Scottish League One
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Ayr United 2-0 Forfar Athletic

A late brace from Scott McLaughlin allowed Ayr United to keep their place at the top of League One as they claimed victory over Forfar Athletic.

Forfar's Dale Hilson and Ayr's Jon-Paul McGovern went close in the first half.

As the game entered its closing stages, McLaughlin fired home the opening goal from outside the area.

And McLaughlin converted a spot-kick in the penultimate minute after Alan Forrest had been fouled in the penalty area.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2DevlinBooked at 43mins
  • 3Donald
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 4McKinlay
  • 5MurphyBooked at 90mins
  • 6GilmourSubstituted forMcKenzieat 81'minutes
  • 10McGovern
  • 9Donnelly
  • 7Forrest
  • 11McGillSubstituted forShirkieat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McKenzie
  • 14McArthur
  • 15Shirkie
  • 16Roberts
  • 18Muir
  • 19Newman

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Dunlop
  • 3JamesSubstituted forBaxterat 6'minutes
  • 6Husband
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 7HilsonSubstituted forDaleat 84'minutes
  • 8Young
  • 10SwankieBooked at 42mins
  • 9TemplemanBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKaderat 67'minutes
  • 11Denholm

Substitutes

  • 12Kader
  • 14Dale
  • 15Malin
  • 16Fotheringham
  • 17Steeves
  • 18Baxter
  • 21Salmon
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
1,156

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 0.

  3. Booking

    Peter Murphy (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Peter Murphy (Ayr United).

  5. Post update

    Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Sean McKenzie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 0. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Penalty Ayr United. Alan Forrest draws a foul in the penalty area.

  10. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 0. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Dale Hilson.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

  14. Post update

    Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Brian Gilmour.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Donald (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.