Ayr United 5 - 2 Albion Rovers

Saturday 16th February 2013
M Donald (18, 56)
M Moffat (pen 25, 59, 67)
R Winters (42, 84)

Moffat walking on air after treble

Michael Moffat's first hat-trick for Ayr helped Mark Roberts' side to a 5-2 win over Albion.

Ayr went ahead through Michael Donald, who fired into the top corner from inside the area.

Moffat grabbed his first from the penalty spot after Chris Boyle fouled David Winters in the box.

Robert Winters pulled a goal back three minutes before the break with a close-range finish.

The two-goal cushion was restored by Donald, who drove home from the edge of the area in the 56th minute.

And Moffat added a fourth three minutes later with a tap-in from six yards.

The striker completed his hat-trick after being released by Austin McCann and finishing into the bottom corner.

Albion pulled a late goal back as Robert Winters turned in Christopher Dallas' cross from close range, but by then their sixth consecutive defeat was assured.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance1,064
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
0:19
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
0:37
Clearance by Alan Reid
1:22
Cross from Adam Hunter
1:27
Clearance by Marvin Andrews
2:31
Foul on David Sinclair
2:38
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the right wing
3:09
Cross from David Sinclair
3:16
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
4:06
Foul on David Crawford
4:10
Free Kick taken by Ryan Scully
6:12
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
6:13
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
8:19
Foul on Robert Winters
8:23
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
8:42
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
8:59
Clearance by Michael Moffat
9:05
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline
9:37
Clearance by Graeme Smith
9:58
Foul on Christopher Boyle
10:02
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
10:05
BOOKING: Neil McGregor of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
10:47
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
11:02
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
13:35
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
14:50
Offside flag raised against Robert Winters
14:53
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
15:38
Cross from Michael Moffat
15:53
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
17:51
Shot taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the left penalty area
17:51
Ayr United 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Michael Donald using his left foot from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
19:26
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot from the right penalty area
19:52
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
20:51
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
21:12
Clearance by Alan Reid
22:14
Shot taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot
22:25
Save made by Graeme Smith
22:52
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
23:54
Cross from Kyle McAusland
23:59
Clearance by Marvin Andrews
24:26
Foul on David Winters
24:56
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Michael Moffat and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
24:56
Ayr United 2 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
25:45
Cross from Robert Winters
25:57
Shot taken by Gary Phillips from the centre penalty area
26:07
Save made by Graeme Smith
26:18
Foul on Ciaran Donnelly
26:24
Free Kick taken by Ciaran Donnelly
27:19
Cross from Austin McCann
27:25
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the centre penalty area
27:52
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
29:00
Cross from Barry Russell
29:05
Block taken by Kyle McAusland
29:08
Corner taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
29:27
Clearance by Michael Donald
29:41
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
30:16
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
31:58
Offside flag raised against Robert Winters
32:01
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
32:19
Foul on Michael Donald
32:26
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
33:08
Cross from David Winters
33:15
Save made by Ryan Scully
33:57
Foul on Robbie Crawford
34:06
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
35:09
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
35:39
Clearance by Ryan Scully
36:30
Cross from David Winters
36:37
Shot taken by Michael Donald from the centre penalty area
37:23
Foul on Neil McGregor
37:28
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
38:10
Foul on Scott Sally
38:17
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
38:43
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
39:27
Foul on Robbie Crawford
39:35
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
40:44
Shot taken by Adam Hunter with his right foot from the right penalty area
40:58
Clearance by Ryan Scully
41:00
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline
41:13
Cross from Michael Donald
41:19
Clearance by Marvin Andrews
41:59
Shot taken by Robert Winters with his right foot from the right penalty area
41:59
Ayr United 2 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Robert Winters with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top right of the goal.
43:37
Cross from Michael Donald
43:45
Save made by Ryan Scully
43:57
Foul on Gary Phillips
44:03
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell from the left wing
44:41
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
Half Time
Ayr United 2 - 1 Albion Rovers
Second Half Started
Ayr United 2 - 1 Albion Rovers
45:17
Hand Ball taken by Austin McCann
45:20
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson from the right wing
45:48
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
45:57
Clearance by Austin McCann
46:03
Corner taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the right byline
46:27
Clearance by Austin McCann
46:42
Cross from Kyle McAusland
46:53
Shot taken by Michael Donald with his right foot from the centre penalty area
47:20
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
48:22
Foul on David Sinclair
48:27
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
48:57
Foul on David Crawford
49:02
Free Kick taken by Ryan Scully
51:02
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
51:26
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
51:54
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the left penalty area
52:31
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
54:29
Cross from David Winters
54:34
Block taken by Barry Russell
54:36
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
54:51
Clearance by Alan Reid
54:58
Cross from David Sinclair
55:24
Clearance by David Crawford
55:31
Shot taken by Michael Donald with his right foot from the centre penalty area
55:31
Ayr United 3 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Michael Donald with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
57:27
Foul on Barry Russell
57:37
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
58:07
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
58:07
Ayr United 4 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
59:27
Foul on David Crawford
59:30
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
60:13
Foul on Alan Reid
60:20
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
60:26
BOOKING: Michael Donald of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:00
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Patrick Walker on for Scott Sally
62:10
Foul on Barry Russell
62:18
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell from the left wing
62:19
BOOKING: Robbie Crawford of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:44
Cross from Barry Russell
65:15
Foul on Neil McGregor
65:28
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
66:18
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
66:18
Ayr United 5 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
67:25
Shot taken by Kyle McAusland using his left foot
68:24
Cross from David Crawford
68:30
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
69:42
Offside flag raised against David Winters
69:44
Free Kick taken by Ryan Scully
71:57
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Bradley Halsman on for Christopher Boyle
72:49
Cross from Alan Reid
72:54
Clearance by Chris Smith
73:37
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Chris Dallas on for David Crawford
75:53
Substitution for Ayr United: Anthony Marenghi on for Robbie Crawford
78:08
Foul on Gary Phillips
78:12
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell from the left wing
78:47
Cross from Barry Russell
78:50
Clearance by Anthony Marenghi
79:05
Cross from Chris Dallas
81:07
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot
81:18
Block taken by Ciaran Donnelly
81:23
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
81:55
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot from the right byline
82:09
Clearance by Marvin Andrews
82:18
Shot taken by Adam Hunter with his right foot
82:49
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
83:04
Cross from Chris Dallas
83:04
Ayr United 5 - 2 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Robert Winters with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
85:17
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot from the centre penalty area
85:41
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot from the right byline
86:09
Clearance by Marvin Andrews
86:43
Foul on Robert Winters
86:47
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
87:07
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
87:28
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
87:52
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Scully
88:31
Cross from Patrick Walker
88:39
Shot taken by Bradley Halsman using his left foot from the centre penalty area
88:55
Save made by Graeme Smith
89:23
Cross from Alan Reid
89:29
Shot taken by Bradley Halsman with his right foot from the centre penalty area
89:41
Save made by Graeme Smith
90:00+0:29
Offside flag raised against David Winters
90:00+0:31
Free Kick taken by Ryan Scully
90:00+0:48
Shot taken by Gary Phillips using his left foot from the left penalty area
90:00+1:00
Block taken by Neil McGregor
90:00+1:27
Cross from Robert Winters
Full Time
Ayr United 5 - 2 Albion Rovers

Ayr United

vs

Albion Rovers

5
Goals
2
3
Assists
2
15
Shots
8
6
On Target
5
9
Off Target
3
12
Crosses
12
8
Corners
5
25
Throw Ins
34
4
Saves
2
8
Clearances
11
5
Goal Kicks
11
2
Blocks
2
9
Free Kicks
17
3
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Penalties
0
3
Yellow Cards
0

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
02.Kyle McAusland
03.Austin McCann
04.Neil McGregor (11+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Chris Smith
07.Adam Hunter
06.David Sinclair
08.Robbie Crawford (63+0: Unsporting behaviour) 76+0' Tactical
11.Michael Donald (61+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Michael Moffat
10.David Winters

Substitutes

20.Alistair Brown
14.Darren Brownlie
12.Anthony Marenghi 76+0' Tactical
15.Ryan McStay
16.Mark Roberts

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Ryan Scully
03.Barry Russell
04.Anthony Stevenson
02.Alan Reid
05.Marvin Andrews
06.Ciaran Donnelly
08.Christopher Boyle 72+0' Tactical
11.Gary Phillips
07.David Crawford 74+0' Tactical
09.Robert Winters
10.Scott Sally 61+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Matthew McGinley
15.Todd Lumsden
14.Chris Dallas 74+0' Tactical
16.Bradley Halsman 72+0' Tactical
12.Patrick Walker 61+0' Tactical

Smith set for debut

Ayr will give a debut to goalkeeper Graeme Smith when bottom club Albion visit.

The 30-year-old, who has spent time at Partick this season, joined on a short-term deal.

Recent signing Liam Buchanan will be missing for the Honest Men after being sent off against Alloa last weekend.

John Robertson's ankle injury keeps him out and Michael McGowan and Martyn Campbell are still absent with knee injuries.

Player-manager Mark Roberts said: "We have a point to prove against Albion Rovers as losing to them on Boxing Day was the low point of our season.

"It was a terrible performance from us but we have the chance to put some of that right in this game."M

Albion include trialist strikers Scott Sally and Robbie Winters for a second week running as they look to secure a second win in a row over Ayr.

The Coatbridge side also have Alan Reid and Barry Russell available after suspension, but manager Todd Lumsden has delayed naming his team as Steven Howarth (hip), Chris Dallas (calf) and David Crawford (thigh) are struggling.

Lumsden said: "We can go to Somerset Park with some confidence as we won the last meeting between the sides and played really well down there before losing to a last-minute penalty.

"We may well be at the bottom but are still playing well. If we start taking the chances we are creating then we will start winning games."

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Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 24 49 63
2 Alloa Athletic 24 18 45
3 Brechin City 20 8 35
4 Arbroath 23 -8 32
5 Forfar Athletic 24 -10 32
6 Up Stenhousemuir 23 -5 29
7 Down East Fife 25 -2 26
8 Ayr United 22 -6 26
9 Stranraer 23 -23 22
10 Albion Rovers 22 -21 14

Updated 16/02/2013 at 17:04