Montrose 1-2 Ayr United

Ayr United celebrate their Scottish Cup replay win at Links Park
Ayr United celebrate their Scottish Cup replay win at Links Park

Alan Trouten scored twice as Ayr United booked their place in the Scottish Cup fourth round with a replay win over Montrose.

The Division One outfit proved too strong for their Third Division opponents, with midfielder Trouten notching in either half to set up a visit to Livingston.

Trouten fired the visitors ahead in the 28th minute, turning home Michael McGowan's pass from 12 yards, before doubling the visitors' advantage with a wonderful strike from the edge of the penalty area with 18 minutes remaining.

Jamie Winter's late 20-yard strike set up a tense finish but Brian Reid's side held on.

Montrose: Andrews, McNalley, Smart, Crighton, Douglas Cameron, Lunan (McGowan 77), Masson, Winter, Pierce (McPhee 61), Boyle (Dimilta 77), Johnston. Subs Not Used: Wood, Crawford.

Goals: Winter 81.

Ayr United: Cuthbert, Tiffoney, John Robertson, Smith, Malone, Trouten, Geggan, McKernon, McGowan (Connolly 78), Moffat, Roberts (Wardlaw 82). Subs Not Used: McWilliams, Ross Robertson, Burke.

Goals: Trouten 28,73.

Att: 575

Ref: Matt Northcroft

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