Ayr United 2 - 3 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 25th August 2012
D Sinclair (6, 52)I Campbell (pen 45+2)
G Swankie (59)
M Fotheringham (89)

Fotheringham leaves it late for Forfar

Martyn Fotheringham scored an 89th-minute winner as Forfar won 3-2 at Ayr.

The hosts were searching for their first league victory of the season, and took the lead just six minutes into the game when David Sinclair found the top corner from the edge of the area.

Iain Campbell's penalty pegged Mark Roberts' men back in first-half stoppage time after John Robertson had impeded Christopher Templeman inside the box.

The Honest Men went ahead for the second time after 52 minutes when Sinclair sent a 20-yard free-kick past Loons' goalkeeper Derek Soutar.

Ross Campbell set Gavin Swankie through seven minutes later, and Forfar's top goalscorer made no mistake to bag his fourth goal of the campaign.

The match looked to be heading for a draw, before Fotheringham got on the end of Swankie's assist and found the bottom corner with a cool right-footed strike.

OfficialDavid Somers
Attendance1,094
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
1:16
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
1:23
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the left wing
1:41
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left wing
1:59
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
2:36
Offside flag raised against David Winters
2:38
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar
2:53
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
2:55
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
4:08
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right penalty area
4:28
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
4:32
Foul on David Winters
4:38
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
5:15
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
5:15
Ayr United 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by David Sinclair with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
7:13
Cross from Christopher Templeman
7:26
Clearance by Darren Brownlie
7:29
Foul on Daniel Denholm
7:40
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
7:52
Shot taken by Graham Gibson using his left foot
8:06
Save made by Alistair Brown
9:38
Cross from Austin McCann
9:51
Foul on Christopher Templeman
9:56
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar from the right wing
10:21
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot
10:34
Save made by Alistair Brown
10:56
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right penalty area
11:22
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
11:51
Cross from Ross Campbell
12:02
Save made by Alistair Brown
12:28
Foul on Christopher Templeman
12:34
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell from the right wing
13:03
Cross from Iain Campbell
13:10
Save made by Alistair Brown
13:35
Foul on David Winters
13:39
Free Kick taken by David Winters
13:57
Foul on Gavin Swankie
14:00
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
15:01
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
15:03
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
17:50
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot from the right byline
18:27
Cross from Anthony Marenghi
18:32
Clearance by Iain Campbell
18:38
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
18:53
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar
18:55
BOOKING: Micheal McGowan of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
20:50
Foul on John Robertson
20:57
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
21:51
Offside flag raised against Anthony Marenghi
21:52
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar
22:45
Cross from Austin McCann
22:57
Clearance by Graham Gibson
23:12
Foul on Stephen Tulloch
23:17
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar
24:14
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
24:26
Block taken by Alistair Brown
24:29
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham using his left foot from the left byline
24:53
Save made by Alistair Brown
26:06
Cross from Iain Campbell
26:14
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area
26:30
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
26:40
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
26:46
Free Kick taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj
27:02
Cross from Adam Hunter
27:10
Save made by Derek Soutar
27:44
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:21
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
28:37
Clearance by Anthony Marenghi
28:50
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
29:35
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot from the right penalty area
29:59
Goal Kick taken by Derek Soutar
30:12
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the left penalty area
30:36
Goal Kick taken by Derek Soutar
32:56
Foul on Ross Campbell
33:00
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar
33:45
Foul on Robbie Crawford
33:52
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
34:22
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
34:40
Save made by Derek Soutar
34:46
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
35:02
Save made by Derek Soutar
35:11
Foul on Derek Soutar
35:15
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham
36:30
Cross from Michael Moffat
36:41
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the centre penalty area
36:54
Block taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj
36:56
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
37:20
Clearance by Ross Campbell
38:31
Offside flag raised against David Winters
38:32
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
38:49
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
40:20
Cross from Daniel Denholm
40:26
Block taken by Adam Hunter
43:00
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
43:36
Foul on Mark McCulloch
43:44
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar
43:57
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
43:58
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
45:00+0:07
Cross from Ross Campbell
45:00+0:25
Foul on Christopher Templeman
45:00+0:40
BOOKING: John Robertson of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+1:18
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Iain Campbell and scored using his left foot to the top left
45:00+1:18
Ayr United 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the penalty spot to the top left of the goal.
Half Time
Ayr United 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Ayr United 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
45:13
Foul on John Robertson
45:17
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
46:24
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the centre penalty area
46:43
Block taken by Ross Campbell
46:50
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
47:11
Goal Kick taken by Derek Soutar
47:26
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
47:28
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
47:53
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the centre penalty area
48:07
Block taken by Martyn Fotheringham
48:13
Cross from Michael Moffat
48:24
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
48:41
Foul on John Robertson
48:50
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
49:18
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
49:23
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar
50:24
Foul on David Winters
50:32
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
51:36
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
51:36
Ayr United 2 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by David Sinclair with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
53:27
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan using his left foot
53:45
Block taken by Martyn Fotheringham
55:55
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot
56:15
Goal Kick taken by Derek Soutar
56:40
Foul on Robbie Crawford
56:44
BOOKING: Michael Bolochoweckyj of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:55
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
58:20
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
58:20
Ayr United 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
59:53
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
60:02
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the left wing
60:23
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left wing
60:43
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
61:09
Cross from Mark McCulloch
61:15
Clearance by Adam Hunter
63:30
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Twaddle on for John Robertson
65:06
Cross from Micheal McGowan
65:19
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
65:28
Foul on Micheal McGowan
65:34
Free Kick taken by Anthony Marenghi from the right wing
65:36
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for David Winters
66:18
Cross from Anthony Marenghi
66:31
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
66:44
Goal Kick taken by Derek Soutar
67:11
Foul on Ross Campbell
67:16
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
68:31
Foul on Gavin Swankie
68:35
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham
69:11
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot
69:24
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
69:27
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Shankland on for Anthony Marenghi
70:51
Cross from Micheal McGowan
71:02
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
72:52
Shot taken by Mark Shankland with his right foot
73:09
Save made by Derek Soutar
73:12
Foul on Gavin Swankie
73:17
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham
73:20
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Omar Kader on for Daniel Denholm
73:57
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
74:03
Clearance by Darren Brownlie
74:10
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
74:26
Foul on Mark Twaddle
74:35
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
76:38
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the left byline
77:08
Goal Kick taken by Derek Soutar
78:18
Shot taken by Omar Kader with his right foot from the centre penalty area
78:38
Save made by Alistair Brown
78:47
Cross from Micheal McGowan
78:56
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
79:07
Cross from Micheal McGowan
79:17
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
79:56
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Motion on for Ross Campbell
81:10
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot
81:31
Save made by Alistair Brown
81:39
Foul on Stephen Tulloch
81:46
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar
82:13
Cross from Mark McCulloch
82:19
Shot taken by Kevin Motion from the centre penalty area
82:35
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
84:20
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
84:21
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
85:11
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Barry Sellars on for Christopher Templeman
85:43
Foul on Mark Shankland
85:51
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter
86:34
Cross from Adam Hunter
86:46
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
87:12
Foul on Ross Robertson
87:34
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter from the right wing
87:54
Cross from Micheal McGowan
88:03
Cross from Mark Shankland
88:16
Goal Kick taken by Derek Soutar
88:21
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
88:25
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
88:46
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the centre penalty area
88:46
Ayr United 2 - 3 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
90:00+0:02
Foul on Barry Sellars
90:00+0:06
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell from the left wing
90:00+1:44
Cross from Mark Twaddle
90:00+1:58
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
90:00+2:16
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
90:00+2:25
Free Kick taken by Derek Soutar
90:00+2:56
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
90:00+3:16
Hand Ball taken by Austin McCann
90:00+3:18
Free Kick taken by Graham Gibson from the right wing
Full Time
Ayr United 2 - 3 Forfar Athletic

Ayr United

vs

Forfar Athletic

2
Goals
3
1
Assists
2
11
Shots
14
8
On Target
7
3
Off Target
7
15
Crosses
9
6
Corners
3
27
Throw Ins
29
7
Saves
4
4
Clearances
11
11
Goal Kicks
7
2
Blocks
4
17
Free Kicks
24
3
Offside
5
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Penalties
1
2
Yellow Cards
1

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Adam Hunter
03.Austin McCann
04.John Robertson (45+1: Unsporting behaviour) 64+0' Injury
05.Darren Brownlie
06.David Sinclair
07.Micheal McGowan (19+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Robbie Crawford
09.Michael Moffat
10.David Winters 66+0' Tactical
11.Anthony Marenghi 70+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Darren Martin
14.Ross Robertson 66+0' Tactical
15.Mark Twaddle 64+0' Injury
12.Mark Roberts
16.Mark Shankland 70+0' Tactical

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Derek Soutar
02.Mark McCulloch
03.Iain Campbell
04.Michael Bolochoweckyj (57+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Stephen Tulloch
08.Martyn Fotheringham
09.Gavin Swankie
06.Christopher Templeman 86+0' Tactical
07.Ross Campbell 80+0' Tactical
10.Graham Gibson
11.Daniel Denholm 74+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.David Scott
12.Michael Dunlop
15.Kevin Motion 80+0' Tactical
16.Barry Sellars 86+0' Tactical
14.Omar Kader 74+0' Tactical

Twaddle hopes for debut

Ayr have signed former Partick and Falkirk defender Marc Twaddle and he could make his debut against Forfar if clearance comes through from Rochdale.

The Honest Men have Jonathan Tiffoney suspended, Martyn Campbell is a major doubt and Ryan McStay is out with a knock as they look to secure their first three-point haul of the season.

Player-manager Mark Roberts said: "Our performance in losing at Arbroath was better than the 4-2 scoreline would suggest. We are still making some unfortunate errors at the back that are being punished severely.

"As a team we do need to defend better at set-pieces starting in this one against a Forfar side that are very dangerous."

Meanwhile, Forfar boss Dick Campbell reckons he will be creating history by not starting with new signing Odmar Faeroe from B36 Torshavn.

Campbell is sticking with the side that dismantled Stranraer 4-0 last weekend meaning the Faroe Islands Under-21 international defender will be on the bench at best.

That left Campbell quipping: "I must be the first manager of Forfar who has not picked a player who was playing in the Champions League recently."

The Station Park boss added: "There is no need to make any changes and after the performance against Stranraer it would not be the right thing to do. Odmar will get his chance soon enough but it will be the same again for what will be a tough match at Ayr."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

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

Updated 25/08/2012 at 19:54

 

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