Ayr United cruised through to the second round of the Scottish League Cup with a comfortable win over East Stirlingshire.

Ryan Donnelly fired high into the net to give the visitors the lead before half-time.

Shire had David McKenna sent off for serious foul play and Scott McLaughlin doubled Ayr's lead with a penalty after Conor Greene's foul on Nicky Devlin.

Strikes by Donnelly and Brian Gilmour completed Ayr's victory.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

East Stirlingshire

  • 01 Barnard
  • 05 Bolochoweckyj Booked
  • 04 Greene Booked
  • 02 Kinnaird
  • 03 Shepherd
  • 06 MacGregor Booked (Shields - 84' )
  • 07 Greenhill
  • 09 Wright
  • 08 Brisbane (Doyle - 68' )
  • 11 Vidler (McMullan - 66' )
  • 10 McKenna Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 12 Doyle
  • 13 McMullan
  • 14 Glasgow
  • 15 Shields
  • 16 Deans
  • 17 Shaw
  • 18 Kay

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton
  • 04 Murphy
  • 03 McKinlay (Muir - 75' )
  • 05 Campbell
  • 02 Devlin
  • 11 Donald (McGill - 40' )
  • 08 McLaughlin
  • 06 Gilmour
  • 07 Forrest
  • 10 McGovern
  • 09 Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 12 McArthur
  • 14 McKenzie
  • 15 Roberts
  • 16 Muir
  • 17 McGill
  • 21 Newman
Ref: Greg Aitken
Att: 295

Match Stats

Shots

8 16

On target

2 7

Corners

3 3

Fouls

15 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, East Stirling 0, Ayr United 4.

90:00 +1:09 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, East Stirling 0, Ayr United 4.

90:00 +0:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 0, Ayr United 4. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Peter McGill.

89:51

Paul McMullan (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:51

Foul by Andrew Muir (Ayr United).

88:54

Attempt saved. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

88:00

Attempt saved. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

87:11

Attempt missed. Andrew Muir (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

86:47

Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from very close range following a set piece situation.

85:53 Booking

Booking Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

85:49

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

85:49

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:27

Foul by Paul McMullan (East Stirling).

84:27

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Martyn Shields replaces Graeme MacGregor.

82:25

Attempt missed. Paul McMullan (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

81:33

Paul McMullan (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:33

Foul by Andrew Muir (Ayr United).

80:03

Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:03

Foul by Andrew Muir (Ayr United).

76:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 0, Ayr United 3. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

74:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Andrew Muir replaces Kevin McKinlay.

74:00

Attempt missed. Peter McGill (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

73:30

Attempt missed. Jay Doyle (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

73:08

David Greenhill (East Stirling) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

72:44

Attempt blocked. Max Wright (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Jay Doyle replaces Steven Brisbane.

66:33

Attempt blocked. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Paul McMullan replaces Billy Vidler.

65:20

Attempt missed. Kevin McKinlay (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

63:13

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:13

Foul by Peter Murphy (Ayr United).

62:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 0, Ayr United 2. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

62:02

Penalty conceded by Connor Greene (East Stirling) after a foul in the penalty area.

62:02

Penalty Ayr United. Nicky Devlin draws a foul in the penalty area.

61:01

Attempt missed. Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

60:18 Dismissal

Dismissal David McKenna (East Stirling) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

58:15

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

58:15

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:03

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

55:47 Booking

Booking Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

55:42

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

55:42

Peter McGill (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:02

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:02

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

54:32

Foul by Connor Greene (East Stirling).

54:32

Jon-Paul McGovern (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:42

Foul by Steven Brisbane (East Stirling).

52:42

Peter McGill (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:46

Foul by Max Wright (East Stirling).

51:46

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 0, Ayr United 1. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jon-Paul McGovern.

47:43

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

47:14

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

47:14

Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:52

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

46:52

Kevin McKinlay (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:48

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

45:48

Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins East Stirling 0, Ayr United 0.

45:00 +1:43 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, East Stirling 0, Ayr United 0.

45:00 +1:36

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

45:00 +1:21

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Steven Brisbane.

45:00 +1:03

Attempt blocked. Jon-Paul McGovern (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:42 Booking

Booking Connor Greene (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

43:24

Foul by Connor Greene (East Stirling).

43:24

Jon-Paul McGovern (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Peter McGill replaces Michael Donald because of an injury.

36:46

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

36:46

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:45

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

31:45

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:17

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

27:56

Attempt saved. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:22

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:22

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

23:26

Attempt blocked. Michael Donald (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

22:19

Attempt missed. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

15:39

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by David Hutton.

15:24

Attempt saved. Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

14:51

Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

13:38

Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:38

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

9:52

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Connor Greene.

9:25

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:33

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

7:33

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:36

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:36

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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