Ayr United 1 - 2 Brechin City

Tuesday 5th March 2013
L Buchanan (50)E Moyes (25)
G Hay (75)

Hay heads winner for happy Hedgemen

Graham Hay's late header helped Brechin extend their unbeaten run to nine games with a 2-1 win at Ayr.

The Hedgemen went into a 24th-minute lead when Ewan Moyes tapped in from close range after Andrew Jackson's header struck the cross bar.

Michael Donald had the chance to level 11 minutes later but he was unable to head Austin McCann's cross on target when well placed.

Donald made up for his profligacy five minutes into the second half when his left-wing cross picked out Liam Buchanan who swept home to equalise.

Michael Moffat scored all four of the Honest Men's goals at the weekend but it was McCann who came closest to completing the comeback with an audacious long-range strike which hit the bar.

It was Ray McKinnon's side who would have the final say however as Hay rose highest to nod in David McKenna's 75th-minute corner.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance631
VenueSomerset Park
Kick Off
Ayr United 0 - 0 Brechin City
2:53
Cross from David Winters
2:57
Clearance by Gerard McLauchlan
3:16
Cross from John Robertson
3:29
Cross from Michael Donald
3:34
Clearance by Jonathan Stewart
6:49
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot
7:00
Save made by Graeme Smith
9:09
Cross from Jonathan Brown
9:15
Block taken by John Robertson
12:12
Offside flag raised against Andrew Jackson
12:18
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
13:46
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
14:19
Foul on David Winters
14:25
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
15:17
Shot taken by Michael Donald using his left foot
15:30
Block taken by Graham Hay
15:33
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
15:53
Clearance by Gerard McLauchlan
17:48
Cross from Austin McCann
17:55
Save made by Michael Andrews
18:58
Foul on Andrew Jackson
19:02
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Stewart
20:21
Cross from John Robertson
20:24
Clearance by Garry Brady
20:48
Cross from Paul McLean
20:52
Clearance by Neil McGregor
21:15
Shot taken by David McKenna using his left foot from the right penalty area
21:34
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
21:54
Foul on Ryan Stewart
21:59
Free Kick taken by Gerard McLauchlan from the right wing
22:31
Shot taken by Ryan Stewart using his left foot from the right penalty area
22:45
Save made by Graeme Smith
22:48
Corner taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
23:20
Cross from Paul McLean
23:31
Shot taken by Andrew Jackson from the centre penalty area
24:02
Ayr United 0 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Ewan Moyes with his right foot from the right six yard line going centre low of the goal.
25:23
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
25:42
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
26:21
Cross from John Robertson
26:28
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
26:51
Foul on Andrew Jackson
26:56
Free Kick taken by Gerard McLauchlan from the right wing
28:49
Cross from Michael Donald
28:53
Clearance by Jonathan Brown
30:49
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
31:12
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
32:18
Offside flag raised against Michael Moffat
32:19
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
32:55
Foul on Jonathan Brown
32:58
Free Kick taken by Graham Hay
34:34
Cross from Paul McLean
34:37
Clearance by Robbie Crawford
34:58
Cross from Ewan Moyes
35:03
Clearance by Austin McCann
35:18
Cross from Austin McCann
35:26
Shot taken by Michael Donald from the centre penalty area
35:45
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
36:33
Foul on Ryan Stewart
36:38
Free Kick taken by David McKenna from the right wing
36:51
Cross from David McKenna
36:55
Clearance by David Winters
38:02
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
38:15
Save made by Michael Andrews
38:51
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline
39:13
Save made by Michael Andrews
41:01
Offside flag raised against Andrew Jackson
41:02
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
42:11
Foul on Jonathan Brown
42:15
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
42:42
Corner taken by Ryan Stewart with his right foot from the right byline
43:08
Offside flag raised against Ryan Stewart
43:10
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
43:29
Foul on Liam Buchanan
43:33
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair from the left wing
44:02
Cross from Michael Donald
44:06
Save made by Michael Andrews
Half Time
Ayr United 0 - 1 Brechin City
Second Half Started
Ayr United 0 - 1 Brechin City
45:49
Offside flag raised against Ryan Stewart
45:50
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
46:07
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
48:03
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
48:04
Free Kick taken by Graham Hay
48:49
Cross from Michael Donald
49:39
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan using his left foot from the centre penalty area
49:39
Ayr United 1 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Liam Buchanan using his left foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
52:28
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot
52:50
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
53:24
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
53:25
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
53:59
Cross from Liam Buchanan
54:46
Shot taken by Austin McCann using his left foot
55:18
Offside flag raised against Liam Buchanan
55:19
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
55:56
Foul on Paul McLean
56:02
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
60:13
Shot taken by Ryan Stewart using his left foot
60:51
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
61:02
Block taken by David McKenna
61:05
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
61:57
Foul on Garry Brady
62:12
Free Kick taken by David McKenna
64:29
Cross from Michael Moffat
64:34
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
64:38
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
65:01
Foul on Ewan Moyes
65:16
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
67:35
Shot taken by Liam Buchanan with his right foot
68:01
Substitution for Brechin City: Derek Carcary on for Ryan Stewart
68:19
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
68:33
Offside flag raised against Andrew Jackson
68:34
Free Kick taken by John Robertson
69:02
Foul on Liam Buchanan
69:06
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
69:46
Shot taken by David Sinclair with his right foot
69:58
Block taken by Ewan Moyes
71:40
Foul on Jonathan Brown
71:45
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
72:09
Cross from Derek Carcary
72:20
Cross from Paul McLean
72:28
Shot taken by Jonathan Stewart from the centre penalty area
72:38
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
74:02
Corner taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the left byline
74:38
Shot taken by Graham Hay from the centre penalty area
74:38
Ayr United 1 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Graham Hay from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
75:31
Foul on Michael Donald
75:36
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
76:06
Substitution for Ayr United: Ryan McStay on for David Winters
76:31
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
78:14
Substitution for Brechin City: Aaron Murdoch on for Ewan Moyes
82:15
Substitution for Ayr United: Adam Hunter on for John Robertson
82:54
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
83:20
Cross from Robbie Crawford
83:29
Clearance by Gerard McLauchlan
83:38
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
84:08
Substitution for Brechin City: Greg Cameron on for David McKenna
85:18
Foul on Liam Buchanan
85:23
Free Kick taken by Adam Hunter from the right wing
85:25
BOOKING: Jonathan Brown of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
85:40
Substitution for Ayr United: Mark Roberts on for Robbie Crawford
86:58
Hand Ball taken by Mark Roberts
87:00
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
87:22
Foul on Greg Cameron
87:27
Free Kick taken by Graham Hay
87:40
Foul on Adam Hunter
87:48
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
88:25
Cross from Austin McCann
88:28
Clearance by Graham Hay
88:44
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
89:06
Clearance by Jonathan Brown
90:00+0:48
Corner taken by David Sinclair with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+1:13
Shot taken by Chris Smith from the centre penalty area
90:00+1:24
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
90:00+2:01
Cross from Austin McCann
90:00+2:09
Clearance by Graham Hay
90:00+3:02
Foul on Michael Donald
90:00+3:09
Free Kick taken by David Sinclair
90:00+4:06
Cross from Austin McCann
90:00+4:10
Clearance by Jonathan Stewart
90:00+5:40
Corner taken by Michael Donald using his left foot from the right byline
Full Time
Ayr United 1 - 2 Brechin City

Ayr United

vs

Brechin City

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
10
Shots
8
4
On Target
3
6
Off Target
5
16
Crosses
8
7
Corners
3
34
Throw Ins
23
2
Saves
4
4
Clearances
11
5
Goal Kicks
10
1
Blocks
3
12
Free Kicks
16
4
Offside
5
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
1

Ayr United

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
02.John Robertson 83+0' Injury
03.Austin McCann
04.Neil McGregor
05.Chris Smith
06.David Sinclair
08.Robbie Crawford 86+0' Tactical
11.Michael Donald
07.David Winters 77+0' Tactical
09.Michael Moffat
10.Liam Buchanan

Substitutes

20.Alistair Brown
15.Adam Hunter 83+0' Injury
16.Darren Brownlie
14.Ryan McStay 77+0' Tactical
12.Mark Roberts 86+0' Tactical

Brechin City

Formation: 5-4-1

01.Michael Andrews
02.Paul McLean
03.Jonathan Brown (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Graham Hay
05.Ewan Moyes 79+0' Injury
06.Gerard McLauchlan
08.Garry Brady
10.Jonathan Stewart
07.David McKenna 85+0' Tactical
09.Andrew Jackson
11.Ryan Stewart 69+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Craig Nelson
12.Beau Longridge
15.Greg Cameron 85+0' Tactical
16.Aaron Murdoch 79+0' Injury
14.Derek Carcary 69+0' Tactical

Same again for Ayr

Ayr are unchanged for the clash with Brechin as the Honest Men look to build on a 4-1 win over Arbroath in which Michael Moffat grabbed all four goals.

They are again without Kyle McAusland (hand), Martyn Campbell (knee), Chris Smith (heel) and Michael McGowan (hand), but spirits are high at Somerset Park.

Player-manager Mark Roberts said: "We could not be facing Brechin after a better result.

"It looked like losing to Stenhousemuir last week was going to hurt us but we have given ourselves another chance to get into the play-offs.

"We lost to Brechin a fortnight ago when they scored quite a fortunate goal, so beating them in this game would be a nice way to make up for it."

Brechin head without Gary Fusco who is suspended after being dismissed in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Stenhousemuir.

Craig Molloy is also out due to a knee injury, with Glebe Park manager Ray McKinnon unable to finalise his plans as he has a number of players receiving treatment after their clash at Ochilview.

Derek Carcary is causing the biggest concern with to a hamstring problem.

McKinnon said: "Ayr will come out flying after a great win at the weekend and it goes without saying that Michael Moffat will need careful watching.

"Defensively we were disappointing at the weekend and I'm looking for an improvement at Somerset Park. We have a really tough run of games coming up and have to keep winning to secure a play-off spot."

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Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 26 53 69
2 Alloa Athletic 27 22 51
3 Brechin City 23 10 42
4 Forfar Athletic 27 -7 38
5 Arbroath 27 -13 35
6 Stenhousemuir 27 -5 34
7 Ayr United 27 -5 32
8 East Fife 26 -3 26
9 Stranraer 26 -23 26
10 Albion Rovers 26 -29 17

Updated 5/03/2013 at 21:48