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Ayr United 2-1 Queen of the South: Michael Miller double for hosts

By Sandra BrownBBC Scotland at Somerset Park

Both sides finished with 10 men as Ayr United beat Queen of the South in their Scottish Championship opener at Somerset Park.

Defender Michael Miller scored twice, but Stephen Dobbie's penalty got the visitors back into the match.

But Queen's James Maxwell received a second yellow card for simulation to hurt their chances of claiming a point.

In stoppage time, Ayr midfielder Luke McCowan was also dismissed for another booking.

And, in the dying seconds, Ayr goalkeeper Viljami Sinisalo made sure of all three points with a brilliant reaction save from Gregor Buchanan's point-blank header.



  • 1Sinisalo
  • 4Muirhead
  • 30Baird
  • 5Roscoe-ByrneBooked at 73mins
  • 3ReadingBooked at 33mins
  • 18Chalmers
  • 6Murdoch
  • 11McCowanBooked at 90mins
  • 7Moffat
  • 8Miller
  • 9AndersonSubstituted forMcKenzieat 80'minutes


  • 2Houston
  • 20Hewitt
  • 21Hare-Reid
  • 22McKenzie
  • 27Kerr
  • 31Smith
  • 33Love

Queen of Sth

  • 20Ferguson
  • 2Nortey
  • 4Buchanan
  • 5Obileye
  • 3MaxwellBooked at 66mins
  • 12McCabe
  • 6McKee
  • 14RobinsonSubstituted forGibsonat 0'minutes
  • 11DobbieBooked at 69mins
  • 16EastSubstituted forGossat 80'minutes
  • 7Fitzpatrick


  • 1Leighfield
  • 9Goss
  • 10Shields
  • 15McGrory
  • 21McMahon
  • 22Camara Sylla
  • 33Gibson
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 2, Queen of the South 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Queen of the South 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gregor Buchanan (Queen of the South) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Jack Baird (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Goss (Queen of the South).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tommy Goss (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  7. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Luke McCowan (Ayr United) for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Luke McCowan (Ayr United).

  9. Post update

    Rhys McCabe (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Sam Roscoe-Byrne.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Rohan Ferguson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aidan Fitzpatrick (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andy Murdoch (Ayr United).

  16. Post update

    William Gibson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Queen of the South. Tommy Goss replaces Euan East.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Mark McKenzie replaces Bruce Anderson because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Bruce Anderson (Ayr United).

  20. Post update

    Gregor Buchanan (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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