Ayr United 1 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Tuesday 26th February 2013
D Winters (33)S Dickson (60)
M Corcoran (90+2)

Last-gasp Corcoran completes comeback

Mark Corcoran scored a stoppage-time winner as Stenhousemuir recorded only their second away win of the campaign with a 2-1 victory against Ayr.

The Warriors' only win on their league travels had come back in September, but Corcoran's second goal for the club moved them to within two points of a play-off place.

Ayr, who could have leapfrogged Martyn Corrigan's side with a win, hit the post through Michael Donald before David Winters headed in from Adam Hunter's cross to give them a first-half lead.

The visitors rallied after the break and Sean Dickson replied with a low header from Darren Smith's centre on the hour mark.

Donald was denied by the woodwork again, this time hitting the crossbar form the edge of the area.

But Corcoran arrowed a low shot into the bottom corner from inside the area to secure all three points.

OfficialAlan Muir
Attendance821
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
3:06
Offside flag raised against Mark Corcoran
3:08
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
4:05
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
4:11
Clearance by Graeme Smith
4:52
Foul on Robbie Crawford
4:57
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
6:48
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
9:25
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
9:54
Foul on Neil McGregor
9:59
Free Kick taken by Neil McGregor
11:46
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
13:06
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
14:38
Foul on Sean Dickson
14:42
Free Kick taken by Mark Corcoran
15:13
Cross from Mark Corcoran
15:18
Clearance by John Robertson
15:27
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot
15:44
Block taken by John Robertson
15:48
Foul on Liam Buchanan
15:54
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
16:28
Cross from John Robertson
16:34
Shot taken by Michael Moffat from the centre penalty area
16:57
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
18:49
Cross from Michael Donald
18:53
Clearance by David Rowson
19:03
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
19:54
Cross from Bryan Hodge
20:02
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
20:49
Cross from Mark Corcoran
20:53
Clearance by Chris Smith
20:57
Corner taken by Mark Corcoran using his left foot from the right byline
21:25
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
21:32
Clearance by Chris Smith
22:27
Foul on Michael Donald
22:35
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
23:45
Shot taken by Mark Corcoran with his right foot
23:58
Block taken by John Robertson
24:30
Cross from Mark Corcoran
24:37
Clearance by Chris Smith
24:41
Corner taken by Mark Corcoran using his left foot from the left byline
25:26
Shot taken by Sean Dickson with his right foot
25:46
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
26:13
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
26:15
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
26:52
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the left penalty area
27:34
Foul on Mark Corcoran
27:39
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay from the left wing
28:11
Cross from Greg Ross
29:03
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the right byline
29:42
Clearance by Greg Ross
29:48
Shot taken by Michael Donald using his left foot
30:09
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
30:15
Foul on Sean Dickson
30:19
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
30:35
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
30:41
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
32:26
Cross from Adam Hunter
32:26
Ayr United 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by David Winters from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
33:47
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
33:54
Clearance by Graeme Smith
34:09
Foul on Robbie Crawford
34:14
Free Kick taken by John Robertson from the right wing
34:50
Cross from John Robertson
34:55
Shot taken by David Winters from the centre penalty area
35:08
Save made by Callum Reidford
35:25
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
36:17
Foul on Liam Buchanan
36:23
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
36:51
Hand Ball taken by Liam Buchanan
36:56
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford from the centre penalty area
38:18
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
39:23
Cross from John Robertson
39:27
Clearance by Scot Buist
40:09
Cross from Michael Donald
40:16
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
40:41
Corner taken by Mark Corcoran using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
40:59
Clearance by Chris Smith
42:33
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
42:38
Clearance by Chris Smith
43:38
Foul on Kevin McKinlay
43:43
Free Kick taken by David Rowson
44:38
Corner taken by Mark Corcoran using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
45:00+0:01
Clearance by Michael Moffat
Half Time
Ayr United 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir
Second Half Started
Ayr United 1 - 0 Stenhousemuir
45:45
Cross from Liam Buchanan
45:51
Save made by Callum Reidford
46:44
Cross from Michael Donald
46:49
Clearance by Kevin McKinlay
46:52
Foul on Mark Corcoran
46:57
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
48:45
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot
49:39
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
49:56
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot
50:10
Block taken by Robbie Crawford
50:45
Corner taken by Mark Corcoran using his left foot from the left byline
50:57
Clearance by John Robertson
51:48
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the centre penalty area
52:01
Block taken by Iain Thomson
52:06
Corner taken by Michael Donald with his right foot from the right byline
52:20
Clearance by John Gemmell
52:27
Foul on Robbie Crawford
52:31
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
53:27
Foul on John Gemmell
53:35
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
53:52
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
54:35
Shot taken by Darren L. Smith with his right foot from the left penalty area
54:52
Block taken by Adam Hunter
57:03
Cross from David Winters
57:08
Clearance by David Rowson
57:17
Cross from Mark Corcoran
58:02
Cross from David Winters
58:06
Clearance by Scot Buist
58:14
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
59:02
Cross from Darren L. Smith
59:02
Ayr United 1 - 1 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Sean Dickson with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
60:51
Cross from Greg Ross
60:55
Shot taken by Mark Corcoran using his left foot
62:07
Foul on John Gemmell
62:13
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the left wing
62:51
Cross from Bryan Hodge
62:56
Save made by Graeme Smith
63:26
Shot taken by Greg Ross using his left foot
63:51
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
64:15
Foul on Michael Donald
64:25
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
64:52
Foul on Iain Thomson
64:58
Free Kick taken by David Rowson
65:17
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
65:47
Offside flag raised against Darren L. Smith
65:48
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
66:52
Foul on Neil McGregor
66:57
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
68:04
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
68:09
Clearance by Chris Smith
69:07
Shot taken by Robbie Crawford with his right foot
69:45
Cross from Neil McGregor
69:57
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline
70:16
Clearance by John Gemmell
70:55
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot
71:11
Save made by Callum Reidford
71:16
Foul on Iain Thomson
71:22
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
71:25
BOOKING: Robbie Crawford of Ayr United given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:43
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
74:12
Foul on Kevin McKinlay
74:20
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford from the centre penalty area
75:40
Foul on Neil McGregor
75:49
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
76:15
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
76:17
Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford from the centre penalty area
76:51
Foul on David Winters
76:57
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
77:40
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
77:56
Block taken by Bryan Hodge
78:05
Shot taken by Michael Donald using his left foot
78:28
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
78:59
Cross from Adam Hunter
79:05
Block taken by John Gemmell
79:47
Corner taken by Mark Corcoran using his left foot from the right byline
80:28
Offside flag raised against Iain Thomson
80:31
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
82:11
Foul on Sean Dickson
82:17
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson from the right wing
82:39
Shot taken by John Gemmell using his left foot from the left penalty area
83:08
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Brown Ferguson on for Sean Dickson
83:57
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
84:08
Foul on Kevin McKinlay
84:12
Free Kick taken by Mark Corcoran from the right wing
84:31
Cross from Mark Corcoran
84:35
Clearance by John Robertson
84:50
Substitution for Ayr United: Aaron Wyllie on for David Winters
86:30
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
86:31
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
87:09
Foul on Chris Smith
87:15
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
88:13
Shot taken by Aaron Wyllie with his right foot
88:33
Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
88:44
Foul on John Gemmell
88:51
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
89:16
Cross from Greg Ross
89:20
Clearance by Graeme Smith
89:27
Cross from Iain Thomson
89:33
Clearance by Chris Smith
90:00+1:22
Shot taken by Mark Corcoran using his left foot from the left penalty area
90:00+1:22
Ayr United 1 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Mark Corcoran using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
90:00+2:29
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+3:03
Corner taken by Michael Moffat with his right foot from the right byline
90:00+3:24
Save made by Callum Reidford
Full Time
Ayr United 1 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Ayr United

vs

Stenhousemuir

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
12
Shots
9
4
On Target
5
8
Off Target
4
12
Crosses
17
5
Corners
6
35
Throw Ins
36
1
Saves
4
14
Clearances
9
9
Goal Kicks
10
4
Blocks
3
17
Free Kicks
16
2
Offside
5
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
0

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
02.Adam Hunter
03.John Robertson
04.Neil McGregor
05.Chris Smith
06.David Sinclair
08.Robbie Crawford (72+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Michael Donald
07.David Winters 85+0' Tactical
09.Michael Moffat
10.Liam Buchanan

Substitutes

20.Alistair Brown
15.Darren Brownlie
12.Aaron Wyllie 85+0' Tactical
14.Ryan McStay
16.Mark Roberts

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-3-2-1

01.Callum Reidford
02.Greg Ross
03.Kevin McKinlay
04.Scot Buist
05.David Rowson
06.Bryan Hodge
07.Sean Dickson 84+0' Tactical
08.Iain Thomson
10.Mark Corcoran
09.John Gemmell
11.Darren L. Smith

Substitutes

17.Dean Shaw
12.Brown Ferguson 84+0' Tactical
16.Ross Brash
14.Jamie Reid
15.Daniel Exposito-Hepburn

Triple blow for Ayr

Ayr are again missing John Robertson (ankle), Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan (both knee) as they look to build momentum towards a promotion play-off push by defeating Stenhousemuir.

The Honest Men could move into the top half of the table after half a season of disappointment, with player-manager Mark Roberts saying: "We are getting ourselves into a position to make a real go of reaching the play-offs and beating Stenhousemuir will help that.

"We defeated Forfar on Saturday to close the gap on them and if we beat Stenhousemuir we climb into fifth and will have a real sense of momentum behind us."

Roberts added: "We have grown in confidence and that will help us against a good Stenhousemuir side."

Striker Stewart Kean (calf) will be the only absentee for Stenhousemuir as they look for the win that would take them above Forfar in the table.

The Warriors need to turn draws into wins to get into the play-off zone, with manager Martyn Corrigan saying: "We have drawn nine games and that has held us back as have a succession of injuries, but we appear to be over the worst of that now.

"If we can turn draws into wins we will get into the play-offs.

"Ayr will be tricky opponents as they have been getting good results recently and have added a lot of experience to their squad.

"We have experience in our ranks as well and we will need that to get the win at Somerset Park."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 25 52 66
2 Alloa Athletic 25 17 45
3 Brechin City 21 9 38
4 Up Forfar Athletic 26 -9 35
5 Down Arbroath 25 -9 35
6 Stenhousemuir 25 -4 33
7 Ayr United 25 -7 29
8 East Fife 25 -2 26
9 Stranraer 25 -21 26
10 Albion Rovers 24 -26 14

Updated 26/02/2013 at 21:44

 

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