Kevin Kyle struck late as Ayr beat Stenhousemuir to leapfrog their promotion rivals in the table.

Michael Moffat's 12th of the season put United ahead with a penalty but John Gemmell equalised, also from the spot.

Then Sean Dickson's strike gave the visitors the lead before Ayr's Michael Donald scored from close range.

Ross McNeil edged Stenny in front again but Moffat slammed home another spot-kick and Kyle headed the winner five minutes from time.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (2)

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton
  • 02 Hunter
  • 03 Pope
  • 06 McLaughlin
  • 04 McAusland
  • 05 Lithgow Booked
  • 07 Marenghi
  • 08 Crawford (Forrest - 63' Booked )
  • 10 Kyle
  • 09 Moffat
  • 11 Donald

Substitutes

  • 12 Malcolm
  • 14 Forrest
  • 15 McGowan
  • 16 Wardrobe
  • 17 McArthur
  • 18 Longridge
  • 19 Muir

Stenhousemuir

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 McKinlay
  • 08 Rowson
  • 05 McMillan
  • 04 Malone Booked
  • 06 Hodge
  • 10 Lynch
  • 11 McNeil (Douglas - 71' )
  • 09 Gemmell Booked
  • 07 Dickson

Substitutes

  • 12 Douglas
  • 14 Kouider-Aissa
  • 15 Ferguson
  • 16 Devlin
  • 17 Shaw
  • 18 Doherty
Ref: Calum Murray
Att: 986

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

7 5

Corners

8 3

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ayr United 4, Stenhousemuir 3.

90:00 +3:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ayr United 4, Stenhousemuir 3.

90:00 +1:40

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

90:00 +1:40

Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:52 Booking

Booking Alan Forrest (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

85:49

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

85:49

Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 4, Stenhousemuir 3. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Marenghi.

84:10 Booking

Booking Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

84:00

Michael Moffat (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:00

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

82:29

Attempt saved. John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

80:47

Attempt missed. John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

77:27

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross McMillan.

75:55

Errol Douglas (Stenhousemuir) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

74:24

Michael Moffat (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:24

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

73:53

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

73:53

Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:27

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

71:08 Goal scored

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

70:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Errol Douglas replaces Ross McNeil.

70:19 Booking

Booking John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

70:00

Penalty Ayr United. Alan Forrest draws a foul in the penalty area.

69:43

Penalty conceded by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) after a foul in the penalty area.

68:46

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

68:46

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

68:17

Attempt saved. Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

67:50

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

67:50

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

66:52

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

66:52

Ross Smith (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:31

Attempt blocked. Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:36 Booking

Booking Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

65:33

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).

65:33

John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Robert Crawford.

61:20

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

61:20

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

58:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Stenhousemuir 3. Ross McNeil (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin McKinlay.

56:09

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

56:09

Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:00

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

54:57

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir).

54:23

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

53:12

Michael Moffat (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:12

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

52:12

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

50:18

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

48:42

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:42

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir).

45:00

Second Half begins Ayr United 2, Stenhousemuir 2.

45:00 +0:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ayr United 2, Stenhousemuir 2.

44:22

Hand ball by John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir).

41:35

Attempt saved. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

41:02

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

41:02

Foul by Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir).

40:08

Attempt saved. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:31

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Sean Lynch.

39:06

Attempt blocked. Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36:33

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Michael Moffat.

34:48

Attempt blocked. Michael Donald (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Stenhousemuir 2. Michael Donald (Ayr United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

32:21

Michael Donald (Ayr United) hits the right post with a header from a difficult angle on the right.

31:31

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Sean Lynch.

31:06

Attempt saved. Ross McNeil (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

29:29

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

29:11

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross Smith.

28:00

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

27:59

Foul by Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir).

25:49

Attempt blocked. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

22:28

Foul by John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir).

22:28

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

21:55

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

20:49

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).

20:49

Ross McNeil (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Stenhousemuir 2. Sean Dickson (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McNeil.

17:00

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Eddie Malone.

16:50

Attempt blocked. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

14:08

John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:08

Foul by Robert Crawford (Ayr United).

13:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Stenhousemuir 1. John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

13:00

Penalty Stenhousemuir. Sean Lynch draws a foul in the penalty area.

12:58

Penalty conceded by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) after a foul in the penalty area.

9:37

Foul by Robert Crawford (Ayr United).

9:37

Sean Lynch (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:48

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Eddie Malone.

5:46

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Eddie Malone.

4:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Stenhousemuir 0. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

4:00

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

3:57

Penalty conceded by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) after a foul in the penalty area.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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