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Saturday, 21 April, 2001, 20:14 GMT 21:14 UK
Ross County 0-1 Ayr United
Ayr kept their promotion hopes alive as Pat McGinlay's winner gave them a hard-fought victory over Ross County.

It was the Dingwall side's sixth successive home defeat and means that they still have an outside chance of being relegated.

Ross County were without Karim Boukkra, who had joined Craig Taggart, Franck Escalon, Nicky Walker, Darren Henderson and Marc Millar on the casualty list.

Youngsters Steven Mackay and Martin Canning were given starts along with Ian Maxwell, back from suspension.

Blocked on the goalline

There were few clear-cut chances in the first half.

Ayr lost striker James Grady through injury after 17 minutes and substitute John Bradford went closest when his shot flew narrowly wide.

The visitors scored the vital goal after 58 minutes when McGinlay latched onto a headed clearance by Derek Holmes to score with a low shot.

County went all out for an equaliser in the closing stages.

But striker Alex Bone saw two efforts blocked on the goalline as Ayr held firm.

Ross County: Walker, Perry, Robertson, Maxwell, Canning, Cunnington, McCormick, Steven Ferguson, Bone, Steven Mackay, Holmes.

Subs: Irvine, Hamilton, McQuade, Fraser, Henderson.

Ayr: Nelson, Craig McEwan, Sharp, Campbell, Duffy, Craig, Teale, Grady, Annand, McGinlay, Scally.

Subs: Wilson, Lovering, Dodds, Crilly, Bradford.

Referee: A Freeland.

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