Scottish League One
ForfarForfar Athletic4AyrAyr United2

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.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2Fusco
  • 3Campbell
  • 8McCluskeySubstituted forDaleat 71'minutes
  • 4Andrews
  • 5DodsBooked at 60mins
  • 7Kader
  • 6Malin
  • 11Campbell
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forDugganat 77'minutes
  • 10HilsonBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMcLellandat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McLelland
  • 14Dale
  • 15Duggan
  • 16Gibson
  • 17Keiller
  • 18Smith
  • 20Douglas

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2McGowanSubstituted forMcAuslandat 55'minutes
  • 3PopeBooked at 90mins
  • 6GilmourBooked at 5mins
  • 4Campbell
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7ForrestSubstituted forShanklandat 83'minutes
  • 8McLaughlinBooked at 75mins
  • 10Malcolm
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Kyle
  • 14Shankland
  • 15Hunter
  • 16Crawford
  • 17Marenghi
  • 18McAusland
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
532

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 2. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  4. Booking

    Gordon Pope (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gordon Pope (Ayr United).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren Hill.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Paul McLelland (Forfar Athletic).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Gordon Pope (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Mark Shankland replaces Alan Forrest.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Paul McLelland replaces Dale Hilson.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross Campbell.

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