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Summary

  1. Ayr United collect three points in League Cup
  2. Geggan heads in only goal from a corner
  3. FT: Linfield 0-2 Celtic in Champions League qualifying
  4. Objects thrown at Leigh Griffiths amid crowd unrest
  5. Carroll frustrates Celtic with string of saves
  6. Rogic coolly slots home number two
  7. Sinclair's deflected header gives Celtic the lead

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That's all from me folks.

    It was a good evening for Celtic, who cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Linfield in Belfast, which should ease them into the next round of Champions League qualifying.

    Ayr United fans are also in a good mood after getting one over on Kilmarnock in the Betfred Cup.

    We'll be back tomorrow with more cup action, so join us if you can.

  2. 'Not good enough' from Kilmarnock

    FT: Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Kilmarnock manager Lee McCulloch speaking to BBC Sportsound:

    "We're bitterly disappointed to lose against our biggest rivals. We won't be taking the result lightly that's for sure.

    "What cost us the game was our first-half display and switching off at corners. That's not good enough.

    "There was too much lumping the ball instead of getting the ball down and playing in little pockets, which we've been encouraging the players to do.

    "We didn't deserve to win that game. Maybe a point would have been fair but our final ball was lacking."

  3. 'This one is for the fans'

    FT: Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Ayr United manager Ian McCall talking to BBC Sportsound

    "I thought all the best chances in the game fell to us. Robbie Crawford nearly scored the goal of the season.

    "This one is for the fans and the directors. They had to suffer a few disappointing results last season.

    "The players worked their socks off and in derbies you have to.

    "I know Ross Docherty got man of the match but Jamie Adams was just a colossus. He's probably trained three times and played half a game in between working on his farm."

  4. A feast of football tomorrow

    FT: Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    While we wait to hear from the managers, I can remind you that there are a host of games in this tournament tomorrow. Fifteen in total, so it will be a busy afternoon on BBC Radio Scotland and online as we try to keep up with all the goals.

  5. Promotion 'only target' for Ayr

    FT: Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Ayr United goal-hero Andy Geggan talking to BBC Sportsound:

    "We have a good group of boys in the dressing room and we should have an excellent season.

    "That shows what we can do and we will look to kick on from here.

    "Promotion is our only target and we'll just take the cup games as they come."

    Geggan scored four in three games for Dunfermline in this competition last season...

    Andy Geggan
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    FT: Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Quote Message: Ayr United were immense. Their shape was good and beating your derby rivals is a great way to get the fans back on side after relegation from Peter Houston Falkirk manager on BBC Sportsound
    Peter HoustonFalkirk manager on BBC Sportsound
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    FT: Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Scott McDonald

    Former Celtic striker on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: For Kilmarnock, there wasn't enough quality service for Kris Boyd. He looked frustrated for long spells
  8. FULL-TIME Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Ayr United fans are in buoyant mood as they begin the season with a win over their local rivals and collect three points in Group E of the Betfred Cup.

    Andy Geggan nodded in the only goal late in the first half.

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    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Declan McDaid looks to finish the game with a flourish as he takes a dip from 25 yards. Jamie MacDonald is wise to it, making the save under his crossbar.

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    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Ayr attempt to eat up time but Brian Gilmour and Michael Moffat make a terrible mess of trying to keep a corner kick in the corner, gifting the visitors a goal-kick. What can Killie do from here?

    Not much...

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    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Last throw of the dice for Kilmarnock as Rory McKenzie is replaced by baby-faced Will Graham.

  12. Five minutes to go

    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Two thumbs up from Ayr United gaffer Ian McCall...

    The League One side are close to collecting all three points and stretching their unbeaten home run in derby games to five.

    Ian McCall
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    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    What a run from Robbie Thomas! The Ayr midfielder makes his way from near the halfway line deep into the visitors' penalty area, weaving past five or six opponents. Keeper Jamie MacDonald ruins what would have been goal of the season wrapped up by blocking with his legs.

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    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Jordan Jones does well to cut inside and unleash a fierce shot but it's straight at Ayr keeper Jordan Hart, who bats it away to protect his near post.

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    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    A poor clearance drops to the feet of Dom Thomas in the Ayr penalty area but two defenders leap into the challenge and the substitute's shot is deflected wide.

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    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Craig Moore gets into a good position in front of goal as he connects with a header from a free kick but the Ayr striker cannot steer it beyond Jamie MacDonald. Again, the visitors look flaky from a set-piece.

  17. Post update

    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Another change for Killie as Iran-born striker Alex Samizadeh takes over from midfielder Iain Wilson.

    Can the teenage lift the visitors in the final 15 minutes or so?

  18. Post update

    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Quote Message: Kilmarnock are huffing and puffing. I don't see anything to make me think they are going to equalise from Peter Houston Falkirk manager on BBC Sportsound
    Peter HoustonFalkirk manager on BBC Sportsound
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    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Kilmarnock continue to look busy but they are struggling to create any meaningful chances.

  20. Post update

    Ayr United 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Just in case you don't believe me about the poor marking for Andy Geggan's goal, here is some pictorial evidence...

    Andy Geggan rises highest to score for Ayr United
    Image caption: Geggan rises highest to score for Ayr United late in the first half