Scottish League One
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Ayr United 3-6 Stranraer

Jamie Longworth knocked in a first-half hat-trick to help Stranraer dump Ayr and move up to fifth in League One.

Longworth smashed in from close-range before a Michael Moffat double had the hosts in front on 17 minutes.

But Longworth was to strike again before the interval, with two more poacher's goals.

Chris Aitken converted two penalties either side of Moffat's hat-trick, also from the spot, with David McKenna adding to the Blues' lead.

The visitors' first penalty came when goalkeeper David Hutton felled Andrew Stirling three minutes into the second half.

Moffat was given his chance from 12 yards after he was impeded by visiting keeper David Mitchell.

McKenna made it 5-3, firing high into the net before another foul from Hutton - this time on Longworth - led to Aitken's second successful penalty late on.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1HuttonBooked at 48mins
  • 2Hunter
  • 3Donald
  • 6McLaughlin
  • 4Pope
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7McGowanSubstituted forMalcolmat 74'minutes
  • 8CrawfordSubstituted forGilmourat 46'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Kyle
  • 9Moffat
  • 11MarenghiBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 12Malcolm
  • 14Gilmour
  • 15McArthur
  • 16Wardrobe
  • 17Longridge
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Muir

Stranraer

  • 1MitchellBooked at 56mins
  • 2Kinnaird
  • 3Docherty
  • 6Aitken
  • 4Robertson
  • 5McKeown
  • 17WinterSubstituted forCorcoranat 81'minutes
  • 8Gallagher
  • 9GrehanSubstituted forMcKennaat 76'minutes
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forMcGregorat 90'minutes
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12McKenna
  • 14Corcoran
  • 15McGregor
  • 16Baxter
  • 20Fahey
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
986

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 3, Stranraer 6.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 3, Stranraer 6.

  3. Booking

    Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

  5. Post update

    Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Mark Corcoran (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. David McGregor replaces Jamie Longworth.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. David McKenna (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

  11. Post update

    David McKenna (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Ayr United 3, Stranraer 6. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Penalty conceded by David Hutton (Ayr United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Post update

    Penalty Stranraer. Jamie Longworth draws a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Mark Corcoran replaces Sean Winter.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Ayr United 3, Stranraer 5. David McKenna (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Longworth.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. David McKenna (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Martin Grehan.