Match ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 2.
Dale Hilson scored a brace as Forfar Athletic thumped fourth-placed promotion hopefuls Ayr United.
The hosts were quick out the traps, as Jamie McCluskey lifted the ball over Ayr goalkeeper David Hutton to open the scoring.
And Hilson netted before Omar Kader's low finish made it three.
Michael Moffat then scored a consolation goal from the spot for Ayr before Hilson made it 4-1 and a late Brian Gilmour strike ended the scoring.
Ayr remain a point ahead of Stenhousemuir, who lost at home to Airdrieonians, with a game remaining.
- 8McCluskeySubstituted forDaleat 71'minutes
- 5DodsBooked at 60mins
- 9TemplemanSubstituted forDugganat 77'minutes
- 10HilsonBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMcLellandat 80'minutes
- 2McGowanSubstituted forMcAuslandat 55'minutes
- 3PopeBooked at 90mins
- 6GilmourBooked at 5mins
- 7ForrestSubstituted forShanklandat 83'minutes
- 8McLaughlinBooked at 75mins
- Euan Anderson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 2.
Goal! Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 2. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.
Gordon Pope (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.
Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Gordon Pope (Ayr United).
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren Hill.
Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Paul McLelland (Forfar Athletic).
Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Iain Campbell.
Foul by Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic).
Gordon Pope (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Ayr United. Mark Shankland replaces Alan Forrest.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Paul McLelland replaces Dale Hilson.
Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gary Fusco.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross Campbell.