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Dundee 1-0 Ayr United: Andrew Nelson scores late winner

Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelson's header came just six minutes after he took to the field

Substitute Andrew Nelson scored with nine minutes left to give Dundee their first Scottish Championship win of the campaign against Ayr United.

The Englishman, who had only been on for six minutes, headed Jordan Marshall's cross past Ross Doohan.

However, Ayr will consider themselves unlucky to lose.

First, Jack Hamilton made a fine block to deny Alan Forrest, then referee Alan Newlands waved played on after Cammy Kerr appeared to handle in the box.

Dundee manager James McPake: "I think we deserved to win. I thought in terms of football we were the better team.

"I'm delighted with the three points, delighted with the big crowd, delighted we could produce for them, delighted is the word here."

Ayr United manager Ian McCall: "All the football was played by us up until we went daft with 10 or 15 minutes to go, but I'm just angry because it's as clear a penalty as you'll ever see.

"Maybe it's because it's wee Ayr Utd coming to Dens with a big crowd. The linesman's got a great view and he clearly doesn't see Kerr touch the ball. It's a stonewall penalty. It changed the course of the game."

Line-ups

Dundee

  • 1Hamilton
  • 2Kerr
  • 3McGhee
  • 5Forster
  • 23Marshall
  • 4Ness
  • 19Robertson
  • 11McDaid
  • 10McGowanSubstituted forToddat 57'minutes
  • 28HemmingsSubstituted forByrneat 85'minutes
  • 18JohnsonSubstituted forNelsonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Meekings
  • 7Todd
  • 8Byrne
  • 9Nelson
  • 12Ferrie
  • 22Moore
  • 24Anderson

Ayr

  • 1Doohan
  • 6GegganBooked at 90mins
  • 15Bell
  • 16AdamsSubstituted forRoscoe-Byrneat 81'minutes
  • 3Harvie
  • 18Murdoch
  • 23DochertyBooked at 37minsSubstituted forMcGuffieat 77'minutes
  • 30KellyBooked at 76mins
  • 11McCowan
  • 7MoffatSubstituted forDoolanat 72'minutes
  • 10Forrest

Substitutes

  • 4Kerr
  • 5Roscoe-Byrne
  • 8Doolan
  • 12McGuffie
  • 14Ferguson
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 22McKenzie
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
5,520

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee 1, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee 1, Ayr United 0.

Booking

Andrew Geggan (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Ness (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Ayr United).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jordon Forster.

Foul by Andrew Nelson (Dundee).

Stephen Kelly (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Andrew Nelson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Roscoe-Byrne (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Shaun Byrne replaces Kane Hemmings.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Sam Roscoe-Byrne replaces Jamie Adams.

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Cammy Kerr (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

Andrew Nelson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Bell (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McGuffie replaces Ross Docherty.

Finlay Robertson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Stephen Kelly (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen Kelly (Ayr United).

Goal!

Goal! Dundee 1, Ayr United 0. Andrew Nelson (Dundee) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Marshall.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Kris Doolan replaces Michael Moffat.

Jamie Ness (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke McCowan (Ayr United).

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Andrew Nelson replaces Danny Johnson.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jack Hamilton.

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jordan Marshall (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Murdoch (Ayr United).

Danny Johnson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Bell (Ayr United).

Finlay Robertson (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Josh Todd replaces Paul McGowan.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Dundee).

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd22006246
2Dundee21103214
3Morton21016513
4Ayr21014313
5Inverness CT210135-23
6Dunfermline20203302
7Queen of Sth20201102
8Partick Thistle201123-11
9Arbroath201112-11
10Alloa201125-31
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