Player Ratings (vs. Inverness)

Man of the Match
14)  Gareth Armstong (on for Campbell, 10 mins) out of 10
Anyone could have got this award in fairness, Michael McGowan was certainly a strong contender, but 17 year old Armstrong looked comfortable amongst SPL opposition.  Composed in defence, even when beaten for pace, excellent distribution, good positionally and even shows up well going forward, with a couple of forays up the park.  This lad has a bright future.

1) Kevin Cuthbert 7 
Don't remember the keeper having much to do but kept his concentration until the end and provided yet another solid performance.

2) John Robertson 8
Solid and composed as always. Encouraged Armstrong through the game as he organised the back line and snuffed out most of what Caley had to offer going forward.

3) Eddie Malone 8
Some great defending from Malone when called upon and a cool finish to send United through.  Was happy to come forward as Ayr controlled to game.

4) Chris Smith 8
Seemed to grow in confidence throughout the game as Ayr dominated. Threw himself at everything and did well against the experienced Foran.

5) Martyn Campbell 
Lasted just 10 minutes before a knee injury forced him off.  Reid might have been better off resting him as he was suspended on Saturday but hopefully no harm done.
6) Andy Geggan 8
Unlucky with a headed chance late on which would have rounded off another good performance in the middle of the park from the former Dumbarton man.
7) Micheal McGowan 9
Ayr's main attacking threat all game long.  Inverness simply couldn't cope with the winger, who didn't always get past his man but never gave up. Gareth Wardlaw mush love playing with this guy and when it clicks up front Moff and Roberts could be feasting off the partnership.

8) Jamie McKernon 8
Another composed performance, the St Mirren kid is never panicked.

9) Gareth Wardlaw 8
Gave Caley's Roman Golobart an absolute torrid time which left you wondering if he really was on loan from the English Premier League.  Worked hard as always and could have had a penalty.

10) Mark Roberts 7
Offered a bit of experience to the side .

11) Michael Moffat 7
A quieter game for the Moff, although not without a couple of chances.

15) Ross Robertson (on for Moffat, 85 mins) 3
On to run the clock down.

16) Jonathan Tiffoney (on for Roberts, 65 mins) 3
Found it difficult to get into the game.

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