Ayr United 0 - 0 Livingston

Saturday 15th October 2011

Point rises Ayr off bottom

Ayr moved off the foot of the Scottish First Division after they earned a point in a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Livingston.

The hosts came close to scoring midway through the first period when a volley from striker Michael Moffat drew a fine save out of Livi's goalkeeper Andrew McNeil.

Livingston had a couple of half-chances in the first period but Craig Barr and Marc McNulty both missed the target with headers.

Mark Fotheringham made his debut for the visitors and Ayr's goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert did well to hold onto his drive from the edge of the penalty area early in the second half.

Ayr could have taken all three points late on but McNeil denied Edward Malone from close-range.

OfficialSteven McLean
Attendance1,390
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Livingston
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Livingston
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Livingston
0:31
Foul on Mark Fotheringham
0:38
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
1:21
Foul on Mark Fotheringham
1:26
Free Kick taken by Kyle Jacobs
1:47
Foul on Liam Fox
1:52
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
2:54
Offside flag raised against Iain Russell
2:57
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
4:52
Offside flag raised against Robert Barr
4:54
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
6:37
Offside flag raised against Robert Barr
6:39
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
11:51
Cross from Micheal McGowan
11:54
Clearance by Craig Barr
15:42
Foul on Mark Roberts
15:49
Free Kick taken by Alan Trouten
16:22
Shot taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot
16:41
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
17:05
Offside flag raised against Stefan Scougall
17:08
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
18:11
Shot taken by Jonathan Tiffoney with his right foot
18:30
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
19:39
Cross from Robert Barr
19:43
Clearance by Christopher Smith
22:29
Cross from Robert Barr
22:31
Clearance by Edward Malone
22:36
Shot taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot
23:13
Goal Kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
23:17
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
23:42
Save made by Andrew McNeil
24:06
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
25:00
Corner taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
25:44
Foul on Iain Russell
25:50
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
26:00
Corner taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
26:24
Clearance by Mark Roberts
26:33
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
27:23
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
28:48
Foul on Robert Barr
28:53
Free Kick taken by Kyle Jacobs
29:23
Offside flag raised against Marc McNulty
29:27
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
30:33
Foul on Paul Watson
30:39
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
30:46
Corner taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
31:13
Clearance by Mark Roberts
31:27
Shot taken by Mark Fotheringham using his left foot
31:40
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
32:48
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
34:43
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
35:35
Foul on Marc McNulty
35:40
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham from the right wing
35:59
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
36:24
Shot taken by Craig Barr from the centre penalty area
36:46
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
39:30
Cross from Robert Barr
39:37
Shot taken by Marc McNulty from the centre penalty area
39:53
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
40:07
Foul on Christopher Smith
40:13
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
42:11
Corner taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
43:40
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:58
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
44:32
Offside flag raised against Mark Roberts
44:34
Free Kick taken by Jason Talbot
45:00+0:57
Foul on Robert Barr
45:00+1:02
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham from the right wing
45:00+1:16
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
Half Time
Ayr United 0 - 0 Livingston
Second Half Started
Ayr United 0 - 0 Livingston
45:58
Offside flag raised against Robert Barr
45:59
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
46:24
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
46:27
Clearance by Craig Barr
47:07
Corner taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot from the right byline
47:30
Shot taken by Paul Watson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
47:50
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
49:27
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
50:41
Shot taken by Mark Fotheringham using his left foot
50:52
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
52:33
Cross from Robert Barr
53:43
Foul on Andrew Geggan
53:49
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
54:23
Foul on Mark Roberts
54:31
Free Kick taken by Mark Roberts
54:41
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
55:17
Shot taken by Stefan Scougall using his left foot
55:50
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
56:06
Foul on Liam Fox
56:11
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham
57:17
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot
57:32
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
58:14
Foul on Iain Russell
58:25
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham from the right wing
58:39
Shot taken by Liam Fox using his left foot
58:57
Substitution for Ayr United: Gareth Wardlaw on for Jamie McKernon
59:25
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
60:01
Foul on Gareth Wardlaw
60:07
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
61:19
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
64:07
Cross from Mark Roberts
64:12
Shot taken by Alan Trouten from the left penalty area
64:31
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
65:04
BOOKING: Kyle Jacobs of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
65:35
Foul on Gareth Wardlaw
65:46
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
66:28
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
67:14
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
67:47
Substitution for Livingston: Rory Boulding on for Iain Russell
69:45
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
69:54
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
70:10
Cross from Micheal McGowan
70:12
Shot taken by Gareth Wardlaw from the centre penalty area
70:26
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
71:58
Foul on Mark Fotheringham
72:02
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham from the right wing
72:11
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
72:17
Clearance by Christopher Smith
72:29
Cross from Robert Barr
73:23
Offside flag raised against Rory Boulding
73:25
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
74:00
Cross from Alan Trouten
74:02
Clearance by Craig Barr
74:43
Cross from Jason Talbot
74:50
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
75:11
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
75:16
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
76:03
Corner taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot from the right byline
76:26
Substitution for Livingston: Kenny Deuchar on for Marc McNulty
77:04
Shot taken by Edward Malone with his right foot from the centre penalty area
77:29
Save made by Andrew McNeil
77:45
Foul on Robert Barr
77:56
Free Kick taken by Kyle Jacobs
78:09
Shot taken by Rory Boulding with his right foot
78:27
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
79:11
Cross from Kyle Jacobs
79:14
Clearance by John Robertson
79:28
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for Micheal McGowan
80:27
Shot taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot
80:37
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
82:51
Foul on Robert Barr
82:56
Free Kick taken by Mark Fotheringham from the left wing
83:13
Cross from Mark Fotheringham
83:24
Foul on Kevin Cuthbert
83:31
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
83:59
Cross from Michael Moffat
84:01
Save made by Andrew McNeil
84:15
Foul on Michael Moffat
84:21
Free Kick taken by Andrew Geggan
84:27
BOOKING: Mark Fotheringham of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
84:47
Cross from Andrew Geggan
84:55
Corner taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot from the left byline
85:25
Clearance by Andrew McNeil
85:33
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the centre penalty area
85:44
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
86:29
Corner taken by Mark Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
86:53
Shot taken by Stefan Scougall with his right foot
87:07
Substitution for Livingston: David Sinclair on for Mark Fotheringham
87:33
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
87:49
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
88:08
Foul on Gareth Wardlaw
88:15
Free Kick taken by Alan Trouten
88:19
BOOKING: Andrew Geggan of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:52
Cross from Alan Trouten
88:57
Clearance by Craig Barr
90:00+0:28
Foul on Christopher Smith
90:00+0:33
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
90:00+4:17
Substitution for Ayr United: Alexander Burke on for Christopher Smith
90:00+6:20
Shot taken by Liam Fox using his left foot
90:00+6:37
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
90:00+7:13
Foul on David Sinclair
90:00+7:19
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
90:00+7:41
Cross from David Sinclair
90:00+7:49
Offside flag raised against Kenny Deuchar
90:00+7:52
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
Full Time
Ayr United 0 - 0 Livingston
Result
Ayr United 0 - 0 Livingston

Ayr United

vs

Livingston

0
Goals
0
8
Shots
13
2
On Target
4
6
Off Target
9
8
Crosses
12
2
Corners
6
29
Throw Ins
32
5
Saves
3
6
Clearances
5
16
Goal Kicks
10
20
Free Kicks
15
1
Offside
8
1
Yellow Cards
2

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Kevin Cuthbert
02.John Robertson
03.Christopher Smith 90+5' Serious Injury
04.Edward Malone
05.Edward Malone
06.Jonathan Tiffoney
07.Alan Trouten
08.Micheal McGowan 80+0' Tactical
09.Andrew Geggan (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Jamie McKernon 59+0' Tactical
11.Andrew Geggan

Substitutes

12.Jamie McKernon
13.Michael Moffat
14.Mark Roberts
15.Ryan McWilliams
16.Ross Robertson 80+0' Tactical
17.Alexander Burke 90+5' Serious Injury
18.Ryan Connolly
19.Gareth Wardlaw 59+0' Tactical

Livingston

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Andrew McNeil
02.Craig Barr
03.Paul Watson
04.Jason Talbot
05.Kyle Jacobs (66+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Liam Fox
07.Stefan Scougall
08.Robert Barr
09.Marc McNulty 77+0' Tactical
10.Mark Fotheringham (85+0: Unsporting behaviour) 88+0' Tactical
11.Iain Russell 68+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Darren Jamieson
13.David Sinclair 88+0' Tactical
14.Ross Docherty
15.Dean Cummings
16.Rory Boulding 68+0' Tactical
17.Kenny Deuchar 77+0' Tactical

Reid looking up without Campbell

Ayr United will be without central defender Martyn Campbell when they take on Livingston.

Campbell is struggling with a knee injury, but manager Brain Reid has been boosted with news that John Robertson, Andy Geggan and Gareth Wardlaw have all been passed fit and will be included in the squad.

Both sides won promotion last season and Reid said: "We defeated Livingston at our place just over a year ago and I'd gladly settle for that result again.

"We've slipped to the bottom of the table and while that's disappointing we're strong at home and hopefully can pick up three points and that would move us up the way."

Livingston will include new signings Maurice Ross and Kevin Fotheringham in their squad.

Paperwork for the players' short-term deals has been completed and they could both start as the Lions look set to be without Cammy MacDonald and Keaghan Jacobs due to knocks.

Kyle Jacobs has recovered from the bang on the head he received at Hamilton last Sunday and will travel with the squad.

Livi boss Gary Bollan said: "We got turned over at Somerset Park a year ago so that's enough warning to me about how difficult this game will be.

"Ayr are very strong on their own patch so we'll need to fight for anything that we bring home with us."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Ross County 9 4 16
2 Up Hamilton 9 6 15
3 Up Falkirk 9 2 15
4 Down Morton 9 -4 14
5 Up Livingston 9 2 12
6 Up Raith Rovers 9 2 12
7 Down Partick Thistle 9 5 11
8 Up Ayr United 9 -10 9
9 Down Queen of South 9 -3 8
10 Down Dundee 9 -4 8

Updated 15/10/2011 at 17:04

 

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