Match ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Ayr United 0.
Forfar ended a run of five matches without a win thanks to goals from Stephen Smith and Omar Kader.
The hosts took the lead after just four minutes when Smith's drive found the top corner and they dominated the remainder of the first half.
Ten minutes after the restart Kader tapped home from six yards and Chris Templeman's header hit the crossbar.
Ayr United went close to a consolation goal in the final minute but Dale Keenan headed against the post.
- 7KaderSubstituted forDenholmat 75'minutes
- 6SmithSubstituted forMalinat 84'minutes
- 8HusbandBooked at 72mins
- 9TemplemanSubstituted forDaleat 84'minutes
- 2DevlinBooked at 77mins
- 3KeenanBooked at 54mins
- 7ForrestSubstituted forShirkieat 83'minutes
- 9BeattieSubstituted forDonnellyat 75'minutes
- Andrew Dallas
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Ayr United 0.
Attempt missed. James Dale (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Dale Keenan (Ayr United) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.
Attempt saved. Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Chris Templeman.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Stephen Smith.
Substitution, Ayr United. Dale Shirkie replaces Alan Forrest.
Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic).
Adam Cummins (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Danny Denholm replaces Omar Kader.
Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Donnelly replaces Craig Beattie because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic).