Livingston 1 - 2 Ayr United

Tuesday 6th March 2012
K Jacobs (12)M Roberts (pen 20)
M McGowan (66)

Ayr tame the Lions

Ayr recorded a shock 2-1 victory as they condemned Livingston to a fourth consecutive defeat at the Almondvale Stadium.

The hosts took the lead after 12 minutes when Keaghan Jacobs netted from close range after good work by Marc McNulty.

But The Honest Men were level eight minutes later, Mark Roberts from the penalty spot after Andrew McNeil's foul on Keigan Parker.

John Hughes' side came close to regaining the lead but Liam Fox's effort cannoned back off the bar.

Michael McGowan fired the visitors ahead just after the hour-mark when he latched onto a good cross from Parker.

Victory lifts Brian Reid's side out of the relegation zone after recording back-to-back victories for the first time this year.

OfficialStephen Finnie
Attendance859
VenueAlmondvale Stadium
Kick Off
Livingston 0 - 0 Ayr United
0:30
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
1:00
Clearance by Ross Docherty
1:11
Shot taken by Edward Malone with his right foot from the centre penalty area
1:21
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
1:56
Shot taken by Keigan Parker with his right foot
2:06
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
2:51
Shot taken by Jason Talbot with his right foot from the left penalty area
2:59
Block taken by Adam Dodd
3:02
Corner taken by Stefan Scougall using his left foot from the left byline
3:10
Clearance by Michael Moffat
3:19
Shot taken by Liam Fox with his right foot
3:25
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
3:28
Corner taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
5:00
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
5:29
Shot taken by Liam Tomsett with his right foot
5:36
Save made by Andrew McNeil
5:40
Corner taken by Liam Tomsett with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
6:47
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
7:11
Shot taken by Christopher Smith from the centre penalty area
7:23
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
7:44
Offside flag raised against Robert Barr
7:45
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
8:08
Shot taken by Kyle Jacobs with his right foot
8:26
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
8:56
Cross from Marc McNulty
9:01
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
10:54
Shot taken by Kyle Jacobs with his right foot from the centre penalty area
11:03
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
11:30
Shot taken by Keaghan Jacobs with his right foot from the centre penalty area
11:30
Livingston 1 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Keaghan Jacobs with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
12:59
Offside flag raised against Robert Barr
13:00
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
13:55
Foul on Micheal McGowan
14:07
Free Kick taken by Christopher Smith
17:00
Shot taken by Stefan Scougall using his left foot
17:06
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
17:10
Offside flag raised against Marc McNulty
17:11
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
17:38
Offside flag raised against Marc McNulty
17:40
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
18:20
Foul on Marc McNulty
18:29
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
18:57
Foul on Keigan Parker
19:58
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Mark Roberts and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
19:58
Livingston 1 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
20:55
Foul on Mark Roberts
21:12
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
22:07
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
23:24
Foul on Liam Fox
23:30
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
23:55
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
24:48
Foul on Stefan Scougall
24:53
Free Kick taken by Robert Barr from the left wing
25:15
Cross from Robert Barr
25:19
Clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney
25:58
Corner taken by Stefan Scougall using his left foot from the left byline
26:19
Clearance by Mark Roberts
26:29
Shot taken by Liam Fox with his right foot
26:40
Shot taken by Marc McNulty from the centre penalty area
26:47
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
28:35
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot
28:43
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
29:23
Offside flag raised against Robert Barr
29:24
Free Kick taken by Christopher Smith
31:20
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
31:37
Foul on Kyle Jacobs
31:43
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
33:05
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
33:06
Free Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
34:56
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
35:53
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
37:45
Shot taken by Liam Tomsett from the centre penalty area
37:52
Clearance by Liam Fox
38:07
Foul on Keigan Parker
38:12
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
39:32
Corner taken by Andrew Geggan with his right foot from the right byline
39:54
Clearance by Andrew McNeil
40:05
Shot taken by Liam Fox with his right foot
40:12
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
40:33
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
41:20
Cross from Micheal McGowan
41:23
Save made by Andrew McNeil
41:32
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
44:38
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
45:00+0:09
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
45:00+0:20
Corner taken by Mark Roberts using his left foot from the left byline
45:00+0:29
Clearance by Paul Watson
Half Time
Livingston 1 - 1 Ayr United
Second Half Started
Livingston 1 - 1 Ayr United
46:15
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
46:41
Shot taken by Keigan Parker with his right foot from the left penalty area
46:51
Clearance by Craig Barr
46:58
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
48:10
Foul on Stefan Scougall
48:17
BOOKING: Micheal McGowan of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
48:25
Free Kick taken by Jason Talbot
50:16
Foul on Stefan Scougall
50:23
Free Kick taken by Jason Talbot
51:34
Cross from Robert Barr
51:37
Clearance by Kevin Cuthbert
52:15
Shot taken by Kyle Jacobs with his right foot
52:21
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
55:27
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
55:53
Shot taken by Keigan Parker with his right foot from the right penalty area
56:13
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
56:42
Cross from Ross Docherty
56:43
Clearance by Christopher Smith
58:38
Foul on Andrew Geggan
58:46
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
59:02
Cross from Adam Dodd
59:05
Clearance by Craig Barr
59:51
Foul on Liam Tomsett
59:54
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
60:03
Foul on Jason Talbot
60:09
Free Kick taken by Liam Fox
60:58
Foul on Keigan Parker
61:04
BOOKING: Craig Barr of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:12
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd
63:00
Shot taken by Andrew Geggan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
63:11
Save made by Andrew McNeil
63:14
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
65:01
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left penalty area
65:01
Livingston 1 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
66:31
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left byline
66:50
Substitution for Livingston: Iain Russell on for Stefan Scougall
67:29
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot
67:37
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
69:04
Foul on Jason Talbot
69:09
BOOKING: Jason Talbot of Livingston given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:34
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
70:43
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
71:18
Save made by Andrew McNeil
72:37
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot
72:45
Block taken by Craig Barr
74:51
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left byline
75:24
Shot taken by Iain Russell from the centre penalty area
75:30
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
76:30
Foul on Ross Docherty
76:33
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
76:54
Shot taken by Keaghan Jacobs with his right foot
77:02
Block taken by Edward Malone
77:17
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
77:25
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
77:57
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the left penalty area
78:09
Save made by Andrew McNeil
78:58
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
79:15
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the centre penalty area
79:23
Block taken by Jason Talbot
80:16
Shot taken by Keigan Parker with his right foot from the right penalty area
80:26
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
81:41
Foul on Micheal McGowan
81:49
Free Kick taken by Adam Dodd from the right wing
83:43
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
83:50
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
85:13
Foul on Iain Russell
85:17
Free Kick taken by Ross Docherty
86:51
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
87:52
Foul on Craig Barr
87:59
BOOKING: Adam Dodd of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:02
Free Kick taken by Craig Barr
88:27
Foul on Ross Docherty
88:34
Free Kick taken by Ross Docherty
89:23
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the right penalty area
89:31
Save made by Andrew McNeil
90:00+0:10
Foul on Iain Russell
90:00+0:16
Free Kick taken by Jason Talbot from the left wing
90:00+0:18
BOOKING: Liam Tomsett of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:48
Shot taken by Liam Fox with his right foot
90:00+0:58
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
90:00+1:52
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+2:05
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+2:17
Goal Kick taken by Andrew McNeil
Full Time
Livingston 1 - 2 Ayr United

Livingston

vs

Ayr United

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
1
15
Shots
16
7
On Target
7
8
Off Target
9
4
Crosses
2
7
Corners
15
29
Throw Ins
29
6
Saves
4
6
Clearances
5
10
Goal Kicks
13
2
Blocks
2
14
Free Kicks
12
5
Offside
1
0
Penalties
1
2
Yellow Cards
3

Livingston

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Andrew McNeil
02.Ross Docherty
03.Paul Watson
04.Craig Barr (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Jason Talbot (70+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Kyle Jacobs
07.Liam Fox
08.Stefan Scougall 67+0' Injury
09.Robert Barr
10.Keaghan Jacobs
11.Marc McNulty

Substitutes

12.Darren Jamieson
13.Callum Fordyce
14.Rory Boulding
15.Andrew Russell
16.Iain Russell 67+0' Injury

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Kevin Cuthbert
02.Jonathan Tiffoney
03.Christopher Smith
04.Adam Dodd (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Edward Malone
06.Edward Malone
07.Michael Moffat
08.Liam Tomsett (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Micheal McGowan (49+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Andrew Geggan
11.Andrew Geggan

Substitutes

12.Keigan Parker
13.Mark Roberts
14.Ryan McWilliams
15.Ross Robertson
16.Jamie McKernon
17.Jamie McKernon
18.Gareth Wardlaw
19.Gareth Armstrong

Duo missing for Livi

Livingston are again without Jonathan Brown and David Sinclair as they look for revenge over an Ayr side that beat them 3-1 recently.

After an opening win under the stewardship of manager John Hughes against Raith, the Lions have lost twice.

But Hughes is not for changing the style of play he wants the West Lothian youngsters to display.

Hughes said: "The players have been playing really good football from the goalkeeper all the way up to the forward line. That has been really pleasing but they do show their inexperience at times and that has cost us.

"The players are learning all the time and I am sure if they take those in against Ayr we will play well and pick up points."

Ayr manager Brian Reid has praised his small squad ahead of the trip.

Reid has been impressed with how they have coped in the continued absence of the experienced John Robertson, Martyn Campbell, Alan Trouten and Sean Higgins through injury.

Reid said: "The players are small in number but big in heart and they deserve great credit for the commitment they are showing. When you consider they cannot get a rest as we have four of our most experienced guys out injured it really has been a terrific effort.

"We will travel to Livingston confident after beating them at our place a week past Saturday and then defeating Falkirk at the weekend but we will not get carried away as this league is incredibly tight."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 25 23 52
2 Falkirk 26 10 43
3 Dundee 26 11 41
4 Partick Thistle 26 4 34
5 Hamilton Accies 26 -2 33
6 Livingston 26 -3 32
7 Morton 25 -11 31
8 Up Ayr United 26 -15 30
9 Down Raith Rovers 26 -5 28
10 Queen of South 26 -12 23

Updated 6/03/2012 at 21:41

 

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