April 27, 2013
Smith heroics in vain
Ayr goalkeeper Graeme Smith saved two penalties but could not prevent his side from losing 1-0 to play-off hopefuls Arbroath.
The visitors made a strong start to the match and should have taken the lead in the 17th minute when they were awarded a penalty for Neil McGregor's foul on Graham Bayne but Smith produced a wonderful save to deny Steven Doris from the spot.
Arbroath were awarded a second penalty in the 56th minute when Jackson Longridge handled in the area but Paul Sheerin's penalty was well saved by Smith.
The Smokies finally took the lead in the 60th minute when Euan Smith got on the end of Daniel Rennie's cross to head home from close range.
Ayr pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages but Arbroath held on to take all three points.
|1 Graeme Smith||1 Tony Bullock|
|4 Neil McGregor||6 Alexander Keddie|
|5 Darren Brownlie||3 Colin Hamilton|
|2 Kyle McAusland||5 Michael Travis|
|6 Scott McLaughlin||11 Paul Sheerin|
|8 Robbie Crawford||4 Lee Sibanda|
|7 Aaron Wyllie||8 Ross Chisholm|
|3 Jackson Longridge||2 David Banjo|
|10 Anthony Marenghi||7 Euan Smith|
|11 Michael Donald||9 Graham Bayne|
|9 Michael Moffat||10 Steven Doris|
|20 Alistair Brown||Josh Gray 21|
|14 Austin McCann||Stuart Malcolm 16|
|15 Michael Wardrobe||Patrick Smith 14|
|12 Mark Roberts||Derek Holmes 12|
|16 Ryan Nisbet||Daniel Rennie 15|
|Ryan Nisbet for Michael Moffat (59)||Derek Holmes for Steven Doris (50)|
|Mark Roberts for Anthony Marenghi (65)||Daniel Rennie for Lee Sibanda (50)|
|Michael Wardrobe for Aaron Wyllie (72)||Patrick Smith for Graham Bayne (90)|
|Robbie Crawford (41)||Michael Travis (22)|
|Neil McGregor (62)|
|· Squads: Ayr United | Arbroath|