Ayr United

Ayr United

Morton 1 - 1 Ayr United: Ton secure a play-off place

Results elsewhere meant that Morton secured a play-off place but, in extending their winless sequence to seven matches, they did little to suggest that they can negotiate a passage into the top tier.

Cammy Bell foiled Ayr. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ayr United 0 - 0 Dundee United: Ray McKinnon’s men miss out

Dundee United missed the chance to leapfrog Falkirk into second place as their poor away form continued. Ray McKinnon’s men wasted good chances and were hanging on the ropes as Ayr threw everything into attack but were foiled by Cammy Bell.

Stephen Dobbie (11) celebrates after he scores his side's second goal. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Ayr United 0 - 2 Queen of the South: Dobbie double does it

A double from Stephen Dobbie swept Queens to a convincing win and sent Ayr to the bottom of the league, writes Robert McBride at Somerset Park.

Stevie Mallan arrowed home a fifth-minute opener. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

St Mirren 6- 2 Ayr United: Buddies rise to the occasion

Cancel the wreath and put those Greenock street parties on hold as reports of St Mirren’s imminent demise have been greatly exaggerated, and are more than a touch premature.

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Troon FC have signed experienced midfielder Ryan Stevenson. Picture: Troon FC

Ryan Stevenson comes out of retirement to signs for Troon

Former Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson has joined junior side Troon FC on a deal until summer 2018 – a matter of weeks after the 32-year-old announced his retirement from football.

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Dundee United's Mark Durnan, centre, celebrates his late winner against Ayr at Tannadice. Picture: SNS Group

Dundee Utd 2-1 Ayr Utd: Durnan winner boosts promotion hopes

Mark Durnan breathed new life into Dundee United’s promotion hopes with a late winner to see off relegation-threatened Ayr United at 
Tannadice last night.

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Simon Murray hopes the Irn Bru Cup win will revive Dundee United's promotion bid. PictureL: SNS.

Simon Murray wants another Dundee United party

Simon Murray enjoyed a special celebration having helped Dundee United secure silverware – but insists the real party will come if they can clinch promotion.

Farid El Alagui in action for Ayr United. Picture: Garry Williamson/SNS

Ayr United 2 - 1 Dumbarton: Two sides now level on points

Ayr United came from behind with goals on either side of the interval to draw level on points with Dumbarton in the battle for Championship safety.

Ross Docherty netted the second-half winner

Dunfermline 0 - 1 Ayr United: Dunfermline below par

Dunfermline had lost just once in their previous 18 Championship fixtures, but yesterday’s home defeat has potentially dragged them back into relegation trouble.

Nathan Austin wheels away afte4r scoring Falkirks second goal. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ayr United 1 - 4 Falkirk: The Bairns are growing up fast

Falkirk closed the gap on Championship leaders Hibs to six points after Nathan Austin’s double helped stretch their unbeaten run to nine games.

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Moussa Dembele will be watched by no fewer than five clubs during tomorrow's Old Firm clash. Picture: SNS Group

Rumour Mill: 5 clubs to scout Dembele | Sumaila to Rangers? | Lennon hails ‘big-game’ Cummings

Chelsea and PSG among clubs set to watch Dembele in Old Firm clash; Pedro Caixinha eyes first Gers signing and Lennon hails Cummings but chides him for ‘stupid’ red card

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Ryan Stevenson has decided to call it a day. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ryan Stevenson hails ‘amazing’ Hearts fans as player retires

Former Hearts attacker Ryan Stevenson yesterday announced his retirement from professional football with immediate effect.

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Marvin Bartley celebrates with John McGinn after the midfielder put Hibs into the lead. Picture: SNS.

John McGinn aims for both league and cup success with Hibs

Winning the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years was one thing, but Hibernian haven’t ruled out winning it for a second successive year.

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John McGinn celebrates his thumping goal. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hibernian 3 - 1 Ayr United: Scottish Cup holders Hibs ease their way into the semi finals

Goals from John McGinn, Jason Cummings and James Keatings steered Hibs into their fifth Scottish Cup semi-final in six seasons and kept the Easter Road outfit’s dream of winning the trophy for a second year in succession very much alive.

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Brian McLean could line up for Hibs  in a new defensive partnership with Efe Ambrose. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ Brian McLean recalls crowning moment in Brunei

Even if Hibernian do go on to retain the Scottish Cup, Brian McLean is acutely aware that it will be tough to top the remarkable scenes which greeted his historic league triumph in Singapore – with the Crown Prince of Brunei throwing the mother of all title 

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Raith stand-in keeper Ryan Stevenson. Picture: SNS

SPFL hit back at Raith Rovers over goalkeeping fiasco

The SPFL have insisted it was the fault of Raith Rovers, and not the league’s governing body, for the Kirkcaldy side taking to the field against Ayr United on Tuesday night without a recognised goalkeeper.

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Raith Rovers forward Ryan Stevenson takes a goal-kick as he was forced to take the No 1 jersey against Ayr last night. Picture: Ross MacDonald

Raith forced to play Stevenson as stand-in keeper at Ayr

Raith Rovers lost 1-0 at Ayr United last night after they had to play forward Ryan Stevenson in goal when the SPFL refused their plea to postpone the match.

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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John Sutton was on target against Ayr. Picture Michael Gillen

Ayr United 0 - 2 St Mirren: Saints get boost at bottom

John Sutton and Lewis Morgan got the goals that gave St Mirren a huge boost in their battle against relegation from the Championship to cut the deficit on second-bottom Ayr United to five points with a game in hand.

Sam Stanton netted a double. Picture Michael Gillen.

Dumbarton 2 - 2 Ayr United: Ten-man Ayr steal a point

Ten-man Ayr launched an astonishing comeback to claim a point with two stoppage-time goals.

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