We knew Ayr would come out flying, as they felt hard done to on Tuesday and had nothing to lose.
3-1 is a tough one tactics wise. Do we sit in and play on the break, or try to go for it? That caused some nervousness on the pitch and safety first play, rather than anything bold.
Ayr deservedly took the lead, and kept on the front foot in the first half.
I thought we weathered the storm, and the second was pretty even. The equaliser settled things, and made it "job done" which was the priority.
I only recall one save by Ridgers, so we handled them pretty well.
Any word on Walsh or Mckay? Hope both are fit for Tuesday.
As others have said, a cup semi, third in the league and now a play off semi is quite an achievement given our budget, so let's give full support on Tuesday. We beat them in the cup, so have nothing to fear!
Of the players, Ridgers had no chance with the goal.
Mckay and McHattie were targeted by Ayr's wide men, whilst Donaldson and McCart were solid.
Trafford continues to grow in importance, although we did not see much from Chalmers. Walsh was struggling with injury, whilst Doran had a few decent moves.
Polworth had a decent game, and was so close to giving Doran a one on one with the 'keeper.
White was a menace.
McDonald did very well, whilst Rooney was solid.
Not our best afternoon, but I'd have taken a scrappy 1-1 before kick off, and we are still in contention.
Well done guys!!