2011–12 Ayr United F.C. season

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Ayr United
2011–12 season
Chairman United States Lachlan Cameron
Manager Scotland Brian Reid
Stadium Somerset Park
Scottish First Division Ninth (relegated via 1st Division play-offs)
Challenge Cup Quarter Final; Lost to Annan Athletic
League Cup Semi-Final, lost to Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup Quarter Final, lost to Hibernian
Top goalscorer League:
Scotland Michael Moffat (8)
Scotland Mark Roberts (8)
All:
Scotland Mark Roberts (11)
Highest home attendance 1,938 vs. Falkirk, 20 August 2011
Lowest home attendance 1,096 vs. Ayr United, 29 February 2012
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season was Ayr United's first season back in the Scottish First Division, having been promoted from the Scottish Second Division at the end of the 2010–11 season.[1] Ayr also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Summary[edit]

Ayr United finished ninth in the First Division,[2] entering the play-offs losing 3–1 to Airdrie United on aggregate in the Semi-final and were relegated to the Second Division.[3] They reached the Quarter-final of the Challenge Cup,[4] the Semi-final of the League Cup[5] and the Quarter-final of the Scottish Cup.[6]

Results and fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre-season[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

First Division Play-offs[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

|} Last updated: 11 August 2011
Source: The Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Player statistics[edit]

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. Games Notes
FW Mark Roberts  SCO 48 Club captain

Last updated: 13 May 2012
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Squad statistics[edit]

Last updated 13 May 2012
No. Nat Pos Player Total Scottish First Division Scottish Cup League Cup Other[a]
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland GK Ryan McWilliams 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland GK Kevin Cuthbert 50 0 35+0 0 5+0 0 5+0 0 5+0 0
Scotland DF Martyn Campbell 16 1 7+2 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 3+1 1
Scotland DF Bobby Donnelly 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Iain Fisher 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Eddie Malone 45 4 31+0 3 5+0 0 5+0 1 4+0 0
Scotland DF Ross Robertson 30 3 9+11 2 1+1 0 1+3 0 2+2 1
Scotland DF Chris Smith 49 2 34+0 1 5+0 0 5+0 1 5+0 0
Scotland DF John Robertson 39 2 27+0 1 4+0 1 5+0 0 3+0 0
Scotland DF Gareth Armstrong 7 0 2+2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 2+0 0
Scotland DF Jackson Longridge 4 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
Northern Ireland MF Michael McGowan 46 5 32+0 4 4+1 1 5+0 0 1+3 0
Scotland MF Dean Keenan 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Sean Kelly 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Andy Geggan 47 7 34+0 3 5+0 2 5+0 0 3+0 2
Scotland MF Jonathan Tiffoney 44 1 28+2 1 5+0 0 3+1 0 4+1 0
Scotland MF Alan Trouten 36 5 16+7 1 4+0 3 4+0 1 4+1 0
Scotland MF Alex Burke 6 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland MF Jamie McKernon 30 1 16+4 0 2+2 0 3+0 0 2+1 1
Scotland MF Stuart Duff 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Republic of Ireland MF Ryan Connolly 12 0 1+8 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England MF Adam Dodd 19 2 13+3 2 2+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
England MF Liam Tomsett 20 1 15+1 1 2+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
Scotland MF Steven Hutchinson 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Aaron Wyllie 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Darren McGill 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Robbie Crawford 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Tam McManus 6 0 2+3 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Michael Moffat 51 8 31+5 8 5+0 0 5+0 0 4+1 0
Scotland FW Dale Moore 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Roddy Patterson 5 1 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 2+0 1
Scotland FW Mark Roberts 48 11 27+8 8 5+0 1 2+2 2 2+2 0
Scotland FW Gareth Wardlaw 37 3 10+15 2 2+3 0 4+1 1 2+0 0
Scotland FW Marc Dyer 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Sean Higgins 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Keigan Parker 19 5 14+2 5 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
a. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the play-offs and the 2011–12 Scottish Challenge Cup.

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 13 May 2012
Nation Position Name Scottish First Division Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Scotland GK Ryan McWilliams 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland GK Kevin Cuthbert 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland DF Martyn Campbell 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 1
Scotland DF Bobby Donnelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Iain Fisher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Eddie Malone 7 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 11 2
Scotland DF Ross Robertson 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Scotland DF Chris Smith 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland DF John Robertson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland DF Gareth Armstrong 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Scotland DF Jackson Longridge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Northern Ireland MF Michael McGowan 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Scotland MF Dean Keenan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Sean Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Andy Geggan 9 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 12 0
Scotland MF Jonathan Tiffoney 5 1 2 0 0 0 4 1 11 2
Scotland MF Alan Trouten 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
Scotland MF Alex Burke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Jamie McKernon 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland MF Ryan Connolly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Stuart Duff 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Republic of Ireland MF Ryan Connolly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Adam Dodd 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
England MF Liam Tomsett 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
Scotland MF Steven Hutchinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Aaron Wyllie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Darren McGill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Robbie Crawford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Tam McManus 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland FW Michael Moffat 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland FW Dale Moore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Roddy Patterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Mark Roberts 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Scotland FW Gareth Wardlaw 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Scotland FW Marc Dyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Sean Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Keigan Parker 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Team stats[edit]

League table[edit]

As of 5 May 2012 21:52 (UTC)
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ross County (C) 36 22 13 1 72 32 +40 79 Promotion to the 2012–13 Scottish Premier League
2 Dundee 36 15 10 11 53 43 +10 55
3 Falkirk 36 13 13 10 53 48 +5 52
4 Hamilton Academical 36 14 7 15 55 56 −1 49
5 Livingston 36 13 9 14 56 54 +2 48
6 Partick Thistle 36 12 11 13 50 39 +11 47
7 Raith Rovers 36 11 11 14 46 49 −3 44
8 Greenock Morton 36 10 12 14 40 55 −15 42
9 Ayr United 36 9 11 16 44 67 −23 38 Qualification to the Scottish First Division Play-offs
10 Queen of the South (R) 36 7 11 18 38 64 −26 32 Relegation to the Scottish Second Division

Updated to games played on 5 May 2012.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Ground H A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A A H H H A A H A A H H A A H A
Result L D D W L L W L D L W L W D L D L D D D D L W L W W D D L L L L W L W L
Position 8 7 8 5 9 10 8 10 8 10 8 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9

Last updated: 5 May 2012.
Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Scotland Brian Reid
Assistant First Team Manager Scotland Scott Mackenzie
First Team Fitness Coach Scotland David Johnston
Groundsman Scotland David Harkness

Last updated: 7 August 2011
Source: Ayr United

Other information[edit]

Chairman United States Lachlan Cameron
Vice Chairman Alex Ingram
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Somerset Park (10,185 / 100x66 metres)

Last updated: 7 August 2011
Source: Ayr United

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
GK  SCO Kevin Cuthbert 31 EU Greenock Morton Free Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [7]
FW  SCO Gareth Wardlaw 35 EU St Mirren Free Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [8]
MF  NIR Michael McGowan 29 EU Alloa Athletic Free Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [9]
MF  SCO Andy Geggan 27 EU Dumbarton Free Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [9]
DF  SCO John Robertson 38 EU Partick Thistle Free Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [9]
MF  SCO Alex Burke 36 EU Dunfermline Athletic Free Transfer Green tickY Summer Free [10]
MF  SCO Jamie McKernon 22 EU St Mirren Loan → Summer January 2012, later extend to May 2012 Loan [11]
MF  IRL Ryan Connolly 22 EU Derby County England Loan → Summer December 2011 Loan [12]
FW  SCO Tam McManus 33 EU Falkirk Free Transfer Green tickY Between Windows Free [13]
MF  ENG Adam Dodd 21 EU Blackpool Loan → Winter May 2012 Loan [14]
MF  ENG Liam Tomsett 21 EU Blackpool Loan → Winter May 2012 Loan [15]
FW  SCO Sean Higgins 29 EU St Johnstone Loan → Winter May 2012 Loan [16]
FW  SCO Marc Dyer 19 EU Rangers Loan → Winter May 2012 Loan [17]
FW  SCO Keigan Parker 32 EU A.F.C. Fylde England Free Transfer Green tickY Winter May 2012 Free [18]

Total spending: Steady £0 million

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
FW  SCO Andy Rodgers 30 EU Stenhousemuir Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [19]
LWB  SCO William Easton 27 EU Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [20][21]
GK  SCO David Crawford 29 EU Clyde Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [20][22]
MF  SCO Alistair Woodburn 24 EU Airdrie United Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [23]
GK  SCO Alan Martin 25 EU Crewe Alexandra England Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [24]
DF  SCO Jim Lauchlan 37 EU Free Agent Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [20]
FW  SCO Aaron Connelly 22 EU Cumnock Juniors Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [25]
MF  SCO Scott McLaughlin 30 EU Queen of the South Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [26]
MF  SCO Ryan McCann 32 EU Stockport County England Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [27]
MF  SCO Robert Donnelly 27 EU Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [28]
GK  SCO Darryl Jones 21 EU Cumnock Juniors Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free [25]
MF  SCO Alex Burke 36 EU Free Agent Contract Termination Red XN Winter Free [29]
FW  SCO Tam McManus 32 EU Rochester Rhinos United States Contract Termination Red XN Winter Free [30][31]
DF  SCO Dean Keenan 28 EU Troon Contract Termination Red XN Winter Free [32]
DF  SCO Alan Murdoch EU Lugar Boswell Thistle Loan → Winter Loan [33]

Total Income: Steady £0.00 million

Expenditure: Steady £0.00 million

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