Queen of South 2 - 0 Ayr United

Saturday 24th November 2012
R McGuffie (16)
N Clark (55)

Doonhammers double maintains winning streak

Queen of the South recorded their fifth straight victory in all competitions with a 2-0 win at home to Ayr.

Michael Moffat almost gave the visitors the lead after 15 minutes, but Doonhammers goalkeeper Lee Robinson beat away his left-footed effort.

Just a minute later, the table-toppers were ahead, as experienced defender Ryan McGuffie got on the end of Chris Mitchell's pin-point free-kick to head home his second goal in as many games.

Allan Johnston's side were inches away from doubling their advantage after 26 minutes, when Nicholas Clark headed Derek Young's cross narrowly over the bar.

The former Peterhead man was not to be denied however, and he tapped in his 13th goal of the season ten minutes after the break to extend the hosts' lead.

Paul Burns should have given the league leaders an unassailable advantage three minutes later, but he blazed Daniel Carmichael's back-post cross well wide, as Johnston's men continued their unbeaten run in the league this season.

OfficialEuan Anderson
Attendance1,953
VenuePalmerston Park
Kick Off
Queen of South 0 - 0 Ayr United
0:09
Foul on Stephen McKenna
0:17
Free Kick taken by Christopher Mitchell
3:20
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
4:41
Shot taken by Paul Burns using his left foot
5:08
Corner taken by Christopher Mitchell with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
5:54
Save made by Alistair Brown
6:35
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
7:53
Shot taken by Paul Burns using his left foot
8:12
Save made by Alistair Brown
8:18
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
8:46
Shot taken by Darian Mackinnon with his right foot from the centre penalty area
9:09
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
11:46
Corner taken by Christopher Mitchell with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
12:17
Clearance by Austin McCann
12:29
Foul on Darian Mackinnon
12:35
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
12:51
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
14:15
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the left penalty area
14:32
Save made by Lee Robinson
14:45
Foul on Nicholas Clark
14:50
Free Kick taken by Christopher Mitchell from the right wing
15:43
Cross from Christopher Mitchell
15:46
Shot taken by Ryan McGuffie from the right six yard line
15:46
Queen of South 1 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Ryan McGuffie from the right six yard line to the top left of the goal.
17:12
Foul on Derek Lyle
17:27
Free Kick taken by Christopher Mitchell
17:42
Shot taken by Christopher Mitchell with his right foot
18:04
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
18:42
Foul on Derek Young
18:49
Free Kick taken by Lee Robinson
19:34
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
20:03
Foul on Mark Roberts
20:10
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann from the left wing
20:52
Corner taken by Paul Burns with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
21:37
Clearance by Mark Roberts
23:01
Foul on Austin McCann
23:12
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
25:56
Cross from Derek Young
26:06
Shot taken by Nicholas Clark from the right penalty area
27:31
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:09
Cross from Ryan McGuffie
28:26
Save made by Alistair Brown
29:23
Shot taken by Derek Young from the centre penalty area
29:39
Save made by Alistair Brown
30:03
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
30:39
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
33:07
Shot taken by Daniel Carmichael with his right foot
33:29
Save made by Alistair Brown
34:17
Foul on Mark Roberts
34:21
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
39:39
Foul on Christopher Mitchell
39:48
Free Kick taken by Daniel Carmichael from the left wing
39:59
BOOKING: Adam Hunter of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
40:34
Cross from Daniel Carmichael
40:49
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
41:17
Foul on Nicholas Clark
41:32
Free Kick taken by Christopher Higgins
43:39
Shot taken by Mark Roberts using his left foot from the centre penalty area
44:00
Save made by Lee Robinson
Half Time
Queen of South 1 - 0 Ayr United
Second Half Started
Queen of South 1 - 0 Ayr United
45:11
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
47:17
Foul on Kyle McAusland
47:24
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
48:05
Cross from David Sinclair
48:14
Clearance by Stephen McKenna
48:23
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
49:06
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford with his right foot
49:27
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
52:20
Offside flag raised against Nicholas Clark
52:22
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
54:15
Shot taken by Nicholas Clark using his left foot from the left six yard line
54:15
Queen of South 2 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Nicholas Clark using his left foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
55:36
Foul on Darian Mackinnon
55:44
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
55:59
Cross from David Sinclair
56:12
Shot taken by David Sinclair using his left foot
56:32
Goal Kick taken by Lee Robinson
57:05
Shot taken by Paul Burns with his right foot
59:21
Cross from Christopher Mitchell
59:29
Shot taken by Derek Lyle from the centre penalty area
61:28
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
61:58
Save made by Lee Robinson
62:23
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Darian Mackinnon
63:21
Offside flag raised against Derek Lyle
63:30
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
63:47
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot
64:04
Save made by Lee Robinson
64:39
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
65:03
Clearance by Christopher Higgins
65:55
Shot taken by Nicholas Clark with his right foot from the centre penalty area
66:24
Save made by Alistair Brown
68:17
Shot taken by Nicholas Clark with his right foot from the right wing
68:34
Save made by Alistair Brown
72:53
Shot taken by Paul Burns using his left foot
73:07
Save made by Alistair Brown
73:27
Shot taken by Stephen McKenna with his right foot
73:48
Save made by Alistair Brown
75:59
Foul on Michael Moffat
76:03
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
78:11
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Shankland on for Aaron Wyllie
81:32
Foul on Mark Roberts
81:38
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
82:18
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
82:36
Substitution for Queen of South: David Hopkirk on for Daniel Carmichael
83:49
Corner taken by Christopher Mitchell with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
84:21
Save made by Alistair Brown
84:30
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
85:20
Corner taken by Christopher Mitchell with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
86:13
Foul on David Hopkirk
86:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan McGuffie from the right wing
89:14
Foul on David Hopkirk
89:23
Free Kick taken by Derek Young
89:51
Shot taken by Gavin Reilly with his right foot from the right six yard line
90:00+0:06
Save made by Alistair Brown
90:00+0:13
Corner taken by Christopher Mitchell with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
90:00+0:37
Clearance by Michael Moffat
90:00+1:30
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
90:00+1:50
Corner taken by Christopher Mitchell with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+2:31
Foul on Alistair Brown
90:00+2:42
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
Full Time
Queen of South 2 - 0 Ayr United

Queen of South

vs

Ayr United

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
15
Shots
7
11
On Target
3
4
Off Target
4
5
Crosses
2
7
Corners
4
18
Throw Ins
25
4
Saves
11
2
Clearances
3
5
Goal Kicks
10
8
Free Kicks
11
2
Offside
0
0
Yellow Cards
1

Queen of South

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Lee Robinson
02.Christopher Mitchell
03.Ryan McGuffie
04.Mark Durnan
05.Christopher Higgins
06.Derek Young
08.Stephen McKenna
10.Nicholas Clark
11.Paul Burns
07.Daniel Carmichael 83+0' Tactical
09.Derek Lyle

Substitutes

12.James Atkinson
15.Steven Black
16.Daniel Orsi
14.Gavin Reilly
17.David Hopkirk 83+0' Tactical

Ayr United

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Alistair Brown
02.Adam Hunter (40+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Marc Twaddle
04.Kyle McAusland
05.Austin McCann
06.David Sinclair
07.Robbie Crawford
08.Aaron Wyllie 79+0' Tactical
09.Michael Moffat
10.Mark Roberts
11.Darian Mackinnon 63+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.William Muir
12.Ross Robertson
15.Darren Brownlie
14.David Winters 63+0' Tactical
16.Mark Shankland 79+0' Tactical

Duo miss out for Doonhamers

Table-topping Queen of the South will be without the injured pair of Ian McShane and Kevin Smith as they look to complete a hat-trick of wins over promotion-chasing sides when Ayr visit.

The Doonhamers have seen off Arbroath and Forfar in their last two games to move nine points clear, and manager Allan Johnston is telling his men that they cannot afford to relax against the Honest Men.

Johnston said: "There will be a good crowd here for a derby encounter and Ayr's results have improved a lot since we played them last.

"They have good strikers in Mark Roberts, Michael Moffat and Darian MacKinnon so we will need to play well to keep things progressing as we would like."

Ayr have defender Darren Brownlie back after injury but John Robertson has failed to recover from a knee injury.

The Honest Men, who have won five out of their last seven games are also without the banned Ryan McStay and injured trio Martyn Campbell, Anthony Marenghi and Michael McGowan.

However, kick-off cannot come quick enough for player/manager Mark Roberts, who said: "This game will have a real edge to it as we are going well and they have been great all season but this is not a game to be scared of, this is a game to go and be enjoyed.

"I have players who will rise to the occasion."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 13 25 35
2 Alloa Athletic 13 13 26
3 Up Brechin City 13 1 19
4 Down Forfar Athletic 13 -3 19
5 Down Arbroath 13 -6 18
6 Down Ayr United 13 -2 17
7 Stenhousemuir 13 -5 15
8 East Fife 13 1 14
9 Albion Rovers 13 -10 11
10 Stranraer 13 -14 9

Updated 24/11/2012 at 16:58

 

Petrofac Training CupIrn-BruSportingIDSegaSNS GroupMitreEA SportsBBCBBC AlbaSTVBauer Media GroupMP & SilvaToppsPLZ SoccerShow racism the red card