Alloa Athletic 2 - 2 Ayr United

Saturday 9th February 2013
M Megginson (63)
B Gordon (90+2)
L Buchanan (36)
N McGregor (57)

Alloa made to settle for point

Second-place Alloa were held to a 2-2 draw against 10-man Ayr.

The visitors took the lead in the 35th minute when striker Liam Buchanan slotted the ball into the bottom right-hand corner from 18 yards for his first goal of the season.

Debutant Neil McGregor doubled the lead 10 minutes into the second half when the Dundee loanee placed his shot inside the left-hand post from the edge of the box.

The Wasps pulled a goal back just five minutes later through Mitchel Megginson as the striker sent the ball down the middle of the goal from 18 yards out.

Ayr goalscorer Buchanan was given his marching orders after picking up his second yellow card in the space of four minutes with 15 minutes left to play.

Paul Hartley's side piled on the pressure and snatched a point in stoppage time when defender Ben Gordon headed home from 18 yards.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance521
VenueRecreation Park
Kick Off
Alloa Athletic 0 - 0 Ayr United
0:50
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
1:21
Foul on Michael Donald
1:25
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
1:57
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left wing
2:06
Save made by Scott Bain
2:23
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
3:20
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
3:40
Clearance by Daryll Meggatt
5:16
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
6:17
Cross from Daryll Meggatt
6:23
Block taken by Adam Hunter
7:02
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
8:17
Cross from Darren Young
8:33
Clearance by David Sinclair
9:33
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
9:55
Foul on Michael Donald
10:00
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann from the left wing
10:59
Offside flag raised against Ryan McCord
11:03
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
11:51
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
11:57
Block taken by Austin McCann
12:00
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
12:29
Shot taken by Darren Young with his right foot
12:43
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
13:28
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
13:47
Clearance by Darren Young
14:20
Foul on Mitchel Megginson
14:25
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord
14:59
Shot taken by Daryll Meggatt using his left foot
15:15
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
15:27
Foul on Darren Young
15:31
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons
16:40
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
16:41
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons
17:29
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
18:23
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
21:34
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the left penalty area
21:54
Save made by Scott Bain
22:37
Offside flag raised against Kyle McAusland
22:39
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain
23:12
Foul on Mitchel Megginson
23:19
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord from the left wing
23:31
Cross from Ryan McCord
23:48
Save made by Alistair Brown
23:51
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
24:24
Cross from Benjamin Jason Marr
24:31
Save made by Alistair Brown
26:20
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline
26:47
Clearance by Chris Smith
26:59
Shot taken by Stephen Simmons from the centre penalty area
27:27
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:40
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
28:54
Save made by Scott Bain
29:35
Cross from Mitchel Megginson
29:40
Block taken by Robbie Crawford
29:42
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline
30:02
Clearance by Michael Moffat
30:25
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline
30:50
Save made by Alistair Brown
31:16
Shot taken by Kevin Cawley with his right foot
31:39
Save made by Alistair Brown
31:42
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline
31:58
Clearance by Neil McGregor
32:57
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
33:25
Cross from David Sinclair
33:31
Save made by Scott Bain
35:05
Cross from Austin McCann
35:12
Clearance by Benjamin Jason Marr
35:17
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the left penalty area
35:17
Alloa Athletic 0 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
36:56
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
37:09
Clearance by Chris Smith
38:35
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
39:21
Shot taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the left penalty area
39:36
Save made by Scott Bain
40:37
Foul on Robbie Crawford
40:47
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
44:14
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
Half Time
Alloa Athletic 0 - 1 Ayr United
45:01
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Edward Ferns on for Calum Gallagher
Second Half Started
Alloa Athletic 0 - 1 Ayr United
45:57
Shot taken by Edward Ferns using his left foot from the right penalty area
46:08
Save made by Alistair Brown
46:33
Foul on Robbie Crawford
46:37
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
48:16
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
49:23
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
50:46
Foul on Stephen Simmons
50:54
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord from the right wing
51:21
Cross from Ryan McCord
51:30
Shot taken by Ben Gordon from the centre penalty area
51:41
Save made by Alistair Brown
52:46
Shot taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left penalty area
53:01
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
54:08
Cross from Adam Hunter
54:21
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
56:11
Foul on Michael Moffat
56:20
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
56:47
Cross from David Sinclair
56:55
Shot taken by Neil McGregor from the centre penalty area
56:55
Alloa Athletic 0 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Neil McGregor from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
59:31
Shot taken by Mitchel Megginson with his right foot
59:46
Save made by Alistair Brown
62:42
Shot taken by Mitchel Megginson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
62:42
Alloa Athletic 1 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Mitchel Megginson with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
64:17
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Martin Grehan on for Mitchel Megginson
67:44
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
67:48
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons from the right wing
68:35
Corner taken by Edward Ferns with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
69:02
Clearance by David Sinclair
69:27
Foul on Graeme Holmes
69:30
Free Kick taken by Graeme Holmes
70:00
Foul on Edward Ferns
70:03
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons
70:25
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
73:36
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
74:05
Clearance by Darren Young
75:02
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
75:08
BOOKING: Liam Buchanan of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:25
Free Kick taken by Ben Gordon
75:49
Shot taken by Graeme Holmes with his right foot from the centre penalty area
76:00
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
76:49
Offside flag raised against Kevin Cawley
76:50
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
77:36
DISMISSAL: Liam Buchanan of Ayr United sent off for second bookable offence
81:44
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
83:31
Foul on Robbie Crawford
83:43
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann from the left wing
83:59
Cross from Michael Donald
84:05
Block taken by Ben Gordon
84:08
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
84:32
Clearance by Ben Gordon
85:22
Foul on Robbie Crawford
85:27
Free Kick taken by Kyle McAusland
86:02
Foul on Martin Grehan
86:06
BOOKING: Robbie Crawford of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:23
Free Kick taken by Ben Gordon
86:34
Foul on Jonathan Tiffoney
86:45
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney from the right wing
86:54
Cross from Jonathan Tiffoney
86:58
Save made by Alistair Brown
88:28
Shot taken by Stephen Simmons from the centre penalty area
88:46
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
90:00+0:08
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Michael Moffat
90:00+1:56
Shot taken by Ben Gordon from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:56
Alloa Athletic 2 - 2 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Ben Gordon from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
90:00+3:02
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
90:00+3:41
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+3:59
Clearance by Ben Gordon
90:00+4:14
Shot taken by Jonathan Tiffoney with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+4:27
Save made by Alistair Brown
Full Time
Alloa Athletic 2 - 2 Ayr United

Alloa Athletic

vs

Ayr United

2
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
13
Shots
6
7
On Target
6
6
Off Target
0
8
Crosses
5
8
Corners
7
22
Throw Ins
30
5
Saves
9
6
Clearances
6
7
Goal Kicks
13
1
Blocks
3
12
Free Kicks
9
2
Offside
2
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Alloa Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Bain
03.Daryll Meggatt
04.Ben Gordon
05.Benjamin Jason Marr
02.Jonathan Tiffoney
06.Darren Young
08.Ryan McCord
11.Stephen Simmons
07.Calum Gallagher 45+0' Tactical
09.Mitchel Megginson 65+0' Tactical
10.Kevin Cawley

Substitutes

18.Craig McDowall
12.Mark Docherty
14.Edward Ferns 45+0' Tactical
16.Graeme Holmes
15.Martin Grehan 65+0' Tactical

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Kyle McAusland
03.Austin McCann
04.Neil McGregor
05.Chris Smith
07.Adam Hunter
06.David Sinclair
08.Robbie Crawford (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Michael Donald
09.Michael Moffat 90+1' Tactical
10.Liam Buchanan (76+0: Unsporting behaviour) (78+0: Second Bookable Offence)

Substitutes

18.William Muir
15.Darren Brownlie
12.Anthony Marenghi
14.Ryan McStay
16.David Winters 90+1' Tactical

Alloa and Ayr seek points for contrasting battles

Second-placed Alloa are looking for their second win of the season over visitors Ayr at Recreation Park, however they will do so without full-back Michael Doyle who remains sidelined following groin surgery.

Graeme Holmes is a doubt for the Wasps after missing training this week due to a leg problem he picked up in last Saturday's goalless draw at Queen of the South.

Manager Paul Hartley said: "Ayr were one of the favourites for promotion so they will be disappointed about sitting in eighth place. They have made moves to change that but adding more experienced players recently so this will be a tough game.

"Our players did well against a strong side last Saturday and we will need the same effort again in this game."

Ayr will give debuts to defensive loan recruits Chris Smith and Neil McGregor as they aim to climb away from danger at the wrong end of the Second Division table.

Ryan McStay is a doubt due to a hamstring strain while John Robertson (ankle), Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan (both knee) are absent.

Manager Mark Roberts said: "We have not won against Alloa this season but there has only be one goal scored and that shows just how tight it is between us.

"With the changes we have made we are looking to climb the table. There is no better way to do that than beating a strong Alloa side at home."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 23 44 60
2 Alloa Athletic 23 17 42
3 Brechin City 19 7 32
4 Arbroath 22 -7 32
5 Forfar Athletic 23 -9 32
6 East Fife 24 -1 26
7 Stenhousemuir 22 -6 26
8 Ayr United 21 -9 23
9 Stranraer 22 -18 22
10 Albion Rovers 21 -18 14

Updated 9/02/2013 at 17:00

 

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