Ayr United 2 - 1 Raith Rovers

Saturday 27th August 2011
M Moffat (23)
R Robertson (90+1)
J Hamill (34)

Robertson leaves it late for Ayr

Ayr secured a 2-1 win over Raith courtesy of substitute Ross Robertson's last-minute winner.

Michael Moffat put the home side in front after 23 minutes, firing home from close range following Micheal McGowan's cross.

Things went from bad to worse for Raith as, five minutes later, they were reduced to 10 men when Ross Callachan received a straight red card for violent conduct towards Mark Roberts.

But they responded in fine style and grabbed an equaliser 10 minutes before half-time, Joe Hamill sweeping home from inside the box following John Baird's pass.

The away side seemed certain to clinch a well-deserved point but Robertson rose in the first minute of injury time to head James McKernan's cross home.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance1,570
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
0:30
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
0:44
Foul on Andrew Geggan
0:55
Free Kick taken by Andrew Geggan
1:15
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right penalty area
1:26
Save made by David McGurn
2:24
Cross from John Baird
2:27
Block taken by Edward Malone
2:45
Cross from Reece Donaldson
2:48
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
5:02
Foul on Iain Williamson
5:08
Free Kick taken by Grant Murray
6:02
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
6:43
Foul on Gareth Wardlaw
6:49
Free Kick taken by Mark Roberts
7:08
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the left penalty area
7:22
Save made by David McGurn
8:17
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan using his left foot from the centre penalty area
9:58
Cross from Micheal McGowan
10:07
Shot taken by Edward Malone using his left foot
10:18
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
10:59
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
14:16
Foul on Grant Murray
14:21
Free Kick taken by Grant Murray
15:00
Cross from Edward Malone
15:03
Clearance by Laurence Ellis
16:03
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
17:34
Cross from Micheal McGowan
17:43
Clearance by Grant Murray
17:47
Cross from Stuart Duff
17:52
Clearance by Grant Murray
18:23
Cross from Michael Moffat
18:25
Clearance by Allan Walker
21:07
Cross from Micheal McGowan
21:09
Shot taken by Gareth Wardlaw from the centre penalty area
21:36
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
22:04
Cross from Micheal McGowan
22:06
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the centre penalty area
22:06
Ayr United 1 - 0 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
25:19
Cross from Stuart Duff
25:24
Clearance by Iain Williamson
25:29
Hand Ball taken by Andrew Geggan
25:34
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
26:15
Cross from Joseph Hamill
26:21
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
26:56
Foul on Mark Roberts
27:05
DISMISSAL: Ross Callachan of Raith Rovers sent off for violent conduct
28:02
Free Kick taken by Jamie McKernon
29:04
Foul on John Baird
29:07
Free Kick taken by Joseph Hamill
29:38
Cross from Joseph Hamill
30:02
Foul on Brian Graham
30:08
Free Kick taken by Allan Walker from the right wing
30:23
Cross from Allan Walker
30:25
Clearance by Christopher Smith
31:34
Cross from Micheal McGowan
31:37
Save made by David McGurn
32:35
Foul on Joseph Hamill
33:01
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
33:40
Shot taken by Joseph Hamill using his left foot from the centre penalty area
33:40
Ayr United 1 - 1 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by Joseph Hamill using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
35:51
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
36:54
Foul on Mark Roberts
36:59
Free Kick taken by Jamie McKernon
37:41
Cross from Edward Malone
37:47
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
39:01
Cross from Reece Donaldson
39:23
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
40:10
Shot taken by Stuart Duff with his right foot from the right penalty area
40:28
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
41:09
Offside flag raised against Brian Graham
41:11
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
41:36
Hand Ball taken by Allan Walker
41:38
Free Kick taken by Jamie McKernon
43:26
Cross from Stuart Duff
43:30
Clearance by Iain Williamson
43:47
Cross from Micheal McGowan
43:51
Clearance by Iain Williamson
43:54
Cross from Jamie McKernon
44:01
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot
44:12
Block taken by Joseph Hamill
45:00+0:13
Cross from John Baird
45:00+0:18
Shot taken by Brian Graham from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:31
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
45:00+0:48
Cross from Michael Moffat
45:00+1:13
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
Half Time
Ayr United 1 - 1 Raith Rovers
Second Half Started
Ayr United 1 - 1 Raith Rovers
45:34
Cross from Micheal McGowan
45:38
Save made by David McGurn
46:52
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
47:21
Cross from Reece Donaldson
47:24
Clearance by Jamie McKernon
47:40
Foul on Douglas Hill
47:46
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
48:37
Cross from Mark Roberts
48:41
Clearance by Laurence Ellis
49:38
Cross from Stuart Duff
49:48
Cross from Micheal McGowan
50:17
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
51:52
Cross from Edward Malone
51:57
Clearance by Grant Murray
52:38
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
54:09
Cross from Laurence Ellis
54:13
Clearance by Christopher Smith
54:31
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the left penalty area
54:44
Block taken by Reece Donaldson
54:52
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
55:50
Cross from Brian Graham
55:56
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
56:10
Shot taken by John Baird with his right foot from the right penalty area
56:26
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
56:39
Corner taken by Allan Walker with his right foot from the right byline
57:19
Cross from Micheal McGowan
57:21
Block taken by Joseph Hamill
57:28
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
57:44
Clearance by Laurence Ellis
59:05
Foul on Mark Roberts
59:10
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan from the right wing
59:24
Cross from Michael Moffat
59:28
Clearance by Allan Walker
59:32
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
59:53
Save made by David McGurn
60:49
Cross from Mark Roberts
60:55
Clearance by Douglas Hill
61:22
Foul on Andrew Geggan
61:28
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan from the right wing
61:44
Cross from Micheal McGowan
61:48
Save made by David McGurn
62:18
Cross from Micheal McGowan
62:45
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
62:52
Offside flag raised against Brian Graham
62:53
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
64:11
Cross from Micheal McGowan
64:22
Clearance by Iain Williamson
64:25
Block taken by Laurence Ellis
64:50
Cross from Micheal McGowan
64:54
Clearance by Grant Murray
65:23
Cross from Micheal McGowan
65:25
Clearance by Joseph Hamill
65:32
Cross from Edward Malone
65:36
Clearance by Joseph Hamill
66:04
Foul on Brian Graham
66:12
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
66:35
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot
66:49
Block taken by Grant Murray
68:09
Shot taken by Brian Graham using his left foot
68:26
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
69:13
Cross from Edward Malone
69:16
Save made by David McGurn
71:08
Substitution for Ayr United: Jonathan Tiffoney on for Mark Roberts
71:50
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
72:49
Cross from Laurence Ellis
73:12
Cross from Michael Moffat
73:17
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
73:21
Block taken by Iain Williamson
73:24
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
73:49
Shot taken by John Robertson from the centre penalty area
74:01
Save made by David McGurn
74:47
Cross from Reece Donaldson
74:58
Substitution for Raith Rovers: William Dyer on for Douglas Hill
75:26
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
75:47
Foul on Stuart Duff
76:03
Free Kick taken by Stuart Duff from the right wing
76:38
Cross from Micheal McGowan
76:44
Clearance by William Dyer
76:46
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
77:14
Shot taken by Andrew Geggan with his right foot
77:31
Save made by David McGurn
77:45
Foul on Iain Williamson
77:51
Free Kick taken by William Dyer
78:39
Offside flag raised against Gareth Wardlaw
78:41
Free Kick taken by Grant Murray
80:06
Cross from Micheal McGowan
80:09
Clearance by Grant Murray
80:13
Shot taken by Jonathan Tiffoney using his left foot
80:22
Block taken by Grant Murray
80:25
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
80:55
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
81:43
Shot taken by Allan Walker using his left foot
81:52
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
81:59
Hand Ball taken by Joseph Hamill
82:02
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
82:15
Shot taken by Jonathan Tiffoney using his left foot
82:28
Block taken by Iain Williamson
82:32
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
82:40
Save made by David McGurn
83:22
Cross from Christopher Smith
83:27
Clearance by Grant Murray
83:30
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
83:45
Shot taken by Christopher Smith with his right foot from the centre penalty area
84:20
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
84:41
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
84:46
Shot taken by John Robertson from the centre penalty area
85:03
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for Stuart Duff
85:22
Goal Kick taken by David McGurn
86:10
Foul on Ross Robertson
86:15
Free Kick taken by Andrew Geggan
86:30
Cross from Ross Robertson
86:33
Clearance by Grant Murray
86:58
Offside flag raised against Gareth Wardlaw
87:00
Free Kick taken by David McGurn
87:40
Cross from William Dyer
87:44
Block taken by John Robertson
87:50
Foul on Micheal McGowan
87:58
BOOKING: Reece Donaldson of Raith Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:18
Free Kick taken by Andrew Geggan
89:25
BOOKING: Iain Williamson of Raith Rovers given yellow card for dissent
90:00+0:02
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+0:18
Save made by David McGurn
90:00+0:29
Shot taken by Ross Robertson from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:29
Ayr United 2 - 1 Raith Rovers
GOAL scored by Ross Robertson from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
90:00+1:17
BOOKING: Ross Robertson of Ayr United given yellow card for leaving the field of play without permission
90:00+1:57
BOOKING: John Baird of Raith Rovers given yellow card for leaving the field of play without permission
90:00+3:45
Cross from William Dyer
90:00+3:46
Clearance by Andrew Geggan
Full Time
Ayr United 2 - 1 Raith Rovers

Ayr United

vs

Raith Rovers

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
17
Shots
5
11
On Target
3
6
Off Target
2
36
Crosses
14
8
Corners
1
26
Throw Ins
10
4
Saves
11
4
Clearances
20
8
Goal Kicks
16
2
Blocks
8
13
Free Kicks
11
2
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
2
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
1

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Kevin Cuthbert
02.Christopher Smith
03.John Robertson
04.Edward Malone
05.Edward Malone
06.Stuart Duff 86+0' Tactical
07.Micheal McGowan
08.Andrew Geggan
09.Jamie McKernon
10.Andrew Geggan
11.Jamie McKernon

Substitutes

12.Michael Moffat
13.Gareth Wardlaw
14.Mark Roberts 72+0' Tactical
15.Ryan McWilliams
16.Ross Robertson (90+2: Leaving the field of play without permission) 86+0' Tactical
17.Alexander Burke
18.Jonathan Tiffoney 72+0' Tactical
19.Gareth Armstrong

Raith Rovers

Formation: 4-3-3

01.David McGurn
02.Reece Donaldson (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Grant Murray
04.Douglas Hill 75+0' Tactical
05.Laurence Ellis
06.Iain Williamson (90+0: Dissent)
07.Allan Walker
08.Ross Callachan (28+0: Violent Conduct)
09.Joseph Hamill
10.John Baird (90+2: Leaving the field of play without permission)
11.Brian Graham

Substitutes

12.Ross Laidlaw
13.Colin Wilson
14.William Dyer 75+0' Tactical
15.Stephen Reynolds
16.Andrew Walls

Last 5 Meetings

Campbell sits it out

Ayr will be without suspended central defender Martyn Campbell for the home game against Raith.

Rovers are hoping to build on their Scottish Communities Cup success over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in midweek, with manager Brian Reid warning his players to expect a backlash from their Kirkcaldy opponents.

Reid, who will also be without midfielder Alan Trouten (groin), said: "I watched the Raith game against Airdrie and I'm sure their manager and players will have been disappointed at being beaten.

"They will be out to make amends very quickly and we have to ensure that it's not at our expense.

"We played well against Inverness and have the chance to build on that by collecting three points, but it will not be easy."

Raith are hoping midfielder Iain Williamson will return to their starting line-up.

Williamson missed Tuesday night's disappointing Scottish Communities League Cup defeat to Airdrie due to a knee injury, but could return to contention. Skipper Iain Davidson remains sidelined with a medial ligament strain.

Manager John McGlynn is looking for a positive response from his players following their 2-0 cup defeat, saying: "Ayr will be flying high after defeating Inverness and will want to build on that.

"We're going into the game on the back of a disappointment, but we cannot feel sorry for ourselves.

"A win would keep our good start in the league going and that would certainly help us get over a poor display at Airdrie."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Hamilton Accies 4 5 8
2 Up Morton 4 2 8
3 Down Raith Rovers 4 2 7
4 Livingston 4 1 5
5 Up Ayr United 4 0 5
6 Down Falkirk 4 0 5
7 Ross County 4 -2 5
8 Up Partick Thistle 4 -1 4
9 Down Dundee 4 -2 4
10 Queen of South 4 -5 1

Updated 27/08/2011 at 18:08

 
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