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Cowdenbeath FC 1Ayr United 0

Date: 2nd April 2016 Kick off: 3:00pm
Competition: Ladbrokes League 1 Referee: Mr David Munro
Venue: Central Park Attendance: 429


A spectacular own goal from Ayr sub Sean McKenzie two minutes after he came into the game gave us three vital points and a second home win of the season over the Honest Men.
We made a lively start to the match and within two minutes Milne burst through the visiting defence and brought out a good save from Fleming.
Just a minute later Brett sent a left footed shot just wide and then Fleming once again denied Milne, blocking his shot.
In 21 minutes a deep cross from the right was headed towards goal by Spence but his effort came off the crossbar.
As the pressure on the away goal continued Fleming denied McDaid after the midfielder had made a good run, and minutes later the youngster was brought down by Donald but Callaghan’s resultant free kick was blocked by the defensive wall.
Soon after Brett sent another free kick just wide and as the first half came to a close Fleming once again denied both McDaid and Spence.
Five minutes into the second half Milne cut the ball back to Spence from the bye line but Fleming parried the ball to safety.
Another Spence run saw a timely block from Graham at the expense of a corner and McDaid’s 54th minute flag kick was powerfully headed into the net by Sean McKENZIE as he attempted to clear the danger.
Ayr however had a few chances to get back level in the closing stages Adam saved a Docherty shot and with eight minutes to go a shot from McCrorie cannoned off the bar with Trouten sending the rebound high over.
Docherty the sent a 25 yard shot off the bar with three minutes remaining while with a minute to go Graham sent his header wide from a corner.
TEAM: Grant Adam, Dean Brett, Craig Sives, Aldin El Zubaidi, Mo Yaqub, Declan McDaid (Kyle Miller 71), Declan Hughes, Kieran Gibbons, Liam Callaghan (Chris Kane 87), Lewis Milne & Greig Spence (Ross Caldwell 79). Subs not used – Alin Roman, Brad Donaldson, Harvey Swann & Declan Byrne.
Goal: McKenzie (54 og).
Bookings: El Zubaidi (24), Brett (42),Gibbons (59), Callaghan (83).
AYR UNITED:
Greg Fleming, Nicky Devlin, Michael Donald, Ross Docherty, Andy Graham, Ryan Stevenson (Alan Forrest 52), Peter Murphy, Ross McCorie, Jordan Preston (Sean McKenzie 52), Alan Trouten & Michael Wardrope (Robert Crawford 60). Subs not used – Shaun Newman, Gerry McLaughlan & Adam Hodge.






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