Scottish Championship
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Ayr United 1-1 Alloa Athletic: Wasps stay in Championship after draw

Alloa goalscorer Connor Shields
Connor Shields scored a vital goal for Alloa

Alloa Athletic guaranteed themselves another season in the Scottish Championship after a draw away to promotion-chasing Ayr United.

With Queen of the South beaten 3-0 at home to Partick Thistle, the point was enough to lift Alloa out of the relegation play-off spot.

The league's only part-time side took a deserved lead when Connor Shields fired home his third goal of the season.

But Lawrence Shankland drove in a reply four minutes later.

The striker's 34th goal of the season was not enough to prevent Ayr slipping to fourth behind Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who defeated Dunfermline Athletic 1-0.

Ian McCall's side face Caley Thistle in the promotion play-off quarter-final.

Line-ups

Ayr

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Doohan
  • 27SmithSubstituted forCrawfordat 55'minutes
  • 30Muirhead
  • 5Rose
  • 3Harvie
  • 29MillerSubstituted forForrestat 71'minutes
  • 23Docherty
  • 4Kerr
  • 28Cadden
  • 17ShanklandSubstituted forMoffatat 71'minutes
  • 25McCowan

Substitutes

  • 7Moffat
  • 8Crawford
  • 10Forrest
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 21Ecrepont
  • 31Thorburn
  • 32Hewitt

Alloa

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Parry
  • 8Robertson
  • 2Taggart
  • 5Graham
  • 3Dick
  • 11FlanniganBooked at 80mins
  • 6Hetherington
  • 7Cawley
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forKirkpatrickat 77'minutes
  • 19ZanattaSubstituted forHamiltonat 89'minutes
  • 23ShieldsSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Roscoe
  • 9Hamilton
  • 14Brown
  • 15Kirkpatrick
  • 16Karadachki
  • 17Peggie
  • 31Henry
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
1,665

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke McCowan (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jack Hamilton replaces Dario Zanatta.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nicky Cadden (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Michael Rose (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Brown replaces Connor Shields.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Ross Doohan.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

  12. Post update

    Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke McCowan (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Booking

    Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Alan Trouten.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Calvin Miller.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Moffat replaces Lawrence Shankland.

  20. Post update

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

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