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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Ayr United 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

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

Hand ball by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jack Hamilton replaces Dario Zanatta.

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

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

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Brown replaces Connor Shields.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Ross Doohan.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Alan Trouten.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Calvin Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Moffat replaces Lawrence Shankland.

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

Foul by Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic).

Foul by Calvin Miller (Ayr United).

Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Liam Smith because of an injury.

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

Foul by Connor Shields (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high.

Attempt blocked. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Muirhead (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jon Robertson.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Liam Smith.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ayr United 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

Half Time

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

Foul by Calvin Miller (Ayr United).

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark Kerr (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County36218763342971
2Dundee Utd3619894940965
3Inverness CT36141484840856
4Ayr361591250381254
5Morton361113123645-946
6Partick Thistle36127174352-943
7Dunfermline36118173340-741
8Alloa36109173953-1439
9Queen of Sth36911164148-738
10Falkirk36911163749-1238
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