Scottish League One
AyrAyr United2BrechinBrechin City1

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 2, Brechin City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. 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.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Robert Thomson.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Robert Thomson replaces David Weatherston.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Andy Graham (Ayr United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Paul McLean.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gary Fusco (Brechin City).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Jamie Montgomery replaces Euan Smith.

  20. Post update

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