Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Ayr United

Saturday 12th January 2013
[OG] J Robertson (9)
G Swankie (52)
D Sinclair (48)

Forfar go fourth

Forfar consolidated their spot in the play-off places with a 2-1 win against Ayr.

With fifth-placed Arbroath not playing due to a waterlogged pitch, Dick Campbell's side took full advantage by pulling three points clear.

They took the lead after just nine minutes as Danny Denholm's cross was headed past his own goalkeeper by John Robertson.

Kyle McAusland headed wide three minutes before the break as the visitors pushed for an equaliser.

They found it three minutes after the interval as David Sinclair found the bottom corner from a free-kick 30 yards out.

But they were only level for four minutes. Gavin Swankie received a pass from Dale Hilson in the area and fired into the bottom corner for his 10th goal of the season.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance479
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Ayr United
5:33
Shot taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot
5:46
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
7:48
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot
8:04
Block taken by Austin McCann
8:07
Corner taken by Daniel Denholm using his left foot from the right byline
8:37
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Ayr United
OWN GOAL scored by John Robertson to the top left of the goal.
10:45
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
11:17
Clearance by Odmar Faero
11:54
Foul on David Sinclair
12:10
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
14:26
Foul on Michael Donald
14:40
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
14:54
Foul on Michael Dunlop
15:07
Free Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
15:25
Foul on Gavin Swankie
15:39
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
16:30
Cross from Kyle McAusland
16:38
Save made by Jack Hamilton
17:06
Foul on William Robertson
17:20
Free Kick taken by William Robertson from the right wing
18:11
Goal Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
18:55
Foul on Michael Moffat
19:05
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
19:46
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left wing
19:59
Goal Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
24:14
Foul on David Winters
24:24
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
24:47
Shot taken by Kyle McAusland from the centre penalty area
24:56
Save made by Jack Hamilton
28:13
Offside flag raised against Kyle McAusland
28:14
Free Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
29:14
Foul on Michael Moffat
29:26
Free Kick taken by Michael Donald
30:00
Shot taken by Kyle McAusland from the centre penalty area
30:03
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
30:19
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline
30:41
Clearance by Christopher Templeman
31:45
Corner taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
32:18
Corner taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the left byline
32:33
Clearance by Austin McCann
32:53
Foul on Robbie Crawford
33:04
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
35:02
Shot taken by Mark McCulloch using his left foot
35:16
Block taken by Darren Brownlie
35:26
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
35:41
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
35:49
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie from the centre penalty area
37:37
Shot taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the left penalty area
37:56
Block taken by Odmar Faero
37:59
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
38:24
Goal Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
39:04
Corner taken by Daniel Denholm using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
39:25
Clearance by Darren Brownlie
41:24
Shot taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the left penalty area
41:38
Block taken by Dale Hilson
41:41
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
41:53
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
41:59
Shot taken by Kyle McAusland from the centre penalty area
42:21
Goal Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
42:48
Offside flag raised against David Winters
42:49
Free Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
44:06
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford with his right foot
44:22
Save made by Jack Hamilton
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Ayr United
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Ayr United
45:31
Shot taken by Michael Donald with his right foot
45:51
Goal Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
47:03
Foul on Michael Donald
47:14
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
47:58
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
47:58
Forfar Athletic 1 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by David Sinclair with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
49:02
Corner taken by Daniel Denholm using his left foot from the right byline
49:16
Save made by Alistair Brown
49:45
Foul on William Robertson
49:58
Free Kick taken by Gavin Malin from the left wing
50:27
Shot taken by William Robertson from the centre penalty area
50:34
Save made by Alistair Brown
51:44
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
51:44
Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
53:22
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
53:33
Save made by Alistair Brown
53:53
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Michael Bolochoweckyj on for Odmar Faero
56:11
Foul on Dale Hilson
56:20
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell from the right wing
57:44
Foul on Michael Donald
57:53
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
57:57
BOOKING: Dale Hilson of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:19
Foul on Gavin Swankie
60:27
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
62:13
Cross from William Robertson
63:26
Foul on Austin McCann
63:31
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
64:35
Goal Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
65:55
Foul on David Winters
66:07
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
68:09
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Omar Kader on for Dale Hilson
69:31
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area
69:55
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
71:08
Foul on David Winters
71:25
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
71:30
BOOKING: Michael Bolochoweckyj of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for dissent
72:05
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline
72:20
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
72:45
Shot taken by Daniel Denholm using his left foot
72:59
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
73:38
Shot taken by William Robertson from the centre penalty area
73:50
Substitution for Ayr United: Adam Hunter on for Robbie Crawford
74:42
Foul on Gavin Swankie
74:53
Free Kick taken by Gavin Malin from the left wing
75:40
Corner taken by Omar Kader with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
77:35
Substitution for Ayr United: Anthony Marenghi on for John Robertson
79:59
Foul on Anthony Marenghi
80:06
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
80:09
BOOKING: Gavin Malin of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
80:39
Goal Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
83:10
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for Michael Moffat
85:18
Offside flag raised against Ross Robertson
85:19
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
86:25
Foul on Christopher Templeman
86:35
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch from the right wing
87:03
Foul on Darren Brownlie
87:22
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
87:28
Goal Kick taken by Jack Hamilton
87:40
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Ross Campbell on for Daniel Denholm
90:00+1:14
Shot taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot
90:00+1:27
Block taken by Ross Campbell
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Ayr United

Forfar Athletic

vs

Ayr United

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
10
Shots
10
5
On Target
7
5
Off Target
3
1
Crosses
1
7
Corners
5
13
Throw Ins
28
3
Saves
3
5
Clearances
3
8
Goal Kicks
3
3
Blocks
2
11
Free Kicks
13
0
Offside
3
3
Yellow Cards
0

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Jack Hamilton
03.Iain Campbell
04.Michael Dunlop
05.Odmar Faero 54+0' Injury
06.Mark McCulloch
02.William Robertson
07.Dale Hilson (58+0: Unsporting behaviour) 69+0' Tactical
08.Gavin Malin (81+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Daniel Denholm 88+0' Tactical
09.Christopher Templeman
10.Gavin Swankie

Substitutes

17.David Scott
12.Michael Bolochoweckyj (72+0: Dissent) 54+0' Injury
14.Martin Fotheringham
15.Omar Kader 69+0' Tactical
16.Ross Campbell 88+0' Tactical

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.John Robertson 78+0' Tactical
03.Marc Twaddle
04.Darren Brownlie
05.Austin McCann
06.David Sinclair
07.Kyle McAusland
08.Robbie Crawford 74+0' Tactical
11.Michael Donald
09.Michael Moffat 84+0' Tactical
10.David Winters

Substitutes

17.William Muir
14.Adam Hunter 74+0' Tactical
16.Ross Robertson 84+0' Tactical
12.Anthony Marenghi 78+0' Tactical
15.Ryan McStay

Faeroe set for return

Forfar defender Odmar Faeroe will return to action against Ayr following knee surgery.

The Faroe Islands international had been due to return in the Loons' last two games but manager Dick Campbell decided not to risk him after three months out.

He will face the Honest Men with only Keith Gibson unavailable for selection due to a knee problem.

Campbell said: "Odmar will start this game and hopefully his return will mark an upturn in our fortunes.

"We have been playing well but not getting the points we have deserved.

"If he helps tighten things up at the back and our front players play like they can we will keep the top four place that we have had all season."

Ayr will be without youngsters Mark Shankland and Darren McGill as they look to keep climbing away from relegation trouble.

Shankland is suffering with an ankle problem and McGill has a knee injury.

Michael Donald has been signed permanently after an impressive trial period, with Adam Hunter and Robbie Crawford both included after recovering from knocks, however knee injuries continue to keep Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan out.

Somerset Park boss Mark Roberts said: "We have lost to Forfar twice this season but we have nothing to fear from them as the games have been really close.

"They are a very decent well organised side and we know where their threat will come from so we know how to guard against it."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 20 41 53
2 Alloa Athletic 19 14 36
3 Brechin City 19 7 32
4 Forfar Athletic 20 -6 29
5 Arbroath 19 -9 26
6 East Fife 20 2 24
7 Stenhousemuir 20 -6 23
8 Ayr United 19 -9 21
9 Stranraer 20 -17 19
10 Albion Rovers 20 -17 14

Updated 12/01/2013 at 16:59