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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Emslie by Jim Lauchlan. Paul Emslie takes the free kick.
Header from close in by Martyn Campbell misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Graeme Sharp from the left by-line, clearance by Martyn Campbell.
Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Moore, Ebbie Malone makes a clearance.
Paul Emslie takes a shot. Jim Lauchlan gets a block in.
Booking for Callum MacDonald for dissent.
Penalty scored by Dennis Wyness. Peterhead 1-2 Ayr.Dennis Wyness fouled by Ebbie Malone, the ref awards a Penalty.
Martyn Campbell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Michael Moffat takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jarvie.
Corner taken right-footed by Graeme Sharp from the left by-line, clearance by Chris Smith. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Moore, Jim Lauchlan manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Graeme Sharp.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graeme Sharp, save by Alan Martin.
Paul Emslie concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Rodgers. Direct free kick taken by Ryan McCann.
Dennis Wyness on for Connor Gethans.
Andy Rodgers is brought on as a substitute for Mark Roberts.
Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Moore, Close range header by Callum MacDonald goes wide of the left-hand post.
Michael Moffat gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterhead 0-2 Ayr.The assist for the goal came from Mark Roberts.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott McLaughlin from the left by-line, clearance made by Robert Mann.
The referee blows for offside against Martin Bavidge. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Daniel Moore crosses the ball, Connor Gethans takes a shot. Martyn Campbell gets a block in.
(Ayr) makes a substitution, with William Easton coming on for Paul Willis.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott McLaughlin, save by Paul Jarvie.
Corner taken right-footed by Scott McLaughlin from the left by-line, Robert Mann makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Paul Emslie goes over the crossbar.
The referee blows for offside against Martin Bavidge. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.
David Donald crosses the ball.
Stirling Smith goes off and Daniel Moore comes on.
Effort on goal by Paul Emslie from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Paul Willis crosses the ball.
Connor Gethans takes a shot. Fantastic save by Alan Martin.
Graeme Sharp on for Nicholas Clark.
Ebbie Malone booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Clark by Ebbie Malone. Direct free kick taken by Robert Mann.
The referee books Neil McVitie for dissent.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stirling Smith from the right by-line, clearance by Martyn Campbell.
The offside flag is raised against Connor Gethans. Martyn Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Alan Trouten.
Scott McLaughlin takes the floated corner, save made by Paul Jarvie.
Connor Gethans is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ebbie Malone.
A cross is delivered by Paul Emslie, Martin Bavidge takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.
Neil McVitie crosses the ball, Stirling Smith takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.
Jim Lauchlan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Jim Lauchlan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stirling Smith. Stirling Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Martin Bavidge is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Jim Lauchlan.
Goal scored by Alan Trouten from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterhead 0-1 Ayr.Floated corner taken by Paul Willis, Paul Willis provided the assist for the goal.
Paul Willis delivers the ball, clearance by Robert Mann.
The ball is swung over by David Donald.
Stirling Smith takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ebbie Malone.
Corner taken left-footed by Stirling Smith from the right by-line, clearance made by Ebbie Malone.
Martyn Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil McVitie. Robert Mann takes the direct free kick.
Alan Trouten is ruled offside. Paul Jarvie restarts play with the free kick.
Connor Gethans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim Lauchlan. Ebbie Malone restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin from the left by-line, Jim Lauchlan takes a shot. Stuart Smith gets a block in.
Robert Mann concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Moffat. Scott McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Michael Moffat from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Jim Lauchlan on Stirling Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stuart Smith.
Connor Gethans is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.
Blue Toon at full strength
Bottom of the table Peterhead are at full strength for their match with promotion chasing Ayr United at Balmoor.
Defender David Donald is back after suspension and winger Graeme Sharp is available after work commitments in Trinidad.
Blue Toon boss Neale Cooper said: "You have to fight for everything when you are in the position we are in.
"We have shown battling qualities down at Ayr to get two draws this season and it would be great to show our fans the same qualities as we were poor against them at our place.
"We showed signs against Forfar a fortnight ago that we are up for the battle and we need to do that again."
Ayr travel with the same squad that defeated Alloa last week.
Goalkeeper Alan Martin continues to play through the pain of a fractured and dislocated finger.
Dean Keenan remains out long term and the game has come too soon for Bobby Donnelly, who has started training but lacks match practice.
Somerset Park boss Brian Reid said: "We need to win to ensure Livingston do not streak away from the chasing pack. We are raring to go and the players know that Peterhead is a long way to travel back from if you have not played well.
"We won up there earlier in the season when they had their goalkeeper sent off quite early on so I am not reading too much into that game."
Ayr leave Peterhead reeling
Peterhead remain rooted to the bottom of the Third Division after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Ayr.
Third-placed Ayr took the lead after 24 minutes when Alan Trouten latched onto a lofted Paul Willis corner to thump the ball in from just outside the box.
Then, after 68 minutes, Ayr looked to have sealed the victory when striker Michael Moffat raced onto a Mark Roberts through ball to slot home their second of the afternoon.
Struggling Peterhead were thrown a lifeline when, in the 81st minute, substitute Dennis Wyness was brought down inside the box by Ayr centre-back Ebbie Malone. Wyness picked himself up and kept his compsure to slot in the resulting penalty.
But the home side were unable to break down their high-flying opponents, and Ayr held on for the win.
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