Scottish League One
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Ayr United 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Ayr United boosted their play-off aspirations by holding second-placed Dunfermline to a draw at Somerset Park.

The Pars' Alex Whittle had a shot saved early on by David Hutton and Ayr's Brian Gilmour sent his effort wide.

Ryan Thomson put Dunfermline into the lead after the break after heading home Faissal El Bakhtaoui's cross.

But that was soon cancelled out by Alan Forrest, who drew the home side level with a neat finish from close range for his eighth of the season.

Ayr's top scorer, Michael Moffat, failed to convert a chance late on and Brian Gilmour fired a good opportunity over the bar as the full-time whistle neared.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2McAusland
  • 3Pope
  • 6GilmourBooked at 67mins
  • 4CampbellBooked at 16mins
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7Forrest
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 10Malcolm
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Kyle
  • 14Shankland
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Hunter
  • 17Marenghi
  • 18Longridge
  • 19Newman

Dunfermline

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Millen
  • 3Grainger
  • 6SpenceBooked at 44minsSubstituted forGegganat 77'minutes
  • 4Martin
  • 5YoungBooked at 78mins
  • 7WhittleSubstituted forSmithat 61'minutes
  • 8Byrne
  • 11Thomson
  • 9El-BakhtaouiBooked at 73mins
  • 10Forbes

Substitutes

  • 12Geggan
  • 14Page
  • 15O'Kane
  • 16Smith
  • 17Williamson
  • 18Graham
  • 20Scully
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
1,272

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Attempt saved. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

Booking

Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andrew Geggan replaces Lewis Spence.

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

Attempt missed. Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Daniel Grainger.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Lewis Spence.

Booking

Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Booking

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt saved. Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Allan Smith replaces Alex Whittle because of an injury.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic).

goal

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