Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Ayr United

Dunfermline claimed their third victory in a row with a comfortable win over fellow promotion chasers Ayr.

Ross Forbes gave the home team the lead with a fine strike from distance in the eighth minute.

Later, Forbes' shot hit the post before finding Lawrence Shankland inside the area who scored with a simple tap-in.

The Pars sealed the win through Shankland, again set up by Forbes, but it was a fine finish from the striker for his fifth goal of the season.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Millen
  • 3Grainger
  • 6Geggan
  • 4Page
  • 5MorrisBooked at 85mins
  • 8HusbandSubstituted forWhittleat 84'minutes
  • 11ForbesSubstituted forByrneat 84'minutes
  • 7El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forWallaceat 79'minutes
  • 9ShanklandBooked at 70mins
  • 10Falkingham

Substitutes

  • 12Wallace
  • 14Moore
  • 15Whittle
  • 16Byrne
  • 17Martin
  • 18Williamson
  • 20Goodfellow

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2HunterBooked at 59mins
  • 3Pope
  • 8MalcolmBooked at 83mins
  • 5Lithgow
  • 4McLaughlinBooked at 61mins
  • 7CrawfordSubstituted forMcGowanat 77'minutes
  • 6GilmourSubstituted forMarenghiat 77'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 10Kyle
  • 9ForrestSubstituted forShanklandat 68'minutes
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14McGowan
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16Longridge
  • 18Wardrope
  • 19Roberts
  • 20Newman
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
2,773

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Ayr United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Ayr United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Adam Hunter (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

  6. Booking

    Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Mark Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Ross Forbes.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Alex Whittle replaces Stephen Husband.

  11. Booking

    Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

  14. Booking

    Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United).

  17. Post update

    Mark Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Ayr United 0. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers25232081146771
2Dunfermline25162757411650
3Stranraer23116643311239
4Ayr2510694046-636
5Brechin2694134251-931
6Forfar2485113838029
7Stenhousemuir2578103649-1329
8East Fife2574142146-2525
9Airdrieonians2556142748-2121
10Arbroath2553173556-2118
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