).

Kane Hemmings (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Sean Mackie replaces Andrew Nelson.

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

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Ayr United).

Cammy Kerr (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jordon Forster.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jordan McGhee.

Michael Moffat (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordon Forster (Dundee).

Booking

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

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

Booking

Aaron Muirhead (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Ayr United).

Kane Hemmings (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Nelson (Dundee).

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

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

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 25th October 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd960322121018
2Ayr106042013718
3Inverness CT95221610617
4Dundee104331315-215
5Queen of Sth933386212
6Arbroath9324610-411
7Dunfermline92431111010
8Morton93151121-1010
9Alloa9234915-69
10Partick Thistle92251316-38
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