Evening Telegraph (First Edition)
Dee discover killer touch to see off promotion rivals
Dundee fans have been calling for Alex Jakubiak to take the pitch with frontman Zach Robinson.
Since they combined to take Cove Rangers apart at the start of February, the pair had only spent eight minutes together on the pitch.
And they got their wish in this one – as a strike pairing.
Immediately, Dundee were a far more dangerous outfit than their previous two matches against Partick Thistle and Cove Rangers.
The opening goal may not have involved either Jakubiak or Robinson but they played their part in a couple of chances that led up to the corner.
And then they combined to deadly effect early in the second period.
Robinson got the assist and what an assist it was. The big striker is excellent at rolling his marker, he did that and then beat another defender before feeding Jakubiak to fire beyond the goalie.
Going 4-4-2, though, has its risks. A man down in the middle of the park leaves your team open defensively and Ayr had plenty of chances of their own.
It was a good old-fashioned contest with two teams going at it with space to play in.
Across the piece, though, Dundee had the better of the chances, even if there were some hairy moments to endure.
A central midfield pairing of Jordan McGhee and Lyall Cameron would have appeared an unlikely one this time last year.
And it doesn’t scream defensive solidity but McGhee’s non-stop running and Cameron’s quality on the ball dove-tailed well.
Late on, Bowyer sent on Max Anderson and the lesser-spotted Shaun Byrne to see the game out.