Ayr United 3 - 0 Brechin City

Saturday 29th September 2012
M Moffat (26)
M Twaddle (53)
D Sinclair (68)

Depleted Ayr rise to challenge

Ayr recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time this season as their 10 men condemned Brechin to a 3-0 defeat.

The Hedgemen were presented with the opportunity to take the lead after 15 minutes when Austin McCann was adjudged to have handled inside the area.

McCann was given a straight red card for the incident, but Andrew Jackson saw his subsequent spot-kick saved by the feet of Alistair Brown.

Ayr were ahead 11 minutes later when Michael Moffat latched on to Ryan McStay's long ball before dinking over the on-rushing Michael Andrews.

The hosts doubled their advantage eight minutes into the second half after Marc Twaddle nodded home David Sinclair's corner.

The hosts secured the three points in the 68th minute as Sinclair followed up Twaddle's parried strike to notch his eighth goal of the season.

OfficialPaul Robertson
Attendance993
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Brechin City
0:36
Foul on Ewan Moyes
0:41
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
0:50
Foul on Kurtis Byrne
0:56
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
2:08
Cross from Adam Hunter
2:17
Save made by Michael Andrews
5:34
Shot taken by Kurtis Byrne with his right foot
5:47
Block taken by Austin McCann
7:16
Cross from Marc Twaddle
7:29
Block taken by Paul McLean
7:36
Offside flag raised against Kurtis Byrne
7:38
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
8:19
Cross from Adam Hunter
8:29
Clearance by Jonathan Brown
8:54
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
8:55
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
9:22
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the right byline
9:46
Clearance by Marc Twaddle
9:50
Cross from Alan Trouten
10:00
Clearance by David Sinclair
10:05
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
10:33
Shot taken by Ewan Moyes from the centre penalty area
10:47
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
10:52
Cross from Michael Moffat
11:02
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
11:04
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
11:22
Clearance by Andrew Jackson
11:27
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford with his right foot
11:39
Save made by Michael Andrews
11:43
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
12:10
Clearance by Michael Andrews
12:28
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot from the centre penalty area
12:43
Block taken by Ross Fisher
12:46
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
13:20
Cross from David Sinclair
13:31
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
13:35
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
13:47
Save made by Michael Andrews
13:55
Cross from Jonathan Brown
14:03
Shot taken by Gary Fusco from the right penalty area
14:17
Block taken by John Robertson
14:49
Hand Ball taken by Austin McCann
14:55
DISMISSAL: Austin McCann of Ayr United sent off for deliberate handball
15:21
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Andrew Jackson and saved with his right foot going centre low
15:21
Save made by Alistair Brown
17:49
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Shankland on for David Winters
18:37
Foul on Michael Moffat
18:44
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
20:03
Cross from Kurtis Byrne
20:11
Save made by Alistair Brown
21:31
Shot taken by Mark Shankland with his right foot from the left penalty area
21:44
Save made by Michael Andrews
21:49
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
22:06
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
23:44
Foul on Paul McLean
23:48
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean from the right wing
24:19
Cross from Ross Fisher
24:38
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
25:02
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
25:02
Ayr United 1 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
26:08
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:17
Cross from Jonathan Stewart
28:26
Save made by Alistair Brown
28:31
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the right byline
28:46
Clearance by Marc Twaddle
28:53
Shot taken by Alan Trouten using his left foot
29:15
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
29:44
Cross from Gary Fusco
29:57
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
30:41
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
32:47
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
33:33
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
34:21
Cross from Jonathan Stewart
34:30
Clearance by Marc Twaddle
34:36
Cross from Adam Hunter
34:53
Save made by Michael Andrews
36:56
Cross from Kurtis Byrne
37:18
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
38:12
Shot taken by Paul McLean using his left foot
38:25
Save made by Alistair Brown
38:41
Offside flag raised against Kurtis Byrne
38:43
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
38:45
BOOKING: Kurtis Byrne of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
39:29
Foul on Michael Moffat
39:36
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
40:01
Cross from David Sinclair
40:10
Clearance by Ross Fisher
40:17
Shot taken by Mark Shankland with his right foot
40:30
Save made by Michael Andrews
40:59
Offside flag raised against Jonathan Brown
41:01
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
41:47
Foul on Andrew Jackson
41:58
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
43:46
Cross from Kurtis Byrne
43:57
Clearance by Robbie Crawford
44:28
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
45:00+0:38
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
Half Time
Ayr United 1 - 0 Brechin City
Second Half Started
Ayr United 1 - 0 Brechin City
50:07
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
52:08
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
52:53
Shot taken by Marc Twaddle with his right foot from the centre penalty area
52:53
Ayr United 2 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Marc Twaddle with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
67:29
Shot taken by David Sinclair using his left foot from the centre penalty area
67:29
Ayr United 3 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by David Sinclair using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
70:17
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
72:17
Substitution for Brechin City: Scott Dalziel on for Kurtis Byrne
74:06
Corner taken by Jonathan Stewart with his right foot from the right byline
74:43
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
76:00
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for David Sinclair
76:20
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
76:24
Corner taken by Mark Shankland with his right foot from the right byline
78:51
Offside flag raised against Andrew Jackson
78:54
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
79:08
Substitution for Brechin City: David McKenna on for Ewan Moyes
80:55
Clearance by Jonathan Stewart
81:50
Cross from Jonathan Stewart
82:05
Clearance by Robbie Crawford
82:54
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
83:34
Substitution for Brechin City: Allan Smith on for Andrew Jackson
83:59
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot
84:11
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
85:04
Shot taken by Allan Smith with his right foot from the left penalty area
85:18
Save made by Alistair Brown
85:24
Shot taken by Jonathan Brown with his right foot from the left penalty area
85:51
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
86:02
Cross from Gary Fusco
86:09
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
86:12
Corner taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
86:47
Foul on Alistair Brown
86:57
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown from the right penalty area
86:59
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Roberts on for Michael Moffat
87:55
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
88:15
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
90:00+0:07
Foul on Ross Fisher
90:00+0:10
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
90:00+0:25
Cross from Jonathan Stewart
90:00+0:30
Save made by Alistair Brown
90:00+0:56
Foul on Mark Roberts
90:00+1:05
BOOKING: David McKenna of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:21
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
90:00+2:25
Shot taken by Allan Smith with his right foot
90:00+2:35
Block taken by Adam Hunter
Full Time
Ayr United 3 - 0 Brechin City

Ayr United

vs

Brechin City

3
Goals
0
3
Assists
0
8
Shots
9
8
On Target
5
0
Off Target
4
7
Crosses
12
8
Corners
5
11
Throw Ins
14
6
Saves
6
7
Clearances
9
13
Goal Kicks
4
3
Blocks
2
8
Free Kicks
6
1
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Penalties
1
0
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Kyle McAusland
03.Marc Twaddle
04.John Robertson
05.Austin McCann (15+0: Deliberate Handball)
06.David Sinclair 76+0' Tactical
07.Robbie Crawford
08.Ryan McStay
11.Adam Hunter
09.Michael Moffat 87+0' Tactical
10.David Winters 18+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Darren Martin
14.Ross Robertson 76+0' Tactical
15.Aaron Wyllie
12.Mark Shankland 18+0' Tactical
16.Mark Roberts 87+0' Tactical

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Andrews
02.Paul McLean
03.Jonathan Brown
04.Ewan Moyes 80+0' Injury
05.Ross Fisher
06.Garry Brady
07.Jonathan Stewart
08.Gary Fusco
11.Alan Trouten
09.Andrew Jackson 84+0' Tactical
10.Kurtis Byrne (39+0: Unsporting behaviour) 73+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Craig Nelson
15.Allan Smith 84+0' Tactical
16.Jordan Lowdon
12.David McKenna (90+2: Unsporting behaviour) 80+0' Injury
14.Scott Dalziel 73+0' Tactical

United wait on MacKinnon

Ayr are sweating on the fitness of on-loan Hamilton striker Darrian MacKinnon ahead of the visit of Brechin.

MacKinnon picked up a thigh strain in training and will continue to be assessed.

However, Darren Brownlie (hamstring) is a definite absentee from an Honest Men squad that was already without the injured Martyn Campbell, Anthony Marenghi and Michael McGowan.

After winning for the first time last weekend at East Fife, manager Mark Roberts is determined his side now start climbing the table.

He said: "We were due a win and thankfully it came. We now have two home games and winning them both - starting with a tricky game against Brechin - would change the mind-set about our season.

"But it will not be easy as they have always been difficult opponents."

Loan signings Ross Fisher and Kurtis Byrne will be in the Brechin squad.

Boss Jim Weir has added Kilmarnock's Fisher and Ross County's Byrne to his ranks and he is also trying to do a deal to bring in Dunfermline youngster Allan Smith in time for the game.

Alan Trouten will return after a family bereavement and he will face his former club.

Gerry McLauchlan, Ryan Stewart, Craig Molloy and Derek Carcary all remain out with knocks.

"Our squad is beginning to look a bit healthier numbers-wise, " said Weir. "Being short of bodies was hurting us and hopefully an injection of freshness will help us be a lot better defensively than we have been."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 7 15 19
2 Forfar Athletic 7 10 16
3 Arbroath 7 -1 12
4 Alloa Athletic 7 4 10
5 Stenhousemuir 7 0 10
6 Up Ayr United 7 -3 7
7 Down Albion Rovers 7 -5 7
8 Down Brechin City 7 -9 6
9 Up East Fife 7 -1 5
10 Down Stranraer 7 -10 5

Updated 29/09/2012 at 20:03

 
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