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Ayr United vs Arbroath – Match Preview

29th July 2022



Ayr United vs Arbroath – Match Preview

Cinch Scottish Championship – Game 1 – Season 2022/2023

Saturday 30th July 2022, Somerset Park, Ayr – 3.00pm kick off

It is finally here! The 2022/2023 cinch Scottish Championship kicks off tomorrow for another exciting season.

The Lichties travel down to face Lee Bullen’s Ayr United. Last season each side had a win each whilst also playing out two draws.

Just like all clubs, Ayr United have had a big turn around in players with striker Tomi Adeloye and defenders Jack Baird and Marcus Fjortoft as well as the likes of James Maxwell and Kerr McInroy whose loan deals came to an end last season.

Ayr United were in Group F of the Premier Sports Cup and drew with Elgin City, and winning the extra point in the play-offs before suffering defeat to Queen of the South, then losing out the extra point after drawing away to Annan, before their group came to an end with a defeat by St Johnstone.

Somerset Park is always a hard place to go and Dick Campbell will know his side will be in for a battle.

Mason Hancock comes right into the squad and has been assigned the number 18 shirt whilst David Gold is back from his knock he picked up against Ayr United, and we are still hopeful of adding a new player to our squad before kick-off tomorrow.

Your Arbroath squad for tomorrow;

1 – Derek Gaston
2 – Jason Thomson
3 – Colin Hamilton
4 – Ricky Little
5 – Thomas O’Brien
6 – Nicky Low
7 – David Gold
8 – Michael McKenna
9 – Dale Hilson
10 – Keaghan Jacobs
11 – Bobby Linn
12 – Scott Stewart
14 – Dylan Paterson
15 – Luke Donnelly
16 – Kieran Shanks
18 – Mason Hancock
21 – Cammy Gill
27 – Daniel Fosu
28 – James Craigen

Our Support over the years has been amazing and we know we will have a big backing in Ayr tomorrow.

Cheer on the Team and C’mon the Lichties!

Ayr United – Management, Players and Arrivals and Departures

Manager – Lee Bullen
Coach – David White
Goalkeeping Coach – Dave Timmins

Goalkeepers

1 – Aidan McAdams
21 – Charlie Albinson

Defenders
2 – Jordan Houston
3 – Patrick Reading
4 – Frankie Musonda (Raith Rovers)
5 – Sean McGinty
15 – Alex Kirk (Arsenal, loan)
17 – Nick McAllister
20 – Michael Hewitt
25 – Finn Ecrepont
26 – Kinlay Bilham
27 – Max Guthrie
28 – Alex Jeanes

Midfielders

6 – Andy Murdoch
8 – Ben Dempsey (Charlton Athletic, loan made permanent)
10 – Daire O’Connor
11 – Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (Swindon Town)
29 – David Bangala (Pohronie)
31 – Paul Smith
33 – Carter Jenkins

Strikers

7 – Michael Moffat
9 – Dipo Akinyemi (Welling United)
22 – Marc McKenzie
23 – Sam Ashford
30 – Fraser Bryden
34 – Darlo Vivani

Somerset Park Departures

Tomi Adeloye (Swindon Town)
Jack Baird (Greenock Morton)
Alex Kenyon (Chester City)
Michael Miller (Stenhousemuir)
Aaron Muirhead (Partick Thistle)
James Maxwell (Rangers, end of loan)
Kerr McInroy (Celtic, end of loan)
Blaine Rowe (Coventry City, end of loan)
Markus Fjortoft
Ryan Gondoh

Ayr United vs Arbroath – Head to Head

Arbroath 1 – 0 Ayr United – cinch Scottish Championship – Game 30
Saturday 19th March 2022 – Season 2021/2022
Goal – Jack Hamilton 50

Ayr United 1 – 0 Arbroath – cinch Scottish Championship – Game 22
Saturday 8th January 2022 – Season 2021/2022
Goal – Maxwell 18

Arbroath 1 – 1 Ayr United – cinch Scottish Championship – Game 10
Saturday 23rd October 2021 – Season 2021/2022
Goals – McKenna 56 – Afolabi 80

Ayr United 2 – 2 Arbroath – cinch Scottish Championship – Game 2
Saturday 7th August 2021 – Season 2021/2022
Goals – Adeloye 70, McKenzie 78 – Nouble 10, McKenna 28

Suspensions:

Neither team have any players suspended.

Officials:

Referee – Chris Graham
Assistant Referee 1 – Stuart Stevenson
Assistant Referee 2 – Calum Doyle

Tickets;

Tickets can be purchased at the following link:
https://tickets.ayrunitedfc.co.uk/package_link/LZEmOKzmpW/AwayArbroath

Arbroath supporters will NOT be able to purchase tickets at Somerset Park tomorrow.

Arbroath supporters will be in the West Stand.

Admission Prices

Adults: £20
Concessions: £13 (Over 65s and Students)
Juveniles: £13 (13 – 17-year-olds)
Child: £6 (12 years and under)

There is no PPV due to the 3pm blackout being reintroduced with the end of the pandemic, but we hope Ayr United will release highlights.

We shall as always have interview and GoPro from the match.

With a sold out TASC 1878 bus running we know we will have a fantastic support to cheer the team on.

We hope you can join us and cheer on the boys!

C’mon the Lichties


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