Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Ayr United

Saturday 10th November 2012
D Smith (84)M Moffat (68)

Smith taps in for late leveller

Stenhousemuir's Darren Smith struck late to earn his side a 1-1 draw with Ayr.

The visitors had the lion's share of the possession in the opening stages and almost took the lead in the 14th minute of the game but Mark Roberts' 30-yard piledriver was tipped round the post by Stenhousemuir goalkeeper Robbie Thomson.

Ayr continued to dominate in the early stages of the second half and eventually took the lead in the 68th minute when Michael Moffat found the top left corner of Thomson's goal from 10 yards out after good work from Darian Mackinnon.

Stenhousemuir then began to hit back at their opponents and the game was thrown wide open.

Smith scored a dramatic equaliser in the 84th minute when Ayr goalkeeper Alistair Brown spilled John Gemmell's shot, leaving Smith free to tap in at the far post.

OfficialStevie O'Reilly
Attendance586
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Ayr United
0:54
Foul on Stewart Kean
1:06
Free Kick taken by John Gemmell
1:37
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
1:47
Block taken by Austin McCann
2:15
Cross from Sean Dickson
2:29
Shot taken by Stewart Kean from the centre penalty area
2:50
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
2:53
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
2:54
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
3:54
Foul on Michael Moffat
4:04
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
4:14
Cross from Ryan McStay
6:00
Foul on Iain Thomson
6:05
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
6:45
Foul on Kyle McAusland
6:49
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
7:00
Offside flag raised against Darian Mackinnon
7:02
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
7:39
Cross from Bryan Hodge
7:43
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
8:04
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
8:47
Foul on Mark Roberts
8:51
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
9:34
Cross from Michael Moffat
9:52
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
10:17
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
10:55
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
12:05
Foul on Iain Thomson
12:12
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross from the right wing
12:38
Cross from Greg Ross
12:41
Clearance by Austin McCann
13:05
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot
13:25
Save made by Robbie Thomson
13:33
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline
14:32
Foul on Austin McCann
14:37
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
15:18
Foul on Robbie Crawford
15:23
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
16:02
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
16:31
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline
16:45
Save made by Robbie Thomson
17:30
Foul on Austin McCann
17:34
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
18:51
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
19:41
Cross from Marc Twaddle
20:54
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot
21:10
Block taken by Austin McCann
21:28
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
22:14
Cross from Adam Hunter
22:20
Clearance by Greg Ross
22:22
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot
22:35
Save made by Alistair Brown
22:53
Foul on Sean Dickson
22:56
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay from the left wing
23:21
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
24:00
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
24:22
Save made by Alistair Brown
24:39
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
24:40
Free Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
24:41
BOOKING: Iain Thomson of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
25:52
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
29:11
Foul on Darian Mackinnon
29:17
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
29:46
Cross from Ryan McStay
30:00
Save made by Robbie Thomson
30:47
Foul on Kyle McAusland
30:51
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter from the right wing
31:20
Foul on Ryan McStay
31:24
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the right wing
31:32
Cross from Ryan McStay
31:38
Clearance by Brad McKay
34:22
Cross from Greg Ross
34:24
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
35:35
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
35:40
Clearance by Austin McCann
36:22
Cross from Greg Ross
36:27
Clearance by Austin McCann
37:15
Shot taken by Kevin McKinlay using his left foot
37:29
Save made by Alistair Brown
38:00
Cross from Robbie Crawford
38:05
Clearance by Greg Ross
38:15
Foul on Kyle McAusland
38:19
Free Kick taken by Kyle McAusland
38:36
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
39:32
Cross from Ryan McStay
39:37
Clearance by Brad McKay
40:33
Shot taken by Sean Dickson using his left foot
40:48
Save made by Alistair Brown
43:04
Foul on Darren L. Smith
43:11
BOOKING: Michael Moffat of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
43:31
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay from the left wing
45:00+0:31
Foul on John Gemmell
45:00+0:35
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
45:00+0:57
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
45:00+1:01
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
Half Time
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Ayr United
Second Half Started
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Ayr United
45:10
Cross from Darren L. Smith
45:12
Clearance by Aaron Wyllie
45:27
Shot taken by Darian Mackinnon with his right foot
45:43
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
45:53
Clearance by Brad McKay
46:18
Shot taken by Marc Twaddle using his left foot
46:36
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
47:49
Cross from Stewart Kean
47:52
Block taken by Austin McCann
47:55
Corner taken by Iain Thomson with his right foot from the right byline
48:25
Shot taken by John Gemmell using his left foot from the centre penalty area
48:49
Save made by Alistair Brown
50:09
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
50:20
Save made by Alistair Brown
50:34
Foul on Iain Thomson
50:38
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
51:05
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
52:48
Foul on John Gemmell
52:54
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
54:22
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
54:33
Block taken by Aaron Wyllie
54:53
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
55:21
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
55:47
Save made by Alistair Brown
58:43
Cross from John Gemmell
58:48
Save made by Alistair Brown
58:57
Shot taken by Sean Dickson using his left foot
59:12
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
60:31
Foul on John Gemmell
60:35
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
63:15
Cross from Adam Hunter
63:19
Save made by Robbie Thomson
64:43
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
65:51
Foul on Mark Roberts
65:56
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
66:46
Cross from Darren L. Smith
66:49
Save made by Alistair Brown
67:21
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
67:21
Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
68:20
Foul on Darren L. Smith
68:23
Free Kick taken by Darren L. Smith from the left wing
68:47
Foul on Kyle McAusland
68:55
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
69:00
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for Adam Hunter
71:00
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford using his left foot from the centre penalty area
71:13
Block taken by Ross McMillan
71:37
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
72:22
Foul on Craig Anderson
72:26
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
72:42
Cross from Brad McKay
72:56
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
74:21
Foul on Sean Dickson
74:30
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
74:35
BOOKING: Kyle McAusland of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:07
Cross from Bryan Hodge
75:17
Save made by Alistair Brown
75:38
Goal Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
75:45
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Mark Roberts
77:28
Shot taken by Sean Dickson with his right foot from the right penalty area
77:44
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
78:24
Foul on Brad McKay
78:35
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross from the right wing
78:57
BOOKING: Darian Mackinnon of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
80:24
Cross from Greg Ross
80:27
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
82:42
Cross from Craig Anderson
82:45
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
83:16
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith from the right six yard line
83:16
Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Darren L. Smith from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
84:25
Shot taken by Darian Mackinnon with his right foot from the centre penalty area
84:38
Block taken by Robbie Thomson
85:49
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Andrew Rodgers on for Sean Dickson
87:20
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
87:40
Save made by Alistair Brown
87:51
Cross from Bryan Hodge
87:57
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
88:20
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
88:39
Foul on Robbie Crawford
88:43
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann from the right wing
89:12
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
89:20
Free Kick taken by Robbie Thomson
90:00+0:25
Foul on John Gemmell
90:00+0:34
BOOKING: Aaron Wyllie of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+0:40
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
90:00+1:09
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
90:00+1:11
Clearance by Marc Twaddle
90:00+1:34
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the right penalty area
Full Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Ayr United

Stenhousemuir

vs

Ayr United

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
15
Shots
8
6
On Target
4
9
Off Target
4
17
Crosses
9
5
Corners
3
28
Throw Ins
24
4
Saves
11
5
Clearances
9
6
Goal Kicks
12
2
Blocks
4
17
Free Kicks
14
1
Offside
2
1
Yellow Cards
4

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Robbie Thomson
02.Greg Ross
03.Kevin McKinlay
04.Brad McKay
05.Ross McMillan
06.Bryan Hodge
08.Iain Thomson (25+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Sean Dickson 86+0' Tactical
07.Darren L. Smith
09.John Gemmell
10.Stewart Kean

Substitutes

17.Callum Reidford
15.Alan Lawson
14.Craig Anderson
16.Ross Brash
12.Andrew Rodgers 86+0' Tactical

Ayr United

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Alistair Brown
02.Adam Hunter 69+0' Injury
03.Marc Twaddle
04.Kyle McAusland (75+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Austin McCann
06.Aaron Wyllie (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Robbie Crawford
08.Ryan McStay
09.Michael Moffat (44+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Mark Roberts 76+0' Tactical
11.Darian Mackinnon (79+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

17.William Muir
12.Ross Robertson 69+0' Injury
16.Neil Slooves
14.David Winters 76+0' Tactical
15.Mark Shankland

McMillan return boosts Stenhousemuir

Stenhousemuir captain Ross McMillan is back for the game against Ayr after completing a three-game ban, but Brown Ferguson drops out through suspension.

The Warriors have added Hearts youngster Brad McKay on loan and he looks set to make his debut as Scott Buist remains sidelined with a groin injury and Eric Paton is doubtful.

Manager Martyn Corrigan said: "With other teams not playing we have the chance to move up a few places at the top of the table and it would be great to do that.

"Ayr have improved over recent weeks so this will be a tough encounter, however having our skipper back will help us as we have missed him at the back in recent weeks."

It is a case of two in and five out for Ayr at Ochilview.

Loan signings Kyle McAusland and Darian MacKinnon return after not being allowed to play in the Scottish Cup last weekend.

But John Robertson, Martyn Campbell, Anthony Marenghi, David Sinclair and Michael McGowan have all been ruled out with injury.

Boss Mark Roberts is determined to win, saying: "Ochilview has never been a great ground for us in recent years so it would be great to put that right with a win in this game.

"They are a strong team but a win would lift us over them in the table.

"That would be a great turnaround when you consider the poor start to the season that we made."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 10 18 26
2 Alloa Athletic 11 11 22
3 Forfar Athletic 10 3 16
4 Up Stenhousemuir 11 -2 15
5 Down Arbroath 10 -5 15
6 Ayr United 11 -1 14
7 Brechin City 10 -3 12
8 Albion Rovers 10 -6 10
9 East Fife 11 -3 8
10 Stranraer 10 -12 8

Updated 10/11/2012 at 16:58

 
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