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  • Date:26 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Somerset Park
  • Attendance:1,407
  • Tiffoney (62)
  • Baird (41)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:21 +1.21

Micheal McGowan takes a shot. Blocked by Douglas Hill.

89:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Trouten on John Baird. Free kick taken by Allan Walker.

85:39

Tom McManus takes a shot. Grant Murray gets a block in. Ryan Connolly decides to take a short corner, Andrew Geggan takes a shot. Save by David McGurn. Corner taken by Micheal McGowan from the right by-line, John Robertson takes a shot. Save by David McGurn. Outswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan, Grant Murray manages to make a clearance.

84:09

The ball is swung over by Tom McManus, Mark Roberts takes a shot. Save made by David McGurn. Corner taken by Ryan Connolly from the left by-line, save by David McGurn. The offside flag is raised against Tom McManus. David McGurn takes the indirect free kick.

83:41

The ball is delivered by Micheal McGowan, Grant Murray makes a clearance.

82:17

The ball is delivered by David Smith, clearance by Christopher Smith. Corner taken by Allan Walker from the left by-line played to the near post, Mark Roberts manages to make a clearance.

81:12

Centre by David Smith, clearance made by John Robertson. Foul by Mark Roberts on Reece Donaldson, free kick awarded. Allan Walker takes the direct free kick.

80:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Thomson by Andrew Geggan. David McGurn restarts play with the free kick.

78:57

Alan Trouten handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Douglas Hill takes the indirect free kick.

78:30

Danny Thomson sends in a cross, save made by Kevin Cuthbert.

77:15

Laurence Ellis produces a cross, save by Kevin Cuthbert.

76:39

Laurence Ellis produces a cross, clearance by Christopher Smith.

75:56

David Smith produces a cross, clearance by John Robertson.

73:04

Foul by Ryan Connolly on David Smith, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Allan Walker.

72:15

Jason Holt replaces Jamie Walker.

71:35

Foul by Jamie McKernon on Danny Thomson, free kick awarded. Jamie McKernon goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Grant Murray takes the direct free kick.

70:36

The ball is delivered by David Smith, Jamie McKernon manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joe Hamill, Kevin Cuthbert makes a save.

67:38

Micheal McGowan produces a cross, clearance made by Grant Murray. Corner taken by Ryan Connolly from the right by-line played to the near post. Danny Thomson comes on in place of Iain Williamson.

66:38

David Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. John Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

64:42

Foul by Ryan Connolly on Reece Donaldson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Grant Murray.

62:09

Centre by Ryan Connolly, Jonathan Tiffoney finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Ayr 1-1 Raith.Assist by Ryan Connolly.

61:10

Jamie McKernon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Smith. Free kick taken by Allan Walker.

59:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Walker on Alan Trouten. Jonathan Tiffoney receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Micheal McGowan.

58:43

Centre by Jamie Walker.

58:28

Iain Williamson produces a cross, John Robertson manages to make a clearance.

57:47

David Smith delivers the ball.

56:33

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Tiffoney, blocked by Joe Hamill. Outswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan from the right by-line, Mark Roberts takes a shot. Save made by David McGurn.

55:08

Jamie Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Tiffoney. Free kick crossed right-footed by Micheal McGowan, David McGurn makes a save.

53:47

Ryan Connolly is brought on as a substitute for Michael Moffat. Mark Roberts comes on in place of Gareth Wardlaw.

53:26

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Tiffoney, clearance made by Douglas Hill.

52:40

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

51:48

Iain Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Geggan. Strike comes in from Micheal McGowan from the free kick, David McGurn makes a save.

51:41

The ball is swung over by Andrew Geggan, Douglas Hill makes a clearance.

51:12

John Baird is caught offside. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.

49:47

Allan Walker has an effort at goal. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

49:08

David Smith has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

49:06 +4.06

Laurence Ellis challenges Gareth Wardlaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Micheal McGowan, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Christopher Smith goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

48:30 +3.30

Jamie Walker crosses the ball.

47:53 +2.53

Unfair challenge on Joe Hamill by Micheal McGowan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Allan Walker.

46:39

Foul by Tom McManus on Douglas Hill, free kick awarded. David McGurn restarts play with the free kick.

46:18

Centre by Tom McManus, blocked by Laurence Ellis.

45:28

Andrew Geggan challenges Iain Williamson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Allan Walker takes the direct free kick.

45:01

(Ayr) makes a substitution, with Tom McManus coming on for Ross Robertson.

42:57

Foul by Reece Donaldson on Gareth Wardlaw, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie McKernon.

41:51

David Smith delivers the ball, John Baird scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ayr 0-1 Raith.Assist on the goal came from David Smith.

40:06

David Smith takes a shot. Alan Trouten gets a block in. Jonathan Tiffoney fouled by Laurence Ellis, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Micheal McGowan, Grant Murray manages to make a clearance. Micheal McGowan takes the outswinging corner, Douglas Hill makes a clearance.

38:06

Inswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Ross Robertson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

37:08

Alan Trouten produces a cross, clearance made by Reece Donaldson.

35:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Moffat on Joe Hamill. Free kick taken by Reece Donaldson.

32:46

Ross Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Baird. Allan Walker delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

29:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Ross Robertson. David McGurn takes the direct free kick.

29:28

Unfair challenge on Andrew Geggan by David Smith results in a free kick. Christopher Smith restarts play with the free kick.

28:36

Foul by Grant Murray on Gareth Wardlaw, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Trouten.

28:02

Shot from just outside the box by Ross Robertson goes over the target.

27:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against John Baird. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

26:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Walker by Alan Trouten. Free kick taken by Laurence Ellis.

24:56

Foul by Reece Donaldson on Michael Moffat, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Moffat. Inswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan from the left by-line, Douglas Hill makes a clearance.

24:31

Joe Hamill challenges Alan Trouten unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie McKernon restarts play with the free kick.

23:25

Allan Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Trouten. Allan Walker is cautioned. John Robertson takes the direct free kick.

22:12

The referee blows for offside against John Baird. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

21:56

Laurence Ellis sends in a cross, clearance made by Andrew Geggan.

19:40

The ball is crossed by Grant Murray, John Robertson makes a clearance.

18:49

David Smith takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

18:22

Michael Moffat challenges Reece Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Murray takes the free kick.

17:21

Laurence Ellis concedes a free kick for a foul on Micheal McGowan. Jamie McKernon takes the direct free kick.

15:53

Michael Moffat takes a shot. Save made by David McGurn.

15:14

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Smith. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.

13:08

David Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Geggan. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

12:19

The referee penalises Ross Robertson for handball. David McGurn takes the indirect free kick.

12:11

Alan Trouten sends in a cross, Reece Donaldson makes a clearance.

11:40

Corner taken by Joe Hamill from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Kevin Cuthbert.

6:45

Alan Trouten concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Davidson. Iain Davidson leaves the field to be replaced by Iain Williamson. Allan Walker takes the direct free kick.

5:49

Foul by Joe Hamill on Ross Robertson, free kick awarded. Andrew Geggan takes the direct free kick.

5:04

Joe Hamill produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide left of the goal.

4:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Robertson by Reece Donaldson. Free kick taken by Jamie McKernon.

4:01

Shot from 35 yards by Jamie Walker went wide right of the net.

3:42

The ball is delivered by Laurence Ellis, blocked by Jonathan Tiffoney.

3:13

Gareth Wardlaw takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Murray.

3:05

The ball is crossed by Ross Robertson, Reece Donaldson makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Malone banned for basement boys Ayr will have defender Eddie Malone suspended as they look to move off bottom spot by defeating visitors Raith. Centre back Martyn Campbell is still not ready to return following knee surgery with everyone else in the Somerset Park squad available to manager Brian Reid for their first game in over 3 weeks. Reid said: "That break has helped a wee bit as a number of niggling injuries have cleared up and we go into this game in decent shape. "A downside from not playing is that we have moved to the bottom of the table but we have the chance to put that right by winning against Raith." "We are not even halfway through the league yet but no-one likes being in tenth place." Raith manager John McGlynn is hopeful the extra two days rest for Willie Dyer and John Baird will make them available The duo would have been struggling to make a Christmas Eve kick-off but McGlynn reckons both will be available for Boxing Day. However, Ross Laidlaw, Scott McBride, Dennis Prychynenko and Brian Graham remain out. Rovers are looking for their first success in four meetings against the Honest Men this season and McGlynn said: "The extra time should give us Willie and John and we will need as strong a team as possible at a really difficult venue. "We have increased confidence after beating Partick last Saturday and it is time to redress the balance a bit with Ayr."

Formation:442Manager: Brian Reid

Ayr

Formation: 442Manager: John McGlynn

Raith

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

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Match Report

Tiffoney's strike seals point for Ayr Jonathan Tiffoney's second-half header helped rock-bottom Ayr claim a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Raith. The hosts had won all three fixtures between the two teams this season and although they fell behind to John Baird's strike, Tiffoney ensured the spoils were shared. The opening half was a quiet affair in which neither side could fashion any meaningful chances but Baird gave Rovers the lead three minutes before the interval with a low finish from David Smith's left-wing cross. Substitute Mark Roberts' header was saved by Raith goalkeeper David McGurn as Ayr tried to fight back and their attacking intent was rewarded when Ryan Connolly's centre from the left was headed home by Tiffoney just after the hour. Another Roberts header produced a wonderful save from McGurn, who also had to tip away Andrew Geggan's 35-yard strike to ensure the visitors claimed a valuable point in their battle for safety.

Form Guide

    LWLWDL
  • Ayr
  • VS
  • Raith
  • LLWLLW

Last Meetings

  • Raith
  • 0 - 1
  • Ayr
  • 12/11/2011
  • Ayr
  • 2 - 1
  • Raith
  • 27/08/2011
  • Ayr
  • 0 - 2
  • Raith
  • 07/04/2010
  • Raith
  • 1 - 1
  • Ayr
  • 27/03/2010
  • Raith
  • 0 - 0
  • Ayr
  • 21/11/2009
  • Ayr
  • 1 - 0
  • Raith
  • 26/09/2009

Top Scorers

Ayr

  • M Moffat 3
  • G Wardlaw 2
  • M Roberts 1
  • J Robertson 1
  • R Robertson 1
  • C Smith 1
  • E Malone 1
  • M McGowan 1

Raith

  • J Baird 5
  • J Hamill 3
  • A Walker 2
  • B Graham 2
  • L Ellis 1
  • S Reynolds 1
  • D Prychynenko 1
  • J Holt 1
  • D Smith 1

Goals

Ayr

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 14
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Raith

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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