5 Star Lottery winners wk 24

FIVE STAR WEEKLY WINNERS

 

WEEK NUMBER 24    12/12/17

 

 

£1000 B0445 M SCOTT AYR  
         
MONDAY      
£50 K0431 J Shaw Ayr  
£10 C0142 G Paulo Ayr  
£10 A2022 E McClymont Dailly  
£10 H2412 J Ferguson Rankinston  
         
TUESDAY      
£50 F3444 A Bryden Ayr  
£10 E3041 B Mossie Ayr  
£10 B2831 N McWilliam Maybole  
£10 C2713 J Grier Ayr  
         
WEDNESDAY      
£50 A2942 F Reid Newton Mearns
£10 D2311 G Spencer Girvan  
£10 L1014 A Sullivan Ayr  
£10 D3121 A McDonald AG Dunlop  
         
THURSDAY      
£50 G3613 R Halket Ayr  
£10 C3945 G Mooney Prestwick  
£10 D1531 A Hogg Ayr  
£10 D1932 D Johnston Ayr  
         
FRIDAY      
£10 S3623 G Sawers Ayr  
£10 A3231 G Reddick Ayr  
£10 A0332 A Devlin Bishopbriggs  
         

 

 

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Half Price Season tickets

Saturday’s 3-2 win over Queens Park was our 9th home league match of the season which marked the half way point of our home league season.

This means that from today we are selling Half Price season tickets for the remaining 9 home games.

So far this season entertainment has been the name of the game. We have scored 73 goals in just 24 games which means we are averaging over 3 goals a game!

As of today we sit 5 points clear in the league table and we need as many supporters as possible backing this team. We have won our last 4 matches at Somerset Park, scoring 11 goals in the process. We have also just completed 8 successive victories for the first time in 30 years.

HALF SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE CLUB SHOP

Adult £110 ( From £220)

Concession £60 (From £120). This covers over 65s, Students and 18-21 year olds.

Child £25 (From £50). Child covers under 18s.

Panda Pals – Under 12s – Remains £15.

Queens Park match preview

Match Preview
Ayr United vs. Queen’s Park
Ladbrokes League 1
Saturday 9th December 2017, Kick-off 3pm

On Saturday, Ian McCall’s side will look to make it seven consecutive league wins when Queen’s Park are the visitors to Somerset Park. The Honest Men are unbeaten since the start of September and top League 1 by three points.

Opponents Queen’s Park ended a run of five straight defeats last weekend with a 2-1 home win over East Fife. Striker Luke Donnelly netted both goals for Gus MacPherson’s side, who fell behind in the 16th minute. The result, however, was not enough to lift the Spiders off the foot of the table, with Forfar Athletic one point ahead.

Elsewhere in League 1, Raith Rovers travel to face Airdrieonians on Sunday.

 

Team News: Andy Geggan and Robbie Crawford are ruled out with injury.

Ian says: “We are really looking forward to the game as with Raith playing on Sunday we want to make sure we put the pressure on and do our job by getting the 3 points. There is no doubt it will be a difficult game as Queens Park are better than their league position suggests and they have a top manager. The boys have forged a winning mentality even when they aren’t at their best and that is a great trait to have. We need to be better defensively tomorrow and we have had a really good week training. Defensively we have been really good over this run we have been on however we shouldn’t be conceding two goals at Somerset. The atmosphere was completely different last week compared to the games against Stranraer and Raith so hopefully we can get that great atmosphere back tomorrow.”

Head to head (League):

Ayr United wins – 43

Draws – 23

Queen’s Park wins – 31

 

The Spiders have won just once in their last 14 visits to Somerset Park.

 

Last Meeting: Goals from Jamie Adams and Lawrence Shankland earned United all three points when the sides met at Hampden Park at the end of September.

 

On this day: in 2006, United made the long trip north to face Peterhead in second round of the Scottish Cup. Goals from David Dunn and Jerome Vareille put the Honest Men into the next round a win that punctuated a run of six straight league defeats.

 

Match Officials:

Referee – Gavin Ross

Assistant Referee 1 – Frank Connor

Assistant Referee 2 – Andy Taylor

 

Admission:

Adults – £16
OAPs, students and 18-21 year olds – £10
Under 18s – £5

 

 

 

 

 

Burns Supper 2018

The Honest Men and Bonie Lasses Burns Supper will take place on Friday 2nd February 2018 in the Ally MacLeod Hospitality Suite.

Singing will be Tayler Logan which is a real coup as she reached the latter stages of televisions ‘The Voice’ earlier this year. Tayler is a graduate of The Royal Conservatoire and a really talented Burns speaker and we’re delighted she is also delivering the Reply on behalf of the Lasses.

Also a National Primary Schools Burns champion is Zoe Craig who is also performing on the evening. She is sensational!

The Immortal Memory will be given by Ian MacPherson MBE who is one of the finest Burns speakers in the country.

Comedian and acclaimed speaker Iain Gordon who performs throughout the UK will be doing Toast to the Lasses and to top it all off, seasoned Burns speaker and Ayr supporter Graham Hill will be the MC and reciting Tam O’Shanter.

Tickets are priced £35 and includes a fantastic 3 course meal and special gift for everyone attending. Tickets can be purchased in the club shop or by phone 01292 263435 ext 5.

Albion Rovers match preview

Match Preview
Ayr United vs. Albion Rovers
Ladbrokes League 1
Saturday 2nd December 2017, Kick-off 3pm

On Saturday, we play the first of a League 1 double-header at Somerset Park with Albion Rovers the visitors. Rovers saw their fixture away to Stranraer fall victim to the weather last weekend, while the Honest Men needed a last minute Craig Moore winner at Alloa to clinch all three points – a six consecutive victory which ensured Ian McCall’s men retained their three point advantage at the top of the table.

 

Seventh placed Albion are without a win in their last five league games, including a 5-4 defeat at versus East Fife at New Bayview and 4-3 reverse at home to Forfar Athletic. Despite this recent slump and league position, Rovers have the second best away record in the division, picking up 13 points from 6 games on the road. Conversely they have lost six out of seven at Cliftonhill, their only home win coming against Raith Rovers at the end of September.

 

Brian Kerr’s men did get back to winning ways a fortnight ago, beating Lowland League side East Kilbride 4-3 in the Scottish Cup. Former United midfielder Alan Trouten scoring what proved to be the decisive goal, his eighteenth goal in just 19 matches.

 

Team News: Paddy Boyle, Robbie Crawford and Andy Geggan are out with injuries. Everyone else is available.

Ian says: “We have just had a very tough run of fixtures and taken maximum points so there is a different pressure tomorrow where we will be fully expected to win. We want to keep this run going and there is that winning mentality which was shown at the end of the game last week. Every game has different challenges and Albion Rovers have had a lot of wins away from home so we will need to be at our best if we want to take maximum points. We are really hoping for a similar atmosphere to the Stranraer and Raith games at Somerset, the better the atmosphere the more difficult it is for visiting teams.”

Head to head (League):

Ayr United wins – 43

Draws – 12

Albion Rovers wins – 27

 

Saturday will be the 50th meeting between the sides in Ayr. Albion Rovers were the first ever side to beat Ayr United at Somerset Park, back in October 1910 and also won on their last visit in April 2016 when former United defender Mick Dunlop netted the only goal.

 

Last Meeting: United travelled to Cliftonhill on the opening afternoon of the league campaign and returned to Ayrshire with a thumping 5-1 victory. Declan McDaid open the scoring in just the second minute and the Honest Men went into the break 3-0 up thanks to goals from Michael Moffat and Craig Moore. Moore completed his hat-trick in the second-half before a late Rovers consolation scored by Connor Shields.

 

On this day: in 2000, the Honest Men scored three goals away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle – but were on the wrong end of a 7-3 thumping.

 

Match Officials:

Referee – Craig Charleston

Assistant Referee 1 – Andrew McWilliam

Assistant Referee 2 – Mark McHendry

 

Admission:

Adults – £16
OAPs, students and 18-21 year olds – £10
Under 18s – £5

 

We look forward to welcoming all fans to Somerset Park.  Your support is vital.  However, we all need to be able to enjoy watching games in a safe and considerate environment.  We ask that you support the players and team without resorting to unacceptable behaviour that can lead to the Club and individuals facing charges.

Like all Scottish grounds, Ayr United have a searching policy as a condition of entry. 

Possessing or using any pyro device and anyone detected will be liable to prosecution and a lifetime ban from Somerset Park.

 

 Copies of our Unacceptable Conduct Policy can be found around the stadium, Match programme and on our website.  https://ayrunitedfc.co.uk/unacceptable-conduct-policy/

 

Thank you

Enjoy the game

Xmas shop opening hours

Christmas is fast approaching and we are currently receiving new stock every day to give our supporters as wide a choice as possible for the festive period. We have sold out of a number of ranges and sizes so if you see something you like and we don’t have it in stock then please ask as we are continually restocking.

Over the next week we are receiving a new order of leisurewear, socks, kids pyjamas and mugs so come in and see us or keep an eye on our website https://ayrunitedfc.co.uk/club-shop/

On Sunday 17th December we are open 12-4 for a Christmas Open Day and we will have players in the shop, mulled wine, shortbread and mince pies.

We are selling gift vouchers in the shop with £10 and £20 denominations. These are not available on the website however if you would like them you can pick them up in store or by phone on 01292 263435 ext 5.

Friday 1st December            – 1pm to 5pm

Saturday 2nd December     – 11am to 3pm then 4.45pm to 5.30pm

Sunday 3rd December        – Closed

Monday 4th December       – 1pm to 5pm

Tuesday 5th December       – 1pm to 5pm

Wednesday 6th December – 1pm to 5pm

Thursday 7th December      – 3pm to 8pm

Friday 8th December           – 1pm to 5pm

Saturday 9th December       – 11am to 3pm then 4.45pm to 5.30pm

Sunday 10th December        – Closed

Monday 11th December        – 1pm to 5pm

Tuesday 12th December       – 1pm to 5pm

Wednesday 13th December – 1pm to 5pm

Thursday 14th December     – 3pm to 8pm

Friday 15th December           – 1pm to 5pm

Saturday 16th December      – Closed

Sunday 17th December         – 12noon to 4pm (Xmas Open Day)

Monday 18th December       – 1pm to 5pm

Tuesday 19th December       – 1pm to 5pm

Wednesday 20th December – 1pm to 5pm

Thursday 21st December      – 3pm to 8pm

Friday 22nd December         – 10am to 5pm

Saturday 23rd December      – Closed

Christmas Eve                         – 12 noon to 3pm

Xmas Day & Boxing Day       – Closed

Wednesday 27th December  – 1pm to 5pm

Thursday 28th December     – 2pm to 5pm

Friday 29th December           – 1pm to 5pm

Saturday 30th December       – 11am to 3pm and short time after match

31st Dec & 1st, 2nd, 3rd Jan  – Closed

Thursday 4th January            – 2pm to 5pm

Friday 5th January                  – 1pm to 5pm

Saturday 6th January             – 11am to 3pm and short time after the match.

Shankland signs new deal

Lawrence Shankland today put pen to paper and signed a contract extension which keeps him at Somerset Park until the end of this season.

Manager Ian McCall said “Of course we are thrilled to get the deal done and ensure Lawrence will be part of the team for the rest of this season. There was a lot of interest in him and you would expect their to be after the way he has been performing however he has been really enjoying his football and you can see that in his performances. It has been really important for him to enjoy his football again and play regularly. He also has the competition of all 3 strikers scoring plenty of goals. Lawrence is showing he could play at a higher level and hopefully that could be with us.”

Lawrence has scored 12 goals in 11 games since joining the club.

Alloa match preview

Match Preview
Alloa Athletic vs. Ayr United
Ladbrokes League 1
Saturday 25th November 2017, Kick-off 3pm

League 1’s two form sides go head-to-head on Saturday when Ayr United travel to the Indodrill Stadium to face Alloa Athletic. Ian McCall’s side are looking to extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches and continue a remarkable goalscoring record away from home; the Honest Men have netted 41 times in 11 games on the road this season, including six at Banks O’Dee in the Cup last Saturday.

 

Alloa defeated League 2 Stenhousemuir in the Scottish Cup last weekend, coming from behind to record a 2-1 victory at Ochilview where former United striker Craig Malcolm grabbed a brace to send the Wasps into the next round. That result was a fifth consecutive victory for Jim Goodwin’s men, who have wins over Albion Rovers, Airdrie, Queen’s Park and East Fife in recent weeks. Those four league wins, with just one goal conceded, see Alloa lie third in the league table, eight points behind United.

 

Team News: Paddy Boyle is out with the shoulder injury picked up last weekend and Jamie Adams won’t be risked on the surface.

Ian says: “It is a real shame for Paddy as he has been in excellent form so we will need to shuffle things around however we do have two or three boys that can play there. Alloa are in excellent form and have been on a great run so this will be an extremely tough game. We have played well on astroturf pitches this season and scored a lot of goals so we will be going there looking to continue the run we are on. The backing we got from the supporters last week was fantastic, especially after travelling all that way. Hopefully they do the same tomorrow!”

Head to head:

Ayr United wins – 57

Draws – 26

Alloa Athletic wins – 29

 

United are without a win in the last seven meetings between the sides. Our last win at Recreation Park came courtesy of a Willie Easton goal in January 2011.

 

Last Meeting: it was a six-goal thriller when the sides met earlier in the season at Somerset Park in September. Lawrence Shankland gave United the best possible start with a goal in the fourth minute but a Craig Reid own goal and Kevin Cawley header either side of half-time put Alloa in the lead. Jamie Adams levelled with 10 minutes to go before a hotly disputed Scott Taggart penalty restored the Wasp’s advantage. Shankland, however, scored again to make it 3-3 in the final minute.

 

United’s last match at the Indodrill Stadium was a chastening 4-0 Scottish Cup defeat in November 2014.

 

On this day: in 2010, the Honest Men defeated Stenhousemuir 2-0 at Somerset Park. A Ryan McCann goal on the stroke of half-time, and Danny McKay late in the game secured all three points for United.

 

Match Officials:

Referee – David Munro

Assistant Referee 1 – Stuart Hodge

Assistant Referee 2 – George Calder

 

Admission:

Adults – £16
Senior Citizen – £8
U16s – £4

We thank you for travelling to support the team.  Your support is vital.  However, we all need to be able to enjoy watching games in a safe and considerate environment. 

We ask that you support the players and team without resorting to unacceptable behaviour that can lead either Club or individuals facing charges.

All Scottish grounds have a searching policy as a condition of entry. 

Possessing or using any pyro device and anyone detected will be liable to prosecution and a lifetime ban from football stadiums.

 Copies of Ayr United’s Unacceptable Conduct Policy can be found on our website.  https://ayrunitedfc.co.uk/unacceptable-conduct-policy/

Thank you and enjoy the game.

Scottish Cup 4th Rd draw

Scottish Cup 4th round draw – Ayr United v Arbroath.

Tie will be played on Saturday, January 20th.

Pricing information will follow in due course.

Banks O’Dee 2 Ayr Utd 6

William Hill Scottish Cup

Banks O’ Dee 2 v 6 Ayr United

by AUmedia

Ayr United made the long trip to Aberdeen finally seeing off a stuffy Banks O’ Dee side with a brace of goals each from Shankland, Moore and McDaid in this William Hill Scottish Cup Third Round encounter.  On a less than perfect surface, in freezing conditions and up against a strong wind this potential banana skin was avoided with a thoroughly professional performance by the Honest Men.

With only 32 seconds on the clock, United took the lead.  Robbie Crawford powered through from his own half to 20 yards out where he played a one-two with Craig Moore (a delicious back-heeled nutmeg) before slipping the ball into the penalty area.  It looked a simple ball for the Dee defence to deal with, but somehow everything seemed to go wrong. Defender Alan White nervously tried to clear but hit the ball off his own wingback Neale Allan. Somehow the ball stuck between Allan’s feet and, with keeper Shearer unable to assist, United’s Lawrence Shankland stepped in and poked the ball into the net from a tight angle.

If United thought it was going to be easy, they were in for a shock.  Banks O’ Dee were awarded a penalty in 4 mins, when keeper Jordan Hart came off his line to try and reach a hanging cross but failed to make contact and ploughed through striker Jamie Watt before landing awkwardly. It took 4 minutes for the penalty to be taken as Hart received treatment to a facial injury sustained in the incident.

Watt then stepped up and slammed the ball into the net from the spot and bring the sides level.

Worse was to come for United on 25 minutes when Banks O’ Dee went ahead, again from the penalty spot, after Ross Docherty barged Michael Philipson.  Again, it was prolific goal scorer Watt who stepped up and drilled the ball home, low to Hart’s right, taking his season’s tally so far to 21 goals.

Banks O’ Dee returned to their game plan, defending in depth and numbers, attempting to stifle United’s attacking intentions.  The Honest Men showed skill, calmness and composure, working the ball around the pitch with some excellent interplay whilst probing the Banks O’ Dee defence.  Some hard challenges were going in and Paddy Boyle suffered a nasty one when he was barged in mid-air and landed heavily on his shoulder. On 36 mins Boyle was forced to come off and was replaced by Declan McDaid.

One minute later and Ayr were back on level terms.  Moore chased onto a high ball over the Dee defence and into the box where, under pressure from Liam McCall, he fired the ball along the 6-yard line to Shankland who tapped home.

As Ayr turned on the power, Banks O’ Dee struggled to cope with the tricky wing skills of Crawford and McDaid prompted by Docherty pulling the strings in midfield.

On 43 minutes Ayr claimed the lead they deserved. Shankland put pressure on defender White who could only tap the ball to McDaid on the right-hand side of the box.  McDaid controlled, shuffled onto his left foot, before smashing a drive high into the net.

Just on the stroke of half time Ayr finally put space between themselves and the stuffy Northern Super League team and what a peach it was. Crawford surged down the left and played the ball to Ferguson who neatly back healed the ball behind the defensive line where he found Crawford who had continued his run. The midfielder then cut in before finding McDaid who flicked the ball under control before rifling home from 8 yards.

It could have been more when, in the last of the half’s five additional minutes, Shankland hit the post with a fierce strike.

Ayr started the second half with the same intensity as they had finished the first and the skills gap between the two sides began to show in abundance.

On 52 minutes Geggan played a neat cutback to Shankland in the box but the striker’s drive went narrowly wide and settled in the side netting.

Whatever faint hope the Dee had of getting back into the game was finally crushed when Kane Winton was shown a second yellow for an elbow in the face of Ross Docherty.

Ayr piled on the misery for the Dee when in 63 mins they went 5-2 up. Andy Geggan played the ball in front of Moore who chased into the box before unleashing a thunderous drive into the roof of the net.

2 mins later and it was 6.  Keeper Shearer rushed out of his box in an attempt to beat Shankland to the ball, but his clearance was poor and only reached Moore who lifted the ball into the open net from 35 yards.

It was now a masterclass from Ayr, switching to 3 at the back and pushing forward in waves. Crawford, moving into the centre of midfield, looked exceptional probing the Dee defence with pinpoint passes and showing an elegant and skilful control that left opposition players trailing and bemused in his wake.

That Ayr didn’t score more is the only mystery, with a Rose header cleared off the line, a Crawford drive scraping over the bar, young substitute Luke McCowan dribbling across the edge of the box then seeing his shot going just over, Moore hitting the side netting, McDaid hitting the bar, and substitute McGuffie terrorising the Dee back line, and going close on two occasions.

A satisfying journey north for the Honest Men and they can look forward to League action next Saturday at Recreation Park, Alloa.

Banks 0’Dee

Shearer, Allan, White, McCall, Robertson, Hamilton, Henderson, Winton, Watt, Philipson, Hall Subs: Sahhalevtis (GK), Murray, Duguid, Macleod, Shrive, Taylor, Smith

 

Ayr United

Hart, Ferguson, Rose, Reid, Boyle, Geggan, Docherty, Crawford, Moffat, Shankland, Moore

Subs: Avci (GK), Forrest, McDaid, McGuffie, Faulds, Waite, McCowan

 

Referee: Craig Napier

Attendance: 469