Scottish Cup - Third Round
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Scottish Cup: Ayr United 0-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline Athletic booked their place in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup after beating fellow League One high-flyers Ayr United.

The visitors broke the deadlock when Andy Geggan scored his fourth goal of the season.

Ayr began to push forward with Alan Trouten forcing a brilliant save from Pars goalkeeper Sean Murdoch.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui could have increased Dunfermline's lead, but keeper Greg Fleming denied the striker.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Muir
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 6Graham
  • 3Boyle
  • 7DonaldSubstituted forCrawfordat 55'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 4DochertyBooked at 25mins
  • 8AdamsBooked at 32mins
  • 11ForrestSubstituted forCaldwellat 45'minutes
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forGilmourat 62'minutes
  • 10Trouten

Substitutes

  • 12Caldwell
  • 14Gilmour
  • 15Crawford
  • 16McCracken
  • 19Newman

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Martin
  • 4McAusland
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 39mins
  • 3TalbotBooked at 59mins
  • 7Paton
  • 6Geggan
  • 8Falkingham
  • 11Cardle
  • 9Moffat
  • 10El BakhtaouiBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 12Spence
  • 14Byrne
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Rooney
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Crossan
  • 20Hutton
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
1,576

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

Attempt blocked. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Sean Murdoch.

Attempt saved. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Jamie Adams (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Josh Falkingham.

Attempt saved. Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jamie Adams (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Brian Gilmour replaces Jordan Preston.

Attempt saved. Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ross Caldwell (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic).

Booking

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Muir (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Michael Donald.

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

Attempt blocked. Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jamie Adams (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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