Michael Moffat netted twice for Ayr as they won at Arbroath.

He fired home after four minutes and Ayr doubled their lead in 17 minutes when Michael Donald swept the ball past Arbroath goalkeeper Scott Morrison.

United made it 3-0 in the 29th minute when Moffat rounded Morrison and tucked away his 20th goal of the season.

The hosts pulled one back when Robert Linn beat Ayr goalkeeper David Hutton and Leighton McIntosh nodded in their second in the 79th minute.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Arbroath

  • 01 Morrison
  • 02 Banjo (Yao - 46' )
  • 03 Hamilton
  • 04 Nicoll (Robertson - 87' )
  • 05 Little
  • 06 Keddie
  • 07 Linn
  • 08 Chisholm Booked
  • 10 Cook (McManus - 45' )
  • 09 Mcintosh
  • 11 Sheerin Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 McManus
  • 14 Lindsay
  • 15 Scott
  • 16 Yao
  • 17 Robertson
  • 18 Thompson
  • 21 Wood

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton
  • 02 Hunter
  • 03 Pope
  • 04 McLaughlin
  • 06 Gilmour
  • 05 Lithgow
  • 07 Forrest (McGowan - 84' )
  • 08 Malcolm Booked
  • 10 Kyle
  • 09 Moffat
  • 11 Donald (Marenghi - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McGowan
  • 14 Marenghi
  • 15 Crawford
  • 16 Shankland
  • 17 Wardrobe
  • 18 Longridge
  • 19 Muir
Ref: Mat Northcroft
Att: 605

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

5 5

Corners

7 4

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Arbroath 2, Ayr United 3.

90:00 +2:51 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, Ayr United 3.

90:00 +0:47

Foul by Lari Yao (Arbroath).

90:00 +0:47

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:19

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

88:41

Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).

88:41

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

86:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Kevin Nicoll.

84:33

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

84:33

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

84:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Anthony Marenghi replaces Michael Donald.

83:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Michael McGowan replaces Alan Forrest.

78:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 2, Ayr United 3. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Linn.

78:17

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

75:45

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:45

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).

74:30

Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).

74:30

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:38

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:38

Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).

70:02

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

69:01

Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:01

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

65:00 Booking

Booking Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

64:32

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

64:32

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

62:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 1, Ayr United 3. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the bottom left corner.

61:04

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

59:44

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

59:44

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

56:53

Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

56:16

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Alex Keddie.

50:33

Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:33

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).

50:08

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:08

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

48:27

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

47:13

Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46:54

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

45:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Lari Yao replaces David Banjo.

45:00

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, Ayr United 3.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Paul McManus replaces Alan Cook.

45:00 +0:42 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Arbroath 0, Ayr United 3.

44:59

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Richard Little.

44:33

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Richard Little.

38:09

Attempt missed. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

34:11

Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

29:48

Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:48

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

28:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 0, Ayr United 3. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

27:12

Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

26:29

Attempt missed. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

24:34

Attempt saved. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:56

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:37 Booking

Booking Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

22:32

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:32

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

20:38

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

19:28

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

17:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 0, Ayr United 2. Michael Donald (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

16:44

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

16:44

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

15:57

Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

14:36

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

13:25

Hand ball by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

12:40

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

6:20

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Brian Gilmour.

5:07

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

5:07

Richard Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 0, Ayr United 1. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gordon Pope.

2:25

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

1:34

Attempt missed. Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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