Arbroath 1-4 Ayr- Match Report
Report of match 2nd March 2013
Arbroath 1-4 Ayr- Match Report.
Four-star Moffat grabs the headlines
Michael Moffat scored all four goals as Ayr kept their play-off hopes alive with a 4-1 win against 10-man Arbroath at Gayfield.
Mark Roberts' side fell behind in the second minute when Derek Holmes tucked away Ross Chisholm's left-wing cross.
The Honest Men had to wait until the 41st minute to draw level when Moffat scored from the penalty spot after Alexander Keddie brought down Neil McGregor inside the area.
Moffat's stunning curling effort two minutes later completed the turnaround before the visitors were handed a major advantage when Brian Kerr picked up his second yellow card in the 54th minute.
The in-form striker earned his hat-trick after 72 minutes, again with a spot-kick, after Scott Brown upended Liam Buchanan.
Moffat then gave the away side an unassailable lead three minutes later as he recorded his 20th goal of the season with a low drive from the edge of the area.
|Competition: Irn Bru Scottish Division Two Date: Saturday, 2nd March 2013 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Gayfield Park|
|1 - 4||Ayr Utd.
Moffat 41 (pen), 43, 72 (pen), 75
|2||Michael Travis (Adams 67)|
|7||Euan Smith (Robertson 78)|
|14||Dayle Robertson (Smith 78)|
|15||Scott Adams (Travis 67)|
|5||John Robertson (Brownlie 58)|
|7||David Winters (McStay 64)|
|10||Liam Buchanan (Roberts 78)|
|12||Mark Roberts (Buchanan 78)|
|14||Ryan McStay (Winters 64)|
|16||Darren Brownlie (Robertson 58)|
|Arbroath cards shown|
|13 mins||Brian Kerr||Unsporting behaviour|
|53 mins||Brian Kerr||Unsporting behaviour|
|70 mins||Scott Adams||Unsporting behaviour|
|71 mins||Scott Robertson||Unsporting behaviour|
|Ayr Utd. cards shown|
|7 mins||John Robertson||Unsporting behaviour|
|65 mins||Adam Hunter||Unsporting behaviour|
|82 mins||Graeme Smith||Unsporting behaviour|