January 5, 2013
Winters warms Ayr hearts
|David Winters (38')|
|1 David Mitchell||1 Ewan Bain|
|3 David MacGregor||5 Austin McCann|
|5 Michael Dunlop||3 Marc Twaddle|
|4 Frank McKeown||4 Darren Brownlie|
|2 Lloyd Kinnaird||2 John Robertson|
|6 Chris Aitken||6 David Sinclair|
|11 Ryan Borris||8 Robbie Crawford|
|8 Grant Gallagher||7 Kyle McAusland|
|7 Sean Winter||11 Michael Donald|
|10 Craig Malcolm||10 David Winters|
|9 Michael Moore||9 Michael Moffat|
|20 Russell Cadwell||William Muir 17|
|14 Mark Staunton||Ross Robertson 14|
|16 Nick Phinn||Ryan McStay 15|
|12 Robert Love||Anthony Marenghi 16|
|15 Dean Agnew||Mark Shankland 12|
|Robert Love for Michael Moore (57)||Ryan McStay for David Winters (81)|
|Dean Agnew for Ryan Borris (68)||Ross Robertson for Robbie Crawford (90)|
|· Squads: Stranraer | Ayr United|
Ayr moved three points above Stranraer in the table following a 1-0 victory at Stair Park.
David Winters' fifth goal in all competitions separated the two struggling sides.
Ayr went into the game ahead of the home side on goal difference but had not won in their last five games.
Stranraer started brightly but Craig Malcolm's early volley went narrowly wide.
At the other end Kyle McAusland could only head straight at David Mitchell.
Winters struck seven minutes before half time with a low drive into the far corner from the right side of the penalty area.
The second half was a scrappy affair and neither side offered much goal threat as Ayr hung on for their first win since November - a 2-1 win against the same opponents.