Scottish League One
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Ayr United 2-2 Brechin City

Ayr moved out of the relegation play-off place, but could have taken all three points against 10-man Brechin.

Robert Crawford and Michael Donald spurned chances for the hosts, before Andrew Jackson scored for Brechin with a fine right-footed finish.

Ayr scored twice in eight minutes through a Brain Gilmour header and a Jon-Paul McGovern penalty.

Paul McLean equalised, but they had to hold on after Callum Tapping's two yellow cards within 35 seconds.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 5RobertsonSubstituted forBlakemanat 45'minutes
  • 4Murphy
  • 7MurraySubstituted forCampbellat 45'minutes
  • 8CrawfordSubstituted forForrestat 76'minutes
  • 6McGovern
  • 11Gilmour
  • 3Donald
  • 9Preston
  • 10Beattie

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14Neill
  • 15Blakeman
  • 16Campbell
  • 17Muir
  • 18Nisbet
  • 19Newman

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McNeilBooked at 82mins
  • 4McCormack
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 3McLean
  • 7FergusonSubstituted forTappingat 58'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 6Fusco
  • 8MolloySubstituted forDurojaiyeat 58'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 10Masson
  • 9Jackson
  • 11Thomson

Substitutes

  • 12Tapping
  • 14Durojaiye
  • 15Jackson
  • 16Tough
  • 21O'Neil
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
986

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Brechin City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Brechin City 2.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

Attempt missed. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

Attempt saved. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

Attempt saved. Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Ayr United).

Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Ewan McNeil (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ewan McNeil (Brechin City).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Callum Tapping (Brechin City).

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Tapping (Brechin City).

Booking

Callum Tapping (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Callum Tapping (Brechin City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

Gerry McLauchlan (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Robbie Crawford.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Brechin City 2. Paul McLean (Brechin City) left footed shot from long range on the left to the top right corner.

Foul by Craig Beattie (Ayr United).

Gerry McLauchlan (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Tapping (Brechin City).

Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Fusco (Brechin City).

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Fusco (Brechin City).

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

Darren McCormack (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ewan McNeil (Brechin City).

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer31177752322058
2Morton311831055352057
3Forfar31176850351557
4Brechin31121364840849
5Airdrieonians311210945351046
6Dunfermline31128114138344
7Peterhead31128114447-344
8Ayr3177173652-1628
9Stenhousemuir3184193349-1628
10Stirling3138203172-4117
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