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Ayr United 1 Brechin City 2

Match Report - By John Hoey

Ayr United 1 Brechin City 2

Brechin City extended their unbeaten league run to eight games and consolidated their third-place position in the Second Division table after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Ayr United at Somerset Park last night.

Skipper Ewan Moyes gave City the lead after 25 minutes with co-defender Graham Hay scoring the winner with quarter of an hour remaining after Liam Buchanan had levelled for Ayr early in the second-half. However, City's victory was marred by what looked like a serious injury to skipper Ewan Moyes who was stretchered off after apparently twisting his ankle late in the game.

City suffered a bad blow just before the kick-off when influential midfielder Alan Trouten injured his hamstring in the pre-match warm-up with his place being taken by David McKenna with Beau Longridge coming in as a late call-up to the bench.

City started well and McKenna tried a shot from 30 yards after seven minutes which was well saved by Graeme Smith in the Ayr goal.

City thought that they'd grabbed the lead just five minutes later when Andy Jackson collected a pass in the box from Johnny Stewart and slotted the ball home but the stand-side linesman had flagged for offside.

Ayr responded a minute later with 25 yard drive from top scorer Michael Moffat which was deflected for a corner.

City though were playing well and taking the game to Ayr and they were unlucky not to grab the lead after 24 minutes when Ryan Stewart collected a pass from McKenna in the box and wheeled round and fired in a shot which was tipped over the bar by Smith.

City though deservedly grabbed the lead from the resultant corner. McKenna's kick went straight to Jackson whose header came back off the bar into the path of skipper Ewan Moyes who fired home from close-range.

The second-half was only five minutes old when Ayr levelled the match.

Michael Donald made ground on the right and crossed into the box for Liam Buchanan who fired home with City players protesting that the ball had not crossed the line.

The Honest Men threatened again eight minutes later when Michael Moffat just failed to connect with a Buchanan pass and seconds later a 35 yard drive from full-back Austin McCann came crashing off the bar.

However, City weathered a further period of Ayr pressure, got themselves back into the game and dramatically grabbed the lead for the second time after 74 minutes.

McKenna delivered a corner from the left and Graham Hay rose above the home defence to glance a header beyond the reach of Smith

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5 March 2013
Somerset Park
Attendance: 631
Liam Buchanan 50
Ewan Moyes 25
Graham Hay 75

Brechin City

1 Michael Andrews
2 Paul McLean
3 Jonny Brown
4 Graham Hay
5 Ewan Moyes
6 Gerry McLauchlan
7 David McKenna
8 Garry Brady
9 Andy Jackson
10 Johnny Stewart
11 Ryan Stewart
12 Beau Longridge
14 Derek Carcary
15 Greg Cameron
16 Aaron Murdoch
17 Craig Nelson


  • On: Derek Carcary
    Off: Ryan Stewart ( 69 )
  • On: Aaron Murdoch
    Off: Ewan Moyes ( 79 )
  • On: Greg Cameron
    Off: David McKenna ( 85 )

Ayr United

1 Graeme Smith
2 John Robertson
3 Austin McCann
4 Neil McGregor
5 Chris Smith
6 David Sinclair
7 David Winters
8 Robbie Crawford
9 Michael Moffat
10 Liam Buchanan
11 Michael Donald
12 Mark Roberts
14 Ryan McStay
15 Adam Hunter
16 Darren Brownlie
17 Ally Brown


  • On: Ryan McStay
    Off: David Winters ( 77 )
  • On: Adam Hunter
    Off: John Robertson ( 83 )
  • On: Mark Roberts
    Off: Robbie Crawford ( 86 )