Division Two

November 24, 2012


Queen of the South

2 - 0

Ayr United

Division Two

15:00 +00:00, November 24, 2012

Palmerston Park, Scotland

Referee: Eyong Anderson

Doonhammers double maintains winning streak

Queen of the South recorded their fifth straight victory in all competitions with a 2-0 win at home to Ayr.

Michael Moffat almost gave the visitors the lead after 15 minutes, but Doonhammers goalkeeper Lee Robinson beat away his left-footed effort.

Just a minute later, the table-toppers were ahead, as experienced defender Ryan McGuffie got on the end of Chris Mitchell's pin-point free-kick to head home his second goal in as many games.

Allan Johnston's side were inches away from doubling their advantage after 26 minutes, when Nicholas Clark headed Derek Young's cross narrowly over the bar.

The former Peterhead man was not to be denied however, and he tapped in his 13th goal of the season ten minutes after the break to extend the hosts' lead.

Paul Burns should have given the league leaders an unassailable advantage three minutes later, but he blazed Daniel Carmichael's back-post cross well wide, as Johnston's men continued their unbeaten run in the league this season.

Scoring Summary

Queen of the South Ayr United
Ryan McGuffie (16') 
Nicky Clark (55') 


Queen of the South Ayr United
Lee RobinsonAlistair Brown
Chris HigginsAustin McCann
Ryan McGuffieMarc Twaddle
Chris Mitchell2 Adam Hunter
Mark Durnan4 Kyle McAusland
Derek YoungDavid Sinclair
11 Paul Burns7 Robbie Crawford
Steven McKenna8 Aaron Wyllie
10 Nicky Clark10 Mark Roberts
Derek Lyle9 Michael Moffat
Daniel Carmichael11 Darian Mackinnon
12 Jim AtkinsonWilliam Muir 20
15 Steven BlackRoss Robertson 12
16 Daniel OrsiDarren Brownlie 15
14 Gavin ReillyDavid Winters 14
17 David HopkirkMark Shankland 16
David Hopkirk for Daniel Carmichael (83)
David Winters for Darian Mackinnon (63)
Daniel Orsi for Derek Lyle (84)
Mark Shankland for Aaron Wyllie (79)
Gavin Reilly for Nicky Clark (83)
Yellow Cards
 Adam Hunter (40)
· Squads: Queen of the South | Ayr United