2012–13 Ayr United F.C. season

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Ayr United
2012–13 season
Chairman Lachlan Cameron
Manager Mark Roberts
Stadium Somerset Park
Second Division Seventh place
Challenge Cup First round, lost to East Stirlingshire
League Cup Second round, lost to St. Mirren
Scottish Cup Fourth round, lost to Forfar Athletic
Top goalscorer League:
Michael Moffat (16)
All:
Michael Moffat (21)
Highest home attendance 1,373 vs
Queen of the South
Second Division
15 September 2012
Lowest home attendance 631 vs Brechin City
Second Division
5 March 2013
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season was Ayr United's first season back in the Scottish Second Division, after being relegated from the Scottish First Division at the end of the 2011–12 season after their two legged semi final play-off defeat to Airdrie United.[1] Ayr also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Summary[edit]

Season[edit]

Ayr United finished Seventh in the Scottish Second Division.[2] They reached the first round of the Challenge Cup,[3] the second round of the League Cup[4] and the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.[5]

Management[edit]

Ayr will be managed by Mark Roberts[6] for the 2012–13 season, following the departure of Brian Reid who's contract with the club had expired.[7]

Results & fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre season[edit]

Scottish Second Division[edit]

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Last updated 12 May 2013[8][9]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Second Division Challenge Cup League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland GK Alistair Brown 24 0 19+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland GK Darren Martin 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland GK Willie Muir 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland GK Graeme Smith 15 0 15+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Gareth Armstrong 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Darren Brownlie 20 0 15+1 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 0+1 0
Scotland DF Martyn Campbell 4 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Michael Donald 20 4 19+1 4 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Adam Hunter 29 1 23+3 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland DF Jackson Longridge 3 0 2+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Cameron MacDonald 1 1 1+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Anthony Marenghi 16 0 8+4 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 0+1 0
Scotland DF Austin McCann 35 0 30+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland DF Kyle McAusland 26 3 24+1 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland DF Neil McGregor 14 1 14+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Ross Robertson 17 0 3+10 0 1+0 0 0+1 0 0+2 0
Scotland DF John Robertson 23 0 19+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland DF Chris Smith 14 0 13+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Marc Twaddle 20 1 16+1 1 0+0 0 0+1 0 2+0 0
Scotland MF Robbie Crawford 38 0 33+1 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland MF Steven Hutchinson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Darren McGill 3 0 2+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Northern Ireland MF Michael McGowan 5 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Scott McLaughlin 8 1 8+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Northern Ireland MF Ryan McStay 22 0 13+6 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland MF David Sinclair 31 10 26+1 7 1+0 0 2+0 2 1+0 1
Scotland MF Jonathan Tiffoney 2 1 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 1 0+0 0
Scotland MF Michael Wardrobe 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Aaron Wyllie 9 0 5+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland FW Liam Buchanan 14 6 14+0 6 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Darian MacKinnon 8 3 8+0 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Michael Moffat 39 21 34+0 16 1+0 0 2+0 3 2+0 2
Scotland FW Ryan Nisbet 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Roddy Patterson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW Mark Roberts 18 0 6+9 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland FW Mark Shankland 18 1 5+9 0 1+0 1 1+1 0 1+0 0
Scotland FW David Winters 36 6 15+17 5 0+0 0 1+1 1 1+1 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 12 May 2013
Nation Position Name Second Division Challenge Cup League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Scotland GK Alistair Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Darren Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Willie Muir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Graeme Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland DF Gareth Armstrong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Darren Brownlie 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Scotland DF Martyn Campbell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England DF Michael Donald 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF Adam Hunter 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 1
Scotland DF Jackson Longridge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Cameron MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Anthony Marenghi 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland DF Austin McCann 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Scotland DF Kyle McAusland 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Scotland DF Neil McGregor 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Scotland DF Ross Robertson 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Scotland DF John Robertson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland DF Chris Smith 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Scotland DF Marc Twaddle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF Robbie Crawford 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Scotland MF Steven Hutchinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Darren McGill 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Northern Ireland MF Michael McGowan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF Scott McLaughlin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Northern Ireland MF Ryan McStay 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Scotland MF David Sinclair 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Jonathan Tiffoney 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF Michael Wardrobe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Aaron Wyllie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland FW Liam Buchanan 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Scotland FW Darian MacKinnon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland FW Michael Moffat 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Scotland FW Ryan Nisbet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Roddy Patterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Mark Roberts 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland FW Mark Shankland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW David Winters 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Queen of the South (C) (P) 36 29 5 2 92 23 +69 92 Promotion to the 2013–14 Scottish First Division
2 Alloa Athletic (P) 36 20 7 9 62 35 +27 67 Qualification to the Scottish First Division Play-offs
3 Brechin City 36 19 4 13 72 59 +13 61
4 Forfar Athletic 36 17 3 16 67 74 −7 54
5 Arbroath 36 15 7 14 47 57 −10 52
6 Stenhousemuir 36 12 13 11 59 59 0 49
7 Ayr United 36 12 5 19 53 65 −12 41
8 Stranraer 36 10 7 19 43 71 −28 37
9 East Fife (O) 36 8 8 20 50 65 −15 32 Qualification to the Scottish Second Division Play-offs
10 Albion Rovers (R) 36 7 3 26 45 82 −37 24 Relegation to the 2013–14 Scottish Third Division

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Scottish Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Division summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Ground H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A A H A A A A H A H H A H A H A H H H A H A
Result D L L L L W W W L W D W L L L D L W L D D W L W L W L L W L W L W L L L
Position 5 8 9 10 10 9 6 6 7 6 6 4 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7

Last updated: 12 May 2013.
Source: [10]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Scotland Mark Roberts
Assistant First Team Manager Scotland David White
First Team Fitness Coach Scotland David Johnston
Groundsman Scotland David Harkness

Last updated: 13 May 2012
Source: Ayr United

Other information[edit]

Chairman United States Lachlan Cameron
Vice Chairman Alex Ingram
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Somerset Park (10,185 / 100x66 metres)

Last updated: 13 May 2012
Source: [11]

Transfers[edit]

References[edit]

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