Hamilton Accies' Championship survival bid took a major dent as Ayr United ran out comfortable winners at New Douglas Park. These are two sides at opposite sides of the spectrum, as Ayr climb back into third place, while Accies are facing a serious fight to retain their status.
John Rankin's side are rooted to the bottom of the table, following Arbroath's draw with Morton on Friday night, as they head into next weekend's SPFL Trust Trophy final against Raith Rovers.
A Ben Dempsey penalty put Ayr on their way to victory in 12 minutes, and Sam Ashford doubled that lead in 27 minutes, leaving Accies with a mountain to climb.
It was no more than the Honest Men deserved from a first half they dominated, and with the wind clearly going out of Accies' sails, they didn't have a lot to offer.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk