East Fife 3 - 3 Ayr United

Saturday 26th January 2013
D White (26)
P McManus (34, 45+1)
M Moffat (5)
K McAusland (17)
C McDonald (85)

McDonald rescues Ayr

Cameron McDonald netted a late equaliser to help struggling Ayr secure a 3-3 draw against East Fife

Michael Moffat put the visitors ahead in the fifth minute, converting from close range, and Kyle McAusland added a second when he found the top corner from 20 yards 12 minutes later.

However, East Fife completed a remarkable turnaround in the space of 19 minutes to enter the interval 3-2 ahead.

David White halved the deficit by heading in from close range in the 26th minute, with Paul McManus' 12-yard effort bringing the scores level.

McManus netted his second on the stroke of half-time by volleying in from six yards.

Michael Donald should have levelled for Ayr early in the second half, but he directed a header over from six yards.

The visitors did secure a point five minutes from the end when McDonald fired into the top corner from 25 yards.

OfficialDon Robertson
Attendance514
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Ayr United
1:59
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot
2:10
Save made by Calum Antell
3:34
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
3:45
Block taken by Darren McCormack
4:08
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the left penalty area
4:08
East Fife 0 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
6:31
Foul on Sean Jamieson
6:35
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the left wing
6:50
Cross from Robert Sloan
6:59
Shot taken by David White using his left foot from the centre penalty area
7:15
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
8:16
Cross from Michael Donald
8:32
Clearance by Darren McCormack
11:59
Cross from Austin McCann
12:04
Clearance by David White
13:38
Foul on Scott McBride
13:45
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the right wing
14:13
Cross from Robert Sloan
14:18
Clearance by Darren Brownlie
14:44
Cross from Robert Barr
14:47
Save made by Alistair Brown
15:09
Offside flag raised against Sean Jamieson
15:11
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
15:40
Foul on Liam Buchanan
15:44
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the right wing
16:03
Cross from David Sinclair
16:07
Clearance by Sean Jamieson
16:20
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the left byline
16:53
Shot taken by Kyle McAusland with his right foot
16:53
East Fife 0 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Kyle McAusland with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
18:26
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
20:54
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
20:58
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
21:17
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Adam Hunter
22:12
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
22:15
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
23:20
Foul on Scott Durie
23:24
Free Kick taken by David White
24:38
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right penalty area
24:48
Save made by Alistair Brown
24:51
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
25:30
East Fife 1 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by David White from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
26:52
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
27:16
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
29:16
Foul on Liam Buchanan
29:20
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
30:39
Foul on Craig Johnstone
30:44
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the left wing
32:04
Foul on David Sinclair
32:09
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
33:39
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the right penalty area
33:39
East Fife 2 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Paul McManus with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
35:32
Shot taken by Sean Jamieson with his right foot from the right penalty area
35:45
Save made by Alistair Brown
35:54
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
37:41
Foul on Paul McManus
37:47
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the left wing
38:32
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
39:00
Clearance by Darren McCormack
41:06
Foul on Robbie Crawford
41:14
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
42:20
Cross from Kyle McAusland
42:24
Shot taken by Michael Moffat from the centre penalty area
42:34
Save made by Calum Antell
43:18
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:45
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
43:56
Foul on David Sinclair
44:01
Free Kick taken by Darren Brownlie
44:14
Hand Ball taken by Darren Brownlie
44:17
Free Kick taken by David White
45:00
Shot taken by Scott Durie with his right foot
45:00+0:20
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
45:00+0:25
Foul on Sean Jamieson
45:00+0:31
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
45:00+0:45
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:45
East Fife 3 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Paul McManus with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
Half Time
East Fife 3 - 2 Ayr United
Second Half Started
East Fife 3 - 2 Ayr United
45:23
Shot taken by Sean Jamieson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:35
Block taken by Robbie Crawford
45:42
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left byline
46:07
Foul on Liam Buchanan
46:13
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann from the left wing
47:09
Cross from Paul McManus
47:14
Shot taken by Sean Jamieson from the left penalty area
47:49
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
48:32
Foul on Michael Moffat
48:38
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
49:10
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
49:26
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
51:23
Cross from David Winters
51:28
Shot taken by Michael Donald from the centre penalty area
51:48
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
52:11
Foul on Scott Durie
52:16
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the right wing
53:07
Offside flag raised against Scott McBride
53:09
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
54:02
Offside flag raised against David Winters
54:04
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
55:10
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
55:41
Clearance by Michael Moffat
56:40
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
57:15
Cross from Michael Donald
57:20
Save made by Calum Antell
60:41
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot
60:52
Save made by Alistair Brown
62:33
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
65:32
Foul on Paul McManus
65:37
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the left wing
65:52
Cross from Robert Sloan
67:09
Foul on David Winters
67:14
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
67:44
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
67:53
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
68:19
Foul on Michael Donald
68:24
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann from the left wing
69:18
Cross from Sean Jamieson
69:22
Save made by Alistair Brown
71:09
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
72:16
Cross from David Winters
72:21
Clearance by Darren McCormack
72:34
Hand Ball taken by Robbie Crawford
72:37
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
74:42
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
74:46
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
75:57
Foul on Robert Sloan
76:02
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
77:39
Shot taken by Robert Sloan with his right foot
77:50
Save made by Alistair Brown
77:59
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the right penalty area
78:08
Save made by Calum Antell
78:20
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
78:44
Clearance by David White
79:32
Cross from Michael Donald
79:35
Clearance by Craig Johnstone
79:37
Corner taken by David Winters with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
81:10
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot from the right penalty area
81:19
Block taken by Craig Johnstone
81:22
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
81:42
Clearance by Darren McCormack
82:44
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
83:25
Cross from David Winters
84:27
Shot taken by Cameron McDonald with his right foot
84:27
East Fife 3 - 3 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Cameron McDonald with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
86:04
Foul on Michael Donald
86:08
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
86:34
Offside flag raised against Cameron McDonald
86:36
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
87:25
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
87:43
Clearance by Scott Durie
88:50
Substitution for Ayr United: Anthony Marenghi on for Cameron McDonald
89:38
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
89:40
Free Kick taken by Darren Brownlie
89:51
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
90:00+0:37
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
90:00+1:45
Shot taken by Michael Donald with his right foot from the centre penalty area
Full Time
East Fife 3 - 3 Ayr United

East Fife

vs

Ayr United

3
Goals
3
3
Assists
3
10
Shots
13
5
On Target
7
5
Off Target
6
6
Crosses
9
4
Corners
7
34
Throw Ins
22
4
Saves
6
9
Clearances
2
9
Goal Kicks
6
2
Blocks
1
15
Free Kicks
14
4
Offside
4
0
Hand Balls
2

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Calum Antell
02.Scott Durie
03.Craig Johnstone
04.Darren McCormack
05.David White
06.Steven Campbell
07.Robert Barr
10.Robert Sloan
08.Paul McManus
09.Sean Jamieson
11.Scott McBride

Substitutes

21.Michael Brown
14.Robert Malcolm
15.Jordan Davidson
16.Ross Lennie
12.Liam Gormley

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Kyle McAusland
03.Austin McCann
04.Cameron McDonald 89+0' Injury
05.Darren Brownlie
06.David Sinclair
07.Adam Hunter 22+0' Serious Injury
08.Robbie Crawford
11.Michael Donald
09.Michael Moffat
10.Liam Buchanan

Substitutes

19.William Muir
12.Anthony Marenghi 89+0' Injury
15.Ryan McStay
14.Mark Shankland
16.David Winters 22+0' Serious Injury

Muir missing for Fifers

East Fife will be without David Muir when they welcome Ayr to New Bayview as the defender is suffering from a foot injury.

Also missing from the Fifers' ranks is striker Gareth Wardlaw (illness) and with Collin Samuel and Darren Smith both facing fitness tests, manager Billy Brown has delayed announcing his starting XI.

Whatever line-up Brown opts for, his players will be warned not to underestimate the Honest Men, with Brown saying: "In our last game against Ayr they were sensational for the first half and were two up.

"We fought our way back and won 3-2, but if they had played like they started for the entire game we would have suffered a heavy defeat.

"Knowing what they are capable of has put me on guard."

Ayr include former Cowdenbeath, Partick and Dunfermline striker Liam Buchanan in their squad after a deal was agreed until the end of the season.

The Honest Men will, however, be missing Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan through knee injuries, with Darren McGill and Mark Shankland both facing fitness tests.

Somerset Park player-manager Mark Roberts said: "Liam's arrival has given everyone a lift and I'm sure that that will get taken onto the park. He had a short spell at Airdrie recently, so he is in good shape.

"The last time we played East Fife we showed both sides of our character as we were great and then poor as we lost 3-2. I only want to see the great side in this game."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 21 43 56
2 Alloa Athletic 21 17 40
3 Brechin City 19 7 32
4 Up Arbroath 20 -7 29
5 Down Forfar Athletic 22 -10 29
6 East Fife 22 2 26
7 Stenhousemuir 20 -6 23
8 Ayr United 20 -9 22
9 Stranraer 21 -20 19
10 Albion Rovers 20 -17 14

Updated 26/01/2013 at 16:55

 

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