Scottish League One
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Ayr United 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline Athletic beat Ayr United to win for the first time in seven League One matches.

Second-half goals from Andy Geggan and David Hopkirk gave the Pars a first away league success winning at the same venue in October.

David Hutton denied Andy Barrowman and Gregor Buchanan before Geggan nodded in Hopkirk's cross.

And Hopkirk's low, right-foot finish leaves Ayr without a league win in a dozen games since 18 October.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4McGovern
  • 5Neill
  • 3BlakemanSubstituted forCrawfordat 80'minutes
  • 7Murray
  • 8McLaughlinBooked at 70minsSubstituted forNisbetat 80'minutes
  • 6GilmourBooked at 69mins
  • 11Donald
  • 10Forrest
  • 9ShirkieSubstituted forBeattieat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Crawford
  • 14Beattie
  • 15McCracken
  • 16Donnelly
  • 17Nisbet
  • 18Slane
  • 19Newman

Dunfermline

  • 1ScullySubstituted forGoodfellowat 85'minutes
  • 2Geggan
  • 4Martin
  • 5Buchanan
  • 3PatersonSubstituted forWhittleat 45'minutes
  • 7McAusland
  • 6Spence
  • 8ByrneSubstituted forFalkinghamat 57'minutes
  • 11Hopkirk
  • 10Moffat
  • 9Barrowman

Substitutes

  • 12Falkingham
  • 14Thomson
  • 15Stirling
  • 16Smith
  • 17Millen
  • 18Whittle
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,149

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Attempt missed. Ryan Nisbet (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Spence.

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Ryan Nisbet (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic).

Craig Beattie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Beattie replaces Dale Shirkie.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Goodfellow replaces Ryan Scully because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Scott McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Adam Blakeman.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Alex Whittle.

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

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Craig Murray.

Booking

Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

Attempt blocked. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Hopkirk.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic).

Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morgyn Neill (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Josh Falkingham replaces Shaun Byrne.

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Adam Blakeman.

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

Attempt saved. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer23127441261543
2Morton23132838281041
3Forfar2211653325839
4Brechin219843627935
5Dunfermline2296732221033
6Peterhead209652626033
7Airdrieonians236983130127
8Stenhousemuir2363142638-1221
9Ayr2254132439-1519
10Stirling2327142652-2613
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