BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 20:43 GMT, Wednesday, 26 August 2009 21:43 UK

Ayr   0 - 2   St Mirren

St Mirren strikers Michael Higdon and Billy Mehmet
Higdon and Mehmet both found the net in St Mirren's win

A goal either side of half-time saw St Mirren secure their place in the third round of the Co-operative Insurance Cup as Ayr United were beaten at home.

Michael Higdon headed his first goal for the Buddies in the 25th minute from David Barron's cross.

Dean Keenan was sent off for Ayr as the game entered its final stages following a challenge on Billy Mehmet.

And within seconds, Mehmet converted Stephen O'Donnell's cross to seal the Scottish Premier League side's win.

St Mirren were in the ascendancy early on with Ayr goalkeeper blocking a 30-yard free-kick by Mehmet and Stephen McGinn also coming close from range.

At the other end, Mark Roberts' glancing header from Chris Aitken's corner was saved by Paul Gallacher.

Samson then saved a shot by Tom Brighton, who was back in the St Mirren starting line-up for the first time in over a year.

Saints took the lead when Barron collected a throw-in and delivered to the penalty spot, where Higdon glanced into the corner of the net.

The hosts tried to force a leveller before the break but Ryan Stevenson was crowded out in the box as he tried to turn Aitken's corner towards goal.

Mehmet had another free-kick blocked before he set up Andy Dorman to drag a shot wide.

Steven Thomson struck the crossbar with a 20-yard shot in the 70th minute as Ayr continued to struggle with the St Mirren attack.

Samson was then required to save another effort from Higdon.

Ayr had a number of set-piece opportunities to put St Mirren under pressure but could not carve out any meaningful efforts at goal.

And Keenan's dismissal for a professional foul on Mehmet all but extinguished the First Division side's chances of getting back into the match.

Mehmet made sure of St Mirren's progress when he slotted a low drive past Samson from 10 yards in the 90th minute.

Live text and stats

 

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

CIS Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Ayr 0-2 St Mirren FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Higdon 25
    • Mehmet 90

    Ayr

    • 01 Samson
    • 02 Connolly
    • 03 McGowan (Gormley 72)
    • 04 Aitken
    • 05 Gibson
    • 06 Stevenson
    • 07 Borris (Prunty 80)
    • 08 Aitken
    • 09 Keenan red card
    • 10 Roberts
    • 11 Easton (Woodburn 75)

    Substitutes

    • 17 Grindlay,
    • 16 Woodburn,
    • 12 Gormley,
    • 14 Prunty,
    • 15 Kevin Cawley

    St Mirren

    • 01 Gallacher
    • 02 Ross
    • 03 Barron yellow card
    • 04 McGinn yellow card
    • 05 Mair
    • 06 Potter
    • 07 Brighton (Robb 80)
    • 08 Dorman (O'Donnell 83)
    • 09 Mehmet
    • 10 Thomson
    • 11 Higdon

    Substitutes

    • 20 Howard,
    • 14 Robb,
    • 15 O'Donnell,
    • 12 Dargo,
    • 16 Wyness
    Ref: RichmondAtt: 1,652
    AYR
    ST MIRREN

    Possession

    • Ayr 54%
    • St Mirren 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Ayr 3
    • St Mirren 7

    Attempts off target

    • Ayr 3
    • St Mirren 6

    Corners

    • Ayr 6
    • St Mirren 6

    Fouls

    • Ayr 11
    • St Mirren 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+1:53 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+1:30 Effort from deep inside the area by Ryan Stevenson misses to the left of the target.
    • 90:00+1:04 Outswinging corner taken by Chris Aitken from the right by-line, clearance by John Potter.
    • Correction - 89:51 Assist by Stephen O'Donnell.
    • 89:51 The assist for the goal came from Steven Thomson.
    • 89:51 GOAL - Billy MehmetAyr 0 - 2 St Mirren Billy Mehmet finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ayr 0-2 St Mirren.
    • 89:26 Stephen O'Donnell decides to take a short corner.
    • 89:14 Stephen O'Donnell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Billy Gibson.
    • 88:45 The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Barron.
    • 88:45 Sent off Dean Keenan receives a red card.
    • 88:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Mehmet by Dean Keenan.
    • 88:04 Stephen McGinn challenges David Gormley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Aitken.
    • 87:51 Shot from outside the box by Steven Thomson misses to the left of the target.
    • 87:00 Dean Keenan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Ross. Stephen O'Donnell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
    • 86:04 Effort from 20 yards by Billy Gibson. Save by Paul Gallacher.
    • 85:21 Booking David Barron receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 85:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Barron on Mark Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Chris Aitken.
    • 84:09 Centre by Chris Aitken.
    • 83:50 Steven Robb concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Stevenson. Chris Aitken takes the direct free kick.
    • 82:49 Substitution Andy Dorman goes off and Stephen O'Donnell comes on.
    • 82:28 Billy Mehmet produces a cross.
    • 81:44 Centre by Steven Robb.
    • 81:04 The ball is swung over by Andy Dorman, Craig Samson makes a save.
    • 79:04 Substitution Ryan Borris goes off and Bryan Prunty comes on.
    • 79:04 Substitution Tom Brighton goes off and Steven Robb comes on.
    • 78:22 Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Aitken, Effort from just outside the area by Ryan Borris goes over the target.
    • 77:00 Foul by David Gormley on Lee Mair, free kick awarded. Paul Gallacher takes the direct free kick.
    • 76:03 Andrew Aitken concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Mehmet. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.
    • 75:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Barron on Alastair Woodburn. Chris Aitken crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 74:02 Substitution Alastair Woodburn is brought on as a substitute for William Easton.
    • 73:01 Unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by John Potter results in a free kick. Ryan Stevenson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
    • 72:15 Foul by Dean Keenan on Billy Mehmet, free kick awarded. David Barron restarts play with the free kick.
    • 70:19 Substitution David Gormley is brought on as a substitute for Neil McGowan.
    • 70:19 Michael Higdon is caught offside. Craig Samson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 69:31 Michael Higdon has a drilled shot. Save by Craig Samson.
    • 69:11 Steven Thomson has an effort at goal from 20 yards.
    • 66:20 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Dorman.
    • 65:45 The ball is delivered by Andy Dorman.
    • 64:16 Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Gibson. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 62:17 The referee blows for offside against Andy Dorman. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 61:47 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Dorman, clearance made by Chris Aitken.
    • 61:15 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Dorman, Billy Gibson makes a clearance.
    • 60:13 Header from close in by Michael Higdon misses to the left of the goal.
    • 59:17 Shot by Andy Dorman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 58:59 Handball decision goes against Mark Roberts. John Potter takes the free kick.
    • 57:31 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Aitken from the left by-line, save by Paul Gallacher.
    • 55:20 Kenneth Connolly sends in a cross.
    • 51:08 Booking Stephen McGinn goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 51:01 Stephen McGinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Roberts. Chris Aitken takes the free kick.
    • 49:24 Stephen McGinn challenges Dean Keenan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Billy Gibson.
    • 49:02 Jack Ross crosses the ball, Craig Samson makes a save.
    • 48:47 Billy Mehmet takes a shot.
    • 47:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Aitken on Tom Brighton. Direct free kick taken by Andy Dorman.
    • 46:58 Andy Dorman fouled by Dean Keenan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Dorman from left channel.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:10 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 42:30 Shot by Ryan Stevenson. Save by Paul Gallacher.
    • 41:54 Corner taken by Chris Aitken.
    • 40:53 Andy Dorman sends in a cross.
    • 38:09 Andy Dorman challenges Neil McGowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 37:36 Dean Keenan challenges Stephen McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Barron.
    • 36:04 Unfair challenge on Ryan Borris by David Barron results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Billy Gibson.
    • 32:55 Michael Higdon fouled by Billy Gibson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Mair.
    • 31:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Potter on Mark Roberts. Ryan Stevenson takes the direct free kick.
    • 30:01 The offside flag is raised against Tom Brighton. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 28:27 The referee penalises Michael Higdon for handball. Direct free kick taken by Billy Gibson.
    • 26:01 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andy Dorman, Michael Higdon has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
    • 24:38 Assist on the goal came from David Barron.
    • 24:38 GOAL - Michael HigdonAyr 0 - 1 St Mirren Michael Higdon scores a headed goal from inside the box. Ayr 0-1 St Mirren.
    • 24:02 Corner taken by Andy Dorman from the left by-line to the near post, save by Craig Samson.
    • 23:49 Drilled right-footed shot by Tom Brighton. Craig Samson makes a save.
    • 20:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mair on Ryan Stevenson. Chris Aitken takes the direct free kick.
    • 19:52 Centre by Ryan Stevenson.
    • 19:20 Foul by Stephen McGinn on Ryan Stevenson, free kick awarded. Dean Keenan takes the direct free kick.
    • 18:27 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Aitken from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Roberts takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher.
    • 17:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by John Potter. Free kick taken by Chris Aitken.
    • 15:58 The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy Mehmet. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
    • 9:56 Tom Brighton produces a cross.
    • 7:45 William Easton crosses the ball, save made by Paul Gallacher.
    • 7:19 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by William Easton played to the near post, Stephen McGinn makes a clearance.
    • 5:56 Stephen McGinn has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 4:18 Ryan Stevenson delivers the ball.
    • 1:42 Ryan Stevenson challenges Stephen McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Mehmet has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Craig Samson.
    • 1:21 Unfair challenge on Andy Dorman by Dean Keenan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Barron.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

    Live text and data provided by The Press Association.



    Print Sponsor


    Co-op Cup results

    26 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Home Team Score Away Team Time
    Arbroath 0-6 St Johnstone R
    Ayr 0-2 St Mirren R
    Dunfermline 3-1 Raith R
    Hibernian 3-0 Brechin R

    BBC navigation

    BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

    This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.