FRIDAY night's hugely memorable derby win for Ayr United was dedicated to the fans by proud manager Ian McCall.

And striker Craig Moore who has fully recovered from the injury which kept him out for a long spell last season, is hoping the Honest Men can build on the success after they defeated bitter rivals Kilmarnock 1-0 in the opening Betfred Cup tie.

Next up for Ayr is a trip to Dumbarton for another cup tie tonight (Tuesday).

McCall is impressed with his new squad and said: "The four boys I have signed have tremendous personalities and they did really well. This win was for the fans and it was a great result. In the first half we had a lot of quality and in the second half we just dug in. Andy Geggan has been brilliant. The supporters gave us such great backing and there was such a great atmosphere as you find in grounds like Somerset and the old Brockville Park."

Striker Moore was encouraged with the display and said: "When we beat Killie on penalties I would have been five, so I don't remember it. I have played other derbies, including for Motherwell against Hamilton, but this is the one in which I have played. But this is only one game - we have three other ones coming up in the cup. It was a really good win for the boys and beating our closest rivals was really satisfying. They had their chances too but I thought we did well.

" I was out with concussion for a while last season but had to be patient. There were points where I was really low but I feel good now and will be positive.

"The aim is to score as many goals as I can. Hopefully I could get up into the 20s."

Looking ahead to Tuesday, he said: "It will be a really tough game as we had good games with Dumbarton last season. The aim is to pick up three points but we are just building up for the start of the league campaign. We have some good new players and Andy Geggan has fitted in really well."

Meanwhile United have been dealt an injury blow as they will have just 12 available outfield players for the Dumbarton game. Michael Rose, who suffered an ankle injury in the Killie match, is likely to be out for four weeks.

Alan Forrest and Craig Reid are still out injured, but could be back for the home clash with Clyde next Tuesday.