Match ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 0.
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.
- 2DevlinBooked at 43mins
- 5MurphyBooked at 90mins
- 6GilmourSubstituted forMcKenzieat 81'minutes
- 11McGillSubstituted forShirkieat 65'minutes
- 3JamesSubstituted forBaxterat 6'minutes
- 7HilsonSubstituted forDaleat 84'minutes
- 10SwankieBooked at 42mins
- 9TemplemanBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKaderat 67'minutes
- Nick Walsh
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 0.
Peter Murphy (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Peter Murphy (Ayr United).
Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sean McKenzie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).
Goal! Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 0. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Ayr United. Alan Forrest draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.
Goal! Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 0. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Dale Hilson.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.
Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic).
Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Brian Gilmour.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.
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.
Attempt missed. Michael Donald (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.