Scottish League One
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Stranraer 1-0 Ayr United

Craig Malcolm's second-half strike against Ayr United maintained Stranraer's one-point lead at the top of Scottish League One.

Ayr goalkeeper David Hutton frustrated the hosts with saves to deny Chris Aitken and Willie Gibson.

Aitken also struck against the post before Malcolm lobbed Hutton to break the deadlock.

And keeper David Mitchell maintained Stranraer's advantage by saving from Jordan Preston.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1MitchellBooked at 68mins
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 3Longridge
  • 7WinterSubstituted forRobertsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 8GallagherBooked at 67mins
  • 6AitkenBooked at 31mins
  • 11GibsonBooked at 69mins
  • 9MalcolmSubstituted forStirlingat 89'minutes
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forStoneyat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Stirling
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Russell
  • 16McShane
  • 17Stoney
  • 18Tobin

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 7Campbell
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKennaSubstituted forGilmourat 70'minutes
  • 8Crawford
  • 6McGovernSubstituted forRobertsonat 82'minutes
  • 11Blakeman
  • 3Donald
  • 9Preston
  • 10BeattieSubstituted forNisbetat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Robertson
  • 13Muir
  • 15Gilmour
  • 16Nisbet
  • 17Murray
  • 18Neill
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
1,010

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 1, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, Ayr United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Scott Robertson replaces Sean Winter.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Stephen Stirling replaces Craig Malcolm.

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Nisbet (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. David Robertson replaces Jon Paul McGovern.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Craig Beattie.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Daniel Stoney replaces Jamie Longworth.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Michael Donald.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

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

Attempt saved. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Brian Gilmour replaces Scott McKenna.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

Booking

William Gibson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by William Gibson (Stranraer).

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David Mitchell (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

Booking

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

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

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

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

Goal!

Goal! Stranraer 1, Ayr United 0. Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

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

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

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Scott McKenna.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Scott McKenna (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer32187753322161
2Forfar32186853361760
3Morton321831155371857
4Brechin321313650401052
5Airdrieonians321310947351249
6Dunfermline32129114239345
7Peterhead32129114548-345
8Ayr3277183653-1728
9Stenhousemuir3284203452-1828
10Stirling3238213174-4317
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