Division Two

March 9, 2013

Full-time

Queen of the South

2 - 0

Ayr United

Division Two

15:00 +00:00, March 9, 2013

Palmerston Park, Scotland

Referee: C Charleston

Doonhammers cruise home

Queen of the South opened up a 20-point lead at the top of the Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division with a routine 2-0 home win against Ayr.

Daniel Carmichael should have put the hosts ahead in the 21st minute but his right-footed effort flashed wide from six yards out

Christopher Higgins went even closer four minutes later with a header that struck the upright.

The Doonhammers eventually made the breakthrough on the stroke of half time when Carmichael presented Derek Lyle with a simple close-range header.

Carmichael was involved again after half time, this time releasing Gavin Reilly who doubled the hosts' lead with a clinical left-footed strike on the hour mark as Allan Johnston's men made their dominance count.

Honest Men striker Mark Roberts tried an audacious lob six minutes later which drew a save from Lee Robinson but the runaway leaders were able to coast to their 11th win in 12 games.

Scoring Summary

Queen of the South Ayr United
Derek Lyle (45') 
Gavin Reilly (60') 

Teams

Queen of the South Ayr United
Lee RobinsonGraeme Smith
Chris HigginsAustin McCann
Ryan McGuffieNeil McGregor
Mark Durnan2 Adam Hunter
Kevin HoltChris Smith
Derek LyleRyan McStay
Paul BurnsDavid Sinclair
Chris Mitchell7 Robbie Crawford
11 Daniel Carmichael11 Michael Donald
10 Nicky Clark10 Mark Roberts
Gavin ReillyLiam Buchanan
Substitutes
12 Jim AtkinsonAlistair Brown 20
17 Marc FitzpatrickDarren Brownlie 14
16 William GibsonAaron Wyllie 16
14 Kevin SmithAnthony Marenghi 15
15 Michael PatonDavid Winters 12
Substitutions
 David Winters for David Sinclair (61)
 Anthony Marenghi for Ryan McStay (71)
Yellow Cards
 Mark Roberts (17)
 Graeme Smith (22)
 Neil McGregor (27)
 Robbie Crawford (62)
 Adam Hunter (79)
· Squads: Queen of the South | Ayr United