2010–11 Ayr United F.C. season

Ayr United
2010–11 season
ChairmanUnited StatesLachlan Cameron
ManagerScotlandBrian Reid
Scottish Second Division2nd (promoted via 1st Division play-offs)
Scottish Cup5th Round (lost to St Mirren)
League Cup1st Round (lost to Elgin City)
Challenge CupQuarter Final (lost to Partick Thistle)
Top goalscorerLeague: Mark Roberts (21)
All: Mark Roberts (26)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 1,614 (v Livingston)
Cup: 5,997 (v St Mirren)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 789 (v East Fife)
Cup: 556 (v Cowdenbeath)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

After relegation to the Third Tier of Scottish Football, Ayr United play in the Second Division with Airdrie United, Alloa Athletic, Brechin City, Dumbarton, East Fife, Forfar Athletic, Livingston, Peterhead and Stenhousemuir. Ayr regained First Division status following promotion via the Play-Offs, in which Ayr secured a 7-4 aggregate win over Forfar Athletic and a 3-2 aggregate win over Brechin City. Ayr also enjoyed respectable cup runs, progressing to the Quarter-Finals of the Challenge Cup, before being defeated away to Partick Thistle and reaching the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup, with victories over Junior side, Sunnybank and SPL club, Hibernian before being knocked out by St Mirren of the SPL respectively, However failed to progress beyond Elgin City of the Scottish Football League Third Division in the League Cup.

Kit[]

For a complete pictorial history of Ayr United playing kit, see the Historical Football Kits site.

In the aftermath of relegation Ayr United changed kit makers from Surridge Sports to global sportswear giants Nike. The Main shirt sponsor, Paligap, remained the same. The Home Kit with the traditional White with Black trimmings used with either Black or white shorts, The Away kit with Black and Gold trimmings used with black shorts and socks and the Third kit a Red shirt used with either Black or White shorts and socks.

Competitions[]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Pre season[]

Other Fixtures[]

Date Competition Opponent Score Scorer(s) Attendance
28/09/2010 Garry Hay's Testimonial match Kilmarnock
4-1 L
Roberts(p 49)
3,774

After numerous years of Service Kilmarnock veteran Garry Hay was awarded with a testimonial match against local neighbours, Ayr United. Mehdi Taouil scored two goals, Craig Bryson with one and Garry Hay the other (penalty). Ironically Ayr's goal came from former Killie player Mark Roberts, Who in his previous game for Ayr scored a hat-trick of penalties against East Fife.

Cup Draws[]

Shortly after the 2009–10 season the draws for the Challenge Cup[1] (Airdrie away) and the Co-operative Cup[2] (Elgin City away) were made. After Victory against Airdrie In the Challenge Cup Ayr United were given a Home Draw against Fife Side Cowdenbeath.[3] The third round draw was made and Ayr United were drawn away to Partick Thistle. In November the Draw for the Scottish Cup draw was made and Ayr were granted a home tie against Junior side Sunnybank.[4] After comfortably beating Sunnybank, Ayr were rewarded with an away draw with SPL club, Hibernian. After defeating Hibs in a replay, a fifth round tie against another SPL side, St Mirren (at Home) awaited, in which the Paisley club won.

Date Opponent Venue Competition Score Att. Scorer(s) Match Report
24/07/10 Airdrie United Recreation Park, Alloa Challenge Cup
2-1
624
Trouten, Rodgers
BBC Sport
31/07/10 Elgin City Borough Briggs, Elgin League Cup
2-3
594
McKeown, Connelly
BBC Sport
10/08/10 Cowdenbeath Somerset Park, Ayr Challenge Cup
2-0
556
Campbell, Roberts
BBC Sport
04/09/10 Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Challenge Cup
1-2
1,831
Rodgers
BBC Sport
20/11/10 Sunnybank Somerset Park, Ayr Scottish Cup
5-0
1,069
Bannigan, Roberts (x2 p), Rodgers (x2)
BBC Sport
08/01/11 Hibernian Easter Road, Edinburgh Scottish Cup
0-0
6,056
None
BBC Sport
18/01/11 Hibernian Somerset Park, Ayr Scottish Cup
1-0
3,826
Roberts
BBC Sport
05/02/11 St Mirren Somerset Park, Ayr Scottish Cup
1-2
5,997
Roberts p
BBC Sport

The Challenge Cup ties was arranged to be played at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie but due to the fact Airdrie United hadn't completed laying their artificial turf, The SFL granted Airdrie the permission to move the venue to Clackmannanshire side Alloa Athletic's stadium Recreation Park, because of its synthetic pitch. (Alloa were playing away to Dundee in the Cup).[5] A week after, Ayr United made the way up to Elgin, for the first time since July 1979. Ayr scored first, then Elgin scored two quick goals. Aaron Connelly scored the first goal of his career. Elgin City scored 40 seconds before the tie went to penalties. After two defeats in both the Co-Operative cup and league Ayr had a second round tie with, First Division side, Cowdenbeath, in which Ayr ran out surprise winners. However Ayr were knocked out in the next round by Glasgow Club Partick Thistle. As November approached Ayr entered the Scottish Cup and faced Aberdeen Junior team, Sunnybank. A game that Ayr easily won 5-0 with goals from loan-signing Stuart Bannigan, two goals from the Penalty spot, A header and a sublime over-head kick from Andy Rodgers. An Away draw against SPL side, Hibernian awaited Ayr. Ayr drew 0-0 in the Capital. But were victorious in a replay. United were knocked out in the fifth round by SPL club, St Mirren, by two goals to one.

League Fixtures[]

August[]

Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report
1
Brechin City
Home
0-2
None
07/08/2010
1,212
BBC Sport
2
Airdrie United
Away
2-2
Roberts(5, 73)
14/08/2010
1,127
BBC Sport
3
Dumbarton
Home
1-0
Own Goal (35)
21/08/2010
1,242
BBC Sport
4
Peterhead
Home
1-1
Roberts (90 p)
28/08/2010
1,099
BBC Sport

On the opening day of the Season, Brechin City made the journey to Somerset Park and took all three points. Ayr made the first away trip of the season to Airdrie United. Ayr went two-nil up with two goals from Mark Roberts. David Crawford was sent off, and Airdrie were awarded a penalty (from which they scored). Airdrie also had two players sent off. With his red card David Crawford was suspended for the home game against Dumbarton. Alan Main had to play in the goals (as a trialist) and did again against Peterhead at home as well.

At the end of August, Ayr had only picked up five points from four games (winning against Dumbarton at home and drawing with Airdrie United and Peterhead). Ayr United sat seventh in the Second Division, five points adrift from league leaders Livingston and two points from a play-off spot.
Average Home Attendance: 1,184
Total Average Attendance: 1,170

September[]

Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report
5
Alloa Athletic
Away
4-1
Smith (27)
11/09/2010
641
BBC Sport
6
East Fife
Away
2-3
Roberts (13 p,45 p, 90 p )
18/09/2010
664
BBC Sport
7
Stenhousemuir
Home
2-0
McCann (45), McKay (87)
25/09/2010
1,065
BBC Sport

Ayr United started September with a trip to Alloa to play Alloa Athletic. Ayr were convincingly beaten by their hosts, by Four-Goals to One. The following week Ayr United travelled to Methil, Fife to face East Fife, In a game which saw four penalties awarded (all but one being awarded to Ayr). Mark Roberts scored all three, becoming the first ever Ayr United player to do so in the 100-year history of the club. The following week Ayr played host to Stenhousemuir in which they were comfortable two-nil winners.
Average Home Attendance: 1,065
Total Average Attendance: 790

October[]

Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report
8
Livingston
Home
3-1
Malone(75), Roberts(80, 83) 02/10/2010
1,270
BBC Sport
International Break
9
Forfar Athletic
Away
4-1
Easton (89) 16/10/2010
544
BBC Sport
10
Alloa Athletic
Home
2-1
Roberts (35), McLaughlin (82) 23/10/2010
1,176
BBC Sport
11
Peterhead
Away
2-4
Mark Roberts (33 p), Trouten (38), McCann (67), McKay (82)
30/10/2010
560
BBC Sport

October began on a high as the League Leaders Livingston made the journey to the West coast and were convincingly beaten 3-1 after taking the lead through Liam Fox but was cancelled out by goals from Eddie Malone and Mark Roberts. Ayr's next fixture wasn't as good as they were beaten by conceded three penalties and had Dean Keenan and Ross Robertson sent off. The Next visitors to Somerset Park were Alloa Athletic who were beaten Goals from Mark Roberts and an Own-Goal, Claimed by Scott McLaughlin. Ayr's Next Away trip was to Peterhead. Where Ayr were comfortable 4-2 Winners with goal from Mark Roberts, Alan Trouten, Ryan McCann and Daniel McKay.
Average Home Attendance: 1,223
Total Average Attendance: 887

November[]

Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report
12
Airdrie United
Home
1-0
McLaughlin (90+3) 06/11/2010
1,439
BBC Sport
13
Dumbarton
Away
3-2
Roberts (66), Rodgers (90+1) 13/11/2010
811
BBC Sport

Ayr started the month victorious over rivals Airdrie United, when former diamond Scott McLaughlin scored a late winner against his old team. Ayr were not quite as fortunate as they were beaten 3-2 away to bottom club Dumbarton. The Next week saw Ayr face junior side Sunnybank in the Scottish Cup, which Ayr won with goals from Stuart Bannigan, Two from Mark Roberts scored two and Andy Rodgers who also scored twice. Ayr fixture with East Fife that was due to take place on the 27/11/2010 but was postponed due to the Referee strike.
Average Home Attendance: 1,439
Total Average Attendance: 1,125

December[]

None of Ayr United's fixtures scheduled to take place in December went ahead due to the big freeze.

January[]

Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report
14
Dumbarton
Home
2-0
Roberts (11 p), McKay (78) 02/01/2011
1,224
BBC Sport
15
Alloa Athletic
Away
0-1
Easton (64) 15/01/2011
527
BBC Sport
16
Peterhead
Home
2-2
Roberts (12 p, 28 p) 22/01/2011
1,226
BBC Sport
17
Stenhousemuir
Home
4-3
Roberts (6 p, 63), Lauchlan (51), Robertson (54) 29/01/2011
1,181
BBC Sport

Average Home Attendance: 1,210
Total Average Attendance: 1,040

February[]

Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report
18
Livingston
Home
0-3
None 12/02/2011
1,614
BBC Sport
19
East Fife
Home
0-4
None 23/02/2011
789
BBC Sport
20
Brechin City
Home
2-0
Bannigan (45), McLaughlin (63) 26/02/2011
1,092
BBC Sport

Average Home Attendance: 1,165
Total Average Attendance: 1,165

March[]

Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report
21
Stenhousemuir
Away
3-1
Bannigan (5) 01/03/2011
484
BBC Sport
22
Airdrie United
Away
0-5
Willis (50), Roberts (62), Moffat (69), McLaughlin (82), Rodgers (87p) 05/03/2011
966
BBC Sport
23
Alloa Athletic
Home
1-0
McCann (45) 12/03/2011
1,049
BBC Sport
24
Peterhead
Away
1-2
Trouten (24), Moffat (68) 19/03/2011
536
BBC Sport
25
Forfar Athletic
Home
0-1
None 23/03/2011
909
BBC Sport
26
Stenhousemuir
Away
2-1
Roberts (90) 26/03/2011
568
BBC Sport
27
East Fife
Away
3-2
Moffat (39), (89) 29/03/2011
350
BBC Sport

April[]

Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report
28
East Fife
Home
1-1
Trouten (16) 02/04/2011
976
BBC Sport
29
Forfar Athletic
Away
3-2
Trouten (37), McLaughlin (71) 05/04/2011
341
BBC Sport
30
Forfar Athletic
Home
3-1
Bannigan (8, 82), Roberts (13) 09/04/2011
851
BBC Sport
31
Brechin City
Away
0-3
Moffat (33), Roberts (35), Crawford (85) 12/04/2011
394
BBC Sport
32
Livingston
Away
0-0
None 16/04/2011
1,492
BBC Sport
33
Livingston
Away
3-2
Roberts (40 p), Robertson (90) 19/04/2011
904
BBC Sport
34
Dumbarton
Away
1-2
Trouten (10), Moffat (16) 23/04/2011
830
BBC Sport
35
Airdrie United
Home
3-1
Rodgers (48, 60 p), Moffat (65) 30/04/2011
1,402
BBC Sport

May[]

Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report
36
Brechin City
Away
1-0
None 07/05/2011
577
BBC Sport

Play-Offs[]

Round Leg Opponent Venue Score Scorer(s) Date Att. Report Agg.
Semi-Final
1st
Forfar Athletic
Away
1-4
Moffat (2), Own Goal (35), McCann (52), Rodgers (87) 11/05/2011
924
BBC Sport
7-4
2nd
Home
3-3
Moffat (12), McLaughlin (48), Trouten (90 p) 14/05/2011
1,198
BBC Sport
Final
1st
Brechin City
Home
1-1
Moffat (31) 18/05/2011
2,020
BBC Sport
3-2
2nd
Away
1-2
Roberts (77), Moffat (88) 22/05/2011
2,404
BBC Sport

Changes to the squad[]

After relegation to the Second Division many players parted ways with the club, such as Tam McManus, who later joined Falkirk, Craig Samson, who joined St Mirren in the SPL, and Stephen Grindlay re-joined one of his former clubs Dumbarton. Scott Agnew and David Mitchell went to the Third Division to play with Stranraer, as did Kevin Cawley, who joined East Stirlingshire and Andy Aitken who joined his home town club Annan Athletic. However, manager Brian Reid brought in David Crawford, who was voted the Player of the Year at Alloa Athletic the season before and Ryan McWilliams from Greenock Morton as goalkeepers. Chris Smith and Bobby Donnelly were signed at the back, but were later joined by Eddie Malone and the well-experienced Jim Lauchlan. Alan Trouten and Scott McLaughlin were signed from Airdrie United as did Ryan McCann later in the campaign, Stephen McKeown was also signed but only played 6 games before his contract was terminated after a bust up with the management. Andy Rodgers was signed from East Stirlingshire and Michael Moffat joined in January from Junior side Girvan. Reid also brought in players such as Stephen Reynolds (from St Johnstone) and Daniel McKay (from Kilmarnock) in on Loan. Also Jonathan Tiffoney, Ross Robertson, Roddy Patterson, Shaun Kelly and Aaron Connelly (who joined Annan Athletic and later Girvan on loan).

In[]

Name Previous Club Age Pos
David Crawford[6] ScotlandAlloa Athletic 24 GK
Alan Martin[7] EnglandLeeds United 22 GK
Ryan McWilliams ScotlandGreenock Morton 20 GK
Bobby Donnelly[8] ScotlandAirdrie United 23 DF
Chris Smith[9] ScotlandDumbarton 21 DF
Eddie Malone[10] ScotlandDundee 25 DF
Jim Lauchlan Republic of IrelandSligo Rovers 33 DF
Alan Trouten[11][12] ScotlandAirdrie United 24 MF
Scott McLaughlin[13] ScotlandAirdrie United 26 MF
Ryan McCann[14] ScotlandAirdrie United 29 MF
Stuart Bannigan[15] ScotlandPartick Thistle(Loan) 17 MF
Scott Taggart[16] ScotlandHibernian (Loan) 19 MF
Stephen McKeown[17] ScotlandPartick Thistle 28 MF
Andy Rodgers[18] ScotlandEast Stirlingshire 26 FW
Stephen Reynolds[16] ScotlandSt Johnstone (Loan) 18 FW
Danny McKay[19] ScotlandKilmarnock(Loan) 19 FW
Michael Moffat[20] ScotlandGirvan 25 FW

Out[]

Player Signed From Signed to Pos
Craig Samson[21] England Hereford United ScotlandSt Mirren GK
Stephen Grindlay[22] Scotland Queen of the South ScotlandDumbarton GK
David Mitchell[23] Scotland Youth Academy ScotlandStranraer GK
Andy Aitken[24] Scotland Queen of the South ScotlandAnnan Athletic DF
Kevin James[25] Scotland St Johnstone Released DF
Kenny Connolly[26] Scotland Motherwell Released MF
Scott Agnew[27] Scotland Alloa Athletic ScotlandStranraer MF
Junior Mendes[28] England Ilkeston Town Released FW
Kevin Cawley[29] Scotland Celtic ScotlandEast Stirlingshire FW
Tam McManus[30] Northern Ireland Derry City ScotlandFalkirk FW

Current squad[]

As of 3 June 2010 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Scotland GK David Crawford
Scotland GK Alan Martin
Scotland GK Ryan McWilliams
Scotland GK Darryl Jones
Scotland DF Martyn Campbell (Vice-Captain[31])
Scotland DF Bobby Donnelly
Scotland DF Iain Fisher
Scotland DF Jim Lauchlan
Scotland DF Eddie Malone
Scotland DF Ross Robertson
Scotland DF Chris Smith
Scotland MF Stuart Bannigan (On loan from Partick Thistle)
Scotland MF David Crawford (On loan from Hibernian)
No. Position Player
Scotland MF William Easton
Scotland MF Dean Keenan
Scotland MF Ryan McCann
Scotland MF Scott McLaughlin
Scotland MF Jonathan Tiffoney
Scotland MF Alan Trouten
Scotland MF Alistair Woodburn
Scotland MF Paul Willis (On loan from Dunfermline Athletic)
Scotland FW Aaron Connelly (On loan to Girvan)
Scotland FW Michael Moffat
Scotland FW Roddy Paterson
Scotland FW Mark Roberts (Club Captain[31])
Scotland FW Andy Rodgers

Appearances[]

These statistics include League, Challenge Cup, League Cup and Scottish Cup for every player to have played for Ayr United during the 2010-11 season.

# Player P Goal Yellow card Red card
GK Scotland David Crawford 25 0 0 1
GK Scotland Darryl Jones 0 0 0 0
GK Scotland Alan Martin 6 0 0 0
GK Scotland Ryan McWilliams 2 0 0 0
DF Scotland Martyn Campbell 32 1 5 0
DF Scotland Bobby Donnelly 3 0 0 0
DF Scotland Iain Fisher 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Jim Lauchlan 12 1 2 0
DF Scotland Eddie Malone 25 1 8 0
DF Scotland Ross Robertson 21 1 3 1
DF Scotland Chris Smith 30 1 3 0
MF Scotland Stuart Bannigan 16 3 0 0
MF Scotland David Crawford 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland William Easton 26 2 5 0
MF Scotland Dean Keenan 10 0 6 1
MF Scotland Ryan McCann 22 3 5 0
MF Scotland Stephen McKeown 6 1 2 0
MF Scotland Scott McLaughlin 35 4 1 0
MF Scotland Scott Taggart 7 0 1 0
MF Scotland Jonathan Tiffoney 30 0 6 3
MF Scotland Alan Trouten 30 4 6 1
MF Scotland Alistair Woodburn 8 0 1 0
MF Scotland Paul Willis 6 1 0 0
FW Scotland Aaron Connelly 5 1 1 0
FW Scotland Michael Moffat 14 4 1 0
FW Scotland Danny McKay 13 3 0 0
FW Scotland Roddy Patterson 4 0 0 0
FW Scotland Stephen Reynolds 9 0 0 0
FW Scotland Mark Roberts 35 23 2 1
FW Scotland Andy Rodgers 30 6 3 0

Non-Playing staff[]

  • Chairman- Lachlan Cameron
  • Vice Chairman- Alex Ingram
  • Manager- Brian Reid
  • Assistant Manager- Scott MacKenzie
  • Physiotherapist- Kevin MacLellan
  • Fitness Coach- David Johnston
  • Groundsman- David Harkness
  • Kit Manager- Malcolm Boyle
  • Programme Editor- Duncan Carmichael
  • Club Photographer- David Sargent
  • Ayr World administrator- Willie Craig

References[]

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