Brechin City 2 - 1 Ayr United

Saturday 23rd March 2013
D Carcary (15)
A Trouten (19)
L Buchanan (61)

Brechin run goes on

Brechin extended their unbeaten run to 11 league matches with a 2-1 win over 10-man Ayr.

The hosts took the lead in the 15th minute when Derek Carcary finished from the edge of the box after some good work by Gary Fusco.

They doubled the advantage four minutes later when Alan Trouten rose highest to head home David McKenna's cross.

McKenna could have put them out of reach moments later but was unlucky to see his effort come back off a post.

The visitors pulled a goal back just after the hour mark when Liam Buchanan was well placed to convert Michael Donald's cross.

But their comeback hopes were dealt a blow when Neil McGregor was shown a second yellow card with 15 minutes remaining for a challenge on Trouten.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance427
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Ayr United
0:55
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
1:46
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot from the left penalty area
1:52
Save made by Graeme Smith
4:46
Offside flag raised against Alan Trouten
4:47
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
5:39
Cross from Derek Carcary
5:51
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
7:29
Foul on Andrew Jackson
7:36
Free Kick taken by David McKenna
8:02
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
8:35
Offside flag raised against Derek Carcary
8:36
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
10:50
Corner taken by Derek Carcary using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
11:13
Clearance by John Robertson
12:23
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
14:49
Shot taken by Derek Carcary using his left foot from the left penalty area
14:49
Brechin City 1 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Derek Carcary using his left foot from the left penalty area going centre low of the goal.
17:04
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
18:54
Cross from David McKenna
18:58
Shot taken by Alan Trouten from the right six yard line
18:58
Brechin City 2 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Alan Trouten from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
21:52
Offside flag raised against Derek Carcary
21:53
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
22:30
Foul on Liam Buchanan
22:40
Free Kick taken by Mark Shankland
22:46
Cross from Mark Shankland
23:04
Shot taken by David McKenna using his left foot from the centre penalty area
23:37
Corner taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot from the left byline
24:38
Clearance by Austin McCann
24:47
Shot taken by Derek Carcary using his left foot
25:04
Save made by Graeme Smith
25:54
Offside flag raised against David McKenna
25:55
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
27:09
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
27:09
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
27:51
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
28:16
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
28:17
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
33:16
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
34:00
Offside flag raised against Alan Trouten
34:02
Free Kick taken by Chris Smith
35:52
Shot taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot
36:05
Save made by Graeme Smith
38:04
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot from the left penalty area
38:23
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
39:03
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
40:11
Foul on David McKenna
40:14
Free Kick taken by David McKenna
41:22
Shot taken by Mark Shankland with his right foot from the right penalty area
42:09
Offside flag raised against Andrew Jackson
42:10
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
43:27
Foul on Alan Trouten
43:33
BOOKING: Scott McLaughlin of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
43:55
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
44:16
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
44:52
Hand Ball taken by Andrew Jackson
44:56
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
45:00+0:28
Shot taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right penalty area
45:00+0:45
Block taken by Gary Fusco
45:00+1:21
Hand Ball taken by David McKenna
45:00+1:25
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor from the right wing
45:00+1:48
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford using his left foot from the left penalty area
45:00+1:58
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
45:00+2:42
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
Half Time
Brechin City 2 - 0 Ayr United
Second Half Started
Brechin City 2 - 0 Ayr United
47:06
Cross from Austin McCann
47:15
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the right six yard line
47:26
Save made by Michael Andrews
47:43
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
48:26
Foul on Michael Donald
48:29
Free Kick taken by Mark Shankland
48:51
Cross from Mark Shankland
49:00
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
49:22
Shot taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot from the centre penalty area
49:32
Save made by Graeme Smith
49:34
Corner taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot from the left byline
51:08
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford with his right foot
51:20
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
51:39
Foul on Michael Moffat
51:43
Free Kick taken by Mark Shankland from the left wing
51:55
Cross from Mark Shankland
52:04
Save made by Michael Andrews
52:35
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
52:57
Clearance by Gerard McLauchlan
53:03
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford using his left foot
53:21
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
54:31
Foul on Jonathan Stewart
54:46
Free Kick taken by Graham Hay
56:17
Corner taken by Mark Shankland with his right foot from the left byline
56:46
Foul on Michael Andrews
56:55
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
60:24
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:24
Brechin City 2 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
62:26
Foul on Derek Carcary
62:30
BOOKING: Chris Smith of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:27
Substitution for Brechin City: Alex Pursehouse on for Derek Carcary
64:56
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
65:14
Foul on Andrew Jackson
65:20
BOOKING: Neil McGregor of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:18
Free Kick taken by David McKenna
66:56
Offside flag raised against Paul McLean
66:57
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
67:31
Foul on Paul McLean
68:10
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
68:32
Foul on Andrew Jackson
68:42
Free Kick taken by Graham Hay
71:16
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan using his left foot from the centre penalty area
71:38
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
71:51
Foul on Alan Trouten
71:55
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
72:49
Offside flag raised against Alan Trouten
72:51
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
73:52
Foul on Alan Trouten
74:18
DISMISSAL: Neil McGregor of Ayr United sent off for second bookable offence
74:23
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
75:11
Foul on Robbie Crawford
75:14
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
76:10
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Mark Shankland
79:19
Foul on Andrew Jackson
79:27
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
79:39
Offside flag raised against Alan Trouten
81:02
Foul on Andrew Jackson
81:14
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
83:33
Shot taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot from the left penalty area
83:52
Save made by Graeme Smith
85:06
Foul on Robbie Crawford
85:17
BOOKING: Gary Fusco of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
85:20
Free Kick taken by Michael Donald
86:13
Foul on Robbie Crawford
86:18
BOOKING: Jonathan Stewart of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:37
Free Kick taken by Michael Donald
87:54
Substitution for Brechin City: Ryan Stewart on for David McKenna
88:18
Corner taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
88:49
Shot taken by Ewan Moyes with his right foot from the left penalty area
89:12
Block taken by John Robertson
90:00+0:27
Shot taken by Ryan Stewart with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:41
Save made by Graeme Smith
90:00+0:46
Corner taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+2:33
Foul on Chris Smith
90:00+2:42
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
90:00+3:00
Foul on Gerard McLauchlan
90:00+3:03
Free Kick taken by Graham Hay
90:00+3:21
Foul on Austin McCann
90:00+3:28
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
Full Time
Brechin City 2 - 1 Ayr United

Brechin City

vs

Ayr United

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
11
Shots
8
9
On Target
3
2
Off Target
5
2
Crosses
4
5
Corners
3
12
Throw Ins
24
2
Saves
6
1
Clearances
2
7
Goal Kicks
9
1
Blocks
1
16
Free Kicks
18
9
Offside
2
2
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
1

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Andrews
02.Gerard McLauchlan
03.Paul McLean
04.Graham Hay
05.Ewan Moyes
07.Alan Trouten
06.Gary Fusco (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Jonathan Stewart (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Andrew Jackson
10.David McKenna 88+0' Tactical
11.Derek Carcary 65+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Craig Nelson
15.Alex Pursehouse 65+0' Tactical
12.Garry Brady
14.Ryan Stewart 88+0' Tactical
16.Aaron Murdoch

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
02.John Robertson
03.Austin McCann
04.Neil McGregor (66+0: Unsporting behaviour) (75+0: Second Bookable Offence)
05.Chris Smith (63+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Scott McLaughlin (44+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Robbie Crawford
11.Michael Donald
07.Mark Shankland 77+0' Tactical
09.Michael Moffat
10.Liam Buchanan

Substitutes

20.Alistair Brown
15.Darren Brownlie
14.Ryan McStay
16.Aaron Wyllie
12.David Winters 77+0' Tactical

Molloy missing for City

Brechin are without Craig Molloy due to a knee injury as they host Ayr United at Forfar's Station Park.

City's own Glebe Park surface continues to be unplayable.

Manager Ray McKinnon has welcomed the move to their Angus neighbours as his side face a fixture pile-up, and is now keeping his fingers crossed that the predicted heavy snowfall in the area does not cause another postponement.

McKinnon said: "I am glad that we got this game organised as we cannot keep coming out of cold storage and playing once every two or three weeks.

"The players have been fantastic and they will need to be again as Ayr have run us really close in our last two games.

"Hopefully the snow stays away and we can play."

Ayr midfielder Robbie Crawford and player-manager Mark Roberts are available after suspension for their trip north.

But Adam Hunter is banned while David Sinclair drops out with an ankle injury and Kyle McAusland's broken thumb keeps him sidelined.

After 2-1 defeats by Brechin recently Roberts is out to turn things around.

He said: "There is not much between the sides and hopefully we can get the kind of break that they have had in those two games.

"They have done really well to remain in third place despite the interruptions their season has had but if we win this one people will start looking at our play-off hopes in a more serious way."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 29 56 76
2 Alloa Athletic 30 20 52
3 Brechin City 25 12 48
4 Forfar Athletic 28 -7 39
5 Arbroath 29 -12 39
6 Stenhousemuir 29 -5 36
7 Ayr United 30 -7 35
8 Stranraer 28 -23 29
9 East Fife 28 -4 27
10 Albion Rovers 28 -30 18

Updated 23/03/2013 at 17:02

 

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