Scottish League One
BrechinBrechin City1AyrAyr United0

Scottish League One bottom side Brechin City moved to within a point of Forfar Athletic with victory over Ayr United.

The hosts started brightly in a half of few chances, Liam Watt shooting over and player-manager Darren Dods heading straight at goalkeeper Greg Fleming.

Brechin keeper Graeme Smith fumbled an effort from Jamie Adams before tipping away Jordan Preston's strike.

They proved crucial interventions as Robert Thomson headed home Watt's cross for the winner.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forCuljakat 15'minutes
  • 5Dods
  • 3Dyer
  • 7TiffoneyBooked at 69mins
  • 6Dale
  • 8Molloy
  • 10Thomson
  • 9SpenceBooked at 55mins
  • 11Watt

Substitutes

  • 12Shepherd
  • 14Smith
  • 15Culjak
  • 16Montgomery
  • 17Johnston
  • 21O'Neil

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 3BoyleBooked at 37mins
  • 10TroutenBooked at 40minsSubstituted forForrestat 45'minutes
  • 7McCrorieSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 6Stevenson
  • 8DochertyBooked at 90mins
  • 9Preston
  • 11GilmourSubstituted forMooreat 78'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14Moore
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Donald
  • 17Wardrope
  • 18Adams
  • 19Newman
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
491

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brechin City 1, Ayr United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brechin City 1, Ayr United 0.

  3. Booking

    Ross Docherty (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Watt (Brechin City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Lewis Spence (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

  15. Booking

    Jamie Adams (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Paul McLean (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Liam Watt (Brechin City).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

    Craig Moore (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.