Ayr United

Ayr United

Rumour Mill: Rodgers ‘feared for players’ | Gers set up Marseille clash | Arnason returns to Dons

Brendan Rodgers admits ‘worry’ over missiles; Rangers set up friendly with French giants and Kari Arnason returns to Pittodrie

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Ayr's Andy Geggan celebrates at full time. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Ayr 1 - 0 Kilmarnock: Andy Geggan is the derby hero

Andy Geggan was the derby hero as Ayr United stretched their dominance at Somerset Park over their rivals to 24 years.

The final game in Group C between Dundee and Dundee United will be screened live. Picture: SNS

Six Betfred Cup matches selected for live TV coverage

Six group matches in the Betfred Cup have been selected for live TV coverage after the opening-round fixtures were announced.

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Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Betfred Cup draw throws up derby clash

Dundee will face Dundee United in the stand-out fixture of the 2017 Betfred Cup group stage.

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Jonny Court celebrates his opening goal.  
Photograph: Walter Neilson.

Raith Rovers 2 - 1 Ayr Utd: Recovery in vain after red card

A red card for goalkeeper Pavol Penksa after barely a minute was surely not in the team-talk manager John Hughes said would be delivered by kitman Simon Pollock. Penksa, who was brought in to solve a goalkeeping emergency, caused a crisis all on his own, launching into Craig Moore and deserving an instant dismissal.

Cowdenbeath manager Gary Locke will be looking to rescue the Blue Brazil from the relegation play-off place. Picture: SNS

The five biggest games in Scottish football this weekend

The most important matches in Scottish football this weekend as the final day of the regular season takes place in the lower leagues

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Darren McGregor has made it into the Team of the Year. Picture: Neil Hanna

Four Hibs players named in PFA Championship team of the year

Four Hibs players were today named in PFA Scotland’s Championship team of the year after helping guide the Easter Road club to the title.

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Hibs right-back David Gray slides in to tackle Ayr's Paul Cairney. Picture: SNS.

Hibs stay ahead in numbers game with defeat of Ayr United

As Ayr United slumped to their biggest home defeat of the season and Hibernian recorded their biggest away win, two players emerged at the end unaware of the significance of numbers.

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Hibernian's Jason Cummings celebrates his goal with David Gray. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Ian McCall calls on Ayr to use Hibs’ Scottish Cup win as inspiration

It was the end of the road for Hibernian who hope they won’t be back at grounds like this for quite some considerable time. For Ayr United, occupants of the perfectly charming Somerset Park, it looked awfully like the end of the Championship.

Hibernian's Jason Cummings rises high to put his side in front at Ayr. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Ayr United 0 - 4 Hibs: Champions leave Ayr on cusp of relegation

Hibs underlined the gulf between the top and bottom of the Championship table as they steamrollered sorry Ayr United at Somerset Park.

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Lewis Stevenson says Hibs are determined to rack up some more points before the season ends. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

No pressure for Hibs but Lewis Stevenson aware of stakes

There have been times in the past when Lewis Stevenson won awards and felt the need to apologise for it but the fact he was delighted to be named the Hibernian Players’ Player of the Year last weekend says everything about the way the club’s fortunes have turned in the last couple of years.

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Mortons Michael Tidser gets the better of Alan Forrest.  Photograph: Roddy Scott/SNS

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.

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