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  • Date:05 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Somerset Park
  • Attendance:1,570
  • O'Brien (22)
Goal!

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92:07 +2.07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Connolly on Kevin McCann. Dominic Cervi takes the direct free kick.

90:23 +0.23

Jonathan Tiffoney crosses the ball, David O'Brien gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Micheal McGowan. The ball is delivered by Michael Moffat, Andy Graham makes a clearance.

89:08

(Morton) makes a substitution, with Darren McGeouch coming on for Fouad Bachirou.

86:52

Mark Roberts crosses the ball, Andy Graham manages to make a clearance.

82:58

The ball is sent over by Micheal McGowan, Effort from deep inside the area by Ryan Connolly misses to the right of the target.

80:31

The ball is delivered by Michael Moffat, blocked by Derek Young. Inswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan, save by Dominic Cervi. Corner taken by Ryan Connolly, clearance made by Ross Forsyth.

79:59

The ball is swung over by Ryan Connolly.

77:13

Jonathan Tiffoney takes a shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

76:00

Centre by Jonathan Tiffoney, Dominic Cervi makes a save.

75:43

Foul by Ross Forsyth on Ross Robertson, free kick awarded. Micheal McGowan takes the free kick.

74:24

Peter Weatherson comes on in place of Peter MacDonald. Corner taken left-footed by David O'Brien from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Mark Roberts.

70:44

Fouad Bachirou produces a cross, John Robertson makes a clearance.

70:20

Corner taken by Paul Di Giacomo from the left by-line, Kevin Cuthbert makes a save.

69:26

Micheal McGowan produces a cross, save made by Dominic Cervi.

68:30

Edward Malone challenges Paul Di Giacomo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Derek Young restarts play with the free kick.

66:15

Ryan Connolly sends in a cross, Andy Graham makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Micheal McGowan, The ball is crossed by Ryan Connolly.

65:56

Ryan Connolly takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin McCann.

63:47

The ball is delivered by David O'Brien, Christopher Smith manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David O'Brien, Grant Evans has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

63:02

Edward Malone fouled by Paul Di Giacomo, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Edward Malone.

62:24

Jamie McKernon leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Connolly.

61:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Micheal McGowan by Kevin McCann. Kevin McCann is shown a yellow card. Micheal McGowan restarts play with the free kick.

59:12

A cross is delivered by Paul Di Giacomo, save by Kevin Cuthbert.

55:21

Gareth Wardlaw leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Roberts.

55:06

The ball is sent over by Kevin McCann.

54:18

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

53:36

Derek Young challenges Jamie McKernon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Geggan.

52:37

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Micheal McGowan, free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Smith on Derek Young. Dominic Cervi takes the free kick.

52:16

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Jackson. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.

51:31

Andrew Geggan produces a cross, save by Dominic Cervi.

50:24

The ball is delivered by Micheal McGowan, clearance by Kevin McCann. Corner taken by Micheal McGowan from the left by-line, clearance by Grant Evans.

47:09

Grant Evans challenges Gareth Wardlaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Tiffoney restarts play with the free kick.

45:56

Micheal McGowan delivers the ball.

44:48

The ball is swung over by Micheal McGowan.

44:33

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Tiffoney by Ross Forsyth results in a free kick. Jonathan Tiffoney takes the free kick.

39:42

David O'Brien takes a shot. Jonathan Tiffoney gets a block in.

39:23

The ball is swung over by Micheal McGowan, save by Dominic Cervi.

38:15

Peter MacDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Edward Malone. Direct free kick taken by Christopher Smith.

36:59

Peter MacDonald has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

33:14

The ball is delivered by Jamie McKernon, Ross Forsyth gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Micheal McGowan from the right by-line, clearance by Grant Evans. Gareth Wardlaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Evans. Dominic Cervi takes the free kick.

30:35

Ross Forsyth concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Tiffoney. Micheal McGowan takes the free kick.

28:38

Ross Robertson challenges Andy Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Graham takes the free kick.

27:34

Inswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan, save by Dominic Cervi.

27:20

The ball is sent over by Michael Moffat, Andy Graham gets a block in.

24:57

Peter MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Robertson. Peter MacDonald is booked. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

24:48

The ball is swung over by Paul Di Giacomo.

22:32

Goal scored by David O'Brien from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ayr 0-1 Morton.Assist by Peter MacDonald.

21:50

The ball is swung over by Derek Young, Andrew Geggan manages to make a clearance.

21:01

Andrew Geggan challenges David O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Geggan booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Derek Young.

20:48

The ball is sent over by Ross Robertson, Andy Graham makes a clearance.

20:14

Peter MacDonald delivers the ball, save by Kevin Cuthbert.

18:52

Peter MacDonald has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

18:22

Foul by Peter MacDonald on Ross Robertson, free kick awarded. Christopher Smith takes the free kick.

14:55

Edward Malone fouled by Peter MacDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Edward Malone restarts play with the free kick.

12:40

Ross Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Young. Andy Graham takes the direct free kick.

10:06

Effort on goal by Gareth Wardlaw from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

8:26

Centre by Micheal McGowan, Jamie McKernon takes a shot. Save by Dominic Cervi.

7:07

Andrew Jackson takes a shot. Christopher Smith gets a block in.

5:53

Peter MacDonald crosses the ball, blocked by Christopher Smith. Corner taken left-footed by David O'Brien from the left by-line, clearance by Ross Robertson.

5:39

The ball is sent over by Micheal McGowan, Andy Graham makes a clearance.

5:14

Foul by Kevin McCann on Ross Robertson, free kick awarded. Edward Malone restarts play with the free kick.

4:33

Foul by John Robertson on Peter MacDonald, free kick awarded. Ross Forsyth restarts play with the free kick.

3:53

The ball is sent over by Ross Forsyth.

3:11

Centre by Micheal McGowan, save by Dominic Cervi.

0:27

Gareth Wardlaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Graham. Direct free kick taken by Andy Graham.

Match Preview

In-form Ayr without Campbell Scottish Communities League Cup semi-finalists Ayr will be without defender Martyn Campbell (knee) as they look to maintain their fine run of form against Morton. Midfielder Alan Trouten is a major doubt with a hamstring problem and his absence would leave manager Brain Reid with a squad of only 15 players to choose from. Reid said: "I had hoped to bring a couple of experienced players in but it has not happened so I will promote from our youth squad to fill in any gaps. "We will go into this game with a bit of confidence but we know that we have to play well to defeat a Morton side that will be desperate to start heading back up the way." Morton will give a debut to former Aberdeen midfielder Derek Young as they look to capture the form that saw the Greenock side sitting top of the table in September. Defender Stuart McCaffrey remains out with a heel injury and midfielder Michael Tidser is still sidelined after a knee operation with manager Allan Moore hoping that Young's arrival can help lift his men. Moore said: "We have gone four games without a win and that has coincided with both Stuart and Michael being out. Hopefully Derek's experience will help plug that gap and we can get back to winning games. "Ayr have been doing really well recently but we beat them well at our place and a repeat of that would be very welcome indeed."

Formation:433Manager: Brian Reid

Ayr

Formation: 442Manager: Allan Moore

Morton

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

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Match Report

Super Mac lifts Morton Morton stemmed a run of four games without a win with a 1-0 victory which leaves Ayr floundering one point from the bottom of Division One. The visitors slightly shaded a dull opening spell and went ahead in the 23rd minute courtesy of David O'Brien. Top scorer Peter MacDonald broke free on the right and crossed for the former Dundee man to finish cleverly into the bottom corner. Morton almost doubled their lead after 63 minutes, but Grant Evans shot wide when well-placed. A lacklustre Ayr improved after the break, but struggled to create any clear-cut opportunities. Substitute Ryan Connolly did have a chance to grab an equaliser seven minutes from time, but his shot from close range flew narrowly wide.

Form Guide

    LWLDLW
  • Ayr
  • VS
  • Morton
  • LWLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Morton
  • 4 - 1
  • Ayr
  • 10/09/2011
  • Morton
  • 2 - 1
  • Ayr
  • 01/05/2010
  • Morton
  • 1 - 0
  • Ayr
  • 30/03/2010
  • Ayr
  • 2 - 0
  • Morton
  • 06/03/2010
  • Ayr
  • 0 - 2
  • Morton
  • 22/08/2009
  • Ayr
  • 3 - 0
  • Morton
  • 31/03/2001

Top Scorers

Ayr

  • M Moffat 3
  • M Roberts 1
  • J Robertson 1
  • G Wardlaw 1
  • R Robertson 1
  • C Smith 1
  • E Malone 1
  • M McGowan 1

Morton

  • P MacDonald 5
  • A Jackson 2
  • P Di Giacomo 1
  • D O'Brien 1
  • M Tidser 1

Goals

Ayr

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 12
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Morton

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 13
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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