Jamie Longworth knocked in a first-half hat-trick to help Stranraer dump Ayr and move up to fifth in League One.

Longworth smashed in from close-range before a Michael Moffat double had the hosts in front on 17 minutes.

But Longworth was to strike again before the interval, with two more poacher's goals.

Chris Aitken converted two penalties either side of Moffat's hat-trick, also from the spot, with David McKenna adding to the Blues' lead.

The visitors' first penalty came when goalkeeper David Hutton felled Andrew Stirling three minutes into the second half.

Moffat was given his chance from 12 yards after he was impeded by visiting keeper David Mitchell.

McKenna made it 5-3, firing high into the net before another foul from Hutton - this time on Longworth - led to Aitken's second successful penalty late on.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton Booked
  • 02 Hunter
  • 03 Donald
  • 06 McLaughlin
  • 04 Pope
  • 05 Lithgow
  • 07 McGowan (Malcolm - 74' )
  • 08 Crawford (Gilmour - 46' Booked )
  • 10 Kyle
  • 09 Moffat
  • 11 Marenghi Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Malcolm
  • 14 Gilmour
  • 15 McArthur
  • 16 Wardrobe
  • 17 Longridge
  • 18 Roberts
  • 19 Muir

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell Booked
  • 02 Kinnaird
  • 03 Docherty
  • 06 Aitken
  • 04 Robertson
  • 05 McKeown
  • 17 Winter (Corcoran - 81' )
  • 08 Gallagher
  • 09 Grehan (McKenna - 76' )
  • 10 Longworth (McGregor - 90' )
  • 11 Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12 McKenna
  • 14 Corcoran
  • 15 McGregor
  • 16 Baxter
  • 20 Fahey
Ref: Andrew Dallas
Att: 986

Match Stats

Shots

7 16

On target

5 7

Corners

3 6

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ayr United 3, Stranraer 6.

90:00 +3:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ayr United 3, Stranraer 6.

90:00 +1:46 Booking

Booking Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:37

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

90:00 +1:37

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:00

Mark Corcoran (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:57

Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).

89:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. David McGregor replaces Jamie Longworth.

89:08

Attempt missed. David McKenna (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is too high.

88:18

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

88:18

David McKenna (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 3, Stranraer 6. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

85:05

Penalty conceded by David Hutton (Ayr United) after a foul in the penalty area.

85:05

Penalty Stranraer. Jamie Longworth draws a foul in the penalty area.

83:57

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

80:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Mark Corcoran replaces Sean Winter.

80:13

Attempt missed. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

76:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 3, Stranraer 5. David McKenna (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Longworth.

76:22

Attempt missed. David McKenna (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Martin Grehan.

73:52 Substitution

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

72:19

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

71:57

Attempt blocked. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

70:58

Attempt blocked. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

70:21

Attempt missed. Michael McGowan (Ayr United) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left.

69:36

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Lloyd Kinnaird.

65:23

Attempt missed. Sean Winter (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

64:39

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:32

Foul by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United).

63:33 Booking

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

62:46

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

62:04

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

62:04

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

59:12

Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:26

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

58:26

Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

56:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 3, Stranraer 4. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

55:48 Booking

Booking David Mitchell (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

55:24

Penalty Ayr United. Michael Moffat draws a foul in the penalty area.

55:24

Penalty conceded by David Mitchell (Stranraer) after a foul in the penalty area.

54:56

Attempt missed. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

52:54

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:54

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

51:48

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

51:48

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:58

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by David Mitchell.

50:43

Attempt saved. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Stranraer 4. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

47:35 Booking

Booking David Hutton (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

47:21

Penalty conceded by David Hutton (Ayr United) after a foul in the penalty area.

47:21

Penalty Stranraer. Andrew Stirling draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Brian Gilmour replaces Robert Crawford.

45:00

Second Half begins Ayr United 2, Stranraer 3.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ayr United 2, Stranraer 3.

40:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Stranraer 3. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Grehan.

39:44

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

39:44

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:18

Attempt missed. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

35:16

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by David Hutton.

34:59

Attempt saved. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

34:36

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

34:36

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

27:23

Gordon Pope (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:23

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

23:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Stranraer 2. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

23:34

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

22:19

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

22:19

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

21:26

Foul by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

21:26

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:06

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

20:06

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:34

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19:02

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Kevin Kyle.

18:32

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

18:00

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

18:00

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Stranraer 1. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Crawford.

14:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Stranraer 1. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alan Lithgow.

13:09

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Lloyd Kinnaird.

10:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 0, Stranraer 1. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

9:11

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

9:11

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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