Stranraer 0 - 1 Ayr United

Saturday 5th January 2013
D Winters (38)

Winters warms Ayr hearts

Ayr moved three points above Stranraer in the table following a 1-0 victory at Stair Park.

David Winters' fifth goal in all competitions separated the two struggling sides.

Ayr went into the game ahead of the home side on goal difference but had not won in their last five games.

Stranraer started brightly but Craig Malcolm's early volley went narrowly wide.

At the other end Kyle McAusland could only head straight at David Mitchell.

Winters struck seven minutes before half time with a low drive into the far corner from the right side of the penalty area.

The second half was a scrappy affair and neither side offered much goal threat as Ayr hung on for their first win since November - a 2-1 win against the same opponents.

OfficialBobby Madden
Attendance803
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 Ayr United
0:26
Goal Kick taken by Ewan Bain
2:00
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot
2:14
Goal Kick taken by Ewan Bain
4:17
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
5:03
Clearance by Darren Brownlie
6:06
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
6:30
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
7:53
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
8:07
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
9:22
Goal Kick taken by Ewan Bain
10:58
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
11:42
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
12:39
Foul on Frank McKeown
12:46
Free Kick taken by Lloyd Kinnaird
13:15
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
13:19
Goal Kick taken by Ewan Bain
15:09
Shot taken by Kyle McAusland from the centre penalty area
15:21
Save made by David Mitchell
16:21
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
17:04
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
17:33
Foul on Michael Moore
17:37
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
18:04
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
18:28
Clearance by David Sinclair
18:36
Goal Kick taken by Ewan Bain
20:08
Foul on Kyle McAusland
20:14
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
22:06
Foul on Michael Moore
22:12
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
23:17
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
23:49
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
24:36
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
25:03
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
27:07
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
29:33
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm using his left foot
29:53
Goal Kick taken by Ewan Bain
31:50
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
32:24
Save made by Ewan Bain
37:18
Shot taken by David Winters using his left foot from the left penalty area
37:18
Stranraer 0 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by David Winters using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
38:19
Shot taken by David Winters using his left foot from the centre penalty area
38:34
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
39:00
Foul on Craig Malcolm
39:05
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
40:36
Foul on David MacGregor
40:41
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
40:50
Foul on Austin McCann
40:57
Free Kick taken by Ewan Bain
41:54
Foul on Robbie Crawford
42:00
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
42:25
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
43:39
Foul on David Sinclair
43:43
Free Kick taken by Ewan Bain
Half Time
Stranraer 0 - 1 Ayr United
Second Half Started
Stranraer 0 - 1 Ayr United
45:58
Foul on John Robertson
46:10
Free Kick taken by Ewan Bain
46:44
Foul on Sean Winter
46:48
Free Kick taken by Lloyd Kinnaird
49:03
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
49:22
Foul on Grant Gallagher
49:27
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
50:40
Hand Ball taken by Sean Winter
50:44
Free Kick taken by Ewan Bain
51:34
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline
52:00
Save made by Ewan Bain
52:32
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
52:55
Clearance by Darren Brownlie
56:20
Substitution for Stranraer: Robert Love on for Michael Moore
58:29
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
62:42
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
63:09
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
65:16
Foul on Grant Gallagher
65:23
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
66:37
Foul on Craig Malcolm
66:40
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
67:00
Foul on Austin McCann
67:06
Free Kick taken by Ewan Bain
67:31
Substitution for Stranraer: Dean Agnew on for Ryan Borris
72:13
Foul on Christopher Aitken
72:19
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
75:13
Goal Kick taken by Ewan Bain
77:48
Goal Kick taken by Ewan Bain
80:22
Substitution for Ayr United: Ryan McStay on for David Winters
81:42
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
82:21
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
84:37
Goal Kick taken by Ewan Bain
89:41
Substitution for Ayr United: Ross Robertson on for Robbie Crawford
Full Time
Stranraer 0 - 1 Ayr United

Stranraer

vs

Ayr United

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
2
Shots
4
0
On Target
2
2
Off Target
2
6
Corners
5
39
Throw Ins
27
1
Saves
2
4
Clearances
4
10
Goal Kicks
9
10
Free Kicks
7
1
Hand Balls
0

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Mitchell
02.Lloyd Kinnaird
03.David MacGregor
04.Frank McKeown
05.Michael Dunlop
06.Christopher Aitken
07.Sean Winter
08.Grant Gallagher
11.Ryan Borris 68+0' Tactical
09.Michael Moore 57+0' Injury
10.Craig Malcolm

Substitutes

20.Russell Cadwell
14.Mark Staunton
16.Nicholas Phinn
12.Robert Love 57+0' Injury
15.Dean Agnew 68+0' Tactical

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Ewan Bain
02.John Robertson
03.Marc Twaddle
04.Darren Brownlie
05.Austin McCann
06.David Sinclair
07.Kyle McAusland
08.Robbie Crawford 90+0' Injury
11.Michael Donald
09.Michael Moffat
10.David Winters 81+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.William Muir
14.Ross Robertson 90+0' Injury
15.Ryan McStay 81+0' Tactical
16.Anthony Marenghi
12.Mark Shankland

One missing for Stranraer

Stranraer miss only striker Armand One, who has a hamstring problem, as they look to move into eighth place at the expense of visitors Ayr.

The Blues defeated Albion Rovers 3-2 on Wednesday whilst Ayr were losing 5-1 at home to Queen of the South and Stair Park manager Stephen Aitken is warning his players to be aware of a side that will be out to make amends.

Aitken said: "That defeat will have hurt Ayr. They will be out to show that they are better than that and also that they should not be involved in relegation issues.

"We will need to be ready to face a very determined side but we have beaten them here before and will be looking to do so again."

Ayr manager Mark Roberts will delay naming his side in the hope that John Robertson, Adam Hunter and Robbie Crawford all shake off knocks to feature.

Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan remain out through long-term injuries with Roberts determined to face the challenge of lifting the Honest Men from eighth-place head on.

Roberts said: "We are under-performing and it is very much a learning process for me just a few months into the job but we are just getting on with things.

"Defeating Stranraer and the world will feel better and if we can show what we showed against Alloa recently we will do okay.

"Queen of the South in midweek was poor but we have to put that behind us and go again."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 19 38 50
2 Alloa Athletic 19 14 36
3 Brechin City 18 7 31
4 Forfar Athletic 19 -7 26
5 Arbroath 19 -9 26
6 East Fife 19 2 23
7 Stenhousemuir 19 -6 22
8 Ayr United 18 -8 21
9 Stranraer 19 -17 18
10 Albion Rovers 19 -14 14

Updated 5/01/2013 at 16:59

 

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