Scottish League One
East Fife0Ayr5

East Fife 0-5 Ayr United

Ayr United boosted their play-off hopes with a thumping win away to struggling East Fife.

Michael Moffat tucked away a penalty on 36 minutes before adding a second goal three minutes later from close range.

Kevin Kyle headed in Scott McLaughlin's corner before the interval.

Michael McDonald bundled the ball home six minutes after the restart and substitute Alan Forrest completed the scoring with another close-range effort deep into stoppage-time.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2Campbell
  • 3Durie
  • 6Stewart
  • 5Rutkiewicz
  • 4ThomBooked at 61minsSubstituted forAustinat 67'minutes
  • 11McKenzie
  • 7O'Neill
  • 19Buchanan
  • 20Hughes
  • 10Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 12Barr
  • 14Stewart
  • 15Smith
  • 16Clarke
  • 17Austin
  • 21Shaw

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2McGowanBooked at 54mins
  • 3Pope
  • 8Hunter
  • 5Lithgow
  • 4CampbellSubstituted forForrestat 62'minutes
  • 7McLaughlinBooked at 12mins
  • 6Gilmour
  • 9Moffat
  • 10KyleSubstituted forShanklandat 70'minutes
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14Forrest
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16Longridge
  • 17Wardrope
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Euan Norris
Attendance:
647

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Fife 0, Ayr United 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Fife 0, Ayr United 5.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! East Fife 0, Ayr United 5. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Shankland.

  4. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

  5. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

  8. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by David Hutton.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

  14. Post update

    Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Stewart (East Fife).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Mark Shankland replaces Kevin Kyle because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Durie.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Gary Thom.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jonathan Stewart.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers29272089147583
2Dunfermline29173961461554
3Stranraer29136104844445
4Ayr29126115252042
5Forfar29116124845339
6Stenhousemuir29910104553-837
7Brechin2995154760-1332
8Airdrieonians2977153252-2028
9East Fife2974182256-3425
10Arbroath2973194163-2224
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