Scottish League One
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Ayr United 0-1 Albion Rovers

Michael Dunlop earned Albion Rovers victory over Ayr United and their first three points since 23 February.

Having not won any of their previous eight contests, Dunlop's second-half volley finally brought some cheer to a club fifth in the table, three points from the play-off berths.

He collected a header back to him from Scott McBride before finding the net.

It meant a fourth defeat in five for Ayr, who sit third in League One ahead of the final three fixtures.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5GrahamBooked at 72mins
  • 7MurphyBooked at 36mins
  • 3DonaldBooked at 89mins
  • 4Docherty
  • 6Stevenson
  • 8McCrorieBooked at 60minsSubstituted forWardropeat 67'minutes
  • 11ForrestBooked at 42minsSubstituted forMcGuffieat 87'minutes
  • 9MooreSubstituted forPrestonat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Trouten

Substitutes

  • 12McLauchlan
  • 14Wardrope
  • 15Crawford
  • 16McGuffie
  • 17Preston
  • 18Hodge
  • 19Newman

Albion

  • 1Stewart
  • 2Reid
  • 6Dunlop
  • 5Dunlop
  • 3Turnbull
  • 7GeorgievSubstituted forTaluat 90+1'minutes
  • 4Fisher
  • 8Davidson
  • 11LoveSubstituted forKerjeanat 83'minutes
  • 9Archibald
  • 10McBrideBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 12Ferry
  • 14Young
  • 15Talu
  • 16Kerjean
  • 17Lochhead
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
1,044

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 0, Albion Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 0, Albion Rovers 1.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ricardo Talu replaces Spas Georgiev.

Booking

Michael Donald (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McGuffie replaces Alan Forrest.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Yves-Marie Kerjean replaces Ally Love.

Hand ball by Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers).

Booking

Scott McBride (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott McBride (Albion Rovers).

Michael Wardrope (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 0, Albion Rovers 1. Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Andy Graham (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Graham (Ayr United).

Spas Georgiev (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Wardrope replaces Ross McCrorie.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Jordan Preston replaces Craig Moore.

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott McBride (Albion Rovers).

Attempt missed. Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers).

Booking

Ross McCrorie (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ross McCrorie (Ayr United).

Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Craig Moore (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Scott McBride (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Graham (Ayr United).

Foul by Craig Moore (Ayr United).

Michael Dunlop (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Craig Moore (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ayr United 0, Albion Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ayr United 0, Albion Rovers 0.

Scott McBride (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline33237381235876
2Peterhead331611671373459
3Ayr331741257441355
4Stranraer33136143847-945
5Albion33119133441-742
6Airdrieonians33117154050-1040
7Cowdenbeath33115174568-2338
8Stenhousemuir33107164272-3037
9Forfar33810154553-834
10Brechin3396183957-1833
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