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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 2, Brechin City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ross Caldwell (Ayr United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Craig Johnston (Brechin City).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Darren McCormack (Brechin City).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McCracken replaces Martyn Campbell.