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Dundee   2 - 1   Ayr

By David McDaid at Dens Park

Active Nation Scottish Cup

Dundee made it through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup by coming from behind to beat Ayr United.

Ayr had the better of the early exchanges and went ahead through Tam McManus's eighth-minute strike.

Dundee got back on level terms when Ben Hutchinson stroked a loose ball into the net five minutes before the break.

The home side's second-half dominance paid off when Ayr's Craig Samson punched a free-kick off Leigh Griffiths into the net with 20 minutes remaining.

Despite, Dundee sitting over 30 points ahead of their First Division rivals, it was the visitors who started brighter.

Mark Roberts and Ryan Borris looked sharp for Ayr, and it was a combination of the two that set up McManus for the opener.

Roberts slipped a pass through to Borris, and with the Dundee defence posted missing he made to the bye-line, squared for McManus, who scored a debut goal from 8 yards.

The goal spurred on the Honest Men, and Douglas pulled off a fantastic acrobatic save to push wide Roberts' volley.

Dundee's Griffiths had shown glimpses of his ability with a couple of runs down the wing, and on 20 minutes he presented Harkins with a wonderful chance to equalise.

Griffiths squared the ball to Harkins at the edge of the box, but with only the goalkeeper to beat he contrived to shoot wide of the upright.

But the Dark Blues eventually made the breakthrough on 40 minutes.

Ayr goalkeeper Samson could only parry Griffiths's shot into the path of another debutant, Ben Hutchinson, who side-footed the ball in with most of the net gaping.

Griffiths was at the heart of all of Dundee's attacking moves, and he was unlucky not to claim a goal on the stroke of half-time, when his header clipped the bar.

But the former Livingston man's fortunes changed when the ball bounced off his face into the net after Samson had tried to punch clear a dangerous Harkins delivery.

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Saturday, 6 February 2010

Scottish Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Dundee 2-1 Ayr FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Hutchinson 41
  • Griffiths 70
  • McManus 11

Dundee

  • 01 Douglas
  • 02 Paton
  • 04 Klimpl
  • 05 MacKenzie
  • 06 Lauchlan
  • 07 Forsyth
  • 03 Malone
  • 08 Kerr
  • 11 Harkins
  • 09 Griffiths (Shinnie 85)
  • 10 Hutchinson (McMenamin 80)

Substitutes

  • 12 Soutar,
  • 14 Hart,
  • 15 Shinnie,
  • 16 Young,
  • 17 McMenamin

Ayr

  • 01 Samson
  • 04 Aitken
  • 05 Campbell
  • 06 Connolly
  • 02 McGowan
  • 03 Easton
  • 07 Woodburn (Mendes 80)
  • 08 Keenan
  • 09 McManus
  • 10 Roberts
  • 11 Borris

Substitutes

  • 17 Grindlay,
  • 16 Jonathan Tiffoney,
  • 12 Kevin Cawley,
  • 14 Mendes,
  • 15 Connolly
Ref: McDonaldAtt: 2,852
DUNDEE
AYR

Possession

  • Dundee 60%
  • Ayr 40%

Attempts on target

  • Dundee 13
  • Ayr 3

Attempts off target

  • Dundee 6
  • Ayr 2

Corners

  • Dundee 15
  • Ayr 5

Fouls

  • Dundee 14
  • Ayr 17
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:15 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+2:21 Gary Harkins takes a inswinging corner.
  • 90:00+1:41 Foul by Martin Campbell on Gary Harkins, free kick awarded. Edward Malone takes the free kick.
  • 88:24 Gary MacKenzie fouled by Junior Mendes, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Douglas takes the free kick.
  • 86:39 Foul by Colin McMenamin on Andrew Aitken, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Samson.
  • 85:57 Unfair challenge on Martin Campbell by Gary Harkins results in a free kick. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 85:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Borris on Andrew Shinnie. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Andrew Shinnie, clearance made by Maros Klimpl.
  • 83:56 Substitution Leigh Griffiths goes off and Andrew Shinnie comes on.
  • 83:56 Mark Roberts challenges Edward Malone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Edward Malone takes the free kick.
  • 79:33 Substitution Junior Mendes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alastair Woodburn.
  • 79:33 Substitution Ben Hutchinson goes off and Colin McMenamin comes on.
  • 79:10 Dean Keenan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 78:11 Eric Paton takes a shot. Clearance made by Andrew Aitken.
  • 77:22 Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Forsyth, Headed chance falls to Gary MacKenzie, blocked by William Easton.
  • 77:10 The ball is swung over by Gary Harkins, Martin Campbell manages to make a clearance.
  • 76:48 The ball is sent over by Andrew Aitken, clearance made by James Lauchlan.
  • 75:36 Drilled right-footed shot by Ben Hutchinson. Save made by Craig Samson.
  • 75:16 Martin Campbell challenges Craig Forsyth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Kerr restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:06 Maros Klimpl sends in a cross, Andrew Aitken makes a clearance.
  • 73:33 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Harkins.
  • 72:54 The ball is sent over by Eric Paton, Alastair Woodburn manages to make a clearance.
  • 72:27 Foul by Ryan McGowan on Leigh Griffiths, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Edward Malone.
  • 71:52 Tom McManus fouled by Maros Klimpl, the ref awards a free kick. William Easton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:17 Shot by Maros Klimpl. Blocked by William Easton.
  • 71:01 The referee gives a free kick against Tom McManus for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Douglas.
  • 69:19 GOAL - Leigh GriffithsDundee 2 - 1 Ayr Goal scored by Leigh Griffiths from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Dundee 2-1 Ayr.
  • 68:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Campbell on Leigh Griffiths. The ball is crossed by Gary Harkins,
  • 68:06 Corner taken by Gary Harkins from the right by-line, clearance made by Dean Keenan.
  • 67:43 Gary Harkins has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Andrew Aitken.
  • 67:12 William Easton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Hutchinson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Eric Paton from right wing, Martin Campbell manages to make a clearance.
  • 65:28 Gary MacKenzie challenges Tom McManus unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Keenan.
  • 64:37 The ball is crossed by Brian Kerr, clearance made by Andrew Aitken.
  • 63:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eric Paton by Ryan Borris. Eric Paton takes the indirect free kick.
  • 62:42 Brian Kerr delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Gary Harkins goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 62:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie by Tom McManus. Free kick taken by James Lauchlan.
  • 62:06 Foul by Gary MacKenzie on Tom McManus, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Keenan.
  • 61:12 Foul by Gary MacKenzie on Martin Campbell, free kick awarded. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:36 Floated corner taken left-footed by Craig Forsyth from the right by-line.
  • 60:11 Corner taken by Craig Forsyth from the right by-line, Martin Campbell manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:39 Maros Klimpl has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Andrew Aitken.
  • 59:28 The ball is sent over by Edward Malone, Martin Campbell makes a clearance.
  • 59:15 Eric Paton produces a cross, clearance by Ryan McGowan.
  • 57:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary MacKenzie on Tom McManus. Dean Keenan takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:08 Leigh Griffiths has a drilled shot. Save made by Craig Samson.
  • 56:47 Edward Malone crosses the ball, Ryan McGowan gets a block in.
  • 55:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Kerr by Mark Roberts. Brian Kerr takes the free kick.
  • 53:15 Martin Campbell fouled by Gary Harkins, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Keenan.
  • 52:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Maros Klimpl on Dean Keenan. Free kick taken by Dean Keenan.
  • 50:32 A cross is delivered by Craig Forsyth, Ben Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Keenan. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 50:10 Corner taken by Craig Forsyth, clearance made by Dean Keenan.
  • 50:01 The ball is crossed by Brian Kerr, blocked by Ryan Borris.
  • 47:47 Gary Harkins produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 46:25 The referee blows for offside against Tom McManus. Gary MacKenzie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:55 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 43:46 The ball is sent over by Gary Harkins.
  • 42:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Hutchinson by Alastair Woodburn. The ball is delivered by Gary Harkins, Leigh Griffiths takes a shot.
  • 42:00 Centre by Edward Malone, Andrew Aitken manages to make a clearance.
  • 41:48 The ball is delivered by Ben Hutchinson, Martin Campbell makes a clearance.
  • 40:31 Leigh Griffiths takes a shot from 12 yards. Craig Samson makes a save.
  • 40:23 GOAL - Ben HutchinsonDundee 1 - 1 Ayr Ben Hutchinson finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Dundee 1-1 Ayr.
  • 39:38 Floated corner taken right-footed by Gary Harkins, Andrew Aitken manages to make a clearance.
  • 39:19 Eric Paton takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Aitken.
  • 38:55 Corner taken by Craig Forsyth from the right by-line, save by Craig Samson.
  • 38:47 Gary Harkins crosses the ball, clearance made by Andrew Aitken.
  • 38:21 Ryan Borris challenges Maros Klimpl unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eric Paton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:49 Centre by Craig Forsyth.
  • 37:20 Ryan McGowan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins. Free kick taken by Edward Malone.
  • 37:13 The ball is delivered by Eric Paton, Craig Samson makes a comfortable save.
  • 34:57 Brian Kerr has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 33:50 Dean Keenan fouled by Gary Harkins, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:19 Corner taken right-footed by Gary Harkins to the near post, Mark Roberts manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:24 The ball is crossed by Eric Paton, clearance by Martin Campbell. Edward Malone takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by William Easton.
  • 32:03 Gary Harkins takes the inswinging corner, Andrew Aitken manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:52 The ball is delivered by Gary Harkins, Martin Campbell makes a clearance.
  • 29:12 Leigh Griffiths fouled by Andrew Aitken, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Kerr.
  • 23:47 Foul by Eric Paton on William Easton, free kick awarded. William Easton takes the free kick.
  • 20:36 A cross is delivered by Gary Harkins, Andrew Aitken makes a clearance.
  • 19:42 Unfair challenge on Ben Hutchinson by William Easton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Eric Paton.
  • 19:05 Gary Harkins produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 18:33 Corner from the right by-line taken by William Easton, clearance by Craig Forsyth.
  • 18:16 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by William Easton from the right by-line, clearance made by Edward Malone.
  • 17:57 Ryan McGowan produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Robert Douglas.
  • 17:42 Dean Keenan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Eric Paton.
  • 17:30 Mark Roberts takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Robert Douglas.
  • 17:12 Alastair Woodburn delivers the ball, clearance by Gary MacKenzie.
  • 16:11 Shot by Ben Hutchinson from 12 yards. Comfortable save by Craig Samson.
  • 15:48 Kenneth Connolly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by James Lauchlan.
  • 13:54 Edward Malone crosses the ball, clearance made by Martin Campbell.
  • 12:53 Edward Malone crosses the ball, Andrew Aitken makes a clearance.
  • 11:16 Andrew Aitken challenges Gary Harkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Harkins delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Martin Campbell.
  • 10:01 Assist on the goal came from Mark Roberts.
  • 10:01 GOAL - Tom McManusDundee 0 - 1 Ayr Tom McManus scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Dundee 0-1 Ayr.
  • 9:20 Centre by Eric Paton.
  • 7:50 Alastair Woodburn has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 7:18 Shot from just outside the box by Gary Harkins misses to the right of the goal.
  • 6:50 Short corner taken by Craig Forsyth.
  • 6:16 Corner taken right-footed by Gary Harkins, Dean Keenan makes a clearance.
  • 5:20 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Forsyth, Craig Samson makes a save.
  • 4:42 Corner taken left-footed by Craig Forsyth from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Mark Roberts.
  • 4:33 A cross is delivered by Eric Paton.
  • 4:25 A cross is delivered by Ben Hutchinson, clearance by William Easton.
  • 4:15 Leigh Griffiths delivers the ball.
  • 3:42 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Keenan, save by Robert Douglas.
  • 3:34 The ball is delivered by William Easton, Maros Klimpl gets a block in.
  • 2:44 Tom McManus fouled by James Lauchlan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Keenan.
  • 2:01 Dean Keenan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by James Lauchlan.
  • 1:37 Ryan Borris fouled by Eric Paton, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by William Easton.
  • 1:04 The official flags Tom McManus offside. Indirect free kick taken by James Lauchlan.
  • 0:33 Tom McManus is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Eric Paton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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