Division Two

November 17, 2012


Ayr United

2 - 1


Division Two

15:00 +00:00, November 17, 2012

Somerset Park, Scotland

Referee: G Hilland

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.

Scoring Summary

Ayr United Stranraer
Michael Moffat (pen 57')Michael Moore (31')
Michael Moffat (90') 


Ayr United Stranraer
Alistair Brown1 David Mitchell
Austin McCann3 David MacGregor
Marc Twaddle5 Michael Dunlop
2 Adam Hunter4 Frank McKeown
4 Kyle McAuslandMark Staunton
Ryan McStay6 Grant Gallagher
David Sinclair7 Sean Winter
7 Robbie Crawford10 Craig Malcolm
10 Mark Roberts11 Robert Love
9 Michael Moffat9 Michael Moore
11 Darian Mackinnon8 Maxwell Wright
20 William MuirRussell Cadwell 20
12 Ross RobertsonLloyd Kinnaird 12
15 Aaron WyllieKyle Rafferty 15
14 David WintersArmand One 19
16 Mark ShanklandDean Agnew 14
Mark Shankland for Darian Mackinnon (80)
Armand One for Michael Moore (85)
David Winters for Mark Roberts (90)
Yellow Cards
Adam Hunter (39)
Michael Moore (83)
Michael Moffat (52)
Craig Malcolm (84)
Mark Roberts (84)
Marc Twaddle (83)
Red Cards
Ryan McStay (81)
· Squads: Ayr United | Stranraer