Scottish League Cup - First Round
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Ayr United 2-0 Brechin City

Ayr United defender Gerry McLauchlan helped knock former club Brechin City out of the Scottish League Cup at the first hurdle at Somerset Park.

The summer signing from the visitors opened the scoring when he struck a low shot from 12 yards.

Alan Trouten, another capture from Brechin, fired wide and Michael Donald also failed to hit the target.

Paddy Boyle firing into the top corner after 64 minutes as Brechin suffered a second straight cup tie loss.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 6CampbellSubstituted forMcCrackenat 85'minutes
  • 3Boyle
  • 8Crawford
  • 7GilmourSubstituted forForrestat 57'minutes
  • 4Docherty
  • 11DonaldSubstituted forNisbetat 77'minutes
  • 10Trouten
  • 9Caldwell

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14Nisbet
  • 15McCracken
  • 16McKenzie
  • 17Wardrope
  • 18Muir
  • 19Newman

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLeanBooked at 71mins
  • 4McCormackBooked at 87mins
  • 5PerryBooked at 61mins
  • 3Buchan
  • 6FuscoBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMolloyat 66'minutes
  • 8SmithSubstituted forWeatherstonat 82'minutes
  • 10Dale
  • 11MontgomerySubstituted forJohnstonat 46'minutes
  • 7Thomson
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 12Molloy
  • 14Johnston
  • 15Weatherston
  • 16Dods
  • 21O'Neil
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
976

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away23

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Brechin City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Brechin City 0.

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

Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

Foul by Ross Caldwell (Ayr United).

Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Johnston (Brechin City).

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

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Robert Thomson (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Craig McCracken (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Darren McCormack (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren McCormack (Brechin City).

Attempt saved. Craig Johnston (Brechin City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McCracken replaces Martyn Campbell.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

James Dale (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Craig Johnston.

Alan Trouten (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. David Weatherston replaces Euan Smith.

Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Euan Smith (Brechin City).

Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Michael Donald.

Attempt blocked. Alan Trouten (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

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

Booking

Paul McLean (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Craig Molloy replaces Gary Fusco.

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