A stiff breeze in favour of the Blue Toon after the break and helped secure a handsome victory over Ayr Utd at the weekend with some fine goals, albeit wind assisted in some cases.
Jim McInally’s game plan had to be modified after just 7 minutes when Scott Ross had to limp off with an ankle injury to be replaced by Shane Sutherland with Jamie Redman dropping back into defence.
Ayr should have taken a sixth minute lead with Craig Moore twice denied by Graeme Smith with the keeper again in action in the 21st minute with a superb save from Alan Trouten diving to his left to push the ball clear.
At the other end Leighton McIntosh was sent clear by Nathan Blockley after 11 minutes but uncharacteristically shot wide when a goal looked a good bet then Rory
The second half was a different matter with the Blue Toon running riot in the latter stages. The opener came out of the blue and was a cracking effort from Kevin Dzierzawski in the 63rd minute. The American unleashed a shot from fully 25 yards out that flew into the top corner and the breakthrough was made. McAllister held the ball up before releasing it to Sutherland who ran into the right side of the penalty area before burying a low shot from an angle.
The last five minutes saw some fun and games that produced a goal preceded by one which would have been a spectacular effort. First McAllister sent the ball into the net from around 40 yards out only to be denied by the referee who had already blown up for a free kick. After a few moment of confusion and discussion, sub Jamie Stevenson took the free kick and whipped it towards the back post with wind assisted pace that found the forehead of Sutherland who skillfully guided the ball into the net.