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Murdoch plays it short to Talbot, out on the wing, long pass to Paton, blocked in the Ayr box.
Pars fans making their way out. They`ve had enough despite the last few chances.
Lazst chance saloon as Paton plays it to the left hand post and cleared out of play. Goal kick Ayr.
Spare played to Fleming.
Ryanw to Clark, turns keeps crosses in and headed high at the near post. No pressure on the ayr defence as they clear out wide.
Long ball from Fleming to Harkins but away to Murdoch. He plays it long to Paton, down to Clark in the box, crosses in and headed down by Hoppy but cleared out wide. Hpoppy to Talbot and Harkins slips as the ball goes out of play. THrow in Pars.
Talbot is fouled by Rose.Free kick Pars on the halfway line. Taken quickly its over to Nat and his pass to Clark is poor and away over the byline. Some Pars fans making their way out.
Clark misses the long ball and the ball is out wide to a waiting Devlin. Now to Ash, stopped by Moore, down to McGuffie but stopped en route to the pars box by Morris. Long ball down to RyanW crosses in to Reilly he is blocked in the box, and its downfield again.
Throw in taken, Harkins ahead of Paton. Talbot long to a running Paton but too far. Down to RyanW crosses to the Ayr box, cleared. Down to Herron and on to Murdoch. Hoofed to Nat behind to Paton, but his pass to Herron is poor. Ayr forward but Ash stops it. Long ball to Hoppy shoots and its just past the right hand post with a touch by Fleming.
Sub for Pars off is Joe on is Reilly
DOwn to MOrris, long ball to Paton but it`s over the byline. THrow in Ayr.
Balatoni has his hands on Hoppy every time the ball is played through but nothing given. Fleming time wasting.
I make it ten minutes to go. We`re getting there but the last touch has to count.
Herron to take.
Rovers 2 - 0 Dundee United
Hibs 1 - 2 Dumbarton
Joe from Nat, rebounds off to Talbot. Forward to Herron, then to Hoppy but poor communication to Herron and Ayr have it to the pars half. Murdoch clears any danger and the ball is out wide to RyanW. Long to the sliding feet of Devlin, in to Herron then to Nat. He passes to a running Joe but its too far.
Talbot to Hoppy, takes on Balatoni, over to paton misses it but keeps it back. Crosses over to Hoppy but nowhere near.
Another pars throw in.
Ayr have a player walked off after a knock into Joe. Pars throw in. RyanW to Hoppy, and cleared up field. Out for another throw in. Ayr player Craig McGuffie coming on for the injured player (Docherty) who went off moments ago.
Fleming to Morris, headed down, spare to Talbot. Long ball to the head of Rose, up to Crawford. Talbot makes sure to Herron, now to Hoppy, over to Herron down the wing to RyanW who has to chase it. Boyle puts it out for a pars throw in.
Long ball from the minty man to Talbot, down to Joe then to Hoppy. Spare comes back to Murdoch.
Free kick Pars with Morris to take.
I`ve got Easter Eggs on the brain!
Hoopopy? Hoppy. Hoopy? Hoppity?
After the subs Pars make a break for the Ayr half with a chance on goal from Hopkirk but his first touch was poor and it went wide of the left hand post.
Double pars sub off Moff and Higgy on are Hoppy and Paton
Long ball to the head of Rose. Returned by RyanW. Out for a pars throw in at the NW.
Boyle to Farid, out for another. Boyle to Farid, ahead of Nat, away to Moff, on his own, clearly needing help but no one doing so. Backwards to Murdoch.
Our fans are NOT happy.
Ayr keeping up the pressure.
From the left it`s Gilmour.
Low ball in and touched over the bar by Murdoch.
Free kick Ayr after an alleged foul by Higgy (I think), cant see for the pillar. Free kick 25 yards out.
Higgy to Nat, away to Moff but he cant get there.
Long ball from Fleming, on to Talbot, returned to the ayr half. In to the middle for Crawford on his own, stopped by Talbot at the pars line, spare to Moffat in the ayr vbox, ovedr to Higgy cant get there and is tackled with no problem whatsoever. Ball away to the pars half up to Ash then on to Murdoch.
From the left its Higgy, right footed cross, saved at the near post. Again far too quickly taken.
Long ball to the pars half. Down to the head of Moff, out wide to Devlin, Morris slips but the ball is foward t oMoff on his own, and wins a corner.
Higgy takes, far too quickly and an easy save for Fleming.
Boos from the home fans for Bobby Madden`s ignorance of the foul in front of him.
Talbot to Clark who gives it to Moff but he is challenged and the ball is out for a pars corner.
Pars start off quickly after the re-start but FLeming made an easy save from a shot by Higgy.
A poor defensive mistake by the pars and Murdoch had no chance of getting it with the amount of bodies in front of him.
From the right it`s Devlin, I think. Right footed cross, headewd down and into the bottom right hand corner.
First time Ayr have made a challenge to our box.
Higgy from the right, right footed cross, headed clear and back to Higgy. Comes back in but cleared again. Stopped by Forrest but Ayr forward to the pars half. Joe gets the spare, awat downfield to a running Clark and he has to fight with Balatoni as he makes good on his defensive play.
Clark short to Nat who sends it long, ball to Moff who puts the ball over the bar from close range and it touches off the hands of FLeming. Corner PArs.
Teams back out for this exciting - optimistically hoping - and thrilling second half.
I look like Nanouk of the North with the fleecy hood up on the jaiket.
Kinda wished I`d put more layers on today - brrrr - the breeze has picked up and it`s the usual wind tunnel here in the main stand. Oocha!
HALF TIME SCORELINES FROM THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP
HALF TIME WHISTLE GOES
Fleming punts to the halfway line, down to the head of Ash, out for a pars throw in. Talbot to Moff, heads back to Joe, over to Clark but the Ayr defence clear. Down to Farid, then to Rose. Devlin long ball but stopped by Talbot. in to Nat over his head, but out wide to RyanW. Great run down the near wing, crosses in, rebounds out and its an Ayr throw in despite RyanW thinking otherwise.
From the left its Higgy, right footed cross, headed down by Farid comes back in and over the byline for an Ayr goal kick.
And a fourth....
Back up for Boyle. RyanW takes the throw in, and another. Out for a third.
RyanW to take.
Clock ticking down to halftime. I`d say Pars have had more possession, and certainly getting forward to the Ayr box.
Fleming goal kick.
Higgy to take.
Fleming punts to the halfway line and out for a pars throw in. RyanW to Higgy heads backwards to Clark then to Moff. Nice pass to Higgy, Docherty slips in front of him and the ball is Away t oMoff., shoots, blocked on the 18 yard line, long high ball headed down to Talbot from Ash. Now to Nat, good run through to Joe via Herron, but his pass to Higgy is poor and too tight. Back to Higgy, now to Nat, on to Clark who is fouled. Free kick Pars 35 yards out.
Nice build up every time. Need the goal though.
Talbot to Clark then to Moff and a high ball to RyanW. Gives to Higgy short to RyanW good run now to Joe and he wins another pars corner.
Im just thinking McMullan is probably away with the Scotland U20s after his call up.
Spare to Clark who was fouled on the nearside byline but nothing given despite a dirty look towards the linesman.
Getting his shoulders massaged by the physio - I could do that! - and he is up, just. Being walked off and holding his neck and right shoulder.
RyanW has had a short back and side since we last saw him, Higgy is thumped on the back of the head and is currently down needing treatment. Play is stopped to allow this.
RyanW long pass to a blocked and held Moffat. Away to Nat but he is being hounded by Farid, and Ash gets it to Murdoch.
Herron mis hits and the spare goes to Crawford waiting nearby. Closed down by Ash, it`s out wide for Higgy. Free kick after he fouls Boyle. Free kick taken quickly and it`s backwards to the Ayr defence.
From the left it`s Higgy. Right footed cross, high ball into the box and Fleming outjumps everyone to make a good save.
Fleming plays it short to his defence. Long pass to Nat heads down. In to Higgy, forward to RyanW in to the box and another pars corner is won.
Crawford to Meggatt then to Clark, Higgy clears long and in to Morris then to Joe whose shot on goal is saved well by Fleming. Lovely chance there for Joe.
Long ball headed backwards by Moffat, down to Joe, misses it, but it;s on to Rose. Out t oCrawford, played safe by Higgy to Murdoch but to Ayr in the middle. Out wide for a running Balatoni short to Ash who puts it out of play for an Ayr throw in.
Higgy goes long to Clark running to the Ayr box and another chance goes a begging after Balatoni and Fleming miss hit the ball. A shot on goal from RyanW is just a tad past the right hand post.
Both Higgy and Nat land on their backsides after slipping on the wet pitch.
Forrest to Joe, lost to Clark and away to Fleming. This wind is cutting here in the main stand so it`s time for the mittens to come out.
It`s nil nil in all other championship fixtures so far.
Devlin takes, short ball to the feet of Ash, away to Docherty and then into the middle for Crawford. Spare goes out of play. Goal kick Pars.
RyanW takes. SHort to Higgy, covered, back to RyanW. Back to Higgy but again he fails to get there as Boyle clears it. Over to Herron, then to Ash back to Herron. Long ball to Clark but too short for him with Devlin clearing from the Ayr box.
Fleming long to the head of Ash, now to Rose, offside flag up for Crawford. Free kick Pars on their 18 yard line. Murdoch to take.
Murdoch hoofs towards Clark but it bounces behind him. Lost by Higgy to Devlin, away to Docherty and now to Joe on the wing. Long play to Moffat, tripped on the byline but it`s a pars throw in instead. Talbot to RysnW on his in own in the box and cleared just in time by Balatoni. Down to the halfway line, too fast a play for Higgy who slides on the pitch but it`s back to Joe on the right.
Apologies that was RyanW.
Joe takes, down to Talbot, then to Ash. He keeps Farid at bay, but Ayr have it back deep in the pars half.
Fleming to Ash, down to Farid and Morris does well to get the ball off him. Goes out wide but it`s Ayr who pick it up on the left hand side. Stopped by Joe, away to Talbot and out for a pars throw in at the NW.
Joe cant get there and it`s on to Fleming.
Goes nowhere and out for an Ayr throw in. Boyle to take.
Long punt from their keeper to El Alagui. Well played to Rose, then to Crawford, into the pars box past Morris and on to Murdoch. Ball long to MOffat on his own, short to Higgy on the left hand side and the flag is up for offside. Throw in however for hte pars.
Ayr throw in.
Fleming re spots the ball in the bare goal mouth and punts it upfield into the wind. Down to the head of Herron, in to Meggatt and over to Balatoni. Good ball in the middle for Rose, long to Morris and he punts it out of play in to the NW.
Good to see RyanW back.
Long punt upfield by Fleming goes all the way through to Murdoch, in neon yellow today. He gathers a short back pass by Talbot then punts it out of play deep in the Ayr half.
We all waited with baited breath as the shot came off the post and another close call there for Fleming at the right hand side as Herron came close.
Offside flag up for Joe on the far right hand side.
Goal kick Fleming who is resplendent in minty green.
Higgy, from the left hand side, right footed cross low in blocked to Clark, back to Higgy who sclaffed it and over the bar it goes by a mile.
Meggatt heads down the ball to put it out of play for a pars throw in. Herron takes, away out for another pars throw in further down into the Ayr half.
Wedderburn to MOrris over to Herron and a short pass to MOffat from Talbot., He goes to Clark and a fresh air kick by Fleming who nearly let the ball into his own net but manages to clear.
Wrong number on the team sheet for Nicky Clark, queried by Spency - aye it should be 37 no 39.
Played short backwards to the Ayr defence before heading to Morris. He plays it long to Clark run to the 18 yard box and is stopped momentarily and the ball is cleared to the middle.
Murdoch is captain today.
Both teams heading out for today`s match.
Other fixtures in the championship today :
The pars fans are streaming into the Norrie, the NW and the Main Stand to my left.
There`s a handful of Ayr supporters in the cowden end today, and while I`m looking in that direction I see the new gym is coming on a treat in the corner of the main stand and the cowden end. Looks rather good I may say!
A couple of changes to the Pars line up today - in comes Ryan Williamson, out goes Andy Geggan, in comes Joe Cardle out goes Paul McMullan, neither of the outgoing players on the bench.
We have a 12th man today - Colin Johnston - who will lead the team out. Good man Colin!
Good afternoon from me Buffy live at East End Park for today`s SPFL Championship fixture between DAFC and visitors Ayr United