LEFT-back Danny Harvie scored his first goal for Ayr United in stunning style as he helped defeat leaders Dundee United 2-0 at the end of what was memorable personal week.

Now he is hoping to keep the Honest Men in a challenging position near the top of the table.

Harvie, who featured for Scotland Under-21s last Tuesday said: “It was a good play for the goal – I just saw the ball coming and just ran. That was a good result for the Scotland team and it’s been not a bad week. It was great playing against other nationalities.”

Looking ahead he said: “We go on to next week at Alloa and try and pick up three points again. We go into every game wanting to win.”

“The aim for us will be finish in the top three as we did last season - everyone was good from Ross Doohan to Michael Moffat up front.”

Boss Ian McCall had a putdown to Dundee United when he said: “Their manager said they thought Lawrence Shankland would get better coaching there. It didn’t look like it today, but if they send Lawrence down we’ll give him a week’s coaching.

“I felt we passed the ball around well, the performance was terrific and thoroughly deserved. We were terrific in most aspects of the game although we had just 12 fit first team players.

“They didn’t really have a chance, there were a couple Ross Doohan tipped over the bar but they were going over anyway. We defended really well. We were irresistible at times and able to pass it around them.

“Michael Moffat and Mark Kerr turned the clock back - they were fantastic. We encourage people at the high end of the pitch to run with the ball Danny Harvie is the best left back in the division, I would imagine this will be his last season with us. He’s potentially a top notch footballer.”