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  • Date:02 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Cappielow Park
  • Attendance:2,108
  • O'Brien (43)
    Campbell (63) Di Giacomo (88)
    Di Giacomo (88)
  • Moffat (18)
Goal!

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90:55 +0.55

Michael Moffat challenges Paul Di Giacomo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Graham takes the indirect free kick.

90:11 +0.11

Alan Trouten booked.

89:40

Gareth Wardlaw is shown a yellow card.

88:48 +2.34

Outswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan.

88:15

Paul Di Giacomo grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Morton 3-1 Ayr.Assist by David O'Brien.

87:07

Jonathan Tiffoney leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Robertson.

86:00

Edward Malone takes a shot. Save by Dominic Cervi.

84:03

Darren McGeouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Trouten. Darren McGeouch goes into the referee's book. Darren McGeouch goes off and Paul Di Giacomo comes on. Peter Weatherson replaces Andrew Jackson. Micheal McGowan takes the indirect free kick.

82:59

Peter MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

80:05

Foul by Micheal McGowan on Archie Campbell, free kick awarded. Micheal McGowan shown a yellow card. (Morton) makes a substitution, with Peter MacDonald coming on for Archie Campbell. Darren McGeouch takes the indirect free kick, The ball is swung over by Alan Trouten.

78:11

Micheal McGowan takes a shot. Dominic Cervi makes a save.

77:11

Michael Tidser fouled by Alan Trouten, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Smyth.

76:50

Michael Tidser concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Geggan. Micheal McGowan takes the free kick.

75:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Jackson by Jonathan Tiffoney. Michael Tidser takes the free kick.

74:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Trouten on Michael Tidser. Darren McGeouch produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

71:58

The ball is delivered by Micheal McGowan.

70:14

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren McGeouch, Andrew Geggan makes a clearance.

69:58

Fouad Bachirou takes a shot. Kevin Cuthbert gets a block in.

69:52

The ball is swung over by Archie Campbell, clearance by Jonathan Tiffoney.

69:37

A cross is delivered by Micheal McGowan, Thomas O'Ware gets a block in.

67:14

Darren McGeouch takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Michael Moffat.

67:06

Archie Campbell crosses the ball, Christopher Smith gets a block in.

66:28

Shot from outside the area by Archie Campbell misses to the left of the goal.

65:28

Andrew Jackson takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

64:43

Gareth Wardlaw replaces Tom McManus.

63:46

The ball is delivered by Fouad Bachirou, Archie Campbell grabs a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Morton 2-1 Ayr.Fouad Bachirou provided the assist for the goal.

62:50

Archie Campbell takes a shot. Save by Kevin Cuthbert.

62:14

Unfair challenge on Andrew Jackson by John Robertson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas O'Ware.

60:14

Andrew Jackson takes a shot. Kevin Cuthbert makes a save.

59:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edward Malone by Archie Campbell. Edward Malone takes the free kick.

58:34

Micheal McGowan takes a shot. Save by Dominic Cervi.

58:03

The ball is crossed by Darren McGeouch.

57:15

Short corner taken by Darren McGeouch from the right by-line.

57:09

Archie Campbell produces a cross, Christopher Smith makes a clearance.

53:26

Effort on goal by Archie Campbell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

52:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Archie Campbell on John Robertson. John Robertson takes the indirect free kick.

51:45

Darren McGeouch has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

49:58

Andy Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom McManus. Alan Trouten restarts play with the free kick.

49:38

The ball is swung over by Archie Campbell.

48:49

Edward Malone challenges Andrew Jackson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren McGeouch restarts play with the free kick.

46:59

Handball by John Robertson. The referee cautions John Robertson for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren McGeouch, clearance by Christopher Smith.

46:21

The ball is swung over by Michael Tidser.

44:54

Edward Malone delivers the ball, save by Dominic Cervi.

44:15

Tom McManus concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Smyth. Free kick taken by Marc Smyth.

43:10

The ball is sent over by Archie Campbell, David O'Brien finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Morton 1-1 Ayr.Assist by Archie Campbell.

42:52

Tom McManus is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy Graham takes the free kick.

41:19

The ball is swung over by Marc Smyth, clearance by Alan Trouten.

40:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren McGeouch from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Andrew Geggan.

39:23

Darren McGeouch is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert.

38:41

Micheal McGowan takes a shot. Save made by Dominic Cervi.

37:08

Unfair challenge on Michael Tidser by Tom McManus results in a free kick. Michael Tidser restarts play with the free kick.

34:56

The ball is swung over by Thomas O'Ware.

33:20

A cross is delivered by Micheal McGowan, clearance made by Grant Evans.

31:35

Micheal McGowan is ruled offside. Marc Smyth takes the indirect free kick.

30:43

Corner taken by Jonathan Tiffoney from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Grant Evans.

30:35

The ball is delivered by Micheal McGowan, blocked by Marc Smyth.

28:19

Darren McGeouch produces a cross.

26:18

The ball is delivered by Darren McGeouch, clearance made by Edward Malone.

24:43

Centre by Jonathan Tiffoney, Thomas O'Ware gets a block in. Micheal McGowan takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Marc Smyth makes a clearance.

19:40

Andy Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom McManus. Andy Graham is booked. Free kick taken by Edward Malone.

18:38

The ball is crossed by Micheal McGowan, Michael Moffat fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Morton 0-1 Ayr.Assist by Micheal McGowan.

16:00

Andrew Jackson delivers the ball, Headed effort on goal by Michael Tidser from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

14:22

Outswinging corner taken by David O'Brien from the right by-line.

12:54

Corner taken by Micheal McGowan, Tom McManus produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

12:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Micheal McGowan played to the near post, clearance made by Marc Smyth.

11:24

Jonathan Tiffoney crosses the ball.

10:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Micheal McGowan on Fouad Bachirou. Fouad Bachirou takes the free kick.

9:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Roberts on Darren McGeouch. Marc Smyth takes the free kick.

9:11

The official flags Archie Campbell offside. Kevin Cuthbert takes the free kick.

6:11

Michael Moffat challenges Fouad Bachirou unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Moffat shown a yellow card. Thomas O'Ware takes the free kick.

5:26

Unfair challenge on Michael Moffat by Darren McGeouch results in a free kick. Micheal McGowan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Michael Tidser makes a clearance.

4:19

Inswinging corner taken by Darren McGeouch, Kevin Cuthbert makes a save.

4:16

Corner taken by Darren McGeouch from the left by-line played to the near post, Christopher Smith manages to make a clearance.

3:28

Corner taken right-footed by Darren McGeouch from the right by-line, Andy Graham takes a shot. Clearance made by Alan Trouten.

2:31

Foul by Andrew Geggan on Thomas O'Ware, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Michael Tidser from the free kick.

2:13

The ball is swung over by Fouad Bachirou, Andrew Geggan manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Cervi to sign off On-loan Celtic goalkeeper Dominic Cervi will play his last game for Morton at home to Ayr. The home side will be without defenders Ross Forsyth and Stewart McCaffrey as they look to build on their win at Dundee in their last outing. Cappielow manager Allan Moore said, "We had been on a bad run in the second quarter of the season but the win at Dens Park hopefully ended that. "A success over Ayr would get 2012 off to a great start and give us an excellent platform to have a good third quarter. "Ayr will battle for everything but I want us to start winning at home again." Ayr welcome back Eddie Malone from suspension but centre-back Martyn Campbell remains out following knee surgery Manager Brian Reid returns to the club he began his playing days with looking to make up for a 4-1 defeat at Cappielow earlier in the season. Reid said: "I usually enjoy going back to Greenock but the last time I was there everything they hit in the first few minutes flew in and we were three down. "After three weeks without a game we were a bit ring rusty in the opening half against Raith Rovers last week but we were better in the second and should have won the game. "I am looking for the team to start where they left off in that one."

Formation:4312Manager: Allan Moore

Morton

Formation: 442Manager: Brian Reid

Ayr

  • Dominic Cervi
  • Grant Evans
  • Andy Graham
  • Marc Smyth
  • Thomas O'Ware
  • Darren McGeouch
  • Fouad Bachirou
  • Michael Tidser
  • David O'Brien
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Archie Campbell
  • SUBS
  • Colin Stewart
  • Peter MacDonald
  • Peter Weatherson
  • Paul Di Giacomo
  • Derek Young

Home

Away

Match Report

Back-to-back wins for Morton Morton claimed their second successive victory with a 3-1 triumph over Ayr. After Michael Moffat fired United into the lead, the hosts replied with goals from David O'Brien, Archie Campbell and Paul Di Giacomo. Moffat broke the deadlock after 19 minutes when he converted Micheal McGowan's cross from close range. McGowan then had a long-range effort saved by Dominic Cervi, before Morton equalised a minute before half-time through O'Brien, who finished Campbell's cross from six yards. Darren McGeouch and Campbell wasted chances for Morton while, at the other end, McGowan worked Cervi once again. After the impressive Campbell missed another opportunity, he did finally get on the scoresheet after 63 minutes when he found the top corner from 12 yards. And Di Giacomo settled the match a minute from time, finding the net from close range.

Form Guide

    WLDLLW
  • Morton
  • VS
  • Ayr
  • WLWDLD

Last Meetings

  • Ayr
  • 0 - 1
  • Morton
  • 05/11/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Morton

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

Ayr

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

Goals

Morton

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 19
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ayr

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 15
  • 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) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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