Arbroath 4-2 Ayr United

Darren Gribben scored his seventh goal of the season to help Arbroath defeat Ayr in a six-goal tussle at Gayfield.

The Honest Men took the lead after 22 minutes thanks to David Sinclair's free-kick.

The hosts were level on the stroke of half-time, however, when Arbroath substitute Derek Holmes applied the finish to Gribben's outswinging corner.

Brian Kerr's drilled effort two minutes after the interval then put the Red Lichties ahead before Holmes put the ball into his own net after 67 minutes to level the score.

Gribben volleyed the home team back into the lead just five minutes later after Lee Sibanda nodded the ball into his path.

All three points points were secured seven minutes from time when David Rennie headed home from close range.

Arbroath: Hill (Bullock 32), Baxter, Hamilton, Travis, Keddie, Rennie, Kerr, Currie, Sheerin (Sibanda 70), Doris (Holmes 19), Gribben.

Subs Not Used: Banjo, Mair.

Booked: Travis, Rennie, Kerr.

Goals: Holmes 45, Kerr 47, Grubben 72, Rennie 83.

Ayr: Alistair Brown, John Robertson, McCann, Martyn Campbell (McGowan 61), Brownlie, Hunter, Sinclair, McStay (Crawford 46), Marenghi, Ross Robertson (Roberts 71), Winters.

Subs Not Used: Martin, Shankland.

Booked: Ross Robertson.

Goals: Sinclair 22, Holmes 67 og.

Att: 714

Ref: Matt Northcroft

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