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  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Somerset Park
  • Attendance:1,938
  • Wardlaw (28)
    Malone (59)
  • Higginbotham (7) El Alagui (43)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:12 +2.12

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kallum Higginbotham. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

91:19 +1.19

Micheal McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Fulton. Mark Millar crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90:33 +0.33

Unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Ross Robertson results in a free kick. Ross Robertson is given a yellow card. Free kick crossed by Mark Millar, clearance by Ross Robertson.

89:16

Andrew Geggan takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

87:58

Michael Moffat sends in a cross, Rhys Bennett makes a clearance.

86:43

The ball is sent over by Kallum Higginbotham, Christopher Smith makes a clearance.

85:38

Gareth Wardlaw leaves the field to be replaced by Gareth Armstrong.

85:04

Centre by Micheal McGowan, Headed effort from inside the area by Andrew Geggan misses to the left of the target.

84:46

Michael Moffat takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

83:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Sibbald on Micheal McGowan. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Micheal McGowan, Thomas Scobbie makes a clearance.

82:55

Kieran Duffie delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Stewart Murdoch misses to the left of the goal.

81:58

Craig Sibbald produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

80:21

Rhys Bennett takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

80:02

Mark Millar takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

79:48

The ball is sent over by Farid El Alagui, clearance made by Christopher Smith.

77:20

Gareth Wardlaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Duffie. Mark Millar restarts play with the free kick.

75:52

Mark Roberts goes off and Ross Robertson comes on.

75:41

Farid El Alagui produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

74:56

Centre by Kieran Duffie, comfortable save by Kevin Cuthbert.

74:35

The referee blows for offside against Gareth Wardlaw. Thomas Scobbie takes the indirect free kick.

74:05

Shot by Kallum Higginbotham from deep inside the area bounces off the post.

72:24

The referee red cards Martyn Campbell for second bookable offence. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Farid El Alagui by Martyn Campbell. Jay Fulton joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Weatherston. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Scobbie.

71:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Scobbie on Micheal McGowan. Thomas Scobbie booked for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by John Robertson from left wing, save by Michael McGovern.

69:40

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Weatherston.

68:45

Andrew Geggan challenges Stewart Murdoch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael McGovern.

66:23

Farid El Alagui concedes a free kick for a foul on Edward Malone. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

66:00

The ball is sent over by Martyn Campbell, Michael Moffat takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

65:35

Micheal McGowan crosses the ball, Martyn Campbell takes a shot. Save made by Michael McGovern.

64:46

Craig Sibbald challenges Andrew Geggan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Micheal McGowan restarts play with the free kick. Craig Sibbald shown a yellow card.

64:29

Craig Sibbald challenges James McKernan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Geggan takes the direct free kick.

63:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martyn Campbell by Farid El Alagui. John Robertson takes the free kick. Farid El Alagui is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

63:07

Thomas Scobbie sends in a cross, clearance by Christopher Smith.

62:51

Craig Sibbald takes a shot. Comfortable save by Kevin Cuthbert.

61:48

Micheal McGowan delivers the ball.

58:42

Darren Dods concedes a free kick for a foul on John Robertson. Darren Dods goes into the referee's book. Edward Malone scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ayr 2-2 Falkirk.The assist for the goal came from John Robertson.

58:11

Kallum Higginbotham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

56:32

The ball is swung over by Micheal McGowan.

54:46

The ball is swung over by Gareth Wardlaw, Mark Roberts takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

53:50

The ball is swung over by Micheal McGowan, clearance by Darren Dods.

53:01

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Millar, Shot from deep inside the area by Rhys Bennett goes over the bar.

52:53

A cross is delivered by Kallum Higginbotham, James McKernan gets a block in.

51:41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Farid El Alagui. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.

50:06

The ball is swung over by Craig Sibbald, save by Kevin Cuthbert.

49:54

The ball is crossed by Stewart Murdoch, Christopher Smith manages to make a clearance.

49:29

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the right by-line, clearance by Martyn Campbell.

47:34

Micheal McGowan sends in a cross, Edward Malone produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

47:11

Inswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan, clearance made by Michael McGovern.

47:06

Centre by Micheal McGowan, Darren Dods manages to make a clearance.

45:54 +0.54

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Micheal McGowan, Martyn Campbell takes a shot.

45:48 +0.48

The ball is crossed by Micheal McGowan, blocked by Stewart Murdoch.

45:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Moffat by Kieran Duffie. James McKernan restarts play with the free kick. Kieran Duffie goes into the book. Mark Roberts is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

43:52

A goal is scored by Farid El Alagui from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ayr 1-2 Falkirk.Kieran Duffie provided the assist for the goal.

43:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Farid El Alagui on Christopher Smith. Christopher Smith takes the direct free kick.

42:19

Andrew Geggan takes a shot. Comfortable save by Michael McGovern.

41:45

Corner from the right by-line taken by Micheal McGowan, clearance made by Thomas Scobbie.

41:35

The ball is delivered by Micheal McGowan, Darren Dods makes a clearance.

40:59

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar, Thomas Scobbie takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

40:22

Farid El Alagui fouled by Martyn Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Millar delivers the ball, Farid El Alagui takes a shot.

40:00

Foul by Mark Millar on Michael Moffat, free kick awarded. Edward Malone takes the direct free kick.

39:11

Andrew Geggan delivers the ball, Michael Moffat takes a shot. Save by Michael McGovern.

38:53

Andrew Geggan produces a right-footed shot from close range and hits the post.

38:05

Unfair challenge on Micheal McGowan by Thomas Scobbie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Robertson.

36:48

Edward Malone produces a cross.

35:40

Craig Sibbald fouled by Martyn Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Martyn Campbell receives a yellow card. Thomas Scobbie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Andrew Geggan manages to make a clearance.

34:30

Corner from the right by-line taken by Micheal McGowan, clearance made by Farid El Alagui.

34:24

The ball is delivered by Micheal McGowan, blocked by Thomas Scobbie.

33:37

The ball is swung over by Andrew Geggan.

33:22

Micheal McGowan sends in a cross, clearance by Darren Dods.

31:44

Micheal McGowan takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Darren Dods.

30:46

Martyn Campbell fouled by Farid El Alagui, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by John Robertson.

30:14

A cross is delivered by Edward Malone, Michael McGovern makes a comfortable save.

28:09

The ball is crossed by John Robertson, Gareth Wardlaw grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Ayr 1-1 Falkirk.Assist on the goal came from John Robertson.

27:53

A cross is delivered by Edward Malone.

26:15

The ball is crossed by Kallum Higginbotham, save made by Kevin Cuthbert.

24:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Micheal McGowan from the right by-line, clearance made by Farid El Alagui.

22:03

The ball is sent over by Kallum Higginbotham.

20:47

Michael Moffat crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gareth Wardlaw misses to the left of the goal.

20:36

Andrew Geggan sends in a cross, clearance by Thomas Scobbie.

19:45

David Weatherston produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

17:34

Kallum Higginbotham fouled by Martyn Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Scobbie takes the direct free kick.

16:28

Edward Malone challenges David Weatherston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Duffie restarts play with the free kick.

14:43

Christopher Smith fouled by Craig Sibbald, the ref awards a free kick. Edward Malone restarts play with the free kick.

13:37

Gareth Wardlaw fouled by Darren Dods, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Micheal McGowan.

13:13

Stewart Murdoch takes a shot. Save made by Kevin Cuthbert.

12:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Moffat by Thomas Scobbie. John Robertson takes the free kick.

10:47

Effort from the edge of the box by Farid El Alagui goes wide of the left-hand upright.

10:29

Farid El Alagui challenges Martyn Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Martyn Campbell.

7:53

Goal scored by Kallum Higginbotham from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ayr 0-1 Falkirk.Assist on the goal came from Farid El Alagui.

7:15

The ball is swung over by Andrew Geggan, save by Michael McGovern.

6:50

Farid El Alagui takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

6:24

Kallum Higginbotham crosses the ball.

5:21

Thomas Scobbie challenges Gareth Wardlaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Robertson takes the free kick.

4:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Smith on Kallum Higginbotham. Free kick taken by Mark Millar.

2:52

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

1:12

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Mark Millar goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:42

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar from the right by-line, The ball is sent over by Kallum Higginbotham, clearance made by Martyn Campbell.

0:32

Centre by David Weatherston, Edward Malone gets a block in.

Match Preview

Ayr lose injured duo Ayr are set to be without defender Eddie Malone and midfielder Alan Trouten for the clash against Falkirk at Somerset Park. The duo are struggling with injury and manager Brian Reid is hoping that no-one else calls off before kick-off. He said: "We have a small squad and are stretched pretty tightly with just these two out. "We went to Dens Park last Saturday and brought back a good point from Dundee and that has got us off and running for the season. "If we are to do well in this campaign we need to take something from our home games so hopefully we can get our first win against Falkirk. It will be tough as they have good young players but winning at home is crucial." Falkirk welcome back defender Darren Dods and midfielder Mark Millar from suspension. Defender Stephen Kingsley is the only injury doubt for the Bairns at a venue that assistant manager Lee Bullen has few fond memories of. Bullen said: "Every time I came here as a player it was always a difficult venue to play at and I cannot recall an easy time. This game will be the same I am sure of that. "Ayr manager Brian Reid has put together a very useful side, including a couple of players we had our eye on during the summer, so this will be a real test for our youngsters."

Formation:442Manager: Brian Reid

Ayr

Formation: 442Manager: Steven Pressley

Falkirk

  • Kevin Cuthbert
  • John Robertson
  • Christopher Smith
  • Martyn Campbell
  • Edward Malone
  • Michael Moffat
  • Andrew Geggan
  • James McKernan
  • Micheal McGowan
  • Gareth Wardlaw
  • Mark Roberts
  • SUBS
  • Ryan McWilliams
  • Alexander Burke
  • Gareth Armstrong
  • Ross Robertson
  • Jonathan Tiffoney

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Match Report

Ayr breathe sigh of relief Ayr twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw with Falkirk despite having a man sent off. The away side took the lead after eight minutes when Kallum Higginbotham latched onto Farid El Alagui's cross to fire home. Ayr equalised on 29 minutes after Gareth Wardlaw headed home John Robertson's inviting cross. But Falkirk regained the lead on the stroke of half-time, this time El Alagui got on the end of Kieran Duffie's long ball to rifle home. The home side levelled once again when Edward Malone struck an unstoppable free kick into the bottom corner on the hour mark. Ayr had to hold on for more than 15 minutes after Martyn Campbell was dismissed for a second bookable offence following a foul on El Alagui.

Form Guide

    LD
  • Ayr
  • VS
  • Falkirk
  • LW

Last Meetings

  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 0
  • Ayr
  • 08/05/2004
  • Ayr
  • 2 - 3
  • Falkirk
  • 06/03/2004
  • Falkirk
  • 0 - 1
  • Ayr
  • 25/10/2003
  • Ayr
  • 1 - 1
  • Falkirk
  • 16/08/2003
  • Falkirk
  • 3 - 0
  • Ayr
  • 26/04/2003
  • Ayr
  • 1 - 0
  • Falkirk
  • 25/02/2003

Top Scorers

Ayr

  • M Moffat 1
  • M McGowan 1

Falkirk

  • K Higginbotham 1
  • F El Alagui 1

Goals

Ayr

    • Total goals 5
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins

Falkirk

    • Total goals 5
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins

possession


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