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Ayr United vs. Cowdenbeath
Ladbrokes League 1 – Saturday 3rd October 2015

On Saturday, Ayr United are back in action at Somerset Park when Cowdenbeath are the visitors to Ayrshire. A win for the Honest Men – unbeaten in the league since the opening day of the season – will see them end the first quarter of the season on top of the table going into the international break – and mark the club’s start to a season for 19 years.

Cowdenbeath were defeated 2-0 at Brechin City last weekend, their fifth loss in five away games this season. Defender Dean Brett was ordered off in the closing stages of the match at Glebe Park, the sixth red card Colin Nish’s side has been shown this season.

The Blue Brazil have picked up 7 points at home and sit in ninth position in the League 1 table, a point ahead of Brechin.

Team News: everyone is fit and available.

Ian says: “Saturday showed how different the pressure is when your at the top of the league and we will have learned from that as we look to get back to winning ways. Obviously we are delighted to be top with 5 wins and 2 draws in our last seven games however the two draws were late equalisers so we could be sitting even better. We know how difficult Saturday will be and we are looking forward to it. I’ve always said we should be looking to win every game at Somerset park and this is no different.”

Head-to-Head:
Ayr United wins – 49
Draws – 17
Cowdenbeath wins – 32

This will be the 50th meeting between the sides at Somerset Park. United’s next goal will be thier 200th against Cowdenbeath.

Last Meeting: A Kane Hemmings goal after just 15 seconds at Central Park put the home side on track for a 3-1 win which ended the Honest Men’s promotion hopes when the sides last met in the Division 1 play-offs at the end of the 2013/14 season. Michael Donald netted Ayr’s consolation.

On this day: in 1998 the Honest Men recorded a 2-0 victory over St. Mirren at Love Street thanks to goals from Andy Lyons and Ian Ferguson.

Match Officials:
Referee – Alan Newlands
Assistant Referee – Ivan Stankovic
Assistant Referee – George King

Match Details:
£15 for adults, £8 for concessions and £18 for parent and child.

Cowdenbeath supporters can receive £2 off admission price if they show their season ticket for 2015/16. Adults only.