Scottish League One
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Peterhead 2-0 Ayr United

Peterhead did the damage in the space of six minutes midway through the second half as they saw off third-placed Ayr at Balmoor.

There wasn't too much to excite The Blue Toon faithful in the first period, but affairs livened up after the interval when Jamie Stevenson fired Peterhead in front in the 56th minute.

Rory McAllister was the architect with a clever pass to the midfielder, who found the bottom-left corner.

Peterhead struck again shortly after when Ryan Strachan drove the ball past Davie Hutton following a fine pass by McAllister.

Having been competitive up to the first goal, Ayr floundered under the two-goal deficit and Peterhead cruised to victory.

Line-ups

Peterhead

  • 1Smith
  • 2Sharp
  • 5Ross
  • 6Strachan
  • 4Smith
  • 3Donaldson
  • 10Stevenson
  • 7MillarSubstituted forMcCannat 55'minutesSubstituted forRichardsonat 66'minutes
  • 8GilfillanSubstituted forCoxat 26'minutes
  • 11Riley
  • 9McAllister

Substitutes

  • 12Cox
  • 14McCann
  • 15Richardson
  • 16Rodgers
  • 21Jarvie

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4McLaughlin
  • 5McKinlay
  • 3DonaldSubstituted forMcGillat 80'minutes
  • 7Forrest
  • 6Gilmour
  • 10McGovern
  • 11Slane
  • 8BeattieSubstituted forShirkieat 66'minutes
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forMuirat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Shirkie
  • 14Crawford
  • 15Muir
  • 16McGill
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
506

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterheadAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Peterhead 2, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterhead 2, Ayr United 0.

Graeme Sharp (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dale Shirkie (Ayr United).

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead).

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

David Cox (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Ross.

Reece Donaldson (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Peter McGill (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Andrew Muir replaces Ryan Donnelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Peter McGill replaces Michael Donald.

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

Foul by David Cox (Peterhead).

Paul Slane (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Graeme Sharp.

David Cox (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dale Shirkie (Ayr United).

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

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

David Cox (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

Ross Smith (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Dean Richardson replaces Ryan McCann because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Dale Shirkie replaces Craig Beattie.

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Peterhead 2, Ayr United 0. Ryan Strachan (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan McCann.

Attempt missed. Micky Riley (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Micky Riley (Peterhead).

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

Attempt missed. Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Micky Riley (Peterhead).

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Peterhead 1, Ayr United 0. Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rory McAllister.

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Ryan McCann replaces Mark Millar because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar8521149517
2Dunfermline8512135816
3Ayr84131311213
4Brechin83321511412
5Morton84041412212
6Peterhead832388011
7Stranraer82421314-110
8Stenhousemuir82241013-38
9Stirling8134919-106
10Airdrieonians8125815-75
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