Ayr United

Ayr United

Ayr 1 - 0 Queen of the South: Ex-Hibs man shoots down Queens

Paul Cairney’s second-half strike gave in-form Ayr the points and sent stuttering Queens down to third in the table. United, on an impressive run of just one defeat in eight games, were quickly on the back foot as the visitors set out to erase the memory of their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Morton.

Ayr United manager Ian McCall. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dumbarton 0 - 3 Ayr: Forrest on fire with hat-trick

An Alan Forrest hat-trick gave Ayr all three points and extended the sorry Sons’ winless streak to eight games.

Lee Miller rubbed salt in the United wounds

Falkirk win points not plaudits

Falkirk claimed three fortunate points, but precious few plaudits as they edged out crestfallen Ayr to win a dog of a game the visitors will justifiably feel they merited a point from.

Hibernian's Marvin Bartley (second from the left) is shown a red card in the defeat by Ayr United. Picture: SNS

Hibs loss adds spice to top of the table clash at Palmerston

Hibs bid to win the second tier title and earn promotion back amongst the elite of Scottish football no longer looks preordained after this defeat, first of the league season, to part-time opponents Ayr United.

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Marvin Bartley is shown a straight red card for a foul on Ayr midfielder Jamie Adams. Picture: SNS

Hibs 1 - 2 Ayr United: Ten-man Hibs fall short in bid for history

Hibs failed in a bid to win their opening six league games for the first time in their history as Ayr United fought back from a goal down to take all three points at Easter Road.

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Former Hibs midfielder Paul Cairney was on target for Ayr against Morton. Picture: Johnston Press

Ayr United 2 - 1 Morton: Ayr grab their first win of season

Ayr United celebrated their first three points of the season thanks to second-half goals from Paul Cairney and Alan Forrest.

Ayr Utd 1 - 1 St Mirren: Saints leave it late

Ayr Utd 1 - 1 St Mirren: Saints leave it late

Tom Walsh headed a late equaliser to spare St Mirren the ignominy of dropping to the bottom of the league.

Willo Flood, left, netted the third for United

Dundee United 3 – 0 Ayr United: Promotion push gets shove

Ray McKinnon, the Dundee United manager, stressed the importance of proceeding with their promotion push after watching his side secure their first league win of the new campaign.

Stephen Dobbie scored in his first game back at Palmerston. Picture: SNS

Queen of the South 4 - 1 Ayr: Dobbie on target for Queens

A magnificent strike on the brink of half-time, amidst a strong team performance, ensured a memorable Palmerston return for Queen of the South talisman, Stephen Dobbie. 

Niall McGinn, centre, celebrates having put Aberdeen 2-0 up. Picture: SNS

Ayr 1 - 2 Aberdeen: Dons through to quarter-final

ABERDEEN got over the first hurdle of a domestic cup competition for the first time in two years – but they were made to fight all the way by battling Ayr.

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Ian McCall was less than pleased

Ayr United 2 - 1 Hamilton Academical: Accies get cup shock

United sprang one of the shocks of the day with a fine victory that leaves Premiership outfit Hamilton playing catch-up in Group G of the Betfred Cup.

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Falkirk defeated Hibs in the Scottish Premiership play-offs last season. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk and Hibs to meet on Championship’s opening weekend

Promotion candidates Falkirk and Hibs will meet on the opening weekend of the Championship season after the SPFL released the fixture list for the 2016/17 Scottish football campaign.

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Could Kris Commons be on his way to Easter Road? Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Kris Commons to Hibs? | 10 arrested over Cup Final chaos | Ashley hits back in Rangers Retail fight

New Hibs boss Neil Lennon lines up Commons swoop; ten arrested in raids linked to Scottish Cup final disorder and Mike Ashley hires top branding lawyer in Rangers retail fight

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Dumbarton are keen to to sign fromer Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson
 from Ayr. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Dumbarton keen on ex-Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson

Dumbarton look set to deal newly promoted Ayr United an unexpected blow by signing their former Hearts and Partick Thistle midfielder Ryan Stevenson. The 31-year-old, who started his career at Chelsea, helped the Somerset Park club to promotion in 2009 before moving to Hearts where he played for two spells, with a stint at Ipswich Town in between.

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Steve Nicol during his spall as the coach of the New England Revolution. Picture: Gail Oskin/Getty

Interview: Steve Nicol on playing and ‘scoring’ for Scotland

Trawling through the despatches from Stevie Nicol’s Scotland career – a bundle of match reports covering 27 appearances for his country – everything seems to come to a juddering halt around 1989 and a dismal night in Paris. Before the question can be asked, and bearing no trace of an American accent despite being thirled to the States now, this son of Ayrshire and Somerset Park says: “Ach I’ll tell you what happened.”

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Ayr United branded 'sexist' for using body-painted model to promote new strip.

Ayr Utd strip promotion labelled ‘sexist’ and ‘soft porn’

AYR United Football Club has been branded ‘sexist’ after launching their new kit with a body-painted topless female model.

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Australia's Tom Rogic holds off pressure from England's Chris Smalling. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Tom Rogic to Arsenal? | Rotherham in for Alan Stubbs | Stefan Johansen fears exit

Celtic’s Tom Rogic being chased by Valencia, Fiorentina and Arsenal; Rotherham consider Alan Stubbs as one of their top candidates to replace Neil Warnock; Stefan Johansen fears he will follow Ronny Deila out of Celtic; plus the rest of today’s football news and gossip

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Ayr United's Iain McCall with his auntie and his mum. Picture: SNS Group

Ayr United 0 - 0 Stranraer: Ayr clinches return to Championship

Greg Fleming was the penalty hero as Ayr clinched their return to the second tier of Scottish football in dramatic fashion.

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Ayr Utd manager Ian McCall.

Ayr manager Ian McCall calls for raucous Somerset Park


Ayr captain Nicky Devlin celebrates at full time

Ayr 2 - 1 Peterhead: McCall’s pride at Ayr success

Ian McCall, the Ayr manager, praised his players’ approach after they negotiated a potentially tricky afternoon to claim their place in the Championship play-off final.

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