Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Ayr United 0.
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.
- 5MorrisBooked at 85mins
- 8HusbandSubstituted forWhittleat 84'minutes
- 11ForbesSubstituted forByrneat 84'minutes
- 7El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forWallaceat 79'minutes
- 9ShanklandBooked at 70mins
- 2HunterBooked at 59mins
- 8MalcolmBooked at 83mins
- 4McLaughlinBooked at 61mins
- 7CrawfordSubstituted forMcGowanat 77'minutes
- 6GilmourSubstituted forMarenghiat 77'minutesBooked at 82mins
- 9ForrestSubstituted forShanklandat 68'minutes
- George Salmond
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Ayr United 0.
Foul by Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic).
Adam Hunter (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.
Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).
Mark Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Ross Forbes.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Alex Whittle replaces Stephen Husband.
Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.
Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).
Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.
Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United).
Mark Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic).
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.
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.