Ayr United 2 - 1 Albion Rovers

Saturday 6th October 2012
M Moffat (pen 2, pen 90+4)S Howarth (45+1)

Moffat is penalty king

Two penalties from Michael Moffat earned Ayr a 2-1 victory against Albion at Somerset Park.

Mark Roberts' side took the lead after just two minutes when Moffat scored his first spot-kick of the day after Robbie Crawford had been brought down by goalkeeper Matthew McGinley.

The visitors almost drew level six minutes before the interval when Gary Phillips' cross found Alan Reid inside the area, but Alistair Brown was on hand to keep out the defender with a fine save.

The Wee Rovers were able to level the scores in first-half stoppage time as Steven Howarth rose unmarked to head home Phillips' centre.

Jason Crooks thought he had snatched a late winner for Todd Lumsden's side only for Brown to pull off a crucial save.

Brown's efforts proved even more crucial when, in the 93rd minute, Moffat scored his second penalty after Barry Russell had been sent off for bringing down Ayr's number nine.

OfficialCalum Murray
Attendance1,023
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
0:27
Foul on Robbie Crawford
1:26
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Michael Moffat and scored with his right foot to the bottom left
1:26
Ayr United 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
2:14
Foul on Michael Moffat
2:17
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
2:37
Goal Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
3:12
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the centre penalty area
3:40
Goal Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
4:54
Foul on Mark McGuigan
5:02
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
5:35
Foul on Barry Russell
5:42
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
6:12
Shot taken by Barry Russell using his left foot
6:36
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
7:45
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
10:40
Offside flag raised against Mark McGuigan
10:43
Free Kick taken by Kyle McAusland
11:40
Shot taken by Steven Howarth using his left foot from the left penalty area
13:49
Shot taken by Barry Russell using his left foot
14:11
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
14:58
Goal Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
15:23
Foul on Mark McGuigan
15:28
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
15:45
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
18:36
Cross from Michael Moffat
18:52
Goal Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
20:33
Shot taken by Darian Mackinnon with his right foot from the centre penalty area
20:49
Block taken by Micheal O'Byrne
20:54
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
21:15
Clearance by Barry Russell
21:53
Cross from Gary Phillips
22:03
Save made by Alistair Brown
22:19
Offside flag raised against Steven Howarth
22:22
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
23:18
Goal Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
23:49
Foul on Mark McGuigan
23:56
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell from the left wing
24:12
Cross from Barry Russell
24:26
Shot taken by Micheal O'Byrne from the right six yard line
26:30
Offside flag raised against Darian Mackinnon
26:31
Free Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
27:49
Hand Ball taken by David Sinclair
27:56
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
28:15
Shot taken by Mark McGuigan from the left penalty area
28:37
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
29:34
Foul on Robbie Crawford
29:40
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
32:15
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline
32:38
Clearance by Marc Twaddle
33:44
Cross from David Crawford
33:55
Block taken by Adam Hunter
33:59
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
34:41
Cross from Gary Phillips
34:51
Clearance by Marc Twaddle
35:19
Cross from Mark McGuigan
35:31
Clearance by John Robertson
37:01
Cross from Micheal O'Byrne
37:13
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
38:13
Cross from Gary Phillips
38:25
Shot taken by Alan Reid with his right foot from the right penalty area
38:38
Save made by Alistair Brown
38:43
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
39:02
Cross from Gary Phillips
39:22
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
39:50
Offside flag raised against Mark McGuigan
39:52
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown from the left penalty area
42:13
Cross from Darian Mackinnon
42:26
Save made by Matthew McGinley
42:48
Cross from Alan Reid
42:57
Clearance by John Robertson
43:00
Shot taken by Barry Russell using his left foot
43:19
Save made by Alistair Brown
43:23
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
43:42
Cross from Gary Phillips
43:53
Save made by Alistair Brown
44:30
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
44:58
Clearance by Michael Moffat
45:00+0:03
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
45:00+0:22
Cross from Gary Phillips
45:00+0:37
Shot taken by Steven Howarth from the right six yard line
45:00+0:37
Ayr United 1 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Steven Howarth from the right six yard line going centre high of the goal.
Half Time
Ayr United 1 - 1 Albion Rovers
Second Half Started
Ayr United 1 - 1 Albion Rovers
45:24
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
45:33
Clearance by John Robertson
45:38
Foul on Adam Hunter
45:50
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
46:27
Foul on Mark Shankland
46:31
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
46:43
Cross from Marc Twaddle
46:58
Clearance by Barry Russell
47:00
Foul on Steven Howarth
47:04
Free Kick taken by Mark McGuigan
47:08
BOOKING: John Robertson of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
47:46
Shot taken by Darian Mackinnon with his right foot
48:00
Save made by Matthew McGinley
48:14
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the left penalty area
48:40
Save made by Matthew McGinley
48:43
Cross from David Crawford
48:54
Clearance by Adam Hunter
49:01
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
49:35
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
50:04
Cross from Barry Russell
50:14
Clearance by John Robertson
50:26
Save made by Alistair Brown
51:18
Offside flag raised against Darian Mackinnon
51:19
Free Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
53:55
Offside flag raised against Mark McGuigan
53:57
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
55:08
Goal Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
55:47
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
56:14
Shot taken by John Robertson with his right foot from the left penalty area
56:32
Block taken by Barry Russell
56:47
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
57:45
Shot taken by David Crawford using his left foot from the right penalty area
58:14
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
60:52
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
61:10
Clearance by Ciaran Donnelly
61:26
Foul on Steven Howarth
61:31
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
61:32
BOOKING: Robbie Crawford of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:35
Foul on Mark Shankland
62:42
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
63:16
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
63:40
Goal Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
64:18
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
64:34
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for Mark Shankland
65:51
Foul on Gary Phillips
65:56
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell from the left wing
66:51
Foul on Mark McGuigan
66:57
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
67:25
Foul on Steven Howarth
67:32
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid from the right wing
67:33
BOOKING: Ryan McStay of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:17
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
68:34
Save made by Alistair Brown
68:52
Hand Ball taken by Micheal O'Byrne
68:58
BOOKING: Micheal O'Byrne of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:25
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
69:45
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left wing
69:58
Block taken by Simon Marriott
70:19
Shot taken by Darian Mackinnon with his right foot from the centre penalty area
70:35
Save made by Matthew McGinley
70:53
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
71:22
Cross from Gary Phillips
71:36
Foul on Alistair Brown
71:45
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
73:22
Offside flag raised against Ross Robertson
73:23
Free Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
74:20
Foul on Marc Twaddle
74:25
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
75:21
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
75:44
Clearance by Barry Russell
75:54
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Ryan McStay
77:42
Hand Ball taken by David Winters
77:47
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell from the left wing
78:08
Cross from Barry Russell
78:20
Shot taken by Ciaran Donnelly with his right foot from the right penalty area
78:34
Clearance by John Robertson
78:53
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
79:17
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
79:28
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
79:38
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
79:42
Free Kick taken by Alan Reid
81:22
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
81:54
Cross from Ross Robertson
82:05
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
82:13
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
82:36
Foul on Matthew McGinley
82:47
Free Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
82:55
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Keiran Brannan on for Gary Phillips
83:26
Cross from David Winters
83:35
Clearance by Alan Reid
83:42
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
83:59
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
84:09
Foul on David Crawford
84:20
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
84:48
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
85:10
Shot taken by David Crawford with his right foot from the right penalty area
85:36
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
86:01
Foul on Michael Moffat
86:05
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
86:06
BOOKING: Anthony Stevenson of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:44
Goal Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
86:48
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Jason Crooks on for Steven Howarth
87:45
Cross from David Crawford
87:53
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
87:59
Foul on David Sinclair
88:04
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
89:20
Offside flag raised against Ross Robertson
89:21
Free Kick taken by Matthew McGinley
90:00+0:06
Foul on Barry Russell
90:00+0:12
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
90:00+0:45
Cross from Ross Robertson
90:00+0:54
Clearance by Barry Russell
90:00+1:04
Shot taken by Jason Crooks with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:22
Save made by Alistair Brown
90:00+1:29
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+1:52
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
90:00+1:58
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+2:14
Save made by Matthew McGinley
90:00+2:20
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+2:49
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
90:00+2:57
Foul on Michael Moffat
90:00+3:04
DISMISSAL: Barry Russell of Albion Rovers sent off for professional foul
90:00+3:46
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Michael Moffat and scored with his right foot to the bottom left
90:00+3:46
Ayr United 2 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
Full Time
Ayr United 2 - 1 Albion Rovers

Ayr United

vs

Albion Rovers

2
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
10
Shots
14
8
On Target
6
2
Off Target
8
6
Crosses
18
7
Corners
9
28
Throw Ins
33
7
Saves
5
12
Clearances
9
13
Goal Kicks
8
1
Blocks
3
14
Free Kicks
19
4
Offside
4
2
Hand Balls
1
2
Penalties
0
3
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Adam Hunter
03.Marc Twaddle
04.John Robertson (48+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Kyle McAusland
06.David Sinclair
07.Robbie Crawford (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Ryan McStay (68+0: Unsporting behaviour) 76+0' Tactical
09.Michael Moffat
10.Darian Mackinnon
11.Mark Shankland 65+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Robert McLatchie
12.Ross Robertson 65+0' Tactical
15.Aaron Wyllie
14.David Winters 76+0' Tactical
16.Mark Roberts

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Matthew McGinley
03.Barry Russell (90+4: Professional Foul)
04.Anthony Stevenson (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Micheal O'Byrne (69+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Simon Marriott
02.Alan Reid
06.Ciaran Donnelly
07.David Crawford
10.Mark McGuigan
11.Gary Phillips 83+0' Tactical
09.Steven Howarth 87+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Ryan McWilliams
16.Gordon Dick
12.Jason Crooks 87+0' Tactical
14.Keiran Brannan 83+0' Tactical
15.Ryan Tiffney

Return of the Mack

Striker Darrian MacKinnon returns as Ayr look to make it three wins out of three against Albion Rovers.

Defender Austin McCann is suspended after being sent off in last weekend's win over Brechin while Anthony Marenghi and Michael McGowan are injured.

But defender Martyn Campbell could return after a knee injury.

Manager Mark Roberts said: "I said that when we won for the first time at East Fife that if we go on and win our next two games that our season could take off. We defeated Brechin and we are now aiming to get the three points from Albion Rovers.

"Having Darrian back gives us even more potency up front."

Rovers midfielder Peter Innes is suspended following his sending-off against Forfar.

Innes joins the injured Kevin Green on the sidelines but Chris McCluskey, Alan Reid, Mick O'Byrne and Chris Boyle are all in with a chance of playing after returning to training.

Coatbridge manager Todd Lumsden said: "I will wait until Saturday to finalise my team as I don't want to rush someone back and then miss them for longer.

"Ayr have picked up and have quality in their ranks but we will look to win."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 8 17 22
2 Forfar Athletic 8 9 16
3 Arbroath 8 1 15
4 Alloa Athletic 8 5 13
5 Stenhousemuir 8 3 13
6 Ayr United 8 -2 10
7 Albion Rovers 8 -6 7
8 Brechin City 8 -11 6
9 East Fife 8 -4 5
10 Stranraer 8 -12 5

Updated 6/10/2012 at 16:58

 

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