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

Formation 5-3-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterhead 2, Ayr United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterhead 2, Ayr United 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dale Shirkie (Ayr United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Ross.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Peter McGill (Ayr United).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Andrew Muir replaces Ryan Donnelly.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Peter McGill replaces Michael Donald.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by David Cox (Peterhead).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Graeme Sharp.

  20. Post update

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