Division Two

March 16, 2013

Full-time

Ayr United

2 - 1

Stranraer

Division Two

15:00 +00:00, March 16, 2013

Somerset Park, Scotland

Referee: G Hilland

Early double enough for Ayr

Two early goals were enough for Ayr to see off Stranraer with a 2-1 win at Somerset Park.

Adam Hunter gave the Honest Men a dream start as he connected with a David Sinclair cross to smash the ball into the roof of the net inside 10 minutes.

Ayr soon doubled their lead when former Rangers trainee Michael Donald leapt highest to nod home after good work from John Robertson to put the hosts in control.

Stranraer could have reduced the deficit midway through the first-half, but Robert Love's strike was smartly kept out by the feet of Graeme Smith, while Liam Buchanan was unlucky not to extend Ayr's lead after seeing his long-distance pile-driver narrowly miss the target just after half-time.

The Blues set up a nervous finish courtesy of top scorer Craig Malcolm's right-footed finish after 68 minutes, but Donald's header proved decisive as Ayr held on to keep their play-off dreams alive.

Scoring Summary

Ayr United Stranraer
Adam Hunter (8')Craig Malcolm (68')
Michael Donald (11') 

Teams

Ayr United Stranraer
Graeme Smith1 David Mitchell
Austin McCann5 Michael Dunlop
Neil McGregor4 Frank McKeown
2 John RobertsonMark Staunton
Chris Smith2 Lloyd Kinnaird
Scott McLaughlin6 Chris Aitken
David Sinclair11 Robert Love
7 Adam Hunter8 Grant Gallagher
11 Michael Donald7 Sean Winter
10 Liam Buchanan9 Darren Gribben
9 Michael Moffat10 Craig Malcolm
Substitutes
20 Alistair BrownRussell Cadwell 20
15 Darren BrownlieRyan Borris 12
16 Aaron WyllieJamie Campbell 14
12 David WintersArmand One 16
14 Mark ShanklandMichael Moore 15
Substitutions
David Winters for Liam Buchanan (79)
Michael Moore for Robert Love (67)
 Ryan Borris for Lloyd Kinnaird (79)
Yellow Cards
Adam Hunter (75)
Chris Aitken (5)
Liam Buchanan (76)
Grant Gallagher (47)
 Robert Love (65)
 Mark Staunton (88)
· Squads: Ayr United | Stranraer