Queen of the South vs. Ayr United
SPFL Championship Saturday 2nd January 2021.
On Saturday, the Honest Men first foot the Doonhamers in the opening fixture of 2021. United travel to Dumfries looking to end an eighteen year wait for a win at Palmerston – and for a first league win in four. Ayr sit two points off the promotion play-off places in sixth place in the league table following Tuesday night’s draw at home to Morton.
Queen of the South ended a four match losing streak on Tuesday night, with their only league win away from home last year, defeating a Raith Rovers side who hadn’t lost at home in 2020. Forward Connor Shields scored in the 18th minute, with Tommy Goss sealing the win in the final minute of a game which saw 16 year-old goalie Charlie Cowie keep a clean sheet on his debut after being unexpectedly called upon.
The Honest Men are without a win in their last 15 visits to Palmerston Park (5 draws, 10 defeats), a run stretching back to August 2002.
Previous Meeting :
Two Michael Miller goals from set pieces handed the Honest Men an early lead on the opening weekend of the season, back in October. Queen’s hit back with a Stephen Dobbie penalty it wasn’t enough in a game that also saw red cards for James Maxwell and Luke McCowan.
Innes Cameron misses out through injury.
The Manager Says:
Head to Head
Ayr United wins – 29
Draws – 15
Queen of the South wins – 35
- Referee – Greg Aitken
- Assistant Referee 1 – Gordon Crawford
- Assistant Referee 2 – Craig Macrae
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