Scottish Cup - Third Round
AyrAyr United1AlloaAlloa Athletic1

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 1, Alloa Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Paul Slane.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Mark Docherty.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Ryan Donnelly.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Muir.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Beattie replaces Alan Forrest.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic).

  20. Post update

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