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  • Date:12 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stark's Park
  • Attendance:2,038
  • Malone (9) Brian Graham - og (9)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:27 +4.27

Foul by Willie Dyer on Micheal McGowan, free kick awarded. The referee books Willie Dyer for unsporting behaviour. Edward Malone takes the free kick.

93:38 +3.38

Corner taken short by Micheal McGowan.

91:41 +1.41

Brian Graham challenges Christopher Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Cuthbert restarts play with the free kick.

90:19 +0.19

John Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Trouten. Free kick taken by Kevin Cuthbert. The referee cautions John Baird for unsporting behaviour.

89:13

Mark Roberts produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

88:30

Unfair challenge on Ross Callachan by Ross Robertson results in a free kick. Willie Dyer restarts play with the free kick.

87:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edward Malone by Allan Walker. Indirect free kick taken by Edward Malone.

86:14

Mark Roberts comes on in place of Michael Moffat. Gareth Wardlaw goes off and Ryan Connolly comes on.

85:00

Iain Williamson leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Callachan.

81:47

Micheal McGowan is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

81:01

Michael Moffat is caught offside. Free kick taken by David McGurn.

79:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Wilson by Gareth Wardlaw. Willie Dyer takes the free kick.

77:55

Corner taken by Allan Walker, Christopher Smith manages to make a clearance.

77:29

Ross Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Willie Dyer. Willie Dyer restarts play with the free kick.

76:30

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Allan Walker.

75:35

Danny Thomson leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Reynolds.

72:27

Corner taken right-footed by Micheal McGowan to the near post, Allan Walker makes a clearance.

70:52

Shot from deep inside the area by Micheal McGowan clears the crossbar.

67:57

Christopher Smith challenges Brian Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Murray takes the direct free kick.

67:27

Alan Trouten takes a shot. Save made by David McGurn.

65:35

Laurence Ellis concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Wardlaw. Direct free kick taken by Micheal McGowan.

63:41

Denis Prychynenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Robertson. Denis Prychynenko is shown a yellow card. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Micheal McGowan.

61:21

Ross Robertson challenges Iain Williamson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Willie Dyer takes the direct free kick. Jonathan Tiffoney is booked.

58:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Smith on Brian Graham. Direct free kick taken by Allan Walker.

57:47

Micheal McGowan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Willie Dyer. Direct free kick taken by Willie Dyer.

55:52

Corner taken by Allan Walker from the right by-line to the near post, Laurence Ellis takes a shot. Comfortable save by Kevin Cuthbert.

55:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Murray by Michael Moffat. Indirect free kick taken by Colin Wilson.

54:07

Alan Trouten concedes a free kick for a foul on Allan Walker. Colin Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

53:13

Effort on goal by John Baird from just inside the area clears the bar.

52:10

Allan Walker takes a short corner.

46:04 +1.04

Unfair challenge on Laurence Ellis by Gareth Wardlaw results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Willie Dyer.

36:22

Effort from the edge of the box by Alan Trouten goes wide of the left-hand post.

34:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Allan Walker on Ross Robertson. Micheal McGowan takes the direct free kick. Allan Walker is cautioned.

34:11

Christopher Smith fouled by John Baird, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Christopher Smith.

31:35

Iain Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Micheal McGowan. Free kick taken by Micheal McGowan.

30:12

Ross Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Thomson. David McGurn takes the indirect free kick.

28:29

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Micheal McGowan. Micheal McGowan takes a shot. David McGurn makes a fantastic save.

26:47

Alan Trouten fouled by John Baird, the ref awards a free kick. Edward Malone restarts play with the free kick.

25:50

Corner taken right-footed by Micheal McGowan, Gareth Wardlaw takes a shot. Laurence Ellis gets a block in. Laurence Ellis manages to make a clearance.

24:14

Foul by Danny Thomson on Micheal McGowan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Edward Malone.

23:28

The ball is swung over by Iain Williamson, Header from deep inside the area by Gareth Wardlaw goes over the bar.

21:43

Corner taken right-footed by Allan Walker from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Edward Malone.

20:10

Foul by Grant Murray on Micheal McGowan, free kick awarded. Edward Malone takes the direct free kick. Colin Wilson is brought on as a substitute for Douglas Hill.

15:08

Gareth Wardlaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Laurence Ellis. Indirect free kick taken by David McGurn.

14:07

Brian Graham challenges Jonathan Tiffoney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Cuthbert restarts play with the free kick.

12:55

Micheal McGowan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Gareth Wardlaw has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

11:48

Corner taken by Allan Walker, Denis Prychynenko produces a left-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

8:46

Laurence Ellis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Robertson. Micheal McGowan restarts play with the free kick. Brian Graham concedes an unfortunate own goal. Raith 0-1 Ayr.Assist by Micheal McGowan.

7:43

Laurence Ellis concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Wardlaw. Free kick taken by John Robertson.

4:35

Unfair challenge on Edward Malone by Denis Prychynenko results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Christopher Smith.

3:35

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Allan Walker, Kevin Cuthbert makes a save.

2:54

Effort from the edge of the area by Gareth Wardlaw goes wide of the left-hand upright.

2:11

Denis Prychynenko produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

Match Preview

Triple boost for Rovers Raith Rovers have received a triple boost after injury doubts Laurie Ellis, Willie Dyer and John Baird were passed fit for the home match against Ayr United. The Kirkcaldy side do, however, continue to be without back-up goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw, winger Scott McBride and captain Iain Davidson. Manager John McGlynn is targeting three points to help push his men away from the Honest Men at the foot of the table. McGlynn said: "I want us to start pulling into the top half of the table with a run of good results and a win over Ayr would open up a gap and give us a platform to build on. "Their cup form is a warning to us on how well we need to play to win." Ayr will be without defender Martyn Campbell when they travel to face Raith Rovers. Campbell continues his rehabilitation from knee surgery and, subsequently, will not play as Rovers look for a victory that would lift them above their hosts. Manager Brian Reid, though, has an otherwise fully-fit squad to choose from as he aims to mastermind a crucial victory. He said: "When you are close to bottom you will take three points from any game and not just one from a side close to you in the table. "We have to lift our cup form into league games to get more points on board and, while it will be very tricky against Raith, we know we have the potential to win games like this."

Formation:442Manager: John McGlynn

Raith

Formation: 433Manager: Brian Reid

Ayr

  • David McGurn
  • Grant Murray
  • Laurence Ellis
  • Douglas Hill
  • Willie Dyer
  • Iain Williamson
  • Danny Thomson
  • Allan Walker
  • Denis Prychynenko
  • John Baird
  • Brian Graham
  • SUBS
  • Ludovic Roy
  • Colin Wilson
  • Stephen Reynolds
  • Ross Callachan
  • Andrew Walls

Home

Away

Match Report

Raith rue Graham error An own goal from Brian Graham condemned Raith to their fourth consecutive defeat and saw Ayr move above their counterparts in Division One courtesy of the 1-0 win. The visitors went ahead when Michael McGowan whipped in a dangerous free-kick in the 10th minute, which Graham diverted into his own net under pressure from defender Eddie Malone. McGowan almost got a second after 28 minutes, but his shot across goal was well saved by David McGurn. McGurn was again called upon midway through the second half to brilliantly keep out Alan Trouten's shot from the edge of the area as the Honest Men sought to double their lead. The home side's best chance fell to Laurence Ellis, whose header from Allan Walker's corner was straight at Kevin Cuthbert.

Form Guide

    LDWLLL
  • Raith
  • VS
  • Ayr
  • WLDLWL

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Ayr
  • 1 - 0
  • Raith
  • 15/05/2004

Top Scorers

Raith

  • J Baird 4
  • J Hamill 3
  • B Graham 2
  • L Ellis 1
  • S Reynolds 1

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

Goals

Raith

    • Total goals 25
    • Goals per game 11
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ayr

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 12
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (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

possession


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