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Alloa Athletic 0-2 Ayr United: Visitors jump into third spot

By Chick YoungBBC Scotland at the Indodrill Stadium
Aaron Drinan
Aaron Drinan opened the scoring for the visitors after nine minutes

Ayr United surged into third in the Scottish Championship with a convincing away victory at Alloa.

Aaron Drinan's back heel sent Mark Kerr's side on their way and a solo effort from Alan Forrest in 82 minutes sealed the deal.

Ayr leapfrog Dundee, whose game against Arbroath was postponed.

The result leaves Peter Grant's Alloa ominously poised just one point off the relegation play-off place having played a game more than Queen of the South.

The opening goal was courtesy of a blunder by home goalkeeper Kieran Wright who spilled a simple save.But Alloa had enough chances to salvage at least a point with striker Robert Thomson the sinner in chief.

Line-ups

Alloa

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 51Wright
  • 22Stirling
  • 2Taggart
  • 3DickSubstituted forConnellyat 76'minutes
  • 18MalcolmSubstituted forBanksat 58'minutes
  • 7Cawley
  • 11Flannigan
  • 6HetheringtonBooked at 62mins
  • 10Trouten
  • 17O'Hara
  • 19ThomsonBooked at 13mins

Substitutes

  • 9Buchanan
  • 12Banks
  • 15Connelly
  • 20O'Donnell
  • 21Wilson

Ayr

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Doohan
  • 14Houston
  • 15Bell
  • 5Roscoe-Byrne
  • 3HarvieBooked at 73mins
  • 4KerrSubstituted forMuirheadat 86'minutes
  • 11McCowan
  • 30Kelly
  • 8MalleySubstituted forTiffoneyat 59'minutes
  • 10Forrest
  • 16DrinanSubstituted forMoffatat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Muirhead
  • 7Moffat
  • 12Tiffoney
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 24Murphy
  • 27Smith
  • 28Gillespie
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
915

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Ayr United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Ayr United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Houston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kevin Cawley.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Aaron Muirhead replaces Mark Kerr.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Ayr United 2. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Moffat replaces Aaron Drinan.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Lee Connelly replaces Liam Dick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Booking

    Daniel Harvie (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

  13. Post update

    Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin O'Hara (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Scott Tiffoney (Ayr United).

  16. Post update

    Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Booking

    Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Scott Tiffoney (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Kelly (Ayr United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd26183551213057
2Inverness CT2412393327639
3Ayr24122103833538
4Dundee2410683031-136
5Morton26105114248-635
6Dunfermline25104113934534
7Arbroath24104102325-234
8Alloa2669113143-1227
9Queen of Sth2575132636-1026
10Partick Thistle2465133045-1523
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