Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Ayr United

Saturday 4th May 2013
C Templeman (12)
I Campbell (pen 45)
[OG] M Bolochoweckyj (36)

Forfar secure play-off berth

Forfar claimed the final play-off spot on the last day of the Irn-Bru Second Division season with a 2-1 win over Ayr.

Christopher Templeman got the home side off to a dream start when he headed in with 10 minutes played.

It appeared Forfar were heading into half-time with the lead intact until Michael Bolochoweckyj's failed clearance attempt resulted in an own goal.

The hosts quickly restored the lead before the break. Templeman was brought down by Darren Brownlie in the box after a sustained period of possession.

Brownlie was sent off for his protests and Iain Campbell made no mistake with the finish, slotting the penalty into the bottom left corner.

Michael Donald gave the home fans a late scare when he fired over the bar from six yards, but Forfar were able to see out the game against Ayr's 10 men and finish the season in fourth place.

OfficialCraig Charleston
Attendance622
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Ayr United
1:01
Foul on Daniel Denholm
1:05
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
3:50
Foul on Christopher Templeman
4:06
Free Kick taken by William Robertson
5:06
Foul on Daniel Denholm
5:10
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
5:31
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline
6:34
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
6:50
Foul on Scott McLaughlin
6:57
Free Kick taken by Kyle McAusland
8:06
Foul on Anthony Marenghi
8:11
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
10:21
Foul on Jordon Brown
10:34
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
11:03
Shot taken by Iain Campbell with his right foot
11:17
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
11:50
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Christopher Templeman to the bottom right of the goal.
14:23
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
17:10
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
19:37
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline
19:53
Clearance by Darren Brownlie
20:09
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
20:28
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
22:47
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline
24:07
Shot taken by Daniel Denholm with his right foot
24:20
Save made by Graeme Smith
24:38
Foul on Kyle McAusland
24:45
Free Kick taken by Kyle McAusland
30:13
Foul on Kyle McAusland
30:16
Free Kick taken by Anthony Marenghi
32:22
Foul on Graeme Smith
32:36
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith from the right penalty area
34:30
Cross from Robbie Crawford
35:02
Forfar Athletic 1 - 1 Ayr United
OWN GOAL scored by Michael Bolochoweckyj with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
37:00
Foul on Neil McGregor
37:08
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith from the centre penalty area
39:13
Foul on Anthony Marenghi
39:16
Free Kick taken by Kyle McAusland
40:10
Foul on Ross Campbell
40:20
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
42:58
Foul on Christopher Templeman
43:18
DISMISSAL: Darren Brownlie of Ayr United sent off for foul & abusive language
44:53
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Iain Campbell and scored with his right foot to the bottom left
44:53
Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Iain Campbell with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
45:00+0:22
Substitution for Ayr United: Chris Smith on for Anthony Marenghi
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Ayr United
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Ayr United
45:55
Foul on Ross Campbell
46:01
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
46:18
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Michael Dunlop on for Michael Bolochoweckyj
48:33
Foul on Daniel Denholm
48:43
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
48:47
BOOKING: Neil McGregor of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
49:27
Foul on Neil McGregor
49:35
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith from the centre penalty area
49:52
Foul on Michael Donald
49:56
Free Kick taken by Jackson Longridge
51:04
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
51:49
Foul on Aaron Wyllie
51:52
Free Kick taken by Jackson Longridge
55:51
Foul on Jackson Longridge
55:56
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
56:25
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
58:06
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
59:20
BOOKING: Kyle McAusland of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:55
Substitution for Ayr United: Michael Wardrobe on for Robbie Crawford
63:30
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
64:23
Foul on Jackson Longridge
64:28
Free Kick taken by Michael Moffat
64:56
Cross from Michael Moffat
65:01
Clearance by Gavin Malin
65:05
Corner taken by Dale Hilson using his left foot from the right byline
65:37
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
65:47
Offside flag raised against Dale Hilson
66:06
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
66:47
Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
67:08
Shot taken by Kyle McAusland with his right foot
68:57
Foul on Kyle McAusland
69:00
Free Kick taken by Scott McLaughlin
69:35
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
71:19
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Omar Kader on for Daniel Denholm
73:00
Foul on Omar Kader
73:09
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
73:15
BOOKING: Scott McLaughlin of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:43
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
74:02
Clearance by Chris Smith
74:38
Foul on Michael Donald
74:42
Free Kick taken by Scott McLaughlin
74:58
Shot taken by Scott McLaughlin with his right foot
75:05
Save made by Graeme Smith
75:08
Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin with his right foot from the right byline
75:30
Clearance by William Robertson
75:40
BOOKING: William Robertson of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:49
Foul on Michael Moffat
76:04
Free Kick taken by Scott McLaughlin
76:12
Cross from Scott McLaughlin
76:17
Shot taken by Neil McGregor
76:26
Save made by Graeme Smith
78:24
Foul on Omar Kader
78:31
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
79:55
Foul on Aaron Wyllie
80:16
Free Kick taken by Jackson Longridge
81:42
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline
82:09
Save made by Graeme Smith
82:16
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
84:19
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the right byline
84:56
Clearance by Neil McGregor
85:27
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the right byline
86:20
Shot taken by Michael Donald with his right foot
87:07
Foul on Ross Campbell
87:17
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
90:00+0:04
Offside flag raised against Scott McLaughlin
90:00+0:05
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Ayr United

Forfar Athletic

vs

Ayr United

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
0
2
Shots
4
1
On Target
2
1
Off Target
2
0
Crosses
3
9
Corners
3
17
Throw Ins
29
0
Saves
4
3
Clearances
4
3
Goal Kicks
6
11
Free Kicks
17
1
Offside
1
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
1

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
03.Iain Campbell
04.Gavin Malin
05.Michael Bolochoweckyj 46+0' Injury
06.Mark McCulloch
02.William Robertson (76+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Jordon Brown
11.Daniel Denholm 72+0' Tactical
07.Dale Hilson
09.Christopher Templeman
10.Ross Campbell

Substitutes

20.Ross Salmon
16.Michael Dunlop 46+0' Injury
14.Barry Sellars
12.Omar Kader 72+0' Tactical
15.Charlie King

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
02.Kyle McAusland (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Neil McGregor (49+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Darren Brownlie (44+0: Foul & Abusive Language)
03.Jackson Longridge
06.Aaron Wyllie
07.Scott McLaughlin (74+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Robbie Crawford 62+0' Tactical
10.Anthony Marenghi 45+1' Tactical
11.Michael Donald
09.Michael Moffat

Substitutes

20.William Muir
12.Chris Smith 45+1' Tactical
15.Ross Campbell
16.Michael Wardrobe 62+0' Tactical
14.Mark Shankland

Swankie missing for Loons

Forfar will be missing striker Gavin Swankie through suspension as they look to defeat visitors Ayr and take advantage of any slip up by Arbroath to secure a play-off place.

The Loons also be without Odmar Faero, Keith Gibson and Mick Dunlop with knee injuries while Derek Soutar (back), Stephen Tulloch (pelvis) and Martyn Fotheringham (ankle) are absent as well.

Station Park boss Dick Campbell said: "Our task is pretty straightforward and that is to win. Things are not in our hands but if they could be if we see off Ayr.

"The team is playing well and picks itself so we will look to go out and do the business. We have a decent record against Ayr and want to add to it. I will worry about other scores after the final whistle."

Ayr bring a disappointing season to an end at Forfar and they welcome back defender Chris Smith after a ban however Adam Hunter is now suspended.

Knee injuries continue to keep Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan sidelined with ankle problems ruling out David Sinclair and John Robertson.

Player/ manager Mark Roberts will promote youngsters from the club's youth academy again to cover.

Roberts said: "We were short on numbers last week against Arbroath and the youngsters did well and they will get a chance again at Forfar.

"This will be an education and they will need to learn fast as Forfar will be coming at us from the first whistle. "They have to win this game to have a chance of getting into the play-offs so we need to stand tall to keep them out."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 36 69 92
2 Alloa Athletic 36 27 67
3 Brechin City 36 13 61
4 Up Forfar Athletic 36 -7 54
5 Down Arbroath 36 -10 52
6 Stenhousemuir 36 0 49
7 Ayr United 36 -12 41
8 Stranraer 36 -28 37
9 East Fife 36 -15 32
10 Albion Rovers 36 -37 24

Updated 4/05/2013 at 16:57

 
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