Ayr United 2 - 1 East Fife

Saturday 30th March 2013
L Buchanan (79)
D Winters (87)
S Durie (15)

Ayr leave it late

Ayr scored twice late on to claim a 2-1 victory which leaves East Fife still deep in trouble at the wrong end of the Second Division table.

The second-bottom Fifers are now winless in nine league games and have lost five of their last six but do remain just two points adrift of Stranraer.

They took the lead after just 15 minutes when Scott Durie converted Robert Barr's left-wing cross with a well-taken finish from 12 yards.

And that was the way it remained until the 79th minute, Liam Buchanan latching on to David Winters' cross to convert low past Michael Brown for the leveller.

Ayr then completed the turnaround with just three minutes remaining on the clock when Brown parried Buchanan's long-range effort and Winters was on hand to convert.

OfficialDon Robertson
Attendance956
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 East Fife
1:36
Cross from Michael Moffat
1:41
Clearance by Robert Sloan
1:56
Foul on Collin Samuel
2:03
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
2:46
Cross from Mark Shankland
2:59
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan from the centre penalty area
4:37
Cross from Paul Willis
4:50
Clearance by Robbie Crawford
5:00
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford using his left foot from the centre penalty area
5:20
Save made by Michael Brown
5:28
Hand Ball taken by Michael Moffat
5:30
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown from the centre penalty area
6:33
Cross from Robert Barr
6:39
Save made by Graeme Smith
7:33
Cross from Scott Durie
7:39
Save made by Graeme Smith
9:36
Shot taken by Scott McLaughlin with his right foot from the left penalty area
9:49
Block taken by Michael Brown
11:23
Cross from Mark Shankland
11:29
Save made by Michael Brown
12:59
Foul on Michael Donald
13:04
Free Kick taken by Mark Shankland from the left wing
13:30
Cross from Mark Shankland
13:34
Clearance by David White
14:38
Cross from Robert Barr
14:38
Ayr United 0 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Scott Durie with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
15:43
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
15:46
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
16:30
Cross from Michael Donald
16:37
Clearance by Darren McCormack
17:03
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
17:40
Shot taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left penalty area
17:53
Block taken by John Robertson
19:15
Foul on Robert Barr
19:20
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
20:01
Foul on Liam Buchanan
20:06
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
22:13
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot
22:25
Save made by Michael Brown
22:46
Foul on Michael Moffat
22:54
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
24:16
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot
24:26
Block taken by Darren Brownlie
24:32
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
24:51
Clearance by Michael Donald
25:10
Cross from Mark Shankland
25:19
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
25:44
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
26:25
Cross from Mark Shankland
26:30
Clearance by David White
27:12
Foul on Robert Barr
27:15
Free Kick taken by Paul Willis from the left wing
27:21
BOOKING: Darren Brownlie of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
29:15
Cross from Mark Shankland
29:21
Save made by Michael Brown
32:14
Foul on Liam Buchanan
32:19
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
33:21
Cross from Michael Donald
33:26
Clearance by Darren McCormack
33:38
Cross from Michael Donald
33:47
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
34:46
Cross from Michael Moffat
34:52
Block taken by David White
34:56
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
35:15
Shot taken by Darren Brownlie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
35:42
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
36:28
Shot taken by Michael Donald with his right foot
36:50
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
38:30
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
38:31
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
39:41
Foul on Liam Buchanan
39:47
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
40:26
Cross from Michael Moffat
40:37
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
41:24
Foul on Paul McManus
41:29
Free Kick taken by Paul Willis from the right wing
41:48
Cross from Paul Willis
41:53
Clearance by Darren Brownlie
42:29
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
42:31
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
44:09
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
45:00+0:09
Cross from Austin McCann
Half Time
Ayr United 0 - 1 East Fife
Second Half Started
Ayr United 0 - 1 East Fife
46:08
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford with his right foot from the right penalty area
46:34
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
46:37
Foul on Austin McCann
46:44
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
48:47
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
48:49
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
49:49
Foul on Liam Buchanan
49:55
Free Kick taken by Mark Shankland from the left wing
50:12
Cross from Mark Shankland
50:22
Shot taken by Michael Moffat from the centre penalty area
50:39
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
51:00
Hand Ball taken by Robert Sloan
51:03
Free Kick taken by John Robertson from the right wing
51:43
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the left byline
53:02
Cross from Robbie Crawford
53:09
Save made by Michael Brown
54:06
Hand Ball taken by Robert Barr
54:08
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
55:05
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
55:07
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
55:57
Cross from Robert Barr
56:05
Save made by Graeme Smith
56:55
Cross from Michael Donald
57:00
Clearance by David White
59:29
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
59:41
Clearance by Chris Smith
59:47
Cross from Paul McManus
59:57
Shot taken by Collin Samuel from the centre penalty area
60:08
Save made by Graeme Smith
60:33
Foul on Mark Shankland
60:40
Free Kick taken by Mark Shankland from the right wing
60:56
Cross from Mark Shankland
61:00
Clearance by David White
61:09
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan using his left foot from the left penalty area
61:24
Save made by Michael Brown
61:27
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
61:39
Clearance by Robert Sloan
61:55
Cross from Mark Shankland
62:02
Shot taken by John Robertson from the left six yard line
62:22
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
62:43
Foul on Robert Barr
62:48
Free Kick taken by David White
63:07
Foul on Collin Samuel
63:14
Free Kick taken by Scott McBride
63:15
BOOKING: Chris Smith of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
63:59
Shot taken by Scott McBride using his left foot
64:13
Block taken by Scott McLaughlin
64:20
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
64:46
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the centre penalty area
65:08
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
67:07
Shot taken by Mark Shankland with his right foot
67:17
Block taken by Paul Willis
67:58
Cross from Michael Donald
68:04
Clearance by Steven Campbell
68:11
Cross from Michael Donald
68:20
Clearance by Darren McCormack
68:36
Cross from John Robertson
68:39
Clearance by Steven Campbell
69:44
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Mark Shankland
70:33
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
70:35
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
71:53
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
73:17
Shot taken by Paul Willis with his right foot
73:40
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
74:23
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
74:37
Foul on Robert Barr
74:43
Free Kick taken by Paul Willis from the left wing
76:40
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline
77:01
Clearance by Paul Willis
77:32
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
78:03
Cross from David Winters
78:03
Ayr United 1 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
79:04
Substitution for East Fife: Liam Gormley on for Paul McManus
79:42
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
79:50
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
80:01
Save made by Michael Brown
80:43
BOOKING: Robert Barr of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:05
Foul on Collin Samuel
82:12
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
83:02
Cross from Austin McCann
83:07
Shot taken by Michael Donald from the centre penalty area
83:18
Save made by Michael Brown
83:27
Corner taken by David Winters with his right foot from the right byline
83:39
Shot taken by Chris Smith from the right six yard line
84:05
Substitution for East Fife: Sean Jamieson on for Collin Samuel
85:40
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot
85:56
Save made by Michael Brown
86:08
Ayr United 2 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by David Winters with his right foot from the left six yard line going centre low of the goal.
86:55
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
87:31
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the right penalty area
87:45
Block taken by Michael Brown
88:28
Cross from Robert Sloan
88:33
Clearance by Chris Smith
89:00
Cross from Robert Barr
89:04
Clearance by Chris Smith
89:10
Cross from Steven Campbell
89:19
Clearance by Scott McLaughlin
90:00+3:53
Shot taken by Liam Gormley with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+4:07
Block taken by Michael Brown
90:00+4:11
Cross from Robert Barr
90:00+4:17
Block taken by Liam Buchanan
90:00+4:19
Corner taken by Robert Barr with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+4:31
Clearance by Scott McLaughlin
Full Time
Ayr United 2 - 1 East Fife

Ayr United

vs

East Fife

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
17
Shots
7
8
On Target
3
9
Off Target
4
23
Crosses
11
4
Corners
5
31
Throw Ins
31
4
Saves
9
8
Clearances
12
6
Goal Kicks
11
4
Blocks
5
13
Free Kicks
12
3
Offside
3
1
Hand Balls
2
2
Yellow Cards
1

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
02.John Robertson
03.Austin McCann
04.Darren Brownlie (28+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Chris Smith (64+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Robbie Crawford
06.Scott McLaughlin
11.Michael Donald
07.Mark Shankland 70+0' Tactical
09.Michael Moffat
10.Liam Buchanan

Substitutes

20.Alistair Brown
14.Ryan McStay
15.Aaron Wyllie
16.Anthony Marenghi
12.David Winters 70+0' Tactical

East Fife

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Michael Brown
02.Scott Durie
04.Steven Campbell
05.David White
06.Darren McCormack
03.Robert Sloan
10.Robert Barr (81+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Paul Willis
08.Paul McManus 80+0' Tactical
09.Collin Samuel 85+0' Tactical
11.Scott McBride

Substitutes

20.Calum Antell
16.Robert Malcolm
12.Dale Keenan
14.Sean Jamieson 85+0' Tactical
15.Liam Gormley 80+0' Tactical

Pair available for Honest Men

Ayr include youngsters Robbie Crawford and Mark Shankland in their squad to face visitors East Fife just two days before the duo head for a second trial with npower Championship side Birmingham.

The Honest Men also have David Sinclair available after an ankle injury, however they will miss Neil McGregor and Adam Hunter through suspension along with the injured Kyle McAusland (hand), Martyn Campbell (knee) and Michael McGowan. (knee)

Player/manager Mark Roberts said: "Our games with East Fife usually involve goals and hopefully this one will be as well but with Ayr scoring more than them.

"We have dominated the games against East Fife this season but only have one win to show for it as we have shot ourselves in the foot in every game. Hopefully we won't in this game."

Second bottom East Fife make the trip looking to repeat their 3-2 success at Somerset Park earlier this season without the suspended David Muir.

Steven Campbell returns from injury, however Darren Smith is struggling with an ankle knock.

Methil manager Billy Reid said: "I have been involved in two games with Ayr which have seen 11 goals scored.

"We won a game 3-2 after being 2 goals behind and then drew 3-3 when we were in front and these scores tell you that both sides are strong and where both sides need to improve.

"Ayr are a decent side who should be higher up in the table than they are and I reckon that they have strengthened their defence now so we will have to work hard to score against them this time."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 31 63 82
2 Alloa Athletic 31 21 55
3 Brechin City 27 5 48
4 Up Arbroath 30 -10 42
5 Down Forfar Athletic 29 -9 39
6 Up Ayr United 31 -6 38
7 Down Stenhousemuir 30 -6 36
8 Stranraer 29 -24 29
9 East Fife 29 -5 27
10 Albion Rovers 29 -29 21

Updated 30/03/2013 at 16:58

 
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