Scottish League One
Peterhead3Ayr0

Scottish League One: Peterhead 3-0 Ayr United

Shane Sutherland scored twice as Peterhead defeated fellow promotion-chasers Ayr United at Balmoor.

Ayr were the better side early on and goalkeeper Graeme Smith denied the bright Craig Moore three times as well as Alan Trouten and Jamie Adams.

But Kevin Dzierzawski rifled a left-footed shot from the edge of the area.

And Sutherland doubled the lead with 10 minutes to go before he headed home James Stevenson's free-kick to wrap up victory against the second-top side.

Line-ups

Peterhead

  • 1Smith
  • 2Blockley
  • 4RossSubstituted forSutherlandat 7'minutes
  • 6Strachan
  • 3Noble
  • 8Redman
  • 22FerryBooked at 18mins
  • 18BrownSubstituted forStevensonat 78'minutes
  • 14Dzierzawski
  • 9McAllister
  • 15McIntoshSubstituted forRileyat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Stevenson
  • 10Sutherland
  • 11Riley
  • 12Adams
  • 17Ferries
  • 20Rodgers
  • 21Jarvie

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 4MurphySubstituted forDonaldat 82'minutes
  • 3Boyle
  • 10Trouten
  • 6Graham
  • 8Adams
  • 7Gilmour
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forForrestat 74'minutes
  • 11MooreSubstituted forCaldwellat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14Muir
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Caldwell
  • 17McCracken
  • 18Donald
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
612

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterheadAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Peterhead 3, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterhead 3, Ayr United 0.

Nicky Riley (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

Attempt blocked. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

Attempt missed. Nicky Riley (Peterhead) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Peterhead).

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead).

Alan Trouten (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Peterhead 3, Ayr United 0. Shane Sutherland (Peterhead) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Donald replaces Peter Murphy.

Goal!

Goal! Peterhead 2, Ayr United 0. Shane Sutherland (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rory McAllister.

Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kevin Dzierzawski (Peterhead).

Jamie Adams (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Jamie Stevenson replaces Jordon Brown.

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Blockley (Peterhead).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Jordan Preston.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Alan Trouten.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Foul by Jordon Brown (Peterhead).

Jamie Adams (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ross Caldwell replaces Craig Moore.

Goal!

Goal! Peterhead 1, Ayr United 0. Kevin Dzierzawski (Peterhead) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Nicky Riley replaces Leighton McIntosh.

Attempt saved. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Simon Ferry (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Steven Noble (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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