Ayr United 3 - 1 Livingston

Saturday 25th February 2012
A Geggan (33, 56)
E Malone (53)
D Cummings (11)

Honest Men slay Lions

Scottish First Division strugglers Ayr boosted their hopes of survival after recovering from a goal down to defeat Livingston 3-1.

The visitors took the lead in the 11th minute when midfielder Dean Cummings let fly from 12 yards and the ball nestled into the bottom corner.

Ayr equalised in the 33rd minute when a powerful drive from midfielder Andrew Geggan beat goalkeeper Andrew McNeil.

Edward Malone gave the Honest Men the lead after 53 minutes, the defender with a neat finish from six yards following Christopher Smith's knock-down.

And the points were secured for the home side three minutes later when Geggan grabbed his second of the game, meeting Adam Dodd's cross to head the ball beyond McNeil and high into the net.

OfficialCraig Thomson
Attendance1,312
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Livingston
0:22
Foul on Jason Talbot
0:27
Free Kick taken by Jason Talbot from the left wing
0:45
Cross from Michael Moffat
0:50
Clearance by Paul Watson
2:01
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
2:34
Shot taken by Dean Cummings with his right foot from the centre penalty area
2:47
Block taken by Andrew Geggan
3:04
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
3:48
Cross from Keaghan Jacobs
3:52
Clearance by Christopher Smith
4:19
Foul on Keaghan Jacobs
4:24
Free Kick taken by Robert Barr from the right byline
4:56
Shot taken by Marc McNulty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
5:09
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
5:13
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
5:45
Foul on Keigan Parker
5:59
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan from the right byline
6:14
Cross from Micheal McGowan
6:18
Save made by Andrew McNeil
6:27
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
6:28
Free Kick taken by Jason Talbot
6:56
Corner taken by Adam Dodd using his left foot from the right byline
8:32
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
8:33
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
9:55
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right penalty area
10:06
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
10:11
Corner taken by Jason Talbot using his left foot from the right byline
10:44
Ayr United 0 - 1 Livingston
GOAL scored by Dean Cummings using his left foot to the bottom left of the goal.
12:25
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
12:32
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
12:50
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
13:13
Shot taken by Keaghan Jacobs using his left foot from the centre penalty area
13:22
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
13:50
Foul on Michael Moffat
13:58
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
14:28
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot
14:48
Block taken by Dean Cummings
15:05
Cross from Jason Talbot
15:10
Clearance by Christopher Smith
15:18
Foul on Andrew Geggan
15:23
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
16:28
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left penalty area
16:38
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
16:43
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left byline
16:58
Clearance by Christopher Smith
17:07
Foul on Robert Barr
17:13
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox from the left wing
17:29
Cross from Liam Fox
17:33
Shot taken by Kyle Jacobs with his right foot from the left six yard line
17:48
Block taken by Liam Tomsett
18:06
Foul on Mark Roberts
18:09
Free Kick taken by Michael Moffat from the right wing
18:29
Cross from Michael Moffat
18:30
Clearance by Jason Talbot
19:43
Foul on Liam Fox
19:47
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
20:41
Cross from Robert Barr
20:43
Shot taken by Marc McNulty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
20:51
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
20:55
Corner taken by Jason Talbot using his left foot from the right byline
21:11
Clearance by Liam Tomsett
21:33
Foul on Ross Docherty
21:38
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
22:15
Offside flag raised against Jason Talbot
22:18
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
23:39
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
24:55
Foul on Liam Tomsett
25:00
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd from the left wing
25:46
Shot taken by Paul Watson with his right foot
25:55
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
26:18
Offside flag raised against Marc McNulty
26:20
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
27:39
Cross from Micheal McGowan
27:41
Clearance by Craig Barr
28:26
Foul on Dean Cummings
28:33
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
28:57
Cross from Ross Docherty
29:14
Shot taken by Keaghan Jacobs with his right foot
29:24
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
29:29
Corner taken by Jason Talbot using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
29:46
Clearance by Mark Roberts
30:34
Foul on Liam Fox
30:50
Free Kick taken by Jason Talbot
31:39
Cross from Keigan Parker
31:42
Clearance by Craig Barr
31:44
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
32:06
Shot taken by Andrew Geggan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
32:06
Ayr United 1 - 1 Livingston
GOAL scored by Andrew Geggan with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
33:07
Cross from Jason Talbot
33:11
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
33:35
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
34:40
Foul on Ross Docherty
34:43
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
36:34
Foul on Liam Tomsett
36:40
BOOKING: Liam Fox of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:54
Free Kick taken by Liam Tomsett
37:41
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
38:27
Offside flag raised against Robert Barr
38:29
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
39:27
Shot taken by Keigan Parker with his right foot from the right penalty area
39:38
Block taken by Craig Barr
41:09
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
41:28
Cross from Mark Roberts
41:36
Save made by Andrew McNeil
41:40
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the right penalty area
42:00
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
42:21
Cross from Keigan Parker
42:24
Clearance by Ross Docherty
42:48
Foul on Keaghan Jacobs
42:56
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
43:21
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
43:43
Clearance by Mark Roberts
44:29
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
45:00+0:08
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the right penalty area
45:00+0:21
Save made by Andrew McNeil
45:00+0:24
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
Half Time
Ayr United 1 - 1 Livingston
Second Half Started
Ayr United 1 - 1 Livingston
45:24
Foul on Andrew Geggan
45:29
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
45:46
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
46:00
Block taken by Paul Watson
46:18
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
46:58
Foul on Liam Tomsett
47:06
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
48:07
Cross from Marc McNulty
48:40
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
50:27
Cross from Robert Barr
50:29
Clearance by Edward Malone
51:13
Shot taken by Kyle Jacobs with his right foot from the right penalty area
51:26
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
51:35
Foul on Keigan Parker
51:39
Free Kick taken by Liam Tomsett
51:57
Cross from Liam Tomsett
52:02
Save made by Andrew McNeil
52:16
Cross from Micheal McGowan
52:18
Clearance by Paul Watson
52:21
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
52:37
Shot taken by Christopher Smith from the centre penalty area
52:49
Block taken by Paul Watson
52:56
Ayr United 2 - 1 Livingston
GOAL scored by Edward Malone with his right foot from the right six yard line going centre low of the goal.
54:23
Cross from Jason Talbot
54:26
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
55:16
Corner taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
55:36
Cross from Adam Dodd
55:46
Shot taken by Andrew Geggan from the centre penalty area
55:46
Ayr United 3 - 1 Livingston
GOAL scored by Andrew Geggan from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
57:30
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
57:53
Clearance by Kyle Jacobs
57:56
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
58:17
Save made by Andrew McNeil
59:50
Shot taken by Liam Tomsett using his left foot
60:03
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
60:26
Shot taken by Andrew Geggan with his right foot
60:35
Block taken by Craig Barr
60:38
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
60:57
Clearance by Dean Cummings
61:01
Shot taken by Liam Tomsett with his right foot
61:15
Substitution for Livingston: Iain Russell on for Liam Fox
61:20
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
62:00
Foul on Ross Docherty
62:07
Free Kick taken by Ross Docherty
62:17
Cross from Ross Docherty
62:21
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
63:14
Cross from Ross Docherty
63:16
Clearance by Edward Malone
63:40
Shot taken by Robert Barr using his left foot
63:50
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
63:54
Corner taken by Jason Talbot using his left foot from the right byline
64:14
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
64:19
Shot taken by Paul Watson from the left six yard line
64:37
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
64:59
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the centre penalty area
65:09
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
66:21
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot
66:34
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
66:58
Foul on Andrew Geggan
67:14
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
67:44
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
68:15
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot
68:24
Save made by Andrew McNeil
68:35
Foul on Iain Russell
68:41
Free Kick taken by Ross Docherty from the right wing
68:49
Foul on Andrew Geggan
68:59
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
69:36
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
70:00
Cross from Robert Barr
70:08
Shot taken by Kyle Jacobs with his right foot
70:21
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
70:43
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
71:38
Cross from Robert Barr
71:43
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
71:49
Shot taken by Marc McNulty using his left foot from the centre penalty area
72:05
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
72:47
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the centre penalty area
73:09
Clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney
74:20
Cross from Keaghan Jacobs
74:24
Block taken by Adam Dodd
74:26
Corner taken by Jason Talbot using his left foot from the right byline
74:48
Clearance by Edward Malone
75:17
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left byline
75:33
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
76:03
Shot taken by Kyle Jacobs with his right foot
76:20
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
78:12
Cross from Ross Docherty
78:13
Clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney
78:38
Foul on Edward Malone
78:48
Substitution for Livingston: Rory Boulding on for Marc McNulty
79:04
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
79:32
Foul on Michael Moffat
79:39
BOOKING: Ross Docherty of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:59
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
80:33
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot
81:06
Foul on Kyle Jacobs
81:13
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
82:26
Cross from Ross Docherty
82:29
Block taken by Adam Dodd
82:31
Corner taken by Jason Talbot using his left foot from the right byline
82:59
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
84:51
Substitution for Ayr United: Gareth Wardlaw on for Keigan Parker
85:42
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
85:52
Foul on Andrew Geggan
85:59
Free Kick taken by Liam Tomsett
86:17
Foul on Kyle Jacobs
86:22
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
86:47
Foul on Christopher Smith
86:53
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
87:25
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
89:39
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the right penalty area
89:51
Save made by Andrew McNeil
90:00+0:16
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
Full Time
Ayr United 3 - 1 Livingston

Ayr United

vs

Livingston

3
Goals
1
3
Assists
1
14
Shots
18
10
On Target
13
4
Off Target
5
10
Crosses
16
9
Corners
10
31
Throw Ins
33
15
Saves
7
11
Clearances
8
11
Goal Kicks
14
4
Blocks
5
19
Free Kicks
15
2
Offside
3
0
Yellow Cards
2

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Kevin Cuthbert
02.Jonathan Tiffoney
03.Adam Dodd
04.Christopher Smith
05.Edward Malone
06.Edward Malone
07.Michael Moffat
08.Liam Tomsett
09.Keigan Parker 85+0' Tactical
10.Andrew Geggan
11.Andrew Geggan

Substitutes

12.Mark Roberts
13.Micheal McGowan
14.Ryan McWilliams
15.Ross Robertson
16.Jamie McKernon
17.Jamie McKernon
18.Gareth Armstrong
19.Gareth Wardlaw 85+0' Tactical

Livingston

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Andrew McNeil
02.Ross Docherty (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Jason Talbot
04.Paul Watson
05.Craig Barr
06.Kyle Jacobs
07.Robert Barr
08.Liam Fox (37+0: Unsporting behaviour) 62+0' Tactical
09.Marc McNulty 79+0' Tactical
10.Dean Cummings
11.Keaghan Jacobs

Substitutes

12.Darren Jamieson
13.Callum Fordyce
14.Jack Beaumont
15.Iain Russell 62+0' Tactical
16.Rory Boulding 79+0' Tactical

Frustrated Reid short of Ayr

Bottom of the table Ayr entertain Livingston and the Honest Men are again short of bodies.

John Robertson, Martyn Campbell, Alan Trouten and Sean Higgins all out injured.

Manager Brian Reid's attempts to bring in a loan signing has not yet yielded results to leave the Somerset Park boss frustrated.

He said: "We have the smallest squad in the Division as it is so to lose good experienced players has hurt us hard.

"We will just need to patch ourselves up and get on with things and look to repeat the win we had over Livingston in the Scottish Cup.

"They will be flying after a good win last week and be keen to build on that but I am sure our players will rise to the challenge."

Livingston head to Somerset Park without injured duo of Jonathan Brown and David Sinclair.

Midfielder Sinclair remains sidelined with an ankle problem, while former Hearts full-back Brown has suffered a knock.

However, the Lions are on a high after a win in new manager John Hughes' first game last weekend over Raith Rovers.

Stefan Scougall picked up a minor injury in their 4-0 success, however Hughes expects him to be ready come kick off time.

Hughes said: "We will look to build on a good start but I have been in the game long enough to know not to get carried away. I have watched Ayr twice recently and they are a good resolute side that have a good mixture of youth and experience."

"Ayr are one of my former clubs and I know how well backed they are by their fans so this will be tough."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 22 18 43
2 Falkirk 25 11 43
3 Dundee 25 10 38
4 Up Hamilton Accies 25 0 33
5 Down Livingston 24 -1 32
6 Down Partick Thistle 24 5 31
7 Down Morton 24 -6 31
8 Up Raith Rovers 25 -10 25
9 Up Ayr United 23 -16 24
10 Down Queen of South 25 -11 23

Updated 25/02/2012 at 17:03

 

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