Scottish League One
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Ayr United 2-2 Stirling Albion

Craig Beattie's late equaliser secured a draw for Ayr United against Stirling Albion and moved the Honest Men out of Scottish League One's relegation zone.

Ayr, playing their first match since the departure of manager Mark Roberts, took the lead through Alan Forrest.

Steven Doris scored twice - a 25-yard free-kick followed by a shot from inside the box - to turn the match in Albion's favour.

However, Beattie buried the ball following Peter Murphy's free-kick.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5CumminsBooked at 65mins
  • 3Crawford
  • 7Forrest
  • 6GilmourSubstituted forBeattieat 75'minutes
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 11Donald
  • 10McGovern
  • 9Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 12Beattie
  • 14Shirkie
  • 15Muir
  • 16McArthur
  • 17McGill
  • 19Newman

Stirling

  • 1Reidford
  • 2Hamilton
  • 5McGeachie
  • 6Smith
  • 3Creaney
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forWeirat 65'minutes
  • 4Beith
  • 8ComrieBooked at 48mins
  • 10SmithSubstituted forSmallat 66'minutes
  • 11Cunningham
  • 9Doris

Substitutes

  • 12Wedderburn
  • 14Weir
  • 15Fulton
  • 16Small
  • 17Robertson
  • 18Al Sayed
  • 19McClune
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
880

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Stirling Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Stirling Albion 2.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Stirling Albion 2. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Peter Murphy.

Foul by Adam Cummins (Ayr United).

Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 1, Stirling Albion 2. Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) 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 Lewis Small (Stirling Albion).

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

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Beattie replaces Brian Gilmour.

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Craig Comrie.

Foul by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

Lewis Small (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 1, Stirling Albion 1. Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lewis Small replaces Gordon Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Graham Weir replaces Philip Johnston.

Booking

Adam Cummins (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Cummins (Ayr United).

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Ayr United).

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by David Hutton.

Attempt saved. Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Adam Cummins (Ayr United).

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer1796233191433
2Forfar1796228171133
3Morton179172620628
4Dunfermline1783625151027
5Brechin176742925425
6Peterhead166551823-523
7Airdrieonians174672223-118
8Ayr165292128-717
9Stenhousemuir1752102029-917
10Stirling1716101841-239
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