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  • Date:29 Aug 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Mirren Park
  • Attendance:2,306
  • Guy (15) Thompson (23)
    McGowan (29) McLean - pen (37)
    Teale (57)
  • Moffat (38)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

Effort on goal by Anthony Marenghi from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

90mins

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

87mins

Gary Teale takes a shot. Save made by Alistair Brown.

86mins

David van Zanten takes a shot. Alistair Brown gets a block in. Corner taken short by Gary Teale.

84mins

Paul McGowan fouled by Robbie Crawford, the ref awards a free kick. Graham Carey takes the free kick.

84mins

The offside flag is raised against Mark Shankland. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.

83mins

Graham Carey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

81mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Crawford by Gary Teale. Direct free kick taken by David Sinclair.

78mins

Paul McGowan concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Marenghi. Free kick taken by David Sinclair.

77mins

David van Zanten sends in a cross, Shot by Sam Parkin from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

74mins

The offside flag is raised against Sam Parkin. Austin McCann takes the indirect free kick.

73mins

Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Alistair Brown.

70mins

Shot from just outside the area by Steven Thompson goes over the bar.

69mins

Foul by Jon Robertson on Darren Brownlie, free kick awarded. Darren Brownlie takes the free kick.

68mins

Steven Thompson produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

67mins

Jon Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Marenghi. Adam Hunter takes the free kick.

67mins

Mark Shankland comes on in place of David Winters.

66mins

Darren Brownlie produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

63mins

Sam Parkin is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Guy. Jon Robertson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jim Goodwin.

62mins

David Sinclair takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Sinclair, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.

60mins

Gary Teale produces a cross, Steven Thompson takes a shot. Foul by David Sinclair on Gary Teale, free kick awarded. Austin McCann manages to make a clearance. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Teale from right channel, Anthony Marenghi makes a clearance.

58mins

A goal is scored by Gary Teale from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 5-1 Ayr.Steven Thompson provided the assist for the goal.

57mins

David van Zanten comes on in place of Marc McAusland.

55mins

David Sinclair takes a shot. Gary Teale gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by David Sinclair to the near post, Craig Samson makes a save.

53mins

Shot from inside the area by Kenny McLean clears the bar.

52mins

Anthony Marenghi takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.

49mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Austin McCann goes wide of the right-hand post.

48mins

Effort from long distance by Paul McGowan goes wide right of the target.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Robbie Crawford results in a free kick. Craig Samson takes the free kick.

47mins

Foul by Steven Thompson on David Sinclair, free kick awarded. Anthony Marenghi takes the direct free kick.

46mins

David Sinclair takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Jim Goodwin makes a clearance.

46mins

Ross Robertson comes on in place of Micheal McGowan.

42mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim Goodwin on Robbie Crawford. Free kick taken by Darren Brownlie. The referee shows Jim Goodwin a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

41mins

Steven Thompson produces a cross, Marc Twaddle makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey from the right by-line, Michael Moffat makes a clearance.

41mins

Lewis Guy takes a shot. Alistair Brown makes a save.

39mins

Michael Moffat scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 4-1 Ayr.

38mins

Graham Carey fouled by Adam Hunter, the ref awards a Penalty. Kenny McLean scores a placed penalty. St Mirren 4-0 Ayr.

33mins

Adam Hunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Thompson. Booking for Adam Hunter for unsporting behaviour. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick, David Sinclair produces a cross, clearance by Gary Teale. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kenny McLean played to the near post, Steven Thompson takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken by Gary Teale from the right by-line, Effort from inside the area by Lee Mair misses to the left of the goal. Alistair Brown makes a save.

32mins

Corner taken right-footed by Micheal McGowan from the left by-line, Craig Samson makes a save.

30mins

Paul McGowan gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. St Mirren 3-0 Ayr.

28mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc McAusland on Michael Moffat. Free kick crossed by Micheal McGowan.

27mins

Michael Moffat fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Twaddle takes the free kick.

26mins

Darren Brownlie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Guy. Strike on goal comes in from Graham Carey from the free kick.

23mins

The ball is delivered by Gary Teale, clearance made by Darren Brownlie. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graham Carey, Steven Thompson finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. St Mirren 2-0 Ayr.Assist on the goal came from Graham Carey.

22mins

Unfair challenge on Kenny McLean by Adam Hunter results in a free kick. David Barron takes the direct free kick.

20mins

The ball is sent over by Paul McGowan, clearance by Austin McCann. Gary Teale decides to take a short corner. Kenny McLean sends in a cross, Lewis Guy produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

19mins

Marc McAusland produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

19mins

Corner taken short by Gary Teale.

17mins

Anthony Marenghi receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

16mins

Lewis Guy finds the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. St Mirren 1-0 Ayr.Paul McGowan provided the assist for the goal.

16mins

David Sinclair takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Micheal McGowan, Kenny McLean manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Unfair challenge on David Winters by Gary Teale results in a free kick. Micheal McGowan takes the direct free kick.

13mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul McGowan. Alistair Brown restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Marenghi by Gary Teale. Direct free kick taken by David Sinclair. The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Moffat. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.

10mins

(Ayr) makes a substitution, with Marc Twaddle coming on for Martyn Campbell.

8mins

Steven Thompson takes a shot. Adam Hunter makes a save. Gary Teale takes the outswinging corner, Darren Brownlie manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Gary Teale, Micheal McGowan manages to make a clearance. Gary Teale takes a outswinging corner. Shot from just outside the box by Kenny McLean goes over the bar.

4mins

Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Crawford. Robbie Crawford restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

The ball is crossed by Gary Teale, Robbie Crawford makes a clearance.

3mins

Gary Teale produces a cross, Darren Brownlie manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Centre by Gary Teale, clearance made by Anthony Marenghi.

1mins

Graham Carey crosses the ball, save by Alistair Brown.

Match Preview

Lennon wants players to learn from the past St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has urged his players to prove they have learned from past mistakes as they prepare to face Ayr United in the Scottish Communities League Cup. The Buddies were dumped out of the competition by Ayr at the quarter-final stage last year, when Chris Smith claimed the only goal of the game late on. Lennon insists his side are now stronger for the experience and urged them to avoid a repeat of the defeat when the teams meet again in the second round this time. He said: "We are still hurting from the disappointment of losing that game. "What we must do is make sure history doesn't repeat itself and we must show we have learned from the experience. "They hit us with a sucker-punch but it helped us to develop as a team and we went on to have one of our best top-flight finishes in 20 years. "You learn more from the defeats than the victories. We are more effective than we were last year. "These teams can make it difficult for you. We are two leagues above them and that can give them extra fight. But we have to make sure it's all about us and what we can do." Saints' last senior cup success was back in 1987 when they lifted the Scottish Cup and Lennon is desperate to deliver some long-awaited silverware this season. He added: "We are always looking to improve and we want to improve on our cup runs from last year. "It comes down to a handful of one-off games and it would mean the world to everyone at the club to win a trophy - we have been waiting for over 25 years. "Now we have to get ourselves one step closer to that dream. "We must match everything Ayr United throw at us and show that we deserve to progress. "I know what part-time clubs are like and we will have to match them for hunger and earn the right to go through to the next round. We want this and we must show it. "With all due respect, if we bring all of our strengths, qualities and consistency, and match their desire and hunger, we should be okay." Ayr will travel to Paisley looking to knock St Mirren out for the second year running with defender Jonathan Tiffoney available after a ban. Player-manager Mark Roberts also has new signing Marc Twaddle in line for a start as Martyn Campbell, Ryan McStay and John Robertson are all rated as injury doubts. After a disappointing start to their Second Division campaign, Roberts is looking for a pick-me-up against the Saints. He said: "We were disappointing against Forfar at the weekend but the fact that this is a cup tie, it's a bit of a local derby and we won here last year will lift everyone. "If we are to do anything we have to cut out the errors we have been making in defence."

Formation:352Manager: Danny Lennon

St Mirren

Formation: 442Manager: Brian Reid

Ayr

  • Craig Samson
  • Marc McAusland
  • Lee Mair
  • David Barron
  • Gary Teale
  • Kenny McLean
  • Jim Goodwin
  • Paul McGowan
  • Graham Carey
  • Steven Thompson
  • Lewis Guy
  • SUBS
  • Chris Smith
  • Sam Parkin
  • David van Zanten
  • Jon Robertson
  • Dougie Imrie

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