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Ayr United vs. Dundee

Ladbrokes Championship
Saturday 7th March 2020. Kick-off 3pm

Tonight (Tuesday), Ayr United and Dundee go head-to-head again at Dens Park following Saturday’s goalless draw at Somerset Park. A point for both clubs at the weekend closed the gap to second placed Inverness, who lost at Alloa. Caley are also in action this evening, hosting Queen of the South as the race for the play-offs continues.

 

Team News: Andy Murdoch, Craig Moore and Andy Geggan are out with injuries.

Mark says: “We have a lot of positives to take out of the last 3 games, of course we would have liked to pick up 3 points in our home matches but it Is difficult to fault the players. Tonight will be another big test and we are looking forward to a big pitch with a good surface. It is another game we are really looking forward to.”

League Form:

Ayr United: DLWDD

Dundee: DWWDD

 

Head to head:

Ayr United wins – 28

Draws – 25

Dundee wins – 61

 

Our last league win over Dundee at Dens Park was back in January 1981.

 

Previous Meeting: Prior to Saturday’s 0-0 draw, Dundee had come out on top in both meetings between the sides this season. It was 1-0 at Dens Park in August, Andrew Nelson grabbing the winner in the 74th minute while Dundee were 2-1 winners at Somerset Park in Mark Kerr’s first game in charge. Luke McCowan countered early strikes from Declan McDaid and Paul McGowan but the Honest Men were unable to find an equaliser.

 

Match Officials:
Referee – John Beaton

Assistant Referee 1 – Graham McNeillie

Assistant Referee 2 – Jonathan Bell

 

Admission:

Adult – £24

Concessions – £16

U18s – £10

Ayr Utd 0 Dundee 0

Ayr United 0 v 0 Dundee

by AUmedia

 

United were held to a 0-0 draw by Championship play-off rivals Dundee on Saturday. Michael Moffat had a goal disallowed in the second half shortly before Conor Hazard denied Aaron Muirhead from the spot, but chances were sparse in an intriguing and closely matched encounter that was made difficult by the wet conditions at Somerset Park.

Both sides attacked from the get-go and the first big chance of the match came Ayr’s way on 5 mins when Aaron Drinan chased a long ball forward down the left wing and crossed it into the 6-yard box for the onrushing Alan Forrest, but the winger flicked his shot inches past the post.

Graham Dorrans responded for Dundee only moments later, his shot from the edge of the box forcing Ross Doohan into a save.

The game continued as an end-to-end affair with both teams pushing for an opener and looking capable of scoring for the better part of the first half.

United’s best chance came on 22 mins when Drinan played a short pass back to Daniel Harvie who lifted a high cross towards the box and into the path of Michael Moffat, but the striker directed his header straight at Dundee keeper Conor Hazard.

Jordan McGhee came closest to an opener for the visitors with 30 mins on the clock as Josh Meeking set him up to cut in for a curling effort goalwards, but Ross Doohan got a hand on the ball to turn it slightly wide and the shot scratched past the right post.

The rain began to pour down on an increasingly bumpy pitch and with the conditions deteriorating, both teams lost grip and struggled to create anything for the remainder of the first half.

As the game got back underway after the break, United took the initiative and started to gain the upper hand with good skill and passing that brought them into promising positions.

Michael Moffat found the back of the net on 54 mins after Jordan Houston beat Declan McDaid on the right and sent a tight-angled cross in to set Moffat up for a tap-in from close range, but the striker was ruled offside and the score remained 0-0.

Four mins later, Ayr were gifted a chance to take the lead as they were awarded an easy penalty. Hazard called for a loose ball in the box but hesitated to collect it and as Michael Moffat nipped in to pick the ball up, he was tripped by Cammy Kerr. Aaron Muirhead stepped up to take the spot-kick but was denied by an outstanding full-stretch save from Hazard who turned the ball round the post.

United looked unsettled after the missed opportunity and it was now Dundee who started to dominate proceedings with more control and composure, but the visitors struggled with the final ball and hardly threatened Ayr’s goal.

Dundee recorded their best chances through two set pieces but were denied twice by Doohan who first punched Dorrans’ kick from the left wing away and then collected a header from Jordan Forster who got on the end of a free kick from the halfway line.

Drinan dropped the ball back for Stephen Kelly to set up Ayr’s last serious attempt on goal with 10 mins left to play as Kelly’s shot from 20 yards looked goal bound but was kept out by Hazard.

The final chance to break the deadlock went Dundee’s way on 84 mins when Dorrans and Kane Hemmings created space at the edge of the box for the latter to direct a low drive that went inches past the post.

The score remained 0-0 at full time and secured United their first point against Dundee this season and a third consecutive clean sheet.

The Honest Men remain third in the league table, two points ahead of Dundee and two adrift of Inverness.

Ayr and Dundee meet again next Tuesday at Dens Park for their next Championship encounter.

 

Ayr United

Doohan, Houston, Moffat, Forrest, Harvie, Muirhead, Drinan, Kelly, Roscoe, Malley, Bell

Substitutes: Hare-Reid (GK), Tiffoney, Kerr, Docherty, Gillespie, Murphy, McCowan

 

Dundee

Hazard, Kerr, McGhee, Forster, Meekings, Berra, Byrne, McGowan, McDaid, Dorrans, Hemmings

Substitutes: Hamilton (GK), Cameron, Nelson, Field, Elliott, Crankshaw, Robertson

 

Referee: Steven McLean

Attendance: 1758

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Dundee match preview

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Ayr United vs. Dundee

Ladbrokes Championship
Saturday 7th March 2020. Kick-off 3pm

On Saturday, United’s busy Championship schedule continues with the first of back-to-back games against play-off rivals Dundee. The Honest Men held league leaders and Dundee’s city rivals to a goalless draw at Somerset Park on Tuesday night in an impressive performance and will hope to take that good form into this weekend’s fixture.

 

Opponents: Dundee played out a goalless draw at Dens Park against Alloa on Tuesday night, finding the Wasps’ keeper Neil Parry in exceptional form on his return from injury. A plus for James McPake’s side was a third consecutive clean sheet after victories over Championship strugglers Queen of the South and Partick Thistle.

 

The Dark Blues find themselves in fourth place in the league table, two points behind the Honest Men and two points ahead of three teams with play-off aspirations, Dunfermline Athletic, Arbroath and Greenock Morton.

 

James McPake strengthened his squad over January, with the most notable addition being former Scotland international defender Christophe Berra. Conor Hazard, signed on loan from Celtic, has assumed the goalkeeping duties and former Partick Thistle utility man Christie Elliot and St. Johnstone midfielder Ross Callachan have also joined the Dees.

 

Team News: Andy Murdoch, Ross Docherty, Craig Moore and Andy Geggan are out with injuries.

Mark says: “The games are coming thick and fast and the players are really enjoying the competitive action. We trained on Sunday and Monday to ensure we were ready for Tuesday night and I think the way we finished the game shows that our training is really paying off. Tomorrow will be another big test for us against a really strong Dundee team. There has been little between us in the meetings so far this season and one look at the league table tells you how big a game it is. We need the backing of our fans more than ever during this busy spell so lets hear the Somerset Road End in full voice!”

League Form:

Ayr United: WDLWD

Dundee: LDWWD

 

Head to head:

Ayr United wins – 28

Draws – 24

Dundee wins – 61

 

United have won just one of the last 15 league meetings between the sides.

 

Previous Meeting: Dundee have come out on top in both meetings between the sides this season. It was 1-0 at Dens Park in August, Andrew Nelson grabbing the winner in the 74th minute while Dundee were 2-1 winners at Somerset Park in Mark Kerr’s first game in charge. Luke McCowan countered early strikes from Declan McDaid and Paul McGowan but the Honest Men were unable to find an equaliser.

 

Match Officials:
Referee – Steven McLean

Assistant Referee 1 – Ivan Stankovic

Assistant Referee 2 – Craig Ferguson

 

Admission:

Adult – £18

Concessions – £12 (Over 65s / Students / 18-21 / Wheelchair Users / Certified Ambulant)

U18’s – £6

 

To avoid queues on match day it is strongly advised to purchase your tickets online before arriving at Somerset Park. Supporters will receive an e-ticket on completion of order which they should show on arrival at the ground. The Turnstile Operators will scan in the barcode via a handheld scanner to allow admittance to the ground. Each ticket has its own unique barcode and once scanned in it will not allow admittance again.

 

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Ayr Utd 0 Dundee Utd 0

Ayr United 0 v 0 Dundee United

by AUmedia

 

Ayr had to settle for a point against Championship leaders Dundee United in a 0-0 draw on Tuesday night. Both sides created good chances in an intriguing encounter, but neither could find the back of the net and it remained goalless under the lights at Somerset Park.

 

The game got off to an energetic start and the scoring could have been opened with only 6 mins on the clock. Louis Appere came racing into the box to pick up a poor clearance and attempted a shot from close range, but Ross Doohan blocked his effort and the rebound fell to Luke McCowan. The midfielder cut out and controlled the ball to send it down the right wing for Aaron Drinan who beat Paul Watson at the halfway line, broke forward into the Dundee United box and forced a corner off Mark Connolly. Stephen Kelly stepped up to take it and his out swinger eventually ended up with Alan Forrest near the left post, but his shot hit the side netting.

 

Both teams showed intent and pushed forward, but for most of the first half, the sides cancelled each other out in midfield and failed to create clear cut chances in the final third.

 

Kelly came closest to an opener for Ayr on 40 mins when he got on the end of a precise pass forward from Forrest and beat Watson in the box but hit the ball wide of the right post.

 

Dundee United’s best chance to break the deadlock followed 2 mins later when Lawrence Shankland got past Ross Doohan and lifted a high cross into the path of Paul McMullan, but Daniel Harvie cleared before the midfielder could reach it and the scoreline remained 0-0 at the break.

 

The second half continued where the first 45 mins left off with both teams attacking, but major chances were sparse.

 

As the game progressed, the Tangerines stepped up the tempo and started to gain the upper hand. Most of the play now took place in the Ayr half with Dundee United’s attack putting constant pressure on the home defence.

 

Ian Harkes looked certain to put the visitors in front on 66 mins when McMullan set him up in the box with only Doohan left to beat, but the midfielder sent his shot past the right post.

 

The next chance followed swiftly when Shankland met a long ball forward from Liam Smith, but his header from near the goal line did not trouble Doohan who collected with ease.

 

As Dundee United failed to capitalise, Ayr got back into the game and started to dominate with 15 mins left to play.

 

Aaron Drinan came close twice with powerful shots from distance but narrowly missed the target while a Jordan Houston header was denied by Terrors’ keeper Benjamin Siegrist, and Kelly drilled a low attempt inches past the post.

 

The Honest Men almost gained victory in the dying mins of the game when good set-up work between Connor Malley and Scott Tiffoney, in the Dundee United box, set Drinan up for a drive from 18 yards, but Siegrist went down to collect and the final whistle confirmed a goalless draw.

 

Ayr remain third in the table, two points ahead of Dundee and three adrift of Inverness.

 

The Honest Men are in action at Somerset Park again on Saturday when they welcome Dundee in the Championship.

 

Ayr United

Doohan, Houston, Kerr, Forrest, Harvie, Muirhead, Drinan, Kelly, Roscoe, McCowan, Bell

Substitutes: Hare-Reid (GK), Tiffoney, Moffat, Smith, Gillespie, Murphy, Malley

 

Dundee United

Siegrist, Smith, Powers, Connolly, Reynolds, McMullan, Bingham, Harkes, Shankland, Appere, Watson

Substitutes: Mehmet (GK), Sporle, Pawlett, Robson, Glass, Freeman, Neilson

 

Referee: David Munro

Attendance: 1674

Dundee Utd match preview

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Ayr United vs. Dundee United

Ladbrokes Championship
Tuesday 3rd March 2020. Kick-off 7.45pm

Tonight (Tuesday), Ayr United will look to build on Saturday’s important win at Alloa when league leaders Dundee United are the visitors to Somerset Park. With play-off chasing Dunfermline and Morton winning at the weekend, three points against the Wasps ensured that United remained in the top four, leapfrogging above Dundee into third place.

 

Opponents: After taking 34 points from a possible 36 points between mid-October and January, including a run of 10 consecutive wins, the Tangerines have taken just five points from a possible 15 in their last five Championship fixtures. On Saturday, they fell to their fifth defeat of the season, going down 2-0 at Dunfermline.

 

Despite the relative blip in form, Robbie Neilson’s side maintain an 18 point gap at the top of the league as the close in on return to the Premiership after a four year absence.

 

There is a full fixture card in the Championship this midweek as Morton travel north to face Inverness; Dundee take on Alloa Athletic at Dens Park; Arbroath host Dunfermline Athletic tomorrow and there is a huge game in the battle to avoid relegation with Partick Thistle taking on Queen of the South at Firhill.

 

Team News: Ross Docherty, Craig Moore, Andy Murdoch and Andy Geggan miss out through injury.

Mark says: “We were delighted with the 3 points on Saturday. The fact Alloa were on such a long unbeaten run shows you what a good team they are and we created plenty of chances and deserved the 3 points. We had many good performances and it was great to have Ross Doohan at his best with a number of excellent stops. We were pleased for Aaron to get another goal after the one at Arbroath and Alans strike was right out the top drawer. Dundee United fully deserve their position in the league but we know we can match up against them and hopefully we get a big midweek atmosphere to help the boys tonight”

League Form:

Ayr United: WWDLW

Dundee United: DLDWL

 

Head to head:

Ayr United wins – 31

Draws – 15

Dundee United wins – 30

 

Tonight is the 50th meeting in all competitions between the sides at Somerset Park s.

 

Previous Meeting: It is one win apiece so far this season in the previous meetings between the sides this campaign. Ayr ran out 2-0 winners at Somerset Park in September with goals in either half from Daniel Harvie and Alan Forrest.

 

At Tannadice in December, Mark Kerr’s red card was the catalyst for a 4-0 win for Dundee United that didn’t tell the whole story of the game. Sam Stanton opened the scoring for the home side just before half-time before Kerr was sent off in the 56th minute and Lawrence Shankland stroked home the resulting penalty. Nicky Clark and Ian Harkes rounded off the scoring for the Tangerines.

 

Match Officials:
Referee – David Munro

Assistant Referee 1 – Graham Chambers

Assistant Referee 2 – Michael MacDermid

 

Admission:

Adult – £18

Concessions – £12 (Over 65s / Students / 18-21 / Wheelchair Users / Certified Ambulant)

U18’s – £6

 

To avoid queues on match day it is strongly advised to purchase your tickets online before arriving at Somerset Park. Supporters will receive an e-ticket on completion of order which they should show on arrival at the ground. The Turnstile Operators will scan in the barcode via a handheld scanner to allow admittance to the ground. Each ticket has its own unique barcode and once scanned in it will not allow admittance again.

 

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Alloa 0 Ayr Utd 2

Alloa Athletic 0 v 2 Ayr United

by AUmedia

 

United reclaimed third place in the Championship table with a 0-2 victory over Alloa Athletic at the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday. Aaron Drinan opened the scoring early on and despite good chances for the hosts, the Honest Men hung on to their lead before Alan Forrest secured the maximum three points late in the game.

Ayr looked the more attacking side and got off to a perfect start when they took the lead on 9 mins. Alloa keeper Kieran Wright fumbled the ball after a flick into the box and Aaron Drinan showed excellent reactions to step in and back heel past Scott Taggart and Liam Dick for an early 0-1 advantage.

As the game progressed, Alloa’s patient approach almost paid off and with 22 mins gone, the hosts beat the United defence three times in as many minutes and were only denied by outstanding goalkeeping from Ross Doohan. The keeper pulled off top saves against two goal-bound efforts from Robert Thomson and a low drive from Kevin O’Hara that looked destined to find the net.

The match remained energetic with chances coming both ways and Ayr came close to doubling their lead on 40 mins when Alan Forrest sent Drinan through on goal, but the striker’s attempt smacked off the post and it remained 0-1 at the break.

United sat deep to protect their advantage in the second half and Alloa became the more attacking side with their best chance coming on 57 mins. Doohan blocked a low cross in from O’Hara and the ball fell to Alan Trouten in a promising position, but the United keeper got down bravely to smother the ball at the midfielder’s feet.

The game hung in the balance with both teams sending attacks forward while the defences soaked up pressure and it looked to be anyone’s for the taking. Then on 82 mins, Forrest sealed the deal for the Honest Men with a classy strike. After working the ball from right to left across the park, when Forrest received the ball from Luke McCowan at the edge of the box, turned, and fired an unstoppable effort into the top corner to make it 0-2 and kill the game.

Alloa came close to a consolation goal in the dying minutes when a set-up from Scott Banks forced Doohan into another save at the feet of Trouten.

Moments later, United almost added a third goal at the other end through a cut-back from Michael Moffat that set Jordan Houston up at close range, but brilliant reactions from Wright denied a late goal and the scoreline remained 0-2 to Ayr.

United move back into third in the league, two points ahead of Dundee and one behind Inverness.

Ayr are in action again on Tuesday night when they welcome Dundee United to Somerset Park in the Championship.

 

Alloa Athletic

Wright, Stirling, Taggart, Dick, Malcolm, Cawley, Hetherington, Flannigan, Thomson, O’Hara, Trouten

Substitutes: Wilson (GK), Buchanan, Banks, Connelly, O’Donnell

 

Ayr United

Doohan, Houston, Malley, Forrest, Harvie, Kerr, Drinan, Kelly, Roscoe, McCowan, Bell

Substitutes: Hare-Reid (GK), Tiffoney, Muirhead, Smith, Gillespie, Murphy, Moffat

 

Referee: Greg Aitken

Attendance: 915

Alloa match preview

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Alloa Athletic vs. Ayr United

Ladbrokes Championship
Saturday 29th February 2020. Kick-off 3pm

On Saturday, Ayr United will be looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s disappointing defeat at home to Morton when they travel to face Alloa Athletic at the Indodrill Stadium. The Honest Men burned one of their games in hand in the battle of second place and now trail Inverness – who are in Scottish Cup action this weekend – by four points. With a clutch of teams hoping to make the promotion play-offs, three points would set Mark Kerr’s side up nicely for the visit of champions elect Dundee United on Tuesday and a double-header against their city rivals Dundee, who currently have a one point advantage over the Honest Men and face Arbroath this weekend at Dens.

Opponents: Alloa are one the the Championship’s form sides and are unbeaten in their last five matches. Peter Grant’s men are outside the relegation places and boast a four point advantage over bottom side Partick Thistle.

 

Last weekend saw the Wasps come back from a two goal deficit at Cappielow to draw 4-4 with Greenock Morton. Ton took a two goal advantage into the break despite Alan Trouten and Kevin Cawley’s first-half goals for Alloa; late goals from Kevin O’Hara and Robbie Deas meant a share of the spoils in Inverclyde.

 

With keeper Neil Parry still on the sidelines and Jamie MacDonald having returned to parent club Kilmarnock, Alloa have brought in 19-year-old keeper Keiran Wright on loan from Rangers. Also joining the Wasps in January were Scotland U19 midfielder Scott Banks, who returns to Scotland on loan after signing a three-year deal with Crystal Palace following his switch from Dundee United plus Hibs U20 defender Ben Stirling.

 

Team News: Andy Murdoch, Craig Moore, Andy Geggan and Ross Docherty are out with injuries. Aaron Muirhead returns to the squad after suspension.

Mark says: “Tuesday was disappointing both in terms of result and the performance. In the first half we were in control and had scored a good goal then poor defending allowed them to get back in the game out of nothing. The second half we never really got into our rhythm but all that said we did get into some good areas and had chances. Defensively we need to improve and stop conceding cheap goals. The positive is that we have another game very quickly and we go to an Alloa side in excellent form. We know what their pitch is like and we have prepared well and are looking forward to getting back out there and gaining some momentum.”

League Form:

Ayr United: LWWDL

Alloa Athletic: WWDDD

 

Head to head (League):

Ayr United wins – 61

Draws – 24

Alloa Athletic wins – 27

 

United have won five of the last six meetings between the sides since both clubs were promoted to the Championship in 2018.

 

Previous Meeting: United put in one of their best performances of the season at the Indodrill stadium in the first meeting between the sides in September. Alan Forrest opened the scoring in the 10th minute from the penalty spot after on-loan Kilmarnock keeper Jamie MacDonald felled Micheal Moffat. Sam Roscoe headed home a Stephen Kelly corner just three minutes later and United made it 3-0 in the 19th minute through Luke McCowan. Forrest’s second goal of the game just after the half-hour made it 4-0. Kevin O’Hara grabbed a consolation goal in the 61st minute but the Wasps were well beaten.

 

The return fixture at Somerset Park in December was a closer encounter but also saw the Honest Men grab too early goals. A Ross Docherty double within the first 12 minutes was enough to give us all three points despite Kevin O’Hara’s second-half counter.

 

Match Officials:
Referee – Greg Aitken

Assistant Referee 1 – Gordon Crawford

Assistant Referee 2 – Gary Hanvidge

 

Admission:

Adults – £18

Senior Citizens (Over 65) – £10

Juveniles (Under 16) – £4

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Morton match preview

Match Preview
Ayr United vs. Greenock Morton

Ladbrokes Championship
Tuesday 25th February 2020. Kick-off 7.45pm

Tonight (Tuesday), after a false start in Arbroath on Saturday, the Honest Men return to Championship action with Greenock Morton the visitors to Somerset Park. A waterlogged pitch put pay to the original fixture 10 days ago and, with United’s trip to Gayfield abandoned at half-time its over three weeks since our last league game.

Ayr can climb to second with a win against seventh placed Morton – if Inverness fail to beat Dunfermline at East End Park.

Opponents: Morton travel to Ayrshire without a defeat in their last six Championship outings – but have drawn their last four. On Saturday, Alloa Athletic came back from 1-0 and 4-2 down to hold David Hopkin’s side to a draw at Cappielow, scoring in the 85th and 90th minute to make it 4-4.

 

The Ton have the play-offs at both ends of the table on their minds going into the second-half of the season. David Hopkin’s side are currently six points behind United in fourth but have only a three point advantage over Queen of the South in ninth.

 

The game will see a return to Somerset Park for Craig McGuffie and Kris Doolan, who both made the switch to Cappielow last month. Two of McGuffie’s three goals for the Honest Men this season have come in this fixture. The 22 year-old made his Morton debut as a late substitute against Alloa on Saturday.

 

Team News:Craig Moore, Andy Geggan, Andy Murdoch and Ross Docherty are all out with injuries. Steven Bell has recovered from illness and is back in the squad. Aaron Muirhead is still suspended after Saturdays abandonment.

Mark says: “Of course Saturday was hugely frustrating after we had worked so hard into that wind in the first half but we have moved on from that now. We haven’t completed a league game for a few weeks and we are desperate to get more points on the board. We have still managed to take confidence from Saturday despite the game not finishing as it is clear to see how hard everyone is working for each other. Tonight will be another very difficult game, they have a few players that we know very well and will cause us problems so we will need to be at our best to get a positive result.”

League Form:

Ayr United: LLWWD

Morton: WDDDD

 

Head to head (League):

Ayr United wins – 63

Draws – 35

Morton wins – 49

 

United are currently on an eight-match unbeaten run against Morton in all competitions.

 

Previous Meeting: Two meetings between the sides this season have yielded 11 goals – and six points for the Honest Men. Morton kicked off the Championship season with a trip to Somerset Park but an early Michael Moffat goal and second-half strikes from Luke McCowan and Alan Forrest put the Honest Men 3-0 up. Goals from Reghan Tumilty and Nicky Cadden in the 73rd and 79th minute threatened a comeback before Craig McGuffie rounded off the scoring in the final minute.

 

A goalless first-half in difficult conditions at Cappielow at the end of October was the unlikely precursor to a second 45 minutes that could have seen either side take all three points. Defender Jack Baird opened the scoring for the home side in the 50th minute before goals from Craig Moore and put the Honest Men ahead. Bob McHugh’s scrambled effort levelled the scores once more before Craig McGuffie forced the ball home to give Mark Kerr his first win in charge.

 

Match Officials:
Referee – David Lowe

Assistant Referee 1 – Stuart Stevenson

Assistant Referee 2 – Steven Traynor

 

Admission:

Adult – £18

Concessions – £12 (Over 65s / Students / 18-21 / Wheelchair Users / Certified Ambulant)

U18’s – £6

 

To avoid queues on match day it is strongly advised to purchase your tickets online before arriving at Somerset Park. Supporters will receive an e-ticket on completion of order which they should show on arrival at the ground. The Turnstile Operators will scan in the barcode via a handheld scanner to allow admittance to the ground. Each ticket has its own unique barcode and once scanned in it will not allow admittance again.

 

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