Gavin Swankie netted a brace as Forfar Athletic edged out Ayr United in an entertaining Somerset Park tussle.

The visitors took the lead on 13 minutes when Swankie turned in Dale Hilson's cross but Ayr hit back through a fierce shot from Craig Malcolm.

Chris Templeman's strike restored Forfar's lead on the brink of half-time only for Martyn Campbell to later bundle in a leveller from close range.

But Swankie hit the winner with on 67 minutes with a firm shot.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton
  • 02 Hunter
  • 03 Longridge
  • 06 McLaughlin (Shankland - 72' )
  • 04 Campbell
  • 05 Lithgow
  • 07 McGowan
  • 08 Marenghi (Forrest - 58' )
  • 10 Kyle
  • 09 Malcolm
  • 11 Donald

Substitutes

  • 12 Shankland
  • 14 Forrest
  • 15 Gilmour
  • 16 Pope
  • 17 Crawford
  • 18 Roberts
  • 19 Newman

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Douglas
  • 02 Baxter Booked
  • 03 Campbell
  • 04 Fusco
  • 05 Malcolm Booked
  • 06 Dods Booked
  • 07 Campbell (Kader - 86' )
  • 08 McCabe
  • 10 Swankie Booked
  • 09 Templeman
  • 11 Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12 Fotheringham
  • 14 Andrews
  • 15 Dale
  • 16 Kader
  • 17 Malin
  • 18 McCluskey
  • 20 Hill
Ref: Craig Charleston
Att: 656

Match Stats

Shots

20 13

On target

8 7

Corners

7 6

Fouls

15 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 3.

90:00 +3:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 3.

90:00 +1:50

Attempt missed. Mark Shankland (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

90:00 +1:10 Booking

Booking Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:06

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

90:00 +1:06

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

89:54

Attempt saved. Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

88:23

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

87:52

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

87:52

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

87:05

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

87:05

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

85:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Ross Campbell.

83:22

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Ayr United).

83:22

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:02

Attempt saved. Michael McGowan (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

82:16

Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:16

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

81:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

81:15

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

80:46

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

79:34

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.

76:30

Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

76:04

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

76:04

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:32

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

73:11

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.

72:32

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:32

Foul by Michael McGowan (Ayr United).

71:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Mark Shankland replaces Scott McLaughlin because of an injury.

70:25

Attempt missed. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

69:49

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:49

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

68:56

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

67:31

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

66:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 3. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

65:23

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

65:09

Attempt blocked. Michael McGowan (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:35 Booking

Booking Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

64:31

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

64:31

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

63:53

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:53

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

62:39 Booking

Booking Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

61:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 2. Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael McGowan with a cross following a corner.

61:18

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren Dods.

57:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Anthony Marenghi.

57:36

Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:36

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Ayr United).

56:23

Neil McCabe (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:23

Foul by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United).

53:27

Attempt blocked. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:52 Booking

Booking Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

52:26

Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

52:26

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

51:44

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:44

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

51:20

Attempt missed. Michael Donald (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

51:01

Attempt saved. Michael McGowan (Ayr United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

50:11

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

49:47

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Neil McCabe.

47:50

Attempt blocked. Michael McGowan (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:07

Hand ball by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

46:41

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren Dods.

45:00

Second Half begins Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 2.

45:00 +0:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 2.

44:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 2. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dale Hilson.

43:18

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:18

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

42:34

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

40:12

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:12

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).

38:28

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Michael Donald.

35:41

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

35:12

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

35:12

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

33:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 1. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martyn Campbell.

32:58

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

32:46

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

32:11

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

32:11

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

29:31

Attempt saved. Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

28:20

Attempt saved. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:20

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.

24:36

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

20:23

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

20:03

Attempt blocked. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:34

Neil McCabe (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:34

Foul by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United).

18:41

Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:41

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

18:11

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

17:05

(Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:05

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

16:46

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Neil McCabe.

16:36

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

16:23

Attempt blocked. Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

15:53

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

15:28

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

15:28

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

13:13

Foul by Neil McCabe (Forfar Athletic).

13:13

Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 0, Forfar Athletic 1. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dale Hilson.

10:14

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

10:14

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

9:01

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

7:42

Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).

7:42

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:21

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

7:21

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

6:12

Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).

6:12

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:05

Attempt blocked. Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

2:24

Attempt saved. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

1:36

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

1:36

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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