Scottish Championship
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Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Ayr United

Kallum Higginbotham missed two late penalties for 10-man Dunfermline Athletic who drew 1-1 with Ayr United.

Higginbotham wasted two chances from the spot in the 83rd and 85th minutes after Paul McMullan then Higginbotham himself were felled in the box.

Nicky Clark had fired the Pars ahead on the half-hour mark.

But Lewis Martin was shown a second yellow when he fouled Scott McKenna in the home box, Alan Forest levelling from the spot before the late drama.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 4MartinBooked at 48mins
  • 5Fordyce
  • 12AshcroftBooked at 68mins
  • 3Talbot
  • 20HigginbothamBooked at 58mins
  • 21Herron
  • 16McCabe
  • 18McMullanBooked at 52mins
  • 37ClarkSubstituted forMoffatat 71'minutes
  • 48El AlaguiSubstituted forDuthieat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Paton
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Cardle
  • 15Spence
  • 24Duthie
  • 43Hutton

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 22Balatoni
  • 26McKenna
  • 3BoyleBooked at 85mins
  • 8Crawford
  • 23DochertyBooked at 80mins
  • 16AdamsSubstituted forGilmourat 45'minutes
  • 12Harkins
  • 10ForrestBooked at 53mins
  • 17NisbetSubstituted forO'Connellat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gilmour
  • 5Rose
  • 11Donald
  • 15O'Connell
  • 18Meggatt
  • 19Hart
  • 20Wardrope
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
3,250

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Ayr United 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Paul McMullan (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

Attempt missed. Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Conner Duthie.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Penalty saved! Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Dunfermline Athletic. Kallum Higginbotham draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty saved! Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty Dunfermline Athletic. Paul McMullan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Scott McKenna (Ayr United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Conrad Balatoni.

Booking

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

Hand ball by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Attempt saved. Callum Fordyce (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

John Herron (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

John Herron (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Andy O'Connell replaces Kevin Nisbet.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Moffat replaces Nicky Clark.

Booking

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt missed. Ross Docherty (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Harkins (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Herron (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian159422681831
2Dundee Utd1594224121231
3Falkirk157442116525
4Morton146532115623
5Raith Rovers146531914523
6Queen of Sth145361621-518
7Ayr154471322-916
8Dumbarton153571421-714
9Dunfermline153481725-813
10St Mirren1404101128-174
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