Ayr Utd 0
Kilmarnock 1
League (Championship)


Ayr Utd
0 - 1
Kilmarnock 

League (Championship)
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
Somerset Park
Attendance: 6,052

Goalscorers
None. Shaw (89 Pen)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy
Tommy Wright

Starting Eleven
1. Aiden McAdams
3. Patrick Reading
15. Jack Baird
23. Markus Fjortoft
16. Steven Bradley
6. Andy Murdoch
17. Nick McAllister
14. James Maxwell
18. Joseph Chalmers
4. Aaron Muirhead
9. Tomi Adeloye
1 Hemming
22 Naismith
24 McGowan
5 Murray
18 Waters
7 McKenzie
8 Alston
19 Polworth
11 Armstrong
9 Shaw
16 Hendry

Bench
21. Charlie Albinson
25. Finn Ecrepont
2. Jordan Houston
22. Mark McKenzie
24. Jonathan Afolabi
11. Cameron Salkeld
7. Michael Moffat
2 Hodson
4 McGinn
10 Robinson
12 Walker
14 Sanders
15 Murray
17 Lyons

Substitutions
Michael Moffat for James Maxwell (83)
Cameron Salkeld for Steven Bradley (83)
Jonathan Afolabi for Nick McAllister (90)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Nick Walsh (Referee)




Photography by Dave Sargent

Match Report


Kilmarnock edged to the top of the Scottish Championship after Oli Shaw's dramatic 89th-minute penalty decided the Ayrshire derby at Somerset Park.

In front of a raucous crowd of around 6000, Tommy Wright's side came out on top when Shaw kept his nerve to convert from the spot after Markus Fjortoft fouled Fraser Murray.

It was just a second win in five for last season's relegated side, but it moves them above Inverness Caledonian Thistle on goals scored, while Ayr stay in sixth - five points off the bottom.

The victory was merited for Kilmarnock, who had the better of the play and better chances, particularly in the second half. And ultimately Shaw's goal was the difference, not only on the night but in the table too.

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at October 26th, 2021)


2021-22 All Time
Age
Aiden McAdams (GK) - 7 - 7 -
Markus Fjortoft27 131131
Jack Baird25 15 - 29 -
Patrick Reading22 14 - 22 -
Nick McAllister20 6 - 6 -
Andy Murdoch - 151282
Steven Bradley - 7171
Aaron Muirhead - 151261
Joseph Chalmers27 101241
James Maxwell19 101101
Tomi Adeloye25 157157
Jonathan Afolabi (sub)21 9191
Cameron Salkeld (sub)22 152152
Michael Moffat (sub)36 8 - 223






League Table (as at October 26th, 2021)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Kilmarnock 11 7 2 2 23
2. ICT 11 7 2 2 23
3. Arbroath 11 5 4 2 19
4. Raith Rovers 11 5 4 2 19
5. Partick Thistle 11 5 2 4 17
6. Ayr United 11 3 3 5 12
7. Hamilton 11 3 2 6 11
8. Queen of the South 11 3 1 7 10
9. Morton 11 1 5 5 8
10. Dunfermline A. 11 0 7 4 7