Ayr Utd 0
St Mirren 2
Scottish Cup (4th Round)


Ayr Utd
0 - 2
St Mirren 

Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
Somerset Park
Attendance: 3,423

Goalscorers
None. McAllister (7), Kiltie (24)

Team Managers
David Hopkin
Jim Duffy
Jim Goodwin

Starting Eleven
Aiden McAdams
Jordan Houston
Jack Baird
Sean McGinty
Patrick Reading
Andy Murdoch
James Maxwell
Ryan Gondoh
Aaron Muirhead
Mark McKenzie
Michael Moffat
1 Alnwick
2 2Fraser
4 Shaughnessy
18 Dunne
3 Tanser
43 Ronan
16 Erhahon
12 Henderson
11 Kiltie
17 McAllister
20 Dennis

Bench
Charlie Albinson
Finn Ecrepont
Markus Fjortoft
Nick McAllister
Daire OConnor
Joseph Chalmers
Tomi Adeloye
Fraser Bryden
Jonathan Afolabi
2 Tait
6 Power
8 Flynn
9 Brophy
15 Reid
21 Greive
23 Erwin
26 Lyness

Substitutions
Daire OConnor for James Maxwell (45)
Tomi Adeloye for Michael Moffat (72)
Fraser Bryden for Ryan Gondoh (73)
None.

Cautions
Jack Baird
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Dickinson (Referee)




Photography by Dave Sargent

Match Report


St Mirren strolled into the last 16 of the Scottish Cup as goals from Kyle McAllister and Greg Kiltie defeated second-tier hosts Ayr United.

McAllister marked his return to the Scottish Premiership side's starting XI by heading the opener after only seven minutes following a bright Ayr start.

In-form Kiltie fired the second before the break after being set up by midfield colleague Jay Henderson.

That put St Mirren into a fifth-round tie with League 2 leaders Kelty Hearts.

St Mirren picked up where they left off from their midweek league victory over Dundee United - a result that ended their 11-game run without a win.

Their two goals by half-time were scored by players who lit up the visitors' performance.

McAllister repaid manager Jim Goodwin for restoring him to the starting line-up with a clever header on the end of high cross from Scott Tanser.

Kiltie doubled the lead with a well worked goal through the heart of United's defence.

There was no further scoring, but although Ayr upped their performance in the second half, they never really troubled St Mirren's goal.

Ayr United manager Lee Bullen: "We tried to match St Mirren up, but we lost a cheap goal. The second one killed us. But we have other fish to fry and have big games coming up."

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin: "I thought it was a thoroughly all-round good performance. We played some sweet football. I was very pleased."

Match report written by BBC



Squad Statistics (as at January 22nd, 2022)


2021-22 All Time
Age
Aiden McAdams (GK) - 17 - 17 -
Jack Baird25 251391
Jordan Houston22 20 - 29 -
Patrick Reading22 261341
Sean McGinty28 20 - 20 -
Andy Murdoch - 271402
Mark McKenzie21 192262
Aaron Muirhead - 201311
Ryan Gondoh24 2 - 2 -
James Maxwell20 223223
Michael Moffat36 161304
Daire OConnor (sub)24 171171
Fraser Bryden (sub) - 3 - 3 -
Tomi Adeloye (sub)25 24102410






League Table (as at January 22nd, 2022)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Arbroath 22 11 8 3 41
2. ICT 22 10 8 4 38
3. Kilmarnock 21 11 4 6 37
4. Raith Rovers 22 9 8 5 35
5. Partick Thistle 20 9 6 5 33
6. Hamilton 22 6 6 10 24
7. Ayr United 21 5 6 10 21
8. Morton 21 4 8 9 20
9. Dunfermline A. 22 3 10 9 19
10. Queen of the South 21 4 6 11 18