Scottish League One
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Ayr United 1-0 Forfar Athletic

Ayr United pulled four points clear of the bottom two as Jordan Preston's goal secured victory over Forfar.

Goalkeeper Rab Douglas came to the visitors' rescue early on as he parried Craig Murray's shot to safety.

The winning goal arrived in the 35th minute when Preston collected a pass from David Robertson and found the bottom corner.

Martyn Fotheringham hit the bar and Darren Dods went close after the break but Forfar could not find an equaliser.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKenna
  • 3Blakeman
  • 7Murray
  • 6McGovern
  • 8RobertsonSubstituted forCrawfordat 62'minutes
  • 11Donald
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forBeattieat 53'minutes
  • 9PrestonBooked at 71minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Beattie
  • 14Crawford
  • 15Gilmour
  • 16McCracken
  • 17Donnelly
  • 18Neill
  • 19Newman

Forfar

  • 1DouglasBooked at 63mins
  • 2TravisSubstituted forMalinat 81'minutes
  • 4MalcolmBooked at 75mins
  • 5Dods
  • 3Campbell
  • 7KaderSubstituted forFotheringhamat 65'minutes
  • 6Young
  • 8Husband
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forDenholmat 45'minutes
  • 9Templeman
  • 11Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Denholm
  • 15Dale
  • 16Steeves
  • 17Malin
  • 18Baxter
  • 21Trialist
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
1,017

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

Craig Beattie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gavin Malin.

Attempt saved. Craig Murray (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Michael Donald.

Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Donnelly replaces Jordan Preston.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Michael Travis.

Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

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

Booking

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Jordan Preston (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt missed. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Attempt blocked. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Jordan Preston (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martin Fotheringham replaces Omar Kader.

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

Booking

Rab Douglas (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Jordan Preston (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces David Robertson because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Travis.

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

Craig Murray (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Beattie replaces Alan Forrest.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Travis.

Attempt saved. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer26147548291949
2Morton26153844301448
3Brechin25129441291245
4Forfar2613673830845
5Airdrieonians269984032836
6Dunfermline26106103631536
7Peterhead2410683034-436
8Ayr2574142942-1325
9Stenhousemuir2663172945-1621
10Stirling2627172861-3313
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