Scottish League One
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Stranraer 3-1 Ayr United

Stranraer made it back-to-back Scottish League One victories as Ayr crashed to a sixth successive loss.

The visitors took the lead after just nine minutes when forward Jon-Paul McGovern finished high into the net.

Craig Malcolm levelled after he swept fellow strike partner Jamie Longworth's cross into the bottom corner.

Malcolm grabbed his second on 51 minutes with another clinical finish and Daniel Stoney curled in a brilliant effort eight minutes from time.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2GallagherBooked at 85mins
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 3LongridgeBooked at 67minsSubstituted forRussellat 86'minutes
  • 7Winter
  • 8BellSubstituted forMarenghiat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Aitken
  • 11Gibson
  • 9Malcolm
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forStoneyat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Stoney
  • 14Russell
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16Forde
  • 17McCloskey
  • 18Tobin
  • 19Robertson

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2DevlinBooked at 84mins
  • 4Trialist
  • 5MurphySubstituted forShirkieat 45'minutes
  • 3MuirSubstituted forNisbetat 79'minutes
  • 7Forrest
  • 6GilmourBooked at 84mins
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 11SlaneBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMcKenzieat 88'minutes
  • 9DonnellyBooked at 65mins
  • 10McGovern

Substitutes

  • 12Shirkie
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15McArthur
  • 16Nisbet
  • 17McGill
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
630

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 3, Ayr United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 3, Ayr United 1.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Grant Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Anthony Marenghi replaces Steven Bell.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by David Mitchell.

Foul by Barry Russell (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Paul Slane.

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Barry Russell replaces Jackson Longridge.

Booking

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

Scott Rumsby (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Stranraer 3, Ayr United 1. Daniel Stoney (Stranraer) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Malcolm.

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

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Andrew Muir.

Foul by Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United).

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Daniel Stoney replaces Jamie Longworth.

Foul by Trialist (Ayr United).

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Steven Bell.

Booking

Jackson Longridge (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United).

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United).

Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar126421812622
2Dunfermline12633168821
3Morton127052014621
4Stranraer125522417720
5Ayr125161517-216
6Peterhead124441216-416
7Brechin114341817115
8Airdrieonians123451718-113
9Stenhousemuir123271520-511
10Stirling111461127-167
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