Scottish League One
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Forfar Athletic 2-0 Ayr United

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.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 3Baxter
  • 4Dunlop
  • 5Dods
  • 2Trialist
  • 7KaderSubstituted forDenholmat 75'minutes
  • 6SmithSubstituted forMalinat 84'minutes
  • 8HusbandBooked at 72mins
  • 10Swankie
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forDaleat 84'minutes
  • 11Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14James
  • 15Dale
  • 16Malin
  • 17Denholm
  • 18Hay
  • 19Salmon

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2DevlinBooked at 77mins
  • 4Cummins
  • 5Murphy
  • 3KeenanBooked at 54mins
  • 7ForrestSubstituted forShirkieat 83'minutes
  • 6Gilmour
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 11Donald
  • 9BeattieSubstituted forDonnellyat 75'minutes
  • 10McGovern

Substitutes

  • 12Donnelly
  • 14Shirkie
  • 15McKenzie
  • 16Muir
  • 18Crawford
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
562

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Chris Templeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Stephen Smith.

Substitution

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.

Booking

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Danny Denholm replaces Omar Kader.

Substitution

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.

Booking

Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic).

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Trialist.

Attempt saved. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Ayr United 0. Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Beattie (Ayr United).

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Michael Donald.

Delay in match Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) because of an injury.

Booking

Dale Keenan (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dale Keenan (Ayr United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 1, Ayr United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morton149052415927
2Forfar147522315826
3Dunfermline147342091124
4Stranraer146622618824
5Brechin145542422220
6Peterhead145541619-320
7Ayr145181722-516
8Stenhousemuir144281723-614
9Airdrieonians143471720-313
10Stirling141581334-218
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