Ayr United 3 - 2 Dundee

Saturday 28th April 2012
K Parker (61, 84)
R Robertson (89)
R Conroy (14)
S Milne (70)

Robertson nicks it for Ayr

Ross Robertson netted a late winner as Ayr twice came from behind to beat Dundee 3-2.

The visitors took the lead in the 14th minute when Ryan Conroy fired home from close range.

Steven Milne came close to doubling the advantage just after the half-hour mark but could not keep his effort down.

The hosts rarely looked like threatening and failed to create a single opportunity in a poor first half.

Nicholas Riley rattled the bar just after the restart and the game looked to continue in similar fashion until the Honest Men began to press.

They levelled things just after the hour-mark when Keigan Parker fired a superb free-kick beyond Rab Douglas.

But the visitors soon restored their lead when Milne headed home from close range in the 70th minute.

Keigan produced a stunning overhead kick six minutes from time to level again before Robertson pounced from close range to snatch the win.

OfficialAlan Muir
Attendance1,656
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Dundee
0:19
Shot taken by Nicky Riley with his right foot
0:44
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
0:59
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
1:06
Free Kick taken by Liam Tomsett from the right wing
1:23
Offside flag raised against Alan Trouten
1:24
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
2:17
Cross from Keigan Parker
2:20
Clearance by Kyle Benedictus
3:49
Shot taken by Liam Tomsett with his right foot
3:57
Block taken by Craig McKeown
4:01
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
4:12
Free Kick taken by Keigan Parker
5:20
Foul on Craig McKeown
5:24
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown
5:52
Cross from Kevin McBride
5:57
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
6:18
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
6:19
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown
6:38
Offside flag raised against Steven Milne
6:40
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
7:09
Substitution for Ayr United: Steven Hutchinson on for John Robertson
8:58
Foul on Nicky Riley
9:02
Free Kick taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the left wing
9:33
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
9:35
Shot taken by Craig McKeown from the left six yard line
9:56
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
10:15
Cross from Mark Roberts
10:18
Shot taken by Michael Moffat from the centre penalty area
10:25
Save made by Rab Douglas
11:24
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
11:39
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot
12:07
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
13:13
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy with his right foot from the centre penalty area
13:13
Ayr United 0 - 1 Dundee
GOAL scored by Ryan Conroy with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
14:27
Foul on Michael Moffat
14:30
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
14:47
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
14:51
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney from the right wing
18:38
Substitution for Ayr United: Jackson Longridge on for Adam Dodd
19:37
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
19:56
Clearance by Mark Roberts
20:06
Foul on Keigan Parker
20:11
Free Kick taken by Jackson Longridge
22:12
Foul on Liam Tomsett
22:18
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
22:42
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
23:53
Foul on Keigan Parker
23:58
BOOKING: Kevin McBride of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
24:07
Free Kick taken by Liam Tomsett from the left wing
25:04
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
25:37
Corner taken by Jackson Longridge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
26:05
Clearance by Steven Milne
26:32
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
27:09
Cross from Ryan Conroy
27:51
Shot taken by Jackson Longridge using his left foot
28:01
Block taken by Rhys Weston
28:39
Cross from Gary Irvine
29:14
Foul on Andrew Geggan
29:18
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
31:16
Cross from Jackson Longridge
31:20
Save made by Rab Douglas
32:15
Cross from Michael Moffat
32:23
Cross from Keigan Parker
32:34
Clearance by Craig McKeown
32:43
Shot taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot from the centre penalty area
32:51
Block taken by Stephen O'Donnell
33:01
Offside flag raised against Mark Roberts
33:09
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
33:25
Foul on Kevin McBride
33:30
Free Kick taken by Kevin McBride
33:42
Offside flag raised against Ryan Conroy
33:43
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
34:10
Shot taken by Steven Milne using his left foot from the centre penalty area
34:54
Foul on Nicky Riley
35:02
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
37:08
Corner taken by Steven Hutchinson with his right foot from the left byline
37:50
Save made by Rab Douglas
38:24
Foul on Liam Tomsett
38:28
Free Kick taken by Mark Roberts
38:44
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
38:46
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown
39:18
Foul on Jackson Longridge
39:23
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
41:01
Foul on Keigan Parker
41:07
Free Kick taken by Keigan Parker from the right byline
41:20
Cross from Keigan Parker
41:31
Clearance by Craig McKeown
41:34
Cross from Michael Moffat
41:43
Save made by Rab Douglas
45:00+0:39
Cross from Michael Moffat
45:00+0:44
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
Half Time
Ayr United 0 - 1 Dundee
Second Half Started
Ayr United 0 - 1 Dundee
45:30
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
45:40
Foul on Kevin McBride
45:43
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
47:14
Corner taken by Jackson Longridge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
47:48
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
50:50
Shot taken by Nicky Riley with his right foot
51:03
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
51:26
Cross from Ryan Conroy
51:29
Block taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
51:59
Offside flag raised against Ryan Conroy
52:00
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
52:15
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot
52:25
Block taken by Rhys Weston
52:32
Cross from Liam Tomsett
52:50
Foul on Kevin McBride
52:54
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
52:56
BOOKING: Liam Tomsett of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
53:33
Shot taken by Nicky Riley with his right foot
53:53
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
54:03
Foul on Alan Trouten
54:06
Free Kick taken by Andrew Geggan
54:43
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
55:24
Cross from Mark Roberts
55:40
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
55:43
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
56:22
Shot taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot
56:48
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
57:58
Cross from Nicky Riley
58:00
Clearance by Andrew Geggan
58:04
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
58:11
Clearance by Christopher Smith
58:40
Cross from Stephen O'Donnell
58:44
Clearance by Andrew Geggan
59:05
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
59:39
Foul on Keigan Parker
59:47
BOOKING: Craig McKeown of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:16
Free Kick taken by Keigan Parker
60:47
Shot taken by Keigan Parker with his right foot
60:47
Ayr United 1 - 1 Dundee
GOAL scored by Keigan Parker with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
62:43
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
63:57
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
64:49
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot
64:58
Save made by Rab Douglas
65:02
Corner taken by Steven Hutchinson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
65:17
Shot taken by Mark Roberts from the left penalty area
65:42
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
66:12
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the left penalty area
66:19
Block taken by Gary Irvine
66:25
Corner taken by Steven Hutchinson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
66:37
Clearance by Steven Milne
66:52
Cross from Steven Hutchinson
66:55
Clearance by Ryan Conroy
67:38
Foul on Kevin McBride
67:42
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood
69:14
Shot taken by Steven Milne from the centre penalty area
69:14
Ayr United 1 - 2 Dundee
GOAL scored by Steven Milne from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
72:28
Offside flag raised against Steven Milne
72:32
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
73:33
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
73:37
Clearance by Rhys Weston
73:42
Shot taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot
74:06
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
75:07
Offside flag raised against Nicky Riley
75:08
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
75:51
Shot taken by Jonathan Tiffoney using his left foot
76:02
Save made by Rab Douglas
76:39
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
78:34
Cross from Kyle Benedictus
78:38
Clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney
79:11
Cross from Keigan Parker
79:13
Shot taken by Michael Moffat from the centre penalty area
79:37
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
80:11
Hand Ball taken by Andrew Geggan
80:18
BOOKING: Andrew Geggan of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
80:29
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy
81:04
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot
81:12
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
81:20
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
81:32
Clearance by Mark Roberts
81:48
Cross from Nicky Riley
81:51
Clearance by Andrew Geggan
82:46
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
83:10
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
83:16
Shot taken by Keigan Parker with his right foot from the centre penalty area
83:16
Ayr United 2 - 2 Dundee
GOAL scored by Keigan Parker with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
84:40
Cross from Nicky Riley
84:53
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for Steven Hutchinson
86:29
Cross from Keigan Parker
86:32
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
86:35
Corner taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the right byline
86:56
Shot taken by Andrew Geggan from the centre penalty area
87:06
Save made by Rab Douglas
87:37
Cross from Jackson Longridge
87:40
Clearance by Rhys Weston
87:50
Cross from Keigan Parker
87:55
Clearance by Gary Irvine
88:22
Shot taken by Ross Robertson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
88:22
Ayr United 3 - 2 Dundee
GOAL scored by Ross Robertson with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
89:50
Foul on Rhys Weston
89:54
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
90:00+0:07
Substitution for Dundee: Leighton McIntosh on for Gary Irvine
90:00+1:01
Shot taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot
90:00+1:40
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
Full Time
Ayr United 3 - 2 Dundee

Ayr United

vs

Dundee

3
Goals
2
2
Assists
2
16
Shots
10
12
On Target
3
4
Off Target
7
16
Crosses
10
6
Corners
4
30
Throw Ins
33
2
Saves
7
7
Clearances
12
11
Goal Kicks
10
1
Blocks
5
18
Free Kicks
14
5
Offside
5
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
2

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Kevin Cuthbert
02.John Robertson 8+0' Injury
03.Christopher Smith
04.Jonathan Tiffoney
05.Adam Dodd 19+0' Injury
06.Alan Trouten
07.Liam Tomsett (53+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Andrew Geggan (81+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Andrew Geggan
10.Keigan Parker
11.Mark Roberts

Substitutes

12.Michael Moffat
13.Ryan McWilliams
14.Ross Robertson 85+0' Injury
15.Roddy Paterson
16.Jackson Longridge 19+0' Injury
17.Steven Hutchinson 8+0' Injury 85+0' Injury

Dundee

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Rab Douglas
02.Gary Irvine 90+1' Tactical
03.Matthew Lockwood
04.Craig McKeown (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Rhys Weston
06.Kyle Benedictus
07.Stephen O'Donnell
08.Kevin McBride (24+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Nicky Riley
10.Steven Milne
11.Ryan Conroy

Substitutes

12.John Gibson
13.Mark Fotheringham
14.Ross Chisholm
15.Jake Hyde
16.Leighton McIntosh 90+1' Tactical

Host of Honest Men hurt

Ayr host Dundee in the Scottish First Division with their survival hopes seriously hampered by injuries.

Star midfielder Michael McGowan is the latest Somerset Park player to be ruled out after picking up a knee injury in training.

He joins Martyn Campbell, Jamie McKernon and Gareth Wardlaw on the sidelines as the Dark Blues come to town.

Eddie Malone is suspended and manager Brian Reid's resources could be stretched even thinner if defender John Robertson fails a fitness test.

Reid said: "We are at a critical stage of the season and injuries are hurting us but we have to keep on going.

"We will bring in youngsters from our youth academy to fill in any gaps and look for the win that could make us safe from automatic relegation."

Dundee will be without Neil McGregor as they look to secure second place in the table.

The defender is banned after picking up a red card against Partick last weekend, but Kevin McBride is available following his own suspension.

Manager Barry Smith will finalise his starting XI after fitness tests on strikers Graham Bayne and Stevie Milne and winger Nicky Riley. Jamie McCluskey remains sidelined with a knock.

Smith said: "I want a massive improvement on last Saturday's defeat from Partick and the players are well aware of that.

"Ayr have a lot to play for as well but I want us to finish second.

"If you cannot win the league you have to aim for the next best position."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 35 38 76
2 Dundee 35 9 52
3 Falkirk 35 4 49
4 Up Livingston 35 3 48
5 Down Hamilton Accies 35 -1 48
6 Partick Thistle 35 11 46
7 Morton 35 -13 42
8 Raith Rovers 35 -5 41
9 Ayr United 35 -22 38
10 Queen of South 35 -24 32

Updated 28/04/2012 at 17:15

 
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