Queen's Park | Match Preview | 05/08/22
Friday 5th August 2022, 7.45pm kick-off
The Honest Men are on their travels this evening as they head to Ochilview to take on Championship new boys, Queens Park. Both sides kick started their respective league campaigns with a draw last weekend but Lee Bullen and Owen Coyle will both be hoping their teams can go one better this time round.
United approach Friday’s game off the back off a 0-0 draw at home to Arbroath last weekend. However, despite drawing a blank, Ayr turned in an impressive performance and on another day could have been out of sight in the opening 45 minutes. Lee Bullen will be looking for his players to turn performances into results after just one goal in their opening five competitive outings.
Queens were promoted after a beating both Dunfermline and Airdrie in the play-offs and are being tipped as a solid addition to the Championship. Owen Coyle’s men started life in the Championship with a 1-1 draw away to Inverness last weekend. Jake Davidson opened the scoring for the Spiders before Billy McKay hauled Inverness level just before half time. There have been 19 goals scored in Queens opening five fixtures as they have found the net 12 times showing themselves to be formidable in attack.
David Bangala is the only player unavailable.
The Manager Says:
Head to Head
Ayr United wins - 46
Draws - 23
Queens Park Wins – 31
Queens Park last beat Ayr over 90 minutes in August 2007 when they were 3-2 winners.
Last Meeting: The last meeting between the two was in the Challenge Cup back in 2018. The game finished 0-0 before Queens Park went on to win 4-2 on penalties
Ayr Lined Up: Doohan, Smith, Bell, Rose, Harvie, McDaid, Murdoch, Docherty (Crawford), MucGuffie (Forrest), McCowan, Moore (Shankland).
Referee – Matthew MacDermid
Assistant Referee – Michael Banks
Assistant Referee – Kevin McElhinney
Ayr United supporters will be in the Tryst Terrace.
Adults - £20
Concession (65+) - £13
15 and Under - £8
Tickets can be purchased online now: https://tickets.queensparkfc.co.uk/package_link/lzemokzmpw/queensparkvayrunited