Scottish League One
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Ayr United 4-3 Stenhousemuir

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.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Hunter
  • 3Pope
  • 6McLaughlin
  • 4McAusland
  • 5LithgowBooked at 66mins
  • 7Marenghi
  • 8CrawfordSubstituted forForrestat 63'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 10Kyle
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

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

Stenhousemuir

  • 1Smith
  • 2Smith
  • 3McKinlay
  • 8Rowson
  • 5McMillan
  • 4MaloneBooked at 85mins
  • 6Hodge
  • 10Lynch
  • 11McNeilSubstituted forDouglasat 71'minutes
  • 9GemmellBooked at 71mins
  • 7Dickson

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamStenhousemuir
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 4, Stenhousemuir 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 4, Stenhousemuir 3.

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

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

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.

Booking

Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

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

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross McMillan.

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

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

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Errol Douglas replaces Ross McNeil.

Booking

John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

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

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

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

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

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

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

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Robert Crawford.

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

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

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.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers1212004136
2Dunfermline14914828
3Ayr14653323
4Stranraer14725323
5Stenhousemuir14635-621
6Forfar13526317
7Brechin14347-713
8Arbroath13418-913
9East Fife14329-1911
10Airdrieonians142210-178
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