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Lee Sibanda produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Micheal McGowan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tony Bullock restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Hunter delivers the ball, Mark Baxter makes a clearance.
Daniel Rennie takes a shot. Alistair Brown makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Crawford by Colin Hamilton. Anthony Marenghi takes the direct free kick. Austin McCann takes a shot. Save by Mark Baxter.
Darren Grubben takes a shot. Corner taken by Paul Currie, Daniel Rennie grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Arbroath 4-2 Ayr.Assist on the goal came from Alex Keddie.
Darren Grubben takes a shot. Darren Brownlie gets a block in.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Marenghi, clearance by Tony Bullock.
Darren Grubben takes a shot. Save by Alistair Brown. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Currie from the right by-line to the near post, save by Alistair Brown.
David Sinclair takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Marenghi. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Marenghi, clearance made by Mark Baxter.
Tony Bullock fouled by John Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Grubben fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Darren Grubben scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arbroath 3-2 Ayr.The assist for the goal came from Lee Sibanda.
Mark Roberts is brought on as a substitute for Ross Robertson.
Alex Keddie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Robertson. Derek Holmes puts the ball into his own net. Arbroath 2-2 Ayr.Darren Brownlie provided the assist for the goal. Booking for Brian Kerr for dissent. Lee Sibanda comes on in place of Paul Sheerin.
Handball by David Winters. Direct free kick taken by Michael Travis.
Foul by Daniel Rennie on Robbie Crawford, free kick awarded. The referee shows Daniel Rennie a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by John Robertson. Micheal McGowan is brought on as a substitute for Martyn Campbell. David Sinclair takes a shot.
Darren Grubben takes a shot. Clearance made by Alistair Brown. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Sheerin, clearance made by Darren Brownlie.
Unfair challenge on Ross Robertson by Alex Keddie results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Anthony Marenghi from the free kick.
Centre by Adam Hunter, clearance by Mark Baxter.
David Sinclair produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Darren Grubben. Free kick taken by Alistair Brown.
Brian Kerr gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arbroath 2-1 Ayr.Assist on the goal came from Paul Currie.
Ross Robertson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Tony Bullock.
(Ayr) makes a substitution, with Robbie Crawford coming on for Ryan McStay.
Paul Currie sends in a cross, John Robertson gets a block in. Corner from right by-line taken by Paul Currie. Corner taken right-footed by Darren Grubben from the left by-line, Goal scored by Derek Holmes from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Arbroath 1-1 Ayr.The assist for the goal came from Darren Grubben.
The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Alistair Brown.
Effort on goal by David Sinclair from 12 yards. Mark Baxter makes a save.
Long range effort on goal by Darren Brownlie goes wide left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Rennie, John Robertson manages to make a clearance.
Anthony Marenghi crosses the ball, Mark Baxter makes a save.
David Sinclair challenges Darren Grubben unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Kerr takes the free kick.
Tony Bullock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Hill.
Derek Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on David Sinclair. Direct free kick taken by Darren Brownlie.
Ross Robertson is ruled offside. Ross Robertson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Darren Hill restarts play with the free kick.
Derek Holmes has an effort at goal. Alistair Brown makes a save.
Darren Grubben concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Brownlie. David Sinclair finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Arbroath 0-1 Ayr.
Derek Holmes is brought on as a substitute for Steven Doris.
David Sinclair takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Alistair Brown.
Mark Baxter crosses the ball, clearance by Adam Hunter.
David Winters takes a shot. Darren Hill makes a save.
Darren Grubben takes a shot. Save made by Alistair Brown.
Foul by Michael Travis on David Winters, free kick awarded. Michael Travis is cautioned. Anthony Marenghi takes the free kick.
Arbroath missing defensive pair
Arbroath are again without centre-back pairing Stuart Malcolm and Scott Robertson through injury as they welcome Ayr to Gayfield.
Midfielder Paul Currie is also a doubt after he picked up a knock in Tuesday night's 3-2 success over Forfar in the Ramsdens Cup.
Player-boss Paul Sheerin is looking forward to pitting his wits against one of his former clubs and said: "I played for Ayr for 18 months and that included a League Cup final against Rangers at Hampden so it was quite a special time.
"I will put those good memories to the side as I want to take three points in what will be a real test for us against a side that have just come down from Division One."
Ayr welcome back Austin McCann from suspension as they head east to Gayfield.
Jonathan Tiffoney remains banned for the Honest Men but everyone else is fit and available to player-manager Mark Roberts.
The Somerset Park boss said: "This should be a really good game between two sides that like to keep the ball on the deck and pass it around at a ground that I have always enjoyed playing at.
"Last weekend against Stenhousemuir we scored a great goal through David Winters in the first half and then sat far too deep to try and close the game out. Hopefully we can get in front in this game and see things out properly."
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