August 31, 2013
Moffat at the double
Michael Moffat scored twice as nine-man Ayr held Airdrieonians to a 2-2 draw.
The Diamonds went in front in the fourth minute when defender Patrick Boyle's long-range effort found the top corner of Ayr stopper David Hutton's net.
The hosts found themselves on level terms eight minutes later when Moffat slotted the ball underneath Andrew Duncan from close range.
Ayr went 2-1 up five minutes later when Moffat tapped in his second from the middle of the box after good work from Michael Donald on the left wing.
The visitors equalised eight minutes before the break when Nathan Blockley nodded in William McLaren's cross.
Ayr were reduced to 10 men in the 51st minute when Gordon Pope saw red for a foul in the box. Hutton was on hand to save McLaren's penalty and keep it at 2-2.
Mark Roberts' side went down to nine men four minutes later when midfielder Alan Forrest was dismissed but they held on to secure a point.
|Ayr United||Airdrie United|
|1 David Hutton||1 Andrew Duncan|
|5 Alan Lithgow||3 Patrick Boyle|
|4 Martyn Campbell||4 Darren McCormack|
|3 Gordon Pope||2 Chris O'Neil|
|2 Adam Hunter||5 Mick O'Byrne|
|6 Scott McLaughlin||11 William McLaren|
|7 Michael McGowan||6 David Sinclair|
|8 Anthony Marenghi||8 Nathan Blockley|
|11 Michael Donald||7 Liam Watt|
|10 Craig Malcolm||10 Lewis Coult|
|9 Michael Moffat||9 James Lister|
|19 William Muir||Jonathan Grier 17|
|15 Robert Crawford||Garry Hay 12|
|17 Aaron Wyllie||Jamie Bain 15|
|14 Alan Forrest||Gregor Buchanan 16|
|16 Mark Roberts||Liam Coogans 14|
|12 Mark Shankland|
|Alan Forrest for Martyn Campbell (26)||Liam Coogans for Lewis Coult (46)|
|Robert Crawford for Michael McGowan (59)||Gregor Buchanan for Darren McCormack (46)|
|Mark Shankland for Anthony Marenghi (74)||Garry Hay for Gregor Buchanan (59)|
|Craig Malcolm (62)||James Lister (24)|
|Michael Moffat (89)||Mick O'Byrne (48)|
|Adam Hunter (90)|
|Gordon Pope (51)|
|Alan Forrest (55)|
|· Squads: Ayr United | Airdrie United|