Scottish League One
PeterheadPeterhead3AyrAyr United0

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterhead 3, Ayr United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterhead 3, Ayr United 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shane Sutherland (Peterhead).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead).

  14. Post update

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

  15. 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.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Donald replaces Peter Murphy.

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

    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.