Scottish League One
East Fife0Ayr5

East Fife 0-5 Ayr United

Ayr United boosted their play-off hopes with a thumping win away to struggling East Fife.

Michael Moffat tucked away a penalty on 36 minutes before adding a second goal three minutes later from close range.

Kevin Kyle headed in Scott McLaughlin's corner before the interval.

Michael McDonald bundled the ball home six minutes after the restart and substitute Alan Forrest completed the scoring with another close-range effort deep into stoppage-time.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2Campbell
  • 3Durie
  • 6Stewart
  • 5Rutkiewicz
  • 4ThomBooked at 61minsSubstituted forAustinat 67'minutes
  • 11McKenzie
  • 7O'Neill
  • 19Buchanan
  • 20Hughes
  • 10Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 12Barr
  • 14Stewart
  • 15Smith
  • 16Clarke
  • 17Austin
  • 21Shaw

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2McGowanBooked at 54mins
  • 3Pope
  • 8Hunter
  • 5Lithgow
  • 4CampbellSubstituted forForrestat 62'minutes
  • 7McLaughlinBooked at 12mins
  • 6Gilmour
  • 9Moffat
  • 10KyleSubstituted forShanklandat 70'minutes
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14Forrest
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16Longridge
  • 17Wardrope
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Euan Norris
Attendance:
647

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 0, Ayr United 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 0, Ayr United 5.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 0, Ayr United 5. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Shankland.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by David Hutton.

Attempt saved. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

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

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

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

Foul by Jonathan Stewart (East Fife).

Attempt missed. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Mark Shankland replaces Kevin Kyle because of an injury.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Durie.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Gary Thom.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jonathan Stewart.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Greg Paterson.

Attempt saved. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Stephen Hughes.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jonathan Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Martyn Campbell because of an injury.

Booking

Gary Thom (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Gary Thom (East Fife).

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Michael McGowan.

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

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

Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

Booking

Michael McGowan (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Liam Buchanan (East Fife).

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

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 0, Ayr United 4. Michael Donald (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Moffat.

Scott Durie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2927207583
2Dunfermline2917391554
3Stranraer2913610445
4Ayr2912611042
5Forfar2911612339
6Stenhousemuir2991010-837
7Brechin299515-1332
8Airdrieonians297715-2028
9East Fife297418-3425
10Arbroath297319-2224
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