Brechin City 2 - 1 Ayr United

Tuesday 19th February 2013
G McLauchlan (40, 59)[OG] E Moyes (56)

McLauchlan brace makes magnificent seven

Gerard McLauchlan scored twice as Brechin stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches with a 2-1 victory over Ayr.

The defender had only previously scored once in 66 appearances for the Hedgemen - also against Ayr back in 2010 - but he trebled the tally in the space of one game with a goal in each half.

He opened the scoring in the 29th minute with a close-range header from Derek Carcary's right-wing corner.

The visitors equalised 11 minutes into the second period as Ewan Moyes turned Michael Moffat's header into his own net.

But City were ahead once more just three minutes later. Paul McLean's free-kick was not cleared and McLauchlan prodded the ball home from six yards out.

David Winters was denied a leveller as his fierce shot from the edge of the area was turned over the crossbar by Michael Andrews in the 76th minute.

OfficialKevin Graham
Attendance412
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Ayr United
0:54
Foul on Alan Trouten
0:59
Free Kick taken by Alan Trouten
2:12
Foul on Austin McCann
2:16
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter
3:36
Foul on Austin McCann
3:42
Free Kick taken by Austin McCann
7:22
Shot taken by Derek Carcary using his left foot
7:34
Save made by Graeme Smith
9:41
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
10:15
Cross from David Sinclair
10:19
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
10:30
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
10:33
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
11:45
Shot taken by Graham Hay from the centre penalty area
12:15
Save made by Graeme Smith
12:36
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the left wing
12:49
Save made by Graeme Smith
13:14
Foul on David McKenna
13:17
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
14:59
Shot taken by Alan Trouten with his right foot
15:07
Save made by Graeme Smith
15:09
Corner taken by Derek Carcary with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
15:23
Clearance by Neil McGregor
15:38
Foul on Andrew Jackson
15:42
Free Kick taken by Graham Hay
19:46
Shot taken by Derek Carcary with his right foot
20:17
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
20:39
Corner taken by Michael Donald with his right foot from the right byline
21:18
Cross from Michael Donald
21:26
Save made by Michael Andrews
25:20
Foul on Chris Smith
25:34
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
26:05
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
26:08
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
27:53
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
28:59
Foul on Paul McLean
29:13
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
31:02
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot
31:15
Save made by Graeme Smith
31:31
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
31:51
Clearance by Gary Fusco
32:43
Foul on Ewan Moyes
32:48
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
33:37
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
34:04
Clearance by Gary Fusco
34:40
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
35:16
Foul on Alan Trouten
35:22
Free Kick taken by Gerard McLauchlan
35:52
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
36:22
Clearance by Gary Fusco
37:04
Foul on Michael Donald
37:06
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
37:56
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
38:19
Clearance by Gary Fusco
39:11
Corner taken by Derek Carcary using his left foot from the right byline
39:36
Shot taken by Gerard McLauchlan from the centre penalty area
39:36
Brechin City 1 - 0 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Gerard McLauchlan from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
41:16
Shot taken by David Sinclair using his left foot from the left penalty area
41:44
Save made by Michael Andrews
42:17
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
42:34
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
43:17
Offside flag raised against David Sinclair
43:19
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
43:59
Offside flag raised against Paul McLean
44:02
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
44:47
Cross from Adam Hunter
44:51
Shot taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:04
Save made by Michael Andrews
Half Time
Brechin City 1 - 0 Ayr United
Second Half Started
Brechin City 1 - 0 Ayr United
45:21
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
45:22
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
46:06
Corner taken by Derek Carcary with his right foot from the right byline going out of play
47:41
Shot taken by Gary Fusco with his right foot
48:24
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
49:59
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
50:01
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
52:37
Shot taken by Derek Carcary with his right foot
52:46
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
53:13
Offside flag raised against Jonathan Stewart
53:26
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
54:13
Foul on Michael Moffat
54:16
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
55:51
Brechin City 1 - 1 Ayr United
OWN GOAL scored by Ewan Moyes with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
58:02
Foul on Jonathan Stewart
58:14
BOOKING: Kyle McAusland of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:17
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
58:56
Shot taken by Gerard McLauchlan using his left foot from the centre penalty area
58:56
Brechin City 2 - 1 Ayr United
GOAL scored by Gerard McLauchlan using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
61:11
Foul on Michael Donald
61:25
BOOKING: Andrew Jackson of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:29
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
61:50
Cross from David Sinclair
61:55
Shot taken by Neil McGregor
63:43
Foul on David McKenna
63:53
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco from the right wing
66:21
Substitution for Ayr United: David Winters on for Adam Hunter
67:56
Foul on Robbie Crawford
68:01
Free Kick taken by Chris Smith
70:31
Substitution for Brechin City: Ryan Stewart on for Derek Carcary
71:24
Foul on Paul McLean
71:28
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
72:39
Corner taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
73:31
Clearance by Kyle McAusland
74:56
Substitution for Brechin City: Garry Brady on for Jonathan Stewart
75:50
Shot taken by David Winters with his right foot
75:52
Save made by Michael Andrews
76:01
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
76:15
Clearance by Gerard McLauchlan
77:40
Foul on Liam Buchanan
77:42
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
81:49
Substitution for Brechin City: Jonathan Brown on for David McKenna
83:26
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
87:19
Offside flag raised against Jonathan Brown
87:25
BOOKING: Jonathan Brown of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:00
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
89:27
Shot taken by Jonathan Brown with his right foot from the centre penalty area
89:38
Save made by Graeme Smith
89:53
Offside flag raised against Jonathan Brown
89:53
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
90:00+0:58
Foul on Neil McGregor
90:00+1:23
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:45
Foul on Robbie Crawford
90:00+1:47
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
Full Time
Brechin City 2 - 1 Ayr United

Brechin City

vs

Ayr United

2
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
11
Shots
4
8
On Target
3
3
Off Target
1
0
Crosses
4
4
Corners
9
24
Throw Ins
35
4
Saves
6
7
Clearances
2
2
Goal Kicks
3
14
Free Kicks
14
4
Offside
5
2
Yellow Cards
1

Brechin City

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Michael Andrews
02.Gerard McLauchlan
03.Paul McLean
04.Graham Hay
05.Ewan Moyes
07.Alan Trouten
06.Gary Fusco
08.Jonathan Stewart 75+0' Tactical
09.Andrew Jackson (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.David McKenna 82+0' Tactical
11.Derek Carcary 71+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Craig Nelson
15.Jonathan Brown (88+0: Unsporting behaviour) 82+0' Tactical
12.Garry Brady 75+0' Tactical
14.Ryan Stewart 71+0' Tactical
16.Beau Longridge

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
02.Kyle McAusland (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Austin McCann
04.Neil McGregor
05.Chris Smith
07.Adam Hunter 67+0' Tactical
06.David Sinclair
08.Robbie Crawford
11.Michael Donald
09.Michael Moffat
10.Liam Buchanan

Substitutes

20.Alistair Brown
16.Darren Brownlie
14.Anthony Marenghi
15.Ryan McStay
12.David Winters 67+0' Tactical

Molloy missing for Brechin

Craig Molloy is the only absentee for Brechin against Ayr as the midfielder continues to be troubled by a knee injury.

The Glebe Park side host their first home match since the first Saturday in January and they are looking to put pressure on Alloa, who sit 10 points clear in second but have played four games more, by defeating the Honest Men.

Despite winning nine out of their last 12 games, manager Ray McKinnon is not taking things for granted, saying: "Ayr have strengthened their pool recently with a number of experienced players and they have not given up hope of getting into the play-offs themselves.

"They will view winning at our place as a great opportunity to give their hopes a huge boost."

Ayr striker Liam Buchanan is available after suspension, but he may have to content himself with a place on the bench.

The Honest Men thumped Albion Rovers 5-2 in Buchanan's absence with Michael Moffat grabbing a hat-trick and Michael Donald a double, and Somerset Park boss Mark Roberts is looking for his men to build on that showing.

Roberts said: "The performance against Albion Rovers has been a long time coming, but it was what I have been looking for from an Ayr United side all season.

"The last time we played Brechin was back in September but we have changed our team around since then and they have done well under a new manager, so this meeting will have a lot of freshness."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 24 49 63
2 Alloa Athletic 24 18 45
3 Brechin City 21 9 38
4 Up Forfar Athletic 24 -10 32
5 Down Arbroath 24 -10 32
6 Stenhousemuir 23 -5 29
7 East Fife 25 -2 26
8 Ayr United 23 -7 26
9 Stranraer 24 -21 25
10 Albion Rovers 22 -21 14

Updated 19/02/2013 at 21:52

 
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