Ayr Utd 0
Greenock Morton 0
League (Championship)


Ayr Utd
0 - 0
Morton 

League (Championship)
Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,638

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
David Hopkin
Jim Duffy
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
3. Patrick Reading
4. Aaron Muirhead
5. Sean McGinty
6. Andy Murdoch
9. Tomi Adeloye
10. Daire OConnor
11. Cameron Salkeld
15. Jack Baird
16. Steven Bradley
21. Charlie Albinson
23. Markus Fjortoft
1 Hamilton
4 McLean
5 McEntee
47 Lithgow
22 Allan
6 Jacobs
10 Lyon
21 Oksanen
24 McGregor
14 Reilly
11 Ugwu

Bench
1. Aiden McAdams
7. Michael Moffat
14. James Maxwell
17. Nick McAllister
18. Joseph Chalmers
20. Michael Hewitt
22. Mark McKenzie
2 Ledger
3 Strapp
7 Oliver
8 Blues
9 Muirhead
12 Knowles
18 Garrity

Substitutions
James Maxwell for Daire OConnor (45)
Michael Moffat for Steven Bradley (66)
Mark McKenzie for Cameron Salkeld (81)
6 Jacobs Substituted for Bluesat 74'minutes
24 McGregor Substituted for Strappat 90+4'minutes
14 Reilly Substituted for Oliverat 67'minute

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Mike Roncone (Referee)




Photography by Dave Sargent

Match Report


Ayr United stay unbeaten under interim manager Jim Duffy after a goalless Scottish Championship draw with Morton.

The point for the Greenock side stemmed a run of four recent league defeats.

Gozie Ugwu was the visitors' biggest threat, with his half-volley from 30 yards nearly catching out Charlie Albinson, before a diving header that drifted wide after the break.

James Maxwell nearly snatched it for the hosts near the end but his shot from a tight angle clipped the bar.

He had earlier replaced winger Daire O'Connor, who suffered a dislocated shoulder just before half-time.

Ayr United interim manager Jim Duffy: "I'm enjoying it [interim manager role] and I'll be in on Monday unless told otherwise. It's up to the chairman and board to decide what direction they want to go in."

Morton manager Gus MacPherson: "We take it. It was a difficult game, but if you come away from home and keep a clean sheet you've got to be happy. It's a transitional period in the club and it's going to take a while for it to click.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at September 25th, 2021)


2021-22 All Time
Age
Charlie Albinson (GK)24 8 - 8 -
Patrick Reading22 10 - 18 -
Jack Baird25 11 - 25 -
Markus Fjortoft27 9191
Sean McGinty28 11 - 11 -
Andy Murdoch - 111242
Aaron Muirhead - 11 - 22 -
Daire OConnor24 7171
Steven Bradley - 4141
Tomi Adeloye25 117117
Cameron Salkeld22 112112
Mark McKenzie (sub)21 111181
James Maxwell (sub)19 6 - 6 -
Michael Moffat (sub)36 4 - 183






League Table (as at September 25th, 2021)


Pld W D L Pts
1. ICT 8 6 2 0 20
2. Kilmarnock 8 6 1 1 19
3. Arbroath 8 4 3 1 15
4. Partick Thistle 7 3 1 3 10
5. Ayr United 8 2 3 3 9
6. Raith Rovers 6 2 2 2 8
7. Queen of the South 8 2 1 5 7
8. Morton 8 1 3 4 6
9. Hamilton 8 1 2 5 5
10. Dunfermline A. 7 0 4 3 4