January 2, 2013
Five-star showing from leaders
Leaders Queen of the South started the year with a 5-1 thrashing of Ayr.
The home side went ahead after half an hour as David Winters headed in Kyle McAusland's cross from close range.
But the lead lasted just two minutes as Chris Mitchell's cross was turned into his own net by Ryan McStay.
And the visitors went into the break 2-1 up as Nicholas Clark headed home from 12 yards.
Allan Johnston's side made it three after 47 minutes as Daniel Carmichael fired into the top corner from the edge of the area after running unchallenged form his own half.
Carmichael had a hand in the fourth as his shot was deflected past his own goalkeeper by Austin McCann and Derek Lyle made it five with a thumping effort from 25 yards.
|Ayr United||Queen of the South|
|1 Alistair Brown||1 Lee Robinson|
|5 Austin McCann||5 Chris Higgins|
|3 Marc Twaddle||2 Ryan McGuffie|
|4 Darren Brownlie||4 Mark Durnan|
|2 Kyle McAusland||3 Kevin Holt|
|8 Ryan McStay||6 Derek Young|
|6 David Sinclair||8 Steven McKenna|
|7 Robbie Crawford||7 Chris Mitchell|
|11 Darren McGill||11 Daniel Carmichael|
|10 David Winters||10 Nicky Clark|
|9 Michael Moffat||9 Gavin Reilly|
|20 William Muir||Jim Atkinson 12|
|15 Ross Robertson||Steven Black 16|
|16 John Robertson||Allan Johnston 17|
|14 Michael Donald||Derek Lyle 15|
|12 Mark Shankland||Kevin Smith 14|
|Michael Donald for Darren McGill (51)||Derek Lyle for Derek Young (31)|
|John Robertson for Ryan McStay (63)||Steven Black for Ryan McGuffie (74)|
|Ross Robertson for David Winters (73)||Kevin Smith for Gavin Reilly (76)|
|Robbie Crawford (67)|
|Michael Moffat (79)|
|Ross Robertson (89)|
|· Squads: Ayr United | Queen of the South|