Anthony Marenghi struck with a superb free-kick as 10-man Ayr United secured a third straight win.

In a tight first half, Airdrieonians keeper Scott Gallacher dealt with a 30-yard Scott McLaughlin free-kick when a Marenghi set-piece hit the bar.

Martin Hardie blasted a solid effort from 25 yards which forced Ayr's David Hutton to make a fine save.

Marenghi fired in the only goal of the game from a free-kick, although Kyle McAusland was later red-carded.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (3)

Airdrieonians

  • 01 Gallacher
  • 02 Buchanan
  • 03 Boyle
  • 10 Hardie Booked
  • 05 Evans (Coult - 61' )
  • 04 McCormack
  • 07 McLaren (Bain - 71' )
  • 08 Blockley Booked
  • 11 Lister Booked
  • 09 Coogans
  • 06 Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 12 Coult
  • 14 Bain
  • 16 O'Byrne
  • 17 Duncan
  • 18 Stewart
  • 19 Higgins

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton
  • 02 Hunter
  • 03 Pope
  • 08 Crawford Booked
  • 04 McAusland Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 05 Lithgow
  • 07 Marenghi Booked
  • 06 McLaughlin
  • 10 Kyle
  • 09 Moffat (Malcolm - 79' )
  • 11 Donald

Substitutes

  • 12 Shankland
  • 14 Malcolm
  • 15 McGowan
  • 16 Roberts
  • 17 Wyllie
  • 18 Longridge
  • 19 Muir
Ref: Kevin Graham
Att: 1,012

Match Stats

Shots

8 5

On target

1 2

Corners

5 4

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Airdrieonians 0, Ayr United 1.

0:00

Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Airdrieonians 0, Ayr United 1.

90:00 +2:09

Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:09

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

90:00 +1:36

Attempt missed. Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +0:53

Foul by Lewis Coult (Airdrieonians).

90:00 +0:53

Adam Hunter (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:31

Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:31

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

87:58

Attempt saved. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

87:41

Foul by Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians).

87:41

Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:24

Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:24

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

85:49

Attempt missed. David Sinclair (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

85:34

Foul by Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians).

85:34

Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:00

Robert Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:55

Foul by Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians).

81:40 Booking

Booking Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

81:32

Foul by Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians).

81:32

Gordon Pope (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:01

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

78:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Malcolm replaces Michael Moffat.

71:27

Attempt missed. Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

70:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Jamie Bain replaces Willie McLaren.

65:58 Booking

Booking Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

65:49

Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:49

Foul by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United).

64:48

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

62:35

Attempt missed. Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Lewis Coult replaces Grant Evans because of an injury.

55:02

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by David Hutton.

52:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Airdrieonians 0, Ayr United 1. Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

52:00 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

52:00

Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:57

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

51:50 Booking

Booking Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

50:00

Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:28

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

47:49

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Grant Evans.

47:01

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

45:00

Second Half begins Airdrieonians 0, Ayr United 0.

45:00 +1:28 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Airdrieonians 0, Ayr United 0.

45:00 +0:31 Booking

Booking James Lister (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:23

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

45:00 +0:23

Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:47 Booking

Booking Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

43:43

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:43

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

41:09

Attempt missed. Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

40:53

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

36:36

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by David Hutton.

36:13

Attempt saved. Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

34:54

Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from very close range from a direct free kick.

34:50

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

34:08

Foul by Grant Evans (Airdrieonians).

34:08

Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:56 Booking

Booking Robert Crawford (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

31:51

Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:51

Foul by Robert Crawford (Ayr United).

31:09

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

30:43

Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:43

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

28:16

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

28:16

Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:46

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

27:46

Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:27

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

27:27

Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:03

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

22:45

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

22:45

Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:26

Robert Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:26

Foul by David Sinclair (Airdrieonians).

15:38

Attempt missed. Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

14:30

Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

9:32

Foul by Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians).

9:32

Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:31

Attempt missed. Grant Evans (Airdrieonians) header from very close range is too high.

6:11

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

4:00

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:50

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

3:20

Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:20

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

0:54

Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:54

Foul by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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