Ayr United 1 - 3 Airdrieonians

Saturday 12th May 2012
A Geggan (64)D Holmes (55, 65)
W McLaren (85)

Airdrie triumph as nine-man Ayr taste drop

Derek Holmes scored twice as Airdrie reached the First Division play-off final and relegated nine-man Ayr.

Holmes' second-half double and Willie McLaren's late strike secured a 3-1 victory on the day and on aggregate after Wednesday's goalless first leg.

Ayr got off to the worst possible start when midfielder Jackson Longridge was sent off for a two-footed lunge on Ricki Lamie after just 17 minutes.

The 10 men made it to half-time without conceding but fell behind eight minutes after the break when they failed to clear Jamie Stevenson's corner, Kevin Cuthbert parried a shot from Jamie Bain and Holmes slotted in the rebound.

Ayr grabbed a surprise leveller just after the hour mark when Andrew Geggan guided in Eddie Malone's free-kick.

But 60 seconds later Holmes tucked away a cross from Ryan Donnelly, and with five minutes left McLaren was left clean through on goal to seal the victory and a final clash with Dumbarton.

In stoppage time 10 men became nine when Jonathan Tiffoney collected his second yellow card to compound Ayr's misery.

OfficialSteven McLean
Attendance2,782
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:24
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
0:50
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
1:42
Foul on Michael Moffat
1:48
Free Kick taken by Jamie McKernon
2:10
Foul on Mark Roberts
2:14
Free Kick taken by Mark Roberts
2:30
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the left penalty area
2:38
Block taken by Sean Lynch
3:26
Foul on Alan Trouten
3:31
Free Kick taken by Jamie McKernon
4:44
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
5:43
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
6:10
Clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney
6:14
Corner taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot from the right byline
6:23
Clearance by Edward Malone
8:29
Corner taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot from the left byline
12:35
Foul on Jamie Bain
12:42
Free Kick taken by Jamie Bain
13:47
Foul on Jamie McKernon
14:10
BOOKING: Nathan Blockley of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
14:15
Free Kick taken by Jamie McKernon
14:41
Shot taken by Jamie McKernon with his right foot
14:47
Save made by Grant Adam
15:08
Corner taken by Jackson Longridge using his left foot from the right byline
15:38
Clearance by Derek Holmes
16:13
Foul on Edward Malone
16:24
DISMISSAL: Jackson Longridge of Ayr United sent off for serious foul play
17:20
BOOKING: Mark Roberts of Ayr United given yellow card for dissent
17:58
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
19:10
Foul on Jackson Longridge
19:18
Free Kick taken by Martyn Campbell
23:11
Foul on Alan Trouten
23:15
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
24:48
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
27:51
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot
27:59
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
29:20
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
29:43
Shot taken by Ricki Lamie from the centre penalty area
29:52
Block taken by Martyn Campbell
30:08
Shot taken by Ricki Lamie from the right penalty area
30:22
Block taken by Jonathan Tiffoney
31:26
Corner taken by James Stevenson using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
31:53
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
36:42
Shot taken by David Lilley with his right foot
36:52
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
36:55
Foul on Mark Roberts
37:00
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
38:10
Foul on Mark Roberts
38:19
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
39:41
Shot taken by Edward Malone using his left foot
39:47
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
40:48
Offside flag raised against Ricki Lamie
40:51
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
41:16
Shot taken by Jamie Bain with his right foot
41:25
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
41:30
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
41:44
Clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney
43:46
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
44:12
BOOKING: Ricki Lamie of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
44:16
Free Kick taken by Christopher Smith
44:24
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
Half Time
Ayr United 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
Second Half Started
Ayr United 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
45:07
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
52:22
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
52:49
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
54:15
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left penalty area
54:21
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
54:24
Ayr United 0 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Derek Holmes using his left foot from the left six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
57:20
Foul on Kieron Stallard
57:24
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
58:06
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
58:07
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
59:19
Foul on Jamie Bain
59:22
Free Kick taken by Ricki Lamie
60:00
Substitution for Ayr United: Keigan Parker on for Michael Moffat
60:52
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
61:07
Clearance by Mark Roberts
62:24
Foul on Edward Malone
62:30
Free Kick taken by Edward Malone
62:41
BOOKING: Jonathan Tiffoney of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
63:34
Cross from Edward Malone
63:36
Shot taken by Andrew Geggan with his right foot from the left six yard line
63:36
Ayr United 1 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Andrew Geggan with his right foot from the left six yard line going centre low of the goal.
64:44
Shot taken by Derek Holmes with his right foot from the right penalty area
64:44
Ayr United 1 - 2 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Derek Holmes with his right foot from the right penalty area going centre low of the goal.
65:45
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Kevin Green on for Ricki Lamie
66:52
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
66:57
Save made by Kevin Cuthbert
67:49
Shot taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot
67:56
Save made by Grant Adam
69:06
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
69:59
BOOKING: Kevin Green of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
70:34
Free Kick taken by Mark Roberts
70:42
Cross from Edward Malone
70:46
Shot taken by Edward Malone from the centre penalty area
71:48
Substitution for Airdrieonians: William McLaren on for Kevin Green
72:28
Foul on William McLaren
72:42
BOOKING: Keigan Parker of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:02
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
73:43
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
73:44
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
75:15
Shot taken by Nathan Blockley with his right foot from the left penalty area
75:23
Goal Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
75:46
Foul on Alan Trouten
76:07
BOOKING: Sean Lynch of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
76:13
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
76:57
Offside flag raised against James Stevenson
76:59
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
77:59
Substitution for Ayr United: Micheal McGowan on for Jamie McKernon
80:37
BOOKING: James Stevenson of Airdrieonians given yellow card for dissent
81:05
Foul on Derek Holmes
81:10
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the right wing
81:45
Shot taken by William McLaren with his right foot from the right six yard line
82:12
Offside flag raised against William McLaren
82:16
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
84:51
Shot taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left penalty area
84:51
Ayr United 1 - 3 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by William McLaren using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
85:49
Substitution for Airdrieonians: John Boyle on for Ryan Donnelly
86:18
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
88:46
Offside flag raised against Keigan Parker
88:46
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
90:00+0:13
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+0:28
Clearance by Derek Holmes
90:00+1:17
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+2:32
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
90:00+2:49
Free Kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert
90:00+3:04
DISMISSAL: Jonathan Tiffoney of Ayr United sent off for second bookable offence
Full Time
Ayr United 1 - 3 Airdrieonians
Result
Ayr United 1 - 3 Airdrieonians

Ayr United

vs

Airdrieonians

1
Goals
3
1
Assists
3
6
Shots
11
4
On Target
8
2
Off Target
3
2
Crosses
0
3
Corners
10
15
Throw Ins
5
3
Saves
2
4
Clearances
2
8
Goal Kicks
3
2
Blocks
1
17
Free Kicks
8
3
Offside
3
3
Yellow Cards
5
2
Red Cards
0

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Kevin Cuthbert
02.Jonathan Tiffoney (63+0: Unsporting behaviour) (90+4: Second Bookable Offence)
03.Martyn Campbell
04.Christopher Smith
05.Edward Malone
06.Alan Trouten
07.Andrew Geggan
08.Jamie McKernon 78+0' Tactical
09.Jackson Longridge (17+0: Serious Foul Play)
10.Michael Moffat 60+0' Tactical
11.Mark Roberts (18+0: Dissent)

Substitutes

12.Ryan McWilliams
13.Ross Robertson
14.Steven Hutchinson
15.Micheal McGowan 78+0' Tactical
16.Keigan Parker (73+0: Unsporting behaviour) 60+0' Tactical

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
02.Euan McNeil
04.Kieron Stallard
05.David Lilley
12.Jamie Bain
16.Ricki Lamie (45+0: Unsporting behaviour) 66+0' Tactical
06.Sean Lynch (77+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.James Stevenson (81+0: Dissent)
08.Nathan Blockley (15+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Derek Holmes
10.Ryan Donnelly 86+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
13.Kevin Green (70+0: Unsporting behaviour) 66+0' Tactical 72+0' Injury
14.Liam Watt
15.William McLaren 72+0' Injury
16.John Boyle 86+0' Tactical

Ayr aim for play-off progress after fortunate first leg

Ayr have on-loan Blackpool midfielder Liam Tomsett suspended for the second leg of their First Division play-off semi-final at home to Airdrie.

Tomsett's Bloomfield Road colleague Adam Dodd is also out due to injury, as are John Robertson and Gareth Wardlaw while Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan are likely to be included despite being less than 100% fit.

Manager Brian Reid said: "Airdrie played really well in the first meeting and we were fortunate to get away with a goalless draw. The players have been told that their performance was poor and needs to be a lot better this time out.

"We know what is required and that is a cup-tie performance like we have done successfully over recent seasons in front of a noisy home support."

Airdrie boss Jimmy Boyle has Willie McLaren available at Somerset Park after a two-match suspension and is hoping the maverick frontman holds the key to unlocking the home defence.

Boyle said: "We did really well in the first leg and we are unfortunate not to be going to Somerset Park with a lead. Having Willie in our squad gives us further options in terms of grabbing a goal.

"If we play like we did the other night then we are in with a real chance but we realise we are travelling to a First Division club and that we have a huge task ahead of us to get through."

Wingers Phil Johnstone and Graeme Owens remain injured.

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 36 40 79
2 Dundee 36 10 55
3 Falkirk 36 5 52
4 Up Hamilton 36 -1 49
5 Down Livingston 36 2 48
6 Partick Thistle 36 11 47
7 Up Raith Rovers 36 -3 44
8 Down Morton 36 -15 42
9 Ayr United 36 -23 38
10 Queen of South 36 -26 32

Updated 5/05/2012 at 17:00

 

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