Scottish Cup - Third Round
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Ayr United 1-1 Alloa Athletic

Two goals in five first-half minutes at Somerset Park meant Ayr and Alloa will meet again in a Scottish Cup replay.

Alloa took the lead after half an hour when Graeme Holmes' cross-field ball found Liam Buchanan, who smashed the ball home from a tight angle.

The lead was short-lived, though, as Ryan Donnelly flicked home a Jon-Paul McGovern corner.

A late chip by Stephen Simmons against the crossbar saw Alloa come close to snatching the win.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4CampbellSubstituted forShirkieat 33'minutes
  • 5Murphy
  • 3MuirBooked at 68mins
  • 7ForrestSubstituted forBeattieat 71'minutes
  • 6Gilmour
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 11Slane
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forMcKenzieat 80'minutes
  • 10McGovern

Substitutes

  • 12McKenzie
  • 14McArthur
  • 15Beattie
  • 16Shirkie
  • 19Newman

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 2Doyle
  • 3Benedictus
  • 4Gordon
  • 5Meggatt
  • 8McCordSubstituted forWeatherstonat 56'minutes
  • 6Simmons
  • 11DochertySubstituted forFernsat 81'minutes
  • 10Holmes
  • 7Cawley
  • 9Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 12Marr
  • 14Ferns
  • 15Weatherston
  • 16Asghar
  • 17Hetherington
  • 18Tiffoney
  • 31Couser
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
784

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Dale Shirkie (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Paul Slane.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Mark Docherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Ryan Donnelly.

Attempt missed. Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Muir.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Beattie replaces Alan Forrest.

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

Foul by Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Dale Shirkie (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Andrew Muir (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Muir (Ayr United).

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Craig McDowall.

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

Attempt blocked. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Foul by Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United).

Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. David Weatherston replaces Ryan McCord because of an injury.

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

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United).

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

(Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

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