Scottish League One
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Ayr United 0-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Faissal El Bakhtaoui was on target at Somerset Park
Faissal El Bakhtaoui twice hit the woodwork as well as scoring at Somerset Park

Faissal El Bakhtaoui scored his second goal in as many matches as Dunfermline climbed to the top of League One.

The Pars striker hit the post with an early shot before breaking the deadlock on 29 minutes with a fine strike into the top corner from 18 yards.

El Bakhtaoui was denied by the woodwork again after the interval, this time finding the crossbar.

And the visitors held on comfortably to consign Ayr United to their third straight defeat.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McLaughlin
  • 3McKinlay
  • 7ForrestSubstituted forShirkieat 70'minutes
  • 10McGovern
  • 8SlaneBooked at 25mins
  • 6GilmourBooked at 16minsSubstituted forCrawfordat 79'minutes
  • 11Donald
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forBeattieat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Beattie
  • 14Crawford
  • 15Muir
  • 16Shirkie
  • 17McGill
  • 18McArthur
  • 19Newman

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 5BuchananBooked at 87mins
  • 6UrquhartSubstituted forUgwuat 56'minutes
  • 3Millen
  • 4Spence
  • 8Byrne
  • 7El-BakhtaouiBooked at 30mins
  • 10FalkinghamBooked at 82mins
  • 11StirlingSubstituted forWhittleat 52'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forGegganat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Ugwu
  • 14Forbes
  • 15Geggan
  • 16Whittle
  • 17Drummond
  • 18Chemin
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,457

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

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

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

Foul by Paul Slane (Ayr United).

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

Attempt missed. Dale Shirkie (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

Booking

Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Dale Shirkie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andrew Geggan replaces Michael Moffat.

Booking

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Brian Gilmour because of an injury.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Alex Whittle.

Dale Shirkie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt saved. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Dale Shirkie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Dale Shirkie replaces Alan Forrest.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline9612145919
2Forfar8521149517
3Ayr94141312113
4Brechin83321511412
5Morton84041412212
6Peterhead832388011
7Stranraer82421314-110
8Stenhousemuir82241013-38
9Stirling8134919-106
10Airdrieonians8125815-75
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