Scottish League One
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Ayr United 2-1 Brechin City

Strikes from Alan Forrest and Craig Moore helped Ayr United beat Brechin City and stay within six points of League One leaders Dunfermline.

Forrest put the hosts ahead with a shot from inside the penalty area.

And Moore netted from six yards to give Ayr a more comfortable advantage before the quarter-hour mark.

Robert Thomson scored from close range for Brechin in stoppage time but it proved only to be consolation for the visitors.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5Graham
  • 3Donald
  • 7Gilmour
  • 6StevensonSubstituted forCrawfordat 66'minutes
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forMcLauchlanat 71'minutes
  • 11Forrest
  • 8MooreSubstituted forCaldwellat 56'minutes
  • 9Preston

Substitutes

  • 12McLauchlan
  • 15Caldwell
  • 16Muir
  • 17McCracken
  • 17Crawford
  • 18McKenzie
  • 19Newman

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 5Fusco
  • 2McLean
  • 4McCormack
  • 3Dyer
  • 11Shields
  • 6SmithBooked at 48minsSubstituted forMontgomeryat 74'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 8Molloy
  • 7WeatherstonSubstituted forThomsonat 82'minutes
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forTiffoneyat 67'minutes
  • 10Layne

Substitutes

  • 12Thomson
  • 14Montgomery
  • 15Johnston
  • 16Tiffoney
  • 21O'Neil
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
1,485

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Brechin City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Brechin City 1.

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

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Brechin City 1. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Robert Thomson.

Attempt saved. Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Robert Thomson replaces David Weatherston.

Foul by Andy Graham (Ayr United).

Isaac Layne (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Paul McLean.

Ross Caldwell (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Fusco (Brechin City).

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

Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

Gary Fusco (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Jamie Montgomery replaces Euan Smith.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Gerry McLauchlan replaces Alan Trouten.

Hand ball by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

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

Foul by Euan Smith (Brechin City).

Ross Caldwell (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Willie Dyer (Brechin City).

Attempt missed. Dene Shields (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Jonathan Tiffoney replaces Andy Jackson.

Attempt missed. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Ryan Stevenson.

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

Foul by Dene Shields (Brechin City).

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Attempt saved. Dene Shields (Brechin City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Michael Donald.

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

Foul by Isaac Layne (Brechin City).

Attempt saved. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Isaac Layne (Brechin City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline19134250133743
2Ayr18114335211437
3Peterhead1978439231629
4Albion178451918128
5Airdrieonians187292329-623
6Stenhousemuir186482740-1322
7Cowdenbeath176382437-1321
8Forfar194692633-718
9Stranraer1852111731-1417
10Brechin1943121934-1515
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