Match ends, Ayr United 2, Queen of the South 1.
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.
- 5Roscoe-ByrneBooked at 73mins
- 3ReadingBooked at 33mins
- 11McCowanBooked at 90mins
- 9AndersonSubstituted forMcKenzieat 80'minutes
Queen of Sth
- 3MaxwellBooked at 66mins
- 14RobinsonSubstituted forGibsonat 0'minutes
- 11DobbieBooked at 69mins
- 16EastSubstituted forGossat 80'minutes
- 22Camara Sylla
- Steven McLean
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Queen of the South 1.
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.
Jack Baird (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tommy Goss (Queen of the South).
Attempt missed. Tommy Goss (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Second yellow card to Luke McCowan (Ayr United) for a bad foul.
Foul by Luke McCowan (Ayr United).
Rhys McCabe (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Sam Roscoe-Byrne.
Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is blocked.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Rohan Ferguson.
Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt blocked. Aidan Fitzpatrick (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Andy Murdoch (Ayr United).
William Gibson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Queen of the South. Tommy Goss replaces Euan East.
Substitution, Ayr United. Mark McKenzie replaces Bruce Anderson because of an injury.
Foul by Bruce Anderson (Ayr United).
Gregor Buchanan (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.