Ayr United 2 - 1 Stranraer

Saturday 17th November 2012
M Moffat (pen 57, 90+2)M Moore (31)

Moffat proves the difference

Michael Moffat was 10-man Ayr's matchwinner, as his stoppage-time goal cut Stranraer adrift at the foot of the Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division table with a 2-1 home victory.

The hosts were looking for revenge over their south-west rivals following a 2-0 defeat earlier in the season, and were inches away from taking the lead when Mark Roberts' 11th-minute effort hit the post.

Stephen Aitken's men lost 5-0 on their last visit to Somerset Park, but took the lead when Michael Moore struck from close range after half an hour.

Moffat's 57th-minute penalty levelled the scores however, after Grant Gallagher upended Roberts.

Marc Twaddle struck the crossbar seven minutes later as the Honest Men mounted second-half pressure, before Ryan McStay was dismissed for violent conduct nine minutes from time to give the away side a numerical advantage.

But the visitors were unable to hold onto their point as Moffat's 92nd-minute finish earned a late victory.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance1,006
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Stranraer
0:32
Foul on Darian Mackinnon
0:37
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
1:29
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
1:52
Clearance by Mark Staunton
1:59
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
2:19
Clearance by Sean Winter
2:31
Foul on Sean Winter
2:36
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
3:25
Shot taken by Michael Moore using his left foot
3:39
Save made by Alistair Brown
6:34
Foul on Robert Love
6:39
Free Kick taken by Maxwell Wright
7:43
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
8:19
Save made by David Mitchell
8:41
Foul on Michael Moore
8:47
Free Kick taken by Maxwell Wright
10:05
Shot taken by Mark Roberts with his right foot from the right penalty area
10:22
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
10:58
Foul on Robbie Crawford
11:03
Free Kick taken by Robbie Crawford
11:44
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
12:14
Corner taken by Maxwell Wright with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
12:42
Clearance by Mark Roberts
12:53
Foul on Marc Twaddle
13:07
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
14:28
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
17:37
Foul on Ryan McStay
17:44
Free Kick taken by Marc Twaddle from the left wing
19:35
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
20:18
Shot taken by David MacGregor using his left foot from the left penalty area
20:34
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
22:20
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
23:56
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
24:09
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
24:22
Foul on Marc Twaddle
24:28
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
25:06
Shot taken by Ryan McStay using his left foot from the left penalty area
25:21
Save made by David Mitchell
27:21
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
27:46
Clearance by Michael Moore
28:16
Save made by David Mitchell
29:13
Foul on Michael Moore
29:17
Free Kick taken by Mark Staunton
29:59
Shot taken by Mark Staunton with his right foot
30:39
Block taken by Adam Hunter
30:42
Ayr United 0 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Michael Moore with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
31:31
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
32:11
Foul on Ryan McStay
32:17
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter
32:45
Foul on Austin McCann
32:50
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
35:16
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
36:52
Foul on Craig Malcolm
37:01
Free Kick taken by Mark Staunton
37:26
Shot taken by Michael Moore with his right foot from the left penalty area
37:50
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
38:35
BOOKING: Adam Hunter of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
38:40
Foul on Robert Love
38:49
Free Kick taken by Maxwell Wright
39:09
Foul on Austin McCann
39:16
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
41:07
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford using his left foot from the right penalty area
41:30
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
41:36
Foul on Mark Roberts
41:40
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
42:04
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
42:54
Shot taken by Adam Hunter with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:04
Save made by David Mitchell
43:09
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
43:52
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
Half Time
Ayr United 0 - 1 Stranraer
Second Half Started
Ayr United 0 - 1 Stranraer
49:17
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
49:38
Save made by David Mitchell
49:56
Corner taken by Maxwell Wright with his right foot from the right byline
50:34
Foul on Michael Moffat
50:53
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
51:41
Foul on Maxwell Wright
51:54
Free Kick taken by Mark Staunton from the right wing
52:00
BOOKING: Michael Moffat of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
52:49
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
54:10
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
54:22
Clearance by David MacGregor
54:26
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
54:48
Foul on Mark Roberts
56:03
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Michael Moffat and scored with his right foot to the top left
56:03
Ayr United 1 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the penalty spot to the top left of the goal.
57:12
Foul on Michael Moore
57:17
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
58:32
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
60:18
Shot taken by Michael Moore with his right foot from the right penalty area
60:34
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
61:26
Foul on David MacGregor
61:31
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor from the left wing
63:05
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
63:28
Shot taken by Marc Twaddle with his right foot from the centre penalty area
64:04
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
65:26
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline going out of play
66:18
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
70:19
Foul on Michael Moore
70:22
Free Kick taken by Mark Staunton from the right wing
71:04
Corner taken by Maxwell Wright with his right foot from the left byline
71:29
Clearance by Mark Roberts
73:48
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
74:05
Clearance by Craig Malcolm
74:41
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
75:01
Clearance by Michael Moore
77:52
Shot taken by David MacGregor with his right foot from the left penalty area
78:06
Save made by Alistair Brown
79:26
Foul on Kyle McAusland
79:34
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
79:40
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Shankland on for Darian Mackinnon
80:31
Foul on Michael Moffat
80:47
DISMISSAL: Ryan McStay of Ayr United sent off for violent conduct
81:24
Free Kick taken by Marc Twaddle
82:06
BOOKING: Marc Twaddle of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
84:09
Substitution for Stranraer: Armand One on for Michael Moore
85:06
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
85:39
Corner taken by Maxwell Wright with his right foot from the left byline
86:05
Clearance by Mark Roberts
86:16
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
88:07
Shot taken by Mark Roberts using his left foot
88:19
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
88:51
Foul on Sean Winter
89:00
Free Kick taken by Maxwell Wright
89:31
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
90:00+1:25
Shot taken by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the left penalty area
90:00+1:25
Ayr United 2 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Michael Moffat using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+2:24
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Mark Roberts
90:00+3:00
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the left penalty area
90:00+3:13
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
Full Time
Ayr United 2 - 1 Stranraer

Ayr United

vs

Stranraer

2
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
8
Shots
7
3
On Target
3
5
Off Target
4
12
Corners
4
24
Throw Ins
19
2
Saves
5
3
Clearances
6
10
Goal Kicks
13
1
Blocks
0
12
Free Kicks
11
1
Penalties
0
3
Yellow Cards
0
1
Red Cards
0

Ayr United

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Alistair Brown
02.Adam Hunter (39+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Marc Twaddle (83+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Kyle McAusland
05.Austin McCann
06.David Sinclair
07.Robbie Crawford
08.Ryan McStay (81+0: Violent Conduct)
09.Michael Moffat (52+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Mark Roberts 90+3' Tactical
11.Darian Mackinnon 80+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.William Muir
12.Ross Robertson
15.Aaron Wyllie
14.David Winters 90+3' Tactical
16.Mark Shankland 80+0' Tactical

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Mitchell
02.Mark Staunton
03.David MacGregor
04.Frank McKeown
05.Michael Dunlop
06.Grant Gallagher
07.Sean Winter
08.Maxwell Wright
09.Michael Moore 85+0' Tactical
10.Craig Malcolm
11.Robert Love

Substitutes

20.Russell Cadwell
12.Lloyd Kinnaird
15.Kyle Rafferty
14.Dean Agnew
19.Armand One 85+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Sinclair back for revenge mission

Ayr welcome back goal-grabbing midfielder David Sinclair after an ankle injury as they look for revenge over south-west rivals Stranraer for a 2-0 defeat at Stair Park earlier in the season.

Sinclair's return has been welcomed by Somerset Park manager Mark Roberts, who has ruled out the injured John Robertson, Martyn Campbell, Darren Brownlie, Anthony Marenghi and Michael McGowan.

Roberts said: "The defeat from Stranraer was undoubtedly our lowest point this season. We tried a few things that day that simply never came off and paid a sore price.

"We want to put that right by winning this game with a bit of style but it will not be easy as they have done well under their new manager Stephen Aitken and picked up some good results."

Stranraer travel with midfielder Chris Aitken unable to play against one of his former sides due to a leg injury.

Another one-time Honest Man Ryan Borris remains out with a thigh problem, however French striker Armand One is included as a trialist for the second time by the Blues.

Aitken said: "Ayr will be really pumped up to beat us after the result in the first game so we have to be ready for that.

"We have had good performances against Forfar and Queen's Park in our recent games so we are travelling with a bit of confidence.

"We are trying to get some positive momentum behind us and taking something from this game would certainly help us achieve that."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 11 19 29
2 Alloa Athletic 12 11 23
3 Forfar Athletic 11 4 19
4 Up Ayr United 12 0 17
5 Down Stenhousemuir 12 -3 15
6 Down Arbroath 11 -6 15
7 Brechin City 11 -3 13
8 Up East Fife 12 0 11
9 Down Albion Rovers 11 -9 10
10 Stranraer 11 -13 8

Updated 17/11/2012 at 16:56

 
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