Ayr United 2 - 0 Arbroath

Saturday 27th October 2012
D Mackinnon (16)
M Moffat (pen 74, 90+2)

Ayr on the rise

Ayr United crept closer towards the top-half of the Scottish Division Two table with a 2-0 win over Arbroath.

Darian Mackinnon put Ayr ahead in the 16th minute with a close-range header.

Arbroath were given a lifeline on 73 minutes with a penalty but Steven Doris could not convert, leaving Michael Moffat to score for Ayr in stoppage time and secure the victory.

Kyle McAusland ensured a positive start for the home side when he floated in a cross from the right wing, Mackinnon heading into the bottom-left corner.

Daniel Rennie almost equalised with an overhead kick from the edge of the box before the break but sent it wide.

Ayr striker Mark Roberts conceded the penalty late on but Doris' shot was saved by the legs of keeper Alistair Brown.

And Moffat made Arbroath pay, finding the net from 12 yards to give Ayr their fourth home win.

OfficialAndrew Dallas
Attendance1,062
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Arbroath
3:58
Cross from Mark Baxter
4:26
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
4:28
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
4:49
Offside flag raised against Mark Roberts
4:52
Free Kick taken by Antony Bullock
5:32
Foul on Ryan McStay
5:38
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
5:51
Cross from Ryan McStay
6:01
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
6:09
Cross from Marc Twaddle
7:15
Shot taken by Daniel Rennie with his right foot from the right penalty area
7:45
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
8:22
Cross from Marc Twaddle
8:34
Corner taken by Darian Mackinnon with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
9:00
Clearance by Scott Robertson
9:04
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
9:23
Clearance by Scott Robertson
10:17
Cross from Kyle McAusland
10:31
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
10:55
Cross from Brian Kerr
11:06
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
12:34
Offside flag raised against Mark Roberts
12:36
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
13:00
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
13:18
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
15:15
Cross from Kyle McAusland
15:15
Ayr United 1 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Darian Mackinnon from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
17:40
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
18:11
Foul on Darian Mackinnon
18:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
18:45
Cross from Ryan McStay
18:56
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
19:36
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
19:38
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
20:10
Cross from Keiran Brennan
21:44
Cross from Kyle McAusland
23:23
Cross from Michael Moffat
23:34
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford with his right foot from the centre penalty area
24:03
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
24:42
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
25:29
Offside flag raised against Derek Holmes
25:30
Free Kick taken by Kyle McAusland
25:47
Foul on Robbie Crawford
27:04
Shot taken by Daniel Rennie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
27:33
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
27:51
Offside flag raised against Daniel Rennie
27:53
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter
28:45
Foul on Ryan McStay
28:50
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter
28:51
BOOKING: Stuart Malcolm of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
29:17
Cross from Adam Hunter
29:25
Clearance by Scott Robertson
29:37
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
30:06
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
30:58
Foul on Scott Robertson
31:03
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
31:13
Cross from Darian Mackinnon
31:22
Clearance by Adam Hunter
32:07
Cross from Mark Baxter
32:27
Shot taken by Derek Holmes from the centre penalty area
33:00
Save made by Alistair Brown
33:25
Offside flag raised against Mark Roberts
33:27
Free Kick taken by Antony Bullock
34:31
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
34:58
Shot taken by John Robertson from the centre penalty area
35:20
Save made by Antony Bullock
35:39
Shot taken by Adam Hunter with his right foot
35:54
Save made by Antony Bullock
36:22
Foul on Keiran Brennan
36:29
Free Kick taken by Keiran Brennan
36:31
BOOKING: Kyle McAusland of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:16
Cross from Paul Sheerin
37:31
Shot taken by Steven Doris from the left six yard line
38:06
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
39:06
Cross from Kyle McAusland
39:35
Offside flag raised against Daniel Rennie
39:37
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
40:13
Offside flag raised against Daniel Rennie
40:15
Free Kick taken by Kyle McAusland
42:13
Foul on Robbie Crawford
42:21
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter
42:52
Cross from Adam Hunter
43:09
Shot taken by Michael Moffat from the left six yard line
43:32
Save made by Antony Bullock
43:54
Cross from Keiran Brennan
44:05
Save made by Antony Bullock
44:30
Foul on Derek Holmes
44:34
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
44:53
Cross from Paul Sheerin
45:00+0:04
Offside flag raised against Stuart Malcolm
Half Time
Ayr United 1 - 0 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Ayr United 1 - 0 Arbroath
46:39
Cross from Brian Kerr
46:47
Clearance by Mark Baxter
46:53
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right penalty area
47:19
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
48:41
Cross from Marc Twaddle
48:52
Clearance by Keiran Brennan
49:44
Shot taken by Brian Kerr using his left foot
49:57
Save made by Alistair Brown
50:18
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
50:38
Clearance by Alistair Brown
50:46
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
51:18
Hand Ball taken by Robbie Crawford
51:21
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
52:20
Cross from Brian Kerr
52:28
Clearance by Austin McCann
53:10
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the centre penalty area
53:38
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline
53:47
Clearance by Derek Holmes
54:17
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
55:12
Cross from Marc Twaddle
55:23
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
57:09
Cross from Paul Sheerin
57:15
Clearance by Austin McCann
59:08
Shot taken by Steven Doris using his left foot from the left penalty area
59:21
Block taken by Antony Bullock
59:58
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
61:15
Cross from Steven Doris
61:28
Clearance by John Robertson
61:37
Corner taken by Darian Mackinnon using his left foot from the left byline
61:55
Save made by Antony Bullock
62:13
Foul on Michael Moffat
62:23
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter
62:44
Cross from Adam Hunter
62:55
Shot taken by Ryan McStay using his left foot from the centre penalty area
63:18
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
63:23
Foul on Ryan McStay
63:30
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
63:41
BOOKING: Scott Robertson of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:37
Substitution for Arbroath: Darren Gribben on for Daniel Rennie
65:39
Goal Kick taken by Antony Bullock
67:39
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot
67:55
Block taken by John Robertson
67:58
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
68:21
Clearance by Mark Roberts
68:41
Shot taken by Scott Robertson with his right foot
69:03
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
69:32
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot
69:47
Block taken by Scott Robertson
70:09
Shot taken by Darian Mackinnon using his left foot
70:24
Block taken by Scott Robertson
70:54
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
71:10
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Scott Robertson
72:22
Corner taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
72:44
Foul on Lee Sibanda
73:22
Ayr United 2 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
74:25
Cross from Darren Gribben
74:36
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
75:30
Corner taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
75:48
Clearance by Mark Roberts
77:58
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Steven Doris and saved with his right foot going centre low
77:58
Save made by Alistair Brown
81:25
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Mark Roberts
83:04
Cross from Derek Holmes
83:21
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot
84:16
Substitution for Ayr United: Aaron Wyllie on for Ryan McStay
84:42
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
84:58
Offside flag raised against Lee Sibanda
85:02
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
85:39
Corner taken by Aaron Wyllie with his right foot from the right byline
86:03
Shot taken by Marc Twaddle from the centre penalty area
86:35
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
88:14
Foul on Derek Holmes
88:21
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
88:42
Cross from John Robertson
88:51
Clearance by Keiran Brennan
89:04
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
89:28
Block taken by Austin McCann
89:55
Clearance by Austin McCann
90:00+1:03
Ayr United 2 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
90:00+1:53
Foul on Paul Sheerin
90:00+2:00
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
Full Time
Ayr United 2 - 0 Arbroath

Ayr United

vs

Arbroath

2
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
11
Shots
10
5
On Target
3
6
Off Target
7
16
Crosses
13
6
Corners
5
26
Throw Ins
19
3
Saves
5
9
Clearances
8
12
Goal Kicks
10
2
Blocks
3
13
Free Kicks
9
4
Offside
7
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Penalties
1
1
Yellow Cards
2

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Kyle McAusland (37+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Marc Twaddle
04.John Robertson
05.Austin McCann
06.Adam Hunter
07.Robbie Crawford
08.Ryan McStay 85+0' Tactical
09.Michael Moffat
10.Mark Roberts 82+0' Tactical
11.Darian Mackinnon

Substitutes

19.William Muir
15.Ross Robertson
14.Aaron Wyllie 85+0' Tactical
16.Neil Slooves
12.David Winters 82+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Antony Bullock
02.Mark Baxter
03.Keiran Brennan
05.Stuart Malcolm (29+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Alexander Keddie
08.Scott Robertson (64+0: Unsporting behaviour) 72+0' Tactical
04.Brian Kerr
11.Paul Sheerin
07.Daniel Rennie 65+0' Tactical
09.Steven Doris
10.Derek Holmes

Substitutes

21.Darren Hill
16.Colin Hamilton
14.Lee Sibanda 72+0' Tactical
15.Joe Prince-Wright
12.Darren Gribben 65+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Shankland blow for Ayr

Ayr's plans for a third home win in a row by seeing of visitors Arbroath took a knock when young striker Mark Shankland was added to an injury list which already includes four other players.

Darren Brownlie, Anthony Marenghi and Michael McGowan have all been out long term and David Sinclair has joined them after his ankle injury failed to clear up.

Manager Mark Roberts has issued a rallying call to the remaining members of the squad.

He said: "I will have to change things around a bit for this game but whatever side we put out I am looking for us to go out and win to keep building up the reputation of Somerset Park being a hard place to come to."

Arbroath player-manager Paul Sheerin will be without the suspended Paul Currie as he returns to his former club.

The Red Lichties are again without goalkeeper Darren Hill, who is continuing his recovery from a broken arm, with the rest of Sheerin's squad out to recover from a 4-0 defeat at Albion Rovers last Saturday.

Sheerin said: "We have to put the disappointing display from last week behind us and get back to winning ways.

"I am looking forward to going back to Somerset Park but it will not be an easy trip as Ayr were always a decent team at home when I played there and that is still the case now."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 9 17 23
2 Up Alloa Athletic 10 10 19
3 Down Forfar Athletic 10 3 16
4 Arbroath 10 -5 15
5 Stenhousemuir 10 -2 14
6 Up Ayr United 10 -1 13
7 Up Brechin City 10 -3 12
8 Down Albion Rovers 10 -6 10
9 East Fife 9 -1 8
10 Stranraer 10 -12 8

Updated 27/10/2012 at 17:01

 

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