November 17, 2012
Moffat proves the difference
Michael Moffat was 10-man Ayr's matchwinner, as his stoppage-time goal cut Stranraer adrift at the foot of the Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division table with a 2-1 home victory.
The hosts were looking for revenge over their south-west rivals following a 2-0 defeat earlier in the season, and were inches away from taking the lead when Mark Roberts' 11th-minute effort hit the post.
Stephen Aitken's men lost 5-0 on their last visit to Somerset Park, but took the lead when Michael Moore struck from close range after half an hour.
Moffat's 57th-minute penalty levelled the scores however, after Grant Gallagher upended Roberts.
Marc Twaddle struck the crossbar seven minutes later as the Honest Men mounted second-half pressure, before Ryan McStay was dismissed for violent conduct nine minutes from time to give the away side a numerical advantage.
But the visitors were unable to hold onto their point as Moffat's 92nd-minute finish earned a late victory.
|Michael Moffat (pen 57')||Michael Moore (31')|
|Michael Moffat (90')|
|1 Alistair Brown||1 David Mitchell|
|5 Austin McCann||3 David MacGregor|
|3 Marc Twaddle||5 Michael Dunlop|
|2 Adam Hunter||4 Frank McKeown|
|4 Kyle McAusland||2 Mark Staunton|
|8 Ryan McStay||6 Grant Gallagher|
|6 David Sinclair||7 Sean Winter|
|7 Robbie Crawford||10 Craig Malcolm|
|10 Mark Roberts||11 Robert Love|
|9 Michael Moffat||9 Michael Moore|
|11 Darian Mackinnon||8 Maxwell Wright|
|20 William Muir||Russell Cadwell 20|
|12 Ross Robertson||Lloyd Kinnaird 12|
|15 Aaron Wyllie||Kyle Rafferty 15|
|14 David Winters||Armand One 19|
|16 Mark Shankland||Dean Agnew 14|
|Mark Shankland for Darian Mackinnon (80)||Armand One for Michael Moore (85)|
|David Winters for Mark Roberts (90)|
|Adam Hunter (39)||Michael Moore (83)|
|Michael Moffat (52)||Craig Malcolm (84)|
|Mark Roberts (84)|
|Marc Twaddle (83)|
|Ryan McStay (81)|
|· Squads: Ayr United | Stranraer|