Scottish League One
Ayr5Cowdenbeath0

Ayr United 5-0 Cowdenbeath

Ayr continued their peerless start to the Scottish League One season with a stunning win at home to Cowdenbeath.

The hosts made a sensational start inside 30 seconds. Cowdenbeath gave the ball away from a Paddy Boyle throw and Jordan Preston pounced to score.

Alan Forrest beat Jamie Sneddon to make it two, then Gerry McLauchlan headed home a fine cross by Brian Gilmour.

Alan Trouten set up Gilmour for a fourth goal and Craig Moore made it five after good play by Ross Caldwell.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 6Murphy
  • 3Boyle
  • 8Forrest
  • 4DochertySubstituted forCrawfordat 67'minutes
  • 7GilmourSubstituted forGrahamat 71'minutes
  • 11Trouten
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forCaldwellat 64'minutes
  • 10Moore

Substitutes

  • 12Caldwell
  • 14Crawford
  • 15Adams
  • 16Donald
  • 17Graham
  • 18Muir
  • 19Newman

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Sneddon
  • 2Donaldson
  • 4ArmstrongSubstituted forScullionat 45'minutes
  • 5El-Zubaidi
  • 3Adamson
  • 6HughesSubstituted forKaneat 81'minutes
  • 8Murdoch
  • 10Miller
  • 11Callaghan
  • 7SmithSubstituted forArmstrongat 81'minutes
  • 9Spence

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 14Kane
  • 15Johnston
  • 16Orritt
  • 17Hunter
  • 18Buchanan
  • 19Armstrong
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,171

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 5, Cowdenbeath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 5, Cowdenbeath 0.

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

Foul by Liam Callaghan (Cowdenbeath).

Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United).

Luke Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Attempt saved. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Peter Murphy went off injured after Ayr United had used all subs.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Luke Armstrong replaces Gordon Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Chris Kane replaces Declan Hughes.

Gordon Smith (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Craig Moore (Ayr United).

Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Ayr United).

Andy Murdoch (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 5, Cowdenbeath 0. Craig Moore (Ayr United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross Caldwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Andy Graham replaces Brian Gilmour.

Attempt blocked. Craig Moore (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Pat Scullion (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Ross Docherty.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Liam Callaghan.

Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United).

Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ross Caldwell replaces Jordan Preston.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Attempt saved. Brad Donaldson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr962121111020
2Dunfermline96123082219
3Forfar94231713414
4Airdrieonians94141211113
5Albion94141113-213
6Stranraer9405813-512
7Peterhead92521613311
8Stenhousemuir93241423-911
9Brechin92161120-97
10Cowdenbeath92161126-157
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