Stranraer 2 - 0 Ayr United

Saturday 1st September 2012
C Malcolm (34, 38)

Malcolm at the double for Stranraer

Craig Malcolm scored twice in four first-half minutes for Stranraer as they beat Ayr 2-0.

After a scrappy start to the game, Malcolm gave the home side the lead after 34 minutes when he slotted past Darren Martin in the Ayr goal.

Just four minutes later he added a second from the edge of the area to put Stranraer in command going into the break.

The Blues defended well in the second period, making it very difficult for the frustrated visitors to break them down.

Ayr's Adam Hunter received a second yellow card in the 90th minute for a bad foul on Maxwell Wright.

The Honest Men now sit firmly at the bottom of the table.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance772
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 Ayr United
0:21
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
0:28
Offside flag raised against Mark Roberts
0:29
Free Kick taken by Mark Staunton
0:53
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot
1:07
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
2:05
Corner taken by David Sinclair using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
2:27
Foul on David Mitchell
2:30
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
6:25
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
7:23
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
9:33
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
11:28
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
13:01
Foul on Anthony Marenghi
13:05
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
14:23
Foul on Darren Martin
14:32
Free Kick taken by Darren Martin
15:15
Foul on Mark Staunton
15:23
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
16:25
Foul on Robert Love
16:33
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
16:56
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
20:28
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
21:04
Foul on Craig Malcolm
21:14
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
21:53
Foul on David Sinclair
21:57
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
23:02
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
23:33
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
24:04
Save made by Darren Martin
25:16
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
26:06
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
26:07
Free Kick taken by Mark Staunton
27:07
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
27:24
Shot taken by Ryan Borris from the centre penalty area
28:26
Save made by Darren Martin
28:31
BOOKING: Ryan Borris of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
30:29
Foul on Ryan Borris
30:39
BOOKING: Adam Hunter of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
30:45
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
31:55
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
33:01
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot
33:01
Stranraer 1 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
34:51
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
35:11
Save made by David Mitchell
35:30
Clearance by Sean Winter
35:42
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
36:11
Shot taken by Frank McKeown from the centre penalty area
36:17
Save made by Darren Martin
37:42
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the right penalty area
37:42
Stranraer 2 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
39:01
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
39:35
Foul on Craig Malcolm
39:48
BOOKING: Ross Robertson of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
39:52
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
41:23
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
42:34
Corner taken by David Sinclair using his left foot from the left byline
42:55
Clearance by Mark Staunton
43:30
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
43:47
Foul on Craig Malcolm
43:52
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the right wing
44:41
Foul on Anthony Marenghi
44:48
Free Kick taken by Marc Twaddle
Half Time
Stranraer 2 - 0 Ayr United
45:01
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Anthony Marenghi
Second Half Started
Stranraer 2 - 0 Ayr United
46:38
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
46:48
Foul on Mark Roberts
46:54
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter from the right wing
47:12
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot
47:31
Save made by David Mitchell
48:36
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
48:38
Free Kick taken by Ross Robertson
49:14
Foul on Mark Staunton
49:21
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
51:43
Foul on Ryan Borris
51:48
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell from the right wing
51:56
Substitution for Ayr United: Micheal McGowan on for Ross Robertson
53:33
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
55:23
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
56:21
Corner taken by Micheal McGowan with his right foot from the right byline
57:19
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
57:27
Foul on Craig Malcolm
57:32
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
58:18
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
59:21
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
60:08
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Shankland on for Micheal McGowan
63:51
Corner taken by Mark Shankland with his right foot from the right byline
64:12
Shot taken by Austin McCann from the centre penalty area
64:24
Save made by David Mitchell
64:58
Foul on Mark Shankland
65:05
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter
66:46
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot
67:46
Shot taken by Frank McKeown with his right foot from the centre penalty area
68:02
Save made by Darren Martin
69:02
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
69:24
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
69:56
Substitution for Stranraer: Maxwell Wright on for Robert Love
70:32
Foul on Craig Malcolm
70:38
Free Kick taken by Craig Malcolm
71:12
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot
71:20
Save made by Darren Martin
71:24
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
71:44
Clearance by David Winters
72:35
Foul on Craig Malcolm
72:43
Free Kick taken by Craig Malcolm
72:50
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
74:17
Foul on Mark Roberts
74:21
Free Kick taken by Marc Twaddle
75:40
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot
75:57
Save made by David Mitchell
76:01
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
76:24
Foul on Mark Staunton
76:29
Free Kick taken by Mark Staunton
77:28
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
77:55
Clearance by Darren Brownlie
78:10
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
78:38
Shot taken by Ryan Borris with his right foot
78:48
Goal Kick taken by Darren Martin
78:54
Offside flag raised against Mark Shankland
78:56
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
80:56
Shot taken by Michael Moffat from the centre penalty area
81:16
Substitution for Stranraer: Dean Agnew on for Ryan Borris
81:44
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
82:51
Corner taken by Mark Shankland with his right foot from the left byline
83:10
Save made by David Mitchell
83:15
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the centre penalty area
83:30
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
83:50
Foul on Sean Winter
84:03
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the left wing
84:49
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
86:36
Corner taken by David Winters with his right foot from the left byline
87:05
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
88:05
Foul on Mark Staunton
88:07
BOOKING: Mark Roberts of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:29
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
89:00
Foul on Maxwell Wright
89:12
DISMISSAL: Adam Hunter of Ayr United sent off for serious foul play
89:31
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
90:00+0:02
Substitution for Stranraer: Adam Forde on for Craig Malcolm
Full Time
Stranraer 2 - 0 Ayr United

Stranraer

vs

Ayr United

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
9
Shots
5
5
On Target
3
4
Off Target
2
6
Corners
7
27
Throw Ins
24
5
Saves
5
4
Clearances
2
16
Goal Kicks
11
19
Free Kicks
8
1
Offside
3
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
1

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.David Mitchell
02.Lloyd Kinnaird
03.Michael Dunlop
04.Mark Staunton
05.Frank McKeown
08.Grant Gallagher
06.Christopher Aitken
07.Sean Winter
11.Ryan Borris (29+0: Unsporting behaviour) 82+0' Tactical
09.Craig Malcolm 90+1' Tactical
10.Robert Love 70+0' Tactical

Substitutes

19.Russell Cadwell
15.Adam Forde 90+1' Tactical
16.Kieren Wood
12.Maxwell Wright 70+0' Tactical
14.Dean Agnew 82+0' Tactical

Ayr United

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Darren Martin
02.Ross Robertson (40+0: Unsporting behaviour) 52+0' Tactical
04.Austin McCann
05.Darren Brownlie
06.David Sinclair
03.Marc Twaddle
07.Adam Hunter (31+0: Unsporting behaviour) (90+0: Serious Foul Play)
08.Robbie Crawford
11.Anthony Marenghi 45+0' Tactical
09.Michael Moffat
10.Mark Roberts (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

20.Alistair Brown
12.Micheal McGowan 52+0' Tactical 61+0' Injury
15.Aaron Wyllie
14.Mark Shankland 61+0' Injury
16.David Winters 45+0' Tactical

Absences hit Ayr

Stranraer striker Michael Moore misses out against one of his former clubs when derby rivals Ayr visit Stair Park.

Defender David MacGregor continues to be absent for the Blues with manager Keith Knox looking for his men to build on a solid display against Stenhousemuir last weekend.

"We went about our business well against Stenhousemuir and battled back well for a draw. We will take heart from that as they are one of the form teams this season," said Knox.

"This is maybe not the biggest derby game in Scotland but it does have an element of spice in it for the fans and hopefully that will inspire us to get that win."

Ayr are without injured trio Martyn Campbell, John Robertson and Ryan McStay.

Michael McGowan is also struggling for a side that have yet to sparkle in the Second Division this season and went out of the Scottish Communities League Cup 5-1 to St Mirren in midweek.

Manager Mark Roberts said: "This is a massive game for us as we have not had the best of starts this season.

"Our first half at St Mirren was disappointing but to be fair to the players they fought well in the second half despite being four goals down.

"Stranraer are above us in the table just now and I want to be above them come the final whistle."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Queen of South 4 9 10
2 Up Forfar Athletic 4 7 9
3 Up Alloa Athletic 4 4 7
4 Down Arbroath 4 -3 7
5 Down Brechin City 4 -2 6
6 Down Stenhousemuir 4 -2 5
7 Up Stranraer 4 -2 5
8 Up Albion Rovers 4 -4 3
9 Down East Fife 4 -2 2
10 Down Ayr United 4 -5 1

Updated 1/09/2012 at 17:08

 

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