Arbroath 4 - 2 Ayr United

Saturday 18th August 2012
D Holmes (45+1)
B Kerr (46)
D Gribben (72)
D Rennie (83)
D Sinclair (22)
[OG] D Holmes (67)

Seven up for Gribben

Darren Gribben scored his seventh goal of the season to help Arbroath defeat Ayr 4-2 at Gayfield.

The Honest Men took the lead after 22 minutes thanks to David Sinclair's free-kick.

The hosts were level on the stroke of half-time, however, when Arbroath substitute Derek Holmes applied the finish to Gribben's outswinging corner.

Brian Kerr's drilled effort two minutes after the interval then put the Red Lichties ahead before Holmes put the ball into his own net after 67 minutes to level the scores.

Gribben volleyed the home team back into the lead just five minutes later after Lee Sibanda nodded the ball into his path.

All three points points were secured seven minutes from time when David Rennie headed home from close range.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance714
VenueGayfield Park
Kick Off
Arbroath 0 - 0 Ayr United
4:58
Foul on David Winters
5:13
Free Kick taken by Anthony Marenghi
5:41
BOOKING: Michael Travis of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
6:42
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot
6:55
Save made by Alistair Brown
8:53
Shot taken by David Winters using his left foot
9:06
Save made by Darren Hill
9:08
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
9:28
Cross from Mark Baxter
9:38
Clearance by Adam Hunter
11:08
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
11:49
Save made by Alistair Brown
13:12
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
15:40
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
15:54
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
18:51
Substitution for Arbroath: Derek Holmes on for Steven Doris
20:37
Foul on Darren Brownlie
20:40
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
21:09
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left wing
21:09
Arbroath 0 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left wing to the bottom left of the goal.
26:20
Shot taken by Derek Holmes using his left foot
26:37
Save made by Alistair Brown
26:47
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
27:50
BOOKING: Ross Robertson of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
28:03
Offside flag raised against Ross Robertson
28:20
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
29:56
Foul on David Sinclair
29:58
Free Kick taken by Darren Brownlie
31:04
Substitution for Arbroath: Antony Bullock on for Darren Hill
32:01
Foul on Darren Gribben
32:09
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
32:24
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
33:05
Cross from Anthony Marenghi
33:11
Save made by Mark Baxter
33:42
Cross from Daniel Rennie
33:47
Clearance by John Robertson
36:56
Shot taken by Darren Brownlie with his right foot
40:20
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
40:40
Save made by Mark Baxter
42:38
Offside flag raised against Daniel Rennie
42:40
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
44:30
Cross from Paul Currie
44:37
Block taken by John Robertson
44:40
Corner taken by Paul Currie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
45:00+0:15
Shot taken by Derek Holmes with his right foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:15
Arbroath 1 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Derek Holmes with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
Half Time
Arbroath 1 - 1 Ayr United
45:01
Substitution for Ayr United: Robbie Crawford on for Ryan McStay
Second Half Started
Arbroath 1 - 1 Ayr United
45:33
Offside flag raised against Ross Robertson
45:36
Free Kick taken by Antony Bullock
46:26
Shot taken by Brian Kerr with his right foot
46:26
Arbroath 2 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Brian Kerr with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
50:54
Offside flag raised against Darren Gribben
50:55
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
51:28
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
51:44
Goal Kick taken by Mark Baxter
53:02
Cross from Adam Hunter
53:11
Clearance by Mark Baxter
55:08
Foul on Ross Robertson
55:11
Free Kick taken by Anthony Marenghi
55:40
Shot taken by Anthony Marenghi with his right foot
55:50
Goal Kick taken by Mark Baxter
57:38
Shot taken by Darren Gribben using his left foot
57:53
Clearance by Alistair Brown
57:55
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
59:36
Foul on Robbie Crawford
59:37
BOOKING: Daniel Rennie of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:00
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
60:02
Substitution for Ayr United: Micheal McGowan on for Martyn Campbell
60:37
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
62:34
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
62:56
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
63:06
Hand Ball taken by David Winters
63:12
Free Kick taken by Michael Travis
66:08
Foul on Ross Robertson
66:22
Free Kick taken by Anthony Marenghi
66:47
Shot taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot
66:47
Arbroath 2 - 2 Ayr United
OWN GOAL scored by Derek Holmes using his left foot going centre low of the goal.
68:03
BOOKING: Brian Kerr of Arbroath given yellow card for dissent
69:25
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Paul Sheerin
70:53
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Roberts on for Ross Robertson
71:38
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot from the centre penalty area
71:38
Arbroath 3 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Darren Gribben with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
72:42
Foul on Antony Bullock
72:49
Free Kick taken by Darren Gribben
73:17
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot
73:26
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
75:54
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
76:17
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
76:47
Clearance by Mark Baxter
76:57
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
77:25
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot
77:32
Save made by Alistair Brown
77:34
Corner taken by Paul Currie with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
78:44
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
79:34
Clearance by Antony Bullock
81:13
Shot taken by Darren Gribben using his left foot from the centre penalty area
81:22
Block taken by Darren Brownlie
81:47
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot from the centre penalty area
82:09
Corner taken by Paul Currie with his right foot from the left byline
82:24
Arbroath 4 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Daniel Rennie from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
83:53
Foul on Robbie Crawford
83:59
Free Kick taken by Anthony Marenghi from the right wing
84:31
Shot taken by Austin McCann with his right foot from the centre penalty area
84:43
Save made by Mark Baxter
85:26
Shot taken by Daniel Rennie from the centre penalty area
85:36
Save made by Alistair Brown
87:21
Cross from Adam Hunter
87:29
Clearance by Mark Baxter
88:02
Offside flag raised against Micheal McGowan
88:05
Free Kick taken by Antony Bullock
90:00+0:09
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda with his right foot from the centre penalty area
Full Time
Arbroath 4 - 2 Ayr United

Arbroath

vs

Ayr United

4
Goals
2
4
Assists
1
12
Shots
11
3
On Target
2
9
Off Target
9
3
Crosses
3
5
Corners
2
13
Throw Ins
20
4
Saves
5
4
Clearances
3
7
Goal Kicks
4
0
Blocks
2
6
Free Kicks
9
2
Offside
3
0
Hand Balls
1
3
Yellow Cards
1

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill 32+0' Injury
02.Mark Baxter
03.Colin Hamilton
04.Michael Travis (6+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Alexander Keddie
06.Daniel Rennie (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Brian Kerr (69+0: Dissent)
08.Paul Currie
09.Paul Sheerin 70+0' Tactical
10.Steven Doris 19+0' Injury
11.Darren Gribben

Substitutes

12.Darren Gribben
13.Antony Bullock 32+0' Injury
14.David Banjo
15.Jake Mair
16.Lee Sibanda 70+0' Tactical
17.Derek Holmes 19+0' Injury

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.John Robertson
03.Austin McCann
04.Martyn Campbell 61+0' Tactical
05.Darren Brownlie
06.Adam Hunter
07.David Sinclair
08.Ryan McStay 45+0' Injury
09.Anthony Marenghi
10.Ross Robertson (28+0: Unsporting behaviour) 71+0' Tactical
11.David Winters

Substitutes

12.Darren Martin
13.Mark Shankland
14.Robbie Crawford 45+0' Injury
15.Micheal McGowan 61+0' Tactical
16.Mark Roberts 71+0' Tactical

Arbroath missing defensive pair

Arbroath are again without centre-back pairing Stuart Malcolm and Scott Robertson through injury as they welcome Ayr to Gayfield.

Midfielder Paul Currie is also a doubt after he picked up a knock in Tuesday night's 3-2 success over Forfar in the Ramsdens Cup.

Player-boss Paul Sheerin is looking forward to pitting his wits against one of his former clubs and said: "I played for Ayr for 18 months and that included a League Cup final against Rangers at Hampden so it was quite a special time.

"I will put those good memories to the side as I want to take three points in what will be a real test for us against a side that have just come down from Division One."

Ayr welcome back Austin McCann from suspension as they head east to Gayfield.

Jonathan Tiffoney remains banned for the Honest Men but everyone else is fit and available to player-manager Mark Roberts.

The Somerset Park boss said: "This should be a really good game between two sides that like to keep the ball on the deck and pass it around at a ground that I have always enjoyed playing at.

"Last weekend against Stenhousemuir we scored a great goal through David Winters in the first half and then sat far too deep to try and close the game out. Hopefully we can get in front in this game and see things out properly."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Alloa Athletic 2 3 4
2 Up Arbroath 2 2 4
3 Up Stenhousemuir 2 2 4
4 Down Queen of South 2 2 4
5 Up Forfar Athletic 2 2 3
6 Down Brechin City 2 -1 3
7 Down East Fife 2 0 2
8 Down Ayr United 2 -2 1
9 Down Stranraer 2 -4 1
10 Down Albion Rovers 2 -4 0

Updated 18/08/2012 at 17:10