Ayr United 1 - 1 Queen of South

Saturday 11th February 2012
M Moffat (85)S Simmons (76)

Moffat rescues Ayr

Michael Moffat climbed off the bench to rescue a point for Ayr in a 1-1 draw against Queen of the South in a battle of the bottom two.

The visitors spurned an early chance to take the lead when Sam Parkin headed straight at Kevin Cuthbert from close range.

United took it as a wake-up call and created a chance of their own in the 15th minute but Mark Roberts fired narrowly wide.

Stephen Simmons put the Doonhamers ahead with 14 minutes left, steering home after Scott McLaughlin's shot had been saved.

But there was a final twist in the tale and rock-bottom Ayr hit back when Moffat, who had only been introduced five minutes earlier, found the back of the net from 12 yards after good work by Roberts.

OfficialKevin Clancy
Attendance1,475
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Queen of South
0:45
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
0:45
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
0:45
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
1:34
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
1:40
Shot taken by Sam Parkin from the centre penalty area
1:51
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
2:57
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
3:39
Foul on Liam Tomsett
3:43
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone from the left wing
4:06
Foul on Allan Johnston
4:10
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson
5:03
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
5:10
Free Kick taken by Liam Tomsett
6:46
Cross from Alan Reid
6:50
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
7:11
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Roberts on for Sean Higgins
8:26
Corner taken by Allan Johnston with his right foot from the left byline
8:50
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
9:24
Corner taken by Adam Dodd using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
9:49
Clearance by John Potter
9:54
Corner taken by Adam Dodd using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
10:20
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
11:19
Cross from Alan Reid
11:22
Clearance by Christopher Smith
11:29
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
11:32
Clearance by Christopher Smith
13:33
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
14:14
Cross from Ryan McGuffie
14:19
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
14:42
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot
15:00
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
16:10
Foul on Daniel Carmichael
16:15
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson
16:39
Foul on Keigan Parker
16:43
Free Kick taken by Keigan Parker
17:01
Shot taken by Liam Tomsett with his right foot
17:17
Block taken by Christopher Higgins
17:20
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan using his left foot from the right byline
17:35
Clearance by John Potter
17:58
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
18:21
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
18:26
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
20:31
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
20:32
Free Kick taken by John Potter
20:46
Foul on Daniel Carmichael
20:51
Free Kick taken by Ryan McGuffie
20:55
BOOKING: Edward Malone of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
21:36
Cross from Ryan McGuffie
21:41
Clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney
22:38
Cross from Keigan Parker
23:25
Cross from Micheal McGowan
23:28
Clearance by John Potter
23:41
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
24:21
Foul on Liam Tomsett
24:27
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
24:29
BOOKING: Sam Parkin of Queen of South given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
26:58
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
27:02
Block taken by Micheal McGowan
28:02
Foul on Andrew Geggan
28:10
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
28:57
Shot taken by Andrew Geggan using his left foot
29:17
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
29:46
Foul on Stephen McKenna
29:53
Free Kick taken by Christopher Higgins
30:37
Cross from Micheal McGowan
30:40
Clearance by Stephen McKenna
30:47
Cross from Micheal McGowan
30:50
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
30:57
Shot taken by Jonathan Tiffoney with his right foot
31:05
Block taken by John Potter
31:09
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
31:33
Clearance by Sam Parkin
31:44
Cross from Micheal McGowan
31:47
Clearance by Lee Robinson
31:52
Foul on Adam Dodd
32:03
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
32:05
BOOKING: Stephen McKenna of Queen of South given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
32:41
Shot taken by Adam Dodd using his left foot
33:02
Block taken by Stephen McKenna
34:18
Substitution for Queen of South: Stephen Simmons on for Stephen McKenna
35:44
Foul on Allan Johnston
35:49
Free Kick taken by John Potter
36:18
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
37:24
Offside flag raised against Ryan McGuffie
37:31
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
39:01
Foul on Allan Johnston
39:05
Free Kick taken by Scott McLaughlin from the left wing
39:36
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
40:13
Shot taken by Gavin Reilly using his left foot
40:25
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
40:39
Cross from Ryan McGuffie
40:47
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
40:50
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
41:28
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
41:32
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
42:28
Foul on Alan Reid
42:34
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson
43:47
Shot taken by Stephen Simmons with his right foot
44:02
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
45:00+0:39
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
Half Time
Ayr United 0 - 0 Queen of South
Second Half Started
Ayr United 0 - 0 Queen of South
45:27
Cross from Micheal McGowan
45:31
Clearance by Ryan McGuffie
45:37
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
46:03
Clearance by Alan Reid
46:11
Cross from Micheal McGowan
46:14
Clearance by Alan Reid
46:22
Shot taken by Adam Dodd with his right foot from the left penalty area
46:37
Block taken by Alan Reid
46:49
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
47:11
Clearance by Lee Robinson
48:14
Foul on Liam Tomsett
48:21
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
49:05
Cross from Keigan Parker
49:07
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
49:13
Cross from Edward Malone
49:19
Block taken by Alan Reid
49:25
Corner taken by Adam Dodd with his right foot from the right byline going out of play
49:45
Offside flag raised against Gavin Reilly
49:47
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
50:26
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
52:28
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
52:35
Shot taken by Keigan Parker using his left foot from the right penalty area
52:48
Save made by Lee Robinson
54:37
Cross from Adam Dodd
54:39
Clearance by Alan Reid
54:44
Corner taken by Adam Dodd using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
55:04
Clearance by Alan Reid
55:12
Substitution for Queen of South: Nicholas Clark on for Gavin Reilly
56:35
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
57:04
Shot taken by Allan Johnston with his right foot
57:23
Clearance by Adam Dodd
57:37
Corner taken by Allan Johnston using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
57:47
Clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney
60:07
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
60:49
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
62:11
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
62:39
Save made by Lee Robinson
63:47
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
63:52
Block taken by Edward Malone
64:10
Cross from Ryan McGuffie
64:13
Clearance by Micheal McGowan
64:43
Substitution for Ayr United: Martyn Campbell on for John Robertson
66:32
Cross from Alan Reid
66:36
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
66:51
Cross from Adam Dodd
66:58
Save made by Lee Robinson
67:41
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
67:49
Foul on Stephen Simmons
67:55
Free Kick taken by Scott McLaughlin
68:35
Shot taken by Scott McLaughlin using his left foot
68:43
Block taken by Christopher Smith
69:31
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
69:56
Clearance by Alan Reid
70:20
Shot taken by Daniel Carmichael with his right foot from the right penalty area
70:36
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
70:40
Foul on Mark Roberts
70:47
Free Kick taken by Liam Tomsett
71:07
Foul on Keigan Parker
71:14
Free Kick taken by Keigan Parker from the left wing
71:34
Cross from Keigan Parker
71:37
Clearance by Sam Parkin
72:31
Cross from Micheal McGowan
72:37
Save made by Lee Robinson
72:44
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
72:48
Clearance by Christopher Smith
72:53
Corner taken by Nicholas Clark with his right foot from the right byline
73:21
Clearance by Adam Dodd
73:28
Cross from Nicholas Clark
73:33
Clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney
74:15
Cross from Keigan Parker
74:18
Block taken by Alan Reid
74:21
Corner taken by Adam Dodd using his left foot from the right byline
74:41
Save made by Lee Robinson
75:05
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
75:16
Block taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
75:20
Corner taken by Nicholas Clark with his right foot from the left byline
75:41
Shot taken by Scott McLaughlin with his right foot from the centre penalty area
75:41
Ayr United 0 - 1 Queen of South
GOAL scored by Stephen Simmons with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
77:07
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
77:15
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
79:20
Foul on Allan Johnston
79:24
Free Kick taken by Ryan McGuffie
79:26
Substitution for Ayr United: Michael Moffat on for Micheal McGowan
80:36
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the centre penalty area
80:52
Block taken by John Potter
81:04
Cross from Edward Malone
81:06
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
81:37
Corner taken by Adam Dodd using his left foot from the right byline
81:54
Clearance by Sam Parkin
82:23
Corner taken by Keigan Parker with his right foot from the right byline
82:37
Clearance by John Potter
83:13
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
83:15
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
83:20
Cross from Mark Roberts
83:23
Clearance by Ryan McGuffie
83:29
Shot taken by Adam Dodd using his left foot from the left penalty area
83:45
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
85:00
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the left penalty area
85:00
Ayr United 1 - 1 Queen of South
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the left penalty area going centre low of the goal.
86:25
Foul on Scott McLaughlin
86:30
Free Kick taken by Christopher Higgins
86:58
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
87:01
Block taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
87:20
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
88:28
Foul on Sam Parkin
88:34
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons from the left wing
89:03
Offside flag raised against Daniel Carmichael
89:04
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
90:00+0:20
Cross from Michael Moffat
90:00+0:22
Clearance by Ryan McGuffie
90:00+0:32
Foul on Daniel Carmichael
90:00+0:37
Free Kick taken by Sam Parkin from the left wing
90:00+2:04
Cross from Alan Reid
90:00+2:07
Clearance by Martyn Campbell
90:00+2:19
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
90:00+2:59
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
90:00+3:02
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the centre penalty area
Full Time
Ayr United 1 - 1 Queen of South

Ayr United

vs

Queen of South

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
11
Shots
7
5
On Target
3
6
Off Target
4
20
Crosses
19
13
Corners
4
25
Throw Ins
23
9
Saves
5
10
Clearances
22
14
Goal Kicks
7
5
Blocks
7
14
Free Kicks
13
1
Offside
3
1
Yellow Cards
2

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Kevin Cuthbert
02.Jonathan Tiffoney
03.John Robertson 65+0' Injury
04.Christopher Smith
05.Edward Malone (21+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Edward Malone
07.Adam Dodd
08.Liam Tomsett
09.Keigan Parker
10.Andrew Geggan
11.Andrew Geggan

Substitutes

12.Sean Higgins 8+0' Injury
13.Micheal McGowan 80+0' Tactical
14.Ryan McWilliams
15.Martyn Campbell 65+0' Injury
16.Jamie McKernon
17.Jamie McKernon
18.Mark Roberts 8+0' Injury
19.Michael Moffat 80+0' Tactical

Queen of South

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Lee Robinson
02.John Potter
03.Alan Reid
04.Stephen McKenna (33+0: Unsporting behaviour) 35+0' Tactical
05.Ryan McGuffie
06.Christopher Higgins
07.Allan Johnston
08.Scott McLaughlin
09.Sam Parkin (25+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Gavin Reilly 56+0' Tactical
11.Daniel Carmichael

Substitutes

12.James Atkinson
13.Kevin Holt
14.Stephen Simmons 35+0' Tactical
15.Nicholas Clark 56+0' Tactical
16.Tom Brighton

Campbell pushing for Ayr return

Central defender Martyn Campbell played for more than an hour in a midweek friendly and could return to Ayr's defence against Queen of the South after nearly four months out with a knee injury.

The Honest Men are looking for a hat-trick of home wins against the Doonhamers this season, but they may have to do so without strikers Gareth Wardlaw and Ross Robertson, who are both facing fitness tests.

Somerset Park boss Brian Reid said: "We had the semi-final a fortnight ago and have another big cup tie against Falkirk on Wednesday night, and this game is just as important.

"Three points would lift us above Queen of the South and while we are only halfway through the season you never like being 10th."

Queen of the South can include loan signing John Potter in their defence for the first time after he missed last weekend's goalless draw with Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup as he was cup-tied.

Full-back Craig Reid is banned and he joins the injured Marc McCusker and Kevin Smith on the sidelines.

Palmerston manager Gus McPherson said: "This will be a tough game as we have been beaten twice at Somerset Park already this season and Ayr showed at Hampden against Kilmarnock that they work incredibly hard for their manager and each other.

"We are on a good run and I do not plan too many changes to my team. We need to match their effort and then look to win the game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 20 18 41
2 Falkirk 22 7 36
3 Dundee 22 10 35
4 Up Livingston 22 -3 29
5 Down Partick Thistle 21 4 27
6 Down Hamilton Accies 21 0 27
7 Morton 21 -6 27
8 Raith Rovers 22 -6 22
9 Queen of South 23 -8 22
10 Ayr United 20 -16 20

Updated 11/02/2012 at 17:03