Mar 2 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
Andy Geggan’s first ever double helps Ayr United beat Livingston
ANDY GEGGAN wants to become a goal king after lifting Ayr off the foot of the table.
Geggan's first ever double against the team who ditched him as a kid sparked a stunning fightback.
Eddie Malone pitched in with a header as Ayr came from behind to score their first home league win since September.
Geggan now has a best ever five goal haul but wants more to follow. He claimed: "I would like to hit double figures. I don't know where the goals are suddenly coming from.
"In the first half hour, everyone was everywhere but gradually as we started pressing, we got better and better."
The 24-year-old midfielder admitted: "It was even better considering the circumstances when I left. Livingston went into administration and got rid of their under 19s.
Ayr were all sea in the opening half hour but all Livi managed was a debut goal from teenager Dean Cummings.
Then Geggan forced home a Michael McGowan corner after 33 minutes to launch a stirring Somerset Park response.
Geggan admitted: "I honestly don't know what happened early on everyone was just everywhere.
"The boss was a bit mental at half-time. In the second-half, all the boys got together and pressed and that was the difference."
Ayr were level in 53 minutes when Chris Smiths header from another McGowan corner was blocked on the line and Malone followed up.
Three minutes later, Geggan grabbed his second goal, climbing at the back post to nod home a long cross from Adam Dodd.
The goals knocked the stuffing out of Livi and they almost leaked a fourth when McGowan fizzed a drive just wide.
Boss Brian Reid admitted he may have to find a striking role for his new found goal king.
He quipped: "Andy is always moaning that we keep him back at corners but he looked dangerous today.
"He is not massive but he is good in the air. Maybe I will have to look at his position now that he is prolific!
"It's a big three points for us. We have got to make this a difficult place to come because home points will go a long way to keeping us up.
AYR: Cuthbert, Tiffoney, Dodd, Malone, Smith, Geggan, Moffat, Tomsett, Parker (Wardlaw 85), Roberts, McGowan. Subs: McWilliams, McKernon, R. Robertson, Armstrong.
LIVINGSTON: McNeil, Docherty, Talbot, Watson, C. Barr, Kyle Jacobs, B. Barr, Fox (Russell 62), McNulty (Boulding 79), Cummings, Keaghan Jacobs. Subs: Jamieson, Fordyce, Beaumont.
Referee: Craig Thomson; Crowd: 1312.