East Fife 2 - 3 Ayr United

Saturday 22nd September 2012
J Pollock (5)
R Barr (83)
D Sinclair (9, 34)
K McAusland (88)

McAusland at the last gasp

Defender Kyle McAusland scored an 88th-minute winner at East Fife to become Ayr's unlikely hero in a 3-2 victory.

The two bottom-placed sides were both looking for their first league win of the season, and it was the hosts who took the advantage after five minutes, Jamie Pollock finding the bottom corner with a low drive.

The Honest Men were back on level terms just four minutes later after Michael Moffat set up David Sinclair for a simple tap in.

Sinclair was then on hand to score his second of the afternoon and give the visitors the lead with a clinical left-footed finish after 34 minutes.

Seven minutes from time, Robert Barr let fly with a stunning 25-yard volley which found the top corner to give what the Fifers believed to be a late equaliser.

But caretaker manager Gordon Chisholm's side were unable to hold onto their point as McAusland headed in Sinclair's corner late on to give Mark Roberts' team a last-gasp victory.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance575
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Ayr United
0:30
Foul on Adam Hunter
0:40
Free Kick taken by Marc Twaddle from the left wing
1:12
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
2:34
Cross from Robert Barr
2:43
Clearance by Austin McCann
2:46
Foul on Robert Barr
2:53
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell from the left wing
3:20
Foul on Paul Willis
3:25
Free Kick taken by Jamie Pollock
4:03
Cross from Jamie Pollock
4:21
Shot taken by Jamie Pollock using his left foot from the centre penalty area
4:21
East Fife 1 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Jamie Pollock using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
6:34
Shot taken by Gareth Wardlaw using his left foot from the left penalty area
6:53
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
7:14
Shot taken by Gareth Wardlaw with his right foot
7:29
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
8:41
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the centre penalty area
8:41
East Fife 1 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by David Sinclair with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
10:01
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
10:25
Clearance by Gareth Wardlaw
11:00
BOOKING: Paul McManus of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
11:27
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Collier
12:32
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
12:40
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
14:32
Cross from Paul Willis
14:39
Clearance by Austin McCann
16:29
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Collier
17:24
Foul on Darian Mackinnon
17:29
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the right wing
18:24
Shot taken by Darian Mackinnon with his right foot from the right penalty area
18:41
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Collier
21:29
Cross from Robert Barr
21:36
Clearance by Austin McCann
21:44
Shot taken by Paul Willis with his right foot from the left penalty area
21:54
Block taken by John Robertson
25:34
Cross from Robert Barr
25:47
Foul on Jamie Pollock
25:52
Free Kick taken by Jordon Forster
26:44
Shot taken by Scott Durie with his right foot
26:56
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
27:48
Foul on Jordon Forster
27:54
Free Kick taken by Jamie Pollock
29:21
Cross from Adam Hunter
29:31
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Collier
31:19
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
31:31
Block taken by Darren Smith
33:03
Foul on Michael Moffat
33:07
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
34:00
Shot taken by David Sinclair using his left foot from the centre penalty area
34:00
East Fife 1 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by David Sinclair using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
35:58
Foul on Michael Moffat
36:02
Free Kick taken by Marc Twaddle from the left wing
40:28
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
40:58
Clearance by Steven Campbell
42:35
Cross from Paul Willis
42:52
Shot taken by Robert Barr using his left foot from the right penalty area
43:03
Block taken by Kyle McAusland
43:48
Shot taken by Paul Willis with his right foot from the right penalty area
44:01
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
45:00+0:06
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
45:00+0:18
Block taken by Jordon Forster
Half Time
East Fife 1 - 2 Ayr United
Second Half Started
East Fife 1 - 2 Ayr United
48:27
Foul on Michael Moffat
48:42
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
48:44
BOOKING: Jordon Forster of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:32
Corner taken by Paul Willis with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
50:53
Shot taken by Jordon Forster from the right penalty area
51:11
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
52:04
Foul on David Sinclair
52:09
Free Kick taken by Marc Twaddle
52:31
Cross from Marc Twaddle
52:38
Clearance by Andrew Cook
53:18
Cross from Paul Willis
53:25
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
54:00
Foul on Scott Durie
54:08
Free Kick taken by Jordon Forster
55:32
Cross from Paul Willis
55:39
Clearance by Alistair Brown
55:43
Foul on Jordon Forster
55:53
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
55:56
BOOKING: Darian Mackinnon of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:45
Substitution for East Fife: David Muir on for Jamie Pollock
58:01
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right penalty area
58:14
Goal Kick taken by Andrew Collier
60:06
Hand Ball taken by Gareth Wardlaw
60:09
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
61:00
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
63:36
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
65:24
Cross from Paul Willis
65:31
Shot taken by Gareth Wardlaw with his right foot from the centre penalty area
65:42
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for Ryan McStay
65:58
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
66:42
Foul on Alistair Brown
66:47
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
67:00
Substitution for East Fife: Scott McBride on for Gareth Wardlaw
69:19
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
71:00
Foul on Jordon Forster
71:05
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
71:35
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
72:08
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
72:09
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
73:09
Foul on Paul Willis
73:16
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
73:50
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
73:56
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Darian Mackinnon
76:00
Cross from David Muir
76:08
Clearance by Austin McCann
76:30
Shot taken by Scott McBride using his left foot
76:47
Save made by Alistair Brown
77:08
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
77:47
Substitution for East Fife: Robert Sloan on for Andrew Cook
79:39
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
81:20
Offside flag raised against David Muir
81:22
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
81:57
Foul on Robert Barr
82:04
Free Kick taken by Paul Willis from the left wing
82:25
Cross from Paul Willis
82:31
Save made by Alistair Brown
82:45
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot
82:45
East Fife 2 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Robert Barr with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
83:50
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
83:53
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
84:24
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the right penalty area
84:36
Block taken by Darren Smith
84:39
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
85:42
BOOKING: Robbie Crawford of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:37
Shot taken by Mark Shankland using his left foot from the left penalty area
86:49
Save made by Andrew Collier
86:53
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
87:12
East Fife 2 - 3 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Kyle McAusland from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
87:59
Corner taken by Paul Willis with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
88:26
Clearance by Michael Moffat
89:40
Shot taken by Robert Barr using his left foot from the left penalty area
89:49
Save made by Alistair Brown
90:00+0:10
Cross from Robert Barr
90:00+0:19
Save made by Alistair Brown
90:00+0:33
Foul on Scott Durie
90:00+0:38
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie
Full Time
East Fife 2 - 3 Ayr United

East Fife

vs

Ayr United

2
Goals
3
0
Assists
3
12
Shots
8
6
On Target
6
6
Off Target
2
12
Crosses
2
2
Corners
4
50
Throw Ins
18
1
Saves
4
3
Clearances
6
5
Goal Kicks
15
3
Blocks
2
11
Free Kicks
11
3
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
2

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Andrew Collier
02.Scott Durie
03.Andrew Cook 78+0' Tactical
04.Steven Campbell
05.Jordon Forster (49+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Darren Smith
07.Paul Willis
08.Jamie Pollock 57+0' Tactical
11.Robert Barr
09.Paul McManus (11+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Gareth Wardlaw 67+0' Tactical

Substitutes

21.Connor Shaw
15.Darren McCormack
16.David Muir 57+0' Tactical
14.Robert Sloan 78+0' Tactical
12.Scott McBride 67+0' Tactical

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Kyle McAusland
03.Marc Twaddle
04.John Robertson
05.Austin McCann
06.David Sinclair
07.Robbie Crawford (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Ryan McStay 66+0' Tactical
11.Adam Hunter
09.Michael Moffat
10.Darian Mackinnon (56+0: Unsporting behaviour) 74+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Darren Martin
15.Darren Brownlie
16.Ross Robertson 66+0' Tactical
12.Mark Shankland
14.David Winters 74+0' Tactical

Bobby to raise the Barr for Fifers?

Bobby Barr will go straight into the East Fife squad to face Ayr United.

Barr joined the Fifers on a three-month loan deal from Livingston and is available to caretaker manager Gordon Chishom this weekend.

Chisholm is sweating on the fitness of goalkeeper Michael Brown, who is rated 50/50 due to a calf injury.

With back-up Andrew Collier already ruled out, Chishom boss could face a Saturday morning scramble for a keeper.

The Methil man said, "Bobby will add value to our team and I am delighted that he has agreed to come here. We need to get a win and so do Ayr and he may provide a bit of magic to help us do that."

Bottom-of-the-table Ayr look set to include player/manager Mark Roberts after he returned from injury in a midweek reserve game.

Former Rangers youngster Adam Hunter is set for a midfield berth after suspension, but knee injuries keep both defender Martyn Campbell and midfielder Michael McGowan out.

Roberts said: "We're at the bottom of the table because of really poor defensive errors. We're a good side going forward and our new loan signing Darrian MacKinnon showed his worth with two goals against Queen of the South last weekend."

"We can be a really good side, but the only way we can get above East Fife and off the foot of the table is by being much better in defence."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 6 14 16
2 Forfar Athletic 6 8 13
3 Arbroath 6 -1 11
4 Up Alloa Athletic 6 5 10
5 Down Stenhousemuir 6 0 9
6 Up Albion Rovers 6 -3 7
7 Down Brechin City 6 -6 6
8 Stranraer 6 -6 5
9 Up Ayr United 6 -6 4
10 Down East Fife 6 -5 2

Updated 22/09/2012 at 16:57