Scottish League One
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Ayr United 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Ayr United boosted their play-off aspirations by holding second-placed Dunfermline to a draw at Somerset Park.

The Pars' Alex Whittle had a shot saved early on by David Hutton and Ayr's Brian Gilmour sent his effort wide.

Ryan Thomson put Dunfermline into the lead after the break after heading home Faissal El Bakhtaoui's cross.

But that was soon cancelled out by Alan Forrest, who drew the home side level with a neat finish from close range for his eighth of the season.

Ayr's top scorer, Michael Moffat, failed to convert a chance late on and Brian Gilmour fired a good opportunity over the bar as the full-time whistle neared.

Line-ups

Ayr

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hutton
  • 2McAusland
  • 3Pope
  • 6GilmourBooked at 67mins
  • 4CampbellBooked at 16mins
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7Forrest
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 10Malcolm
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Kyle
  • 14Shankland
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Hunter
  • 17Marenghi
  • 18Longridge
  • 19Newman

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Millen
  • 3Grainger
  • 6SpenceBooked at 44minsSubstituted forGegganat 77'minutes
  • 4Martin
  • 5YoungBooked at 78mins
  • 7WhittleSubstituted forSmithat 61'minutes
  • 8Byrne
  • 11Thomson
  • 9El-BakhtaouiBooked at 73mins
  • 10Forbes

Substitutes

  • 12Geggan
  • 14Page
  • 15O'Kane
  • 16Smith
  • 17Williamson
  • 18Graham
  • 20Scully
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
1,272

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

  7. Post update

    Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

  9. Booking

    Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andrew Geggan replaces Lewis Spence.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Daniel Grainger.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Lewis Spence.

  18. Booking

    Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).