Scottish Championship - Play-offs - 1st Leg
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Peterhead 1-4 Ayr United

Michael Donald fires in the opening goal for Ayr United

Jordan Preston scored twice as Ayr United claimed the initiative in the Championship play-off semi-final against Peterhead.

Michael Donald put the visitors in front before Leighton McIntosh levelled matters with his 14th goal this season.

Blackburn loanee Preston put Ayr back in front just before the break.

Patrick Boyle set up Preston for his second and Robbie Crawford made it four to give Peterhead a tough ask in Saturday's second leg.

Line-ups

Peterhead

  • 1Smith
  • 17Blockley
  • 8Redman
  • 6StrachanBooked at 45mins
  • 3Noble
  • 22FerryBooked at 23mins
  • 14Dzierzawski
  • 15McIntoshBooked at 90mins
  • 18BrownSubstituted forLawrenceat 77'minutes
  • 11Riley
  • 10SutherlandSubstituted forRodgersat 63'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 4Ross
  • 16Baptie
  • 19Lawrence
  • 20Rodgers
  • 21Jarvie

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5Graham
  • 6Murphy
  • 3BoyleBooked at 26mins
  • 7McCrorieBooked at 70mins
  • 4Docherty
  • 8Crawford
  • 11DonaldSubstituted forGilmourat 72'minutes
  • 9Preston
  • 10MooreBooked at 23minsSubstituted forTroutenat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Trouten
  • 14McLauchlan
  • 15Forrest
  • 16Gilmour
  • 17Stevenson
  • 18Wardrope
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
807

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterheadAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home20
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Peterhead 1, Ayr United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterhead 1, Ayr United 4.

Booking

Leighton McIntosh (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leighton McIntosh (Peterhead).

Attempt missed. Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marc Lawrence (Peterhead).

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

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

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Riley (Peterhead).

Attempt missed. Kevin Dzierzawski (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Alan Trouten (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Rodgers (Peterhead).

Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

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

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Ayr United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Nathan Blockley.

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Dzierzawski (Peterhead).

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Ayr United).

Nicky Riley (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Marc Lawrence replaces Jordon Brown.

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Rodgers (Peterhead).

Attempt saved. Alan Trouten (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Trouten replaces Craig Moore.

Goal!

Goal! Peterhead 1, Ayr United 4. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Rodgers (Peterhead).

Andy Graham (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Rodgers (Peterhead).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Brian Gilmour replaces Michael Donald.

Attempt saved. Ross McCrorie (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ryan Strachan (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ross McCrorie (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Ross McCrorie (Ayr United).

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