Scottish League One
DunfermlineDunfermline4AyrAyr United2

Dunfermline Athletic 4-2 Ayr United

Allan Smith scored twice as Dunfermline secured a fifth Scottish League One home win of the season.

Andy Stirling fired the Pars in front on 19 minutes and Smith soon made it two.

Scott McLaughlin pulled one back, finding the top corner with a sweetly-struck shot but Shaun Byrne replied in kind with another fine effort.

Ayr responded again through an Alan Forrest shot but Dunfermline were back in control as Smith added his second.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 6Geggan
  • 2Millen
  • 5BuchananBooked at 86mins
  • 3Whittle
  • 4Byrne
  • 10Falkingham
  • 8Thomson
  • 11StirlingSubstituted forCheminat 83'minutes
  • 7SmithSubstituted forForbesat 88'minutes
  • 9UgwuSubstituted forSpenceat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12El-Bakhtaoui
  • 14Forbes
  • 15Potter
  • 16Spence
  • 17Chemin
  • 18Mercer
  • 20Goodfellow

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2DevlinSubstituted forMuirat 85'minutes
  • 4CumminsBooked at 76mins
  • 5Campbell
  • 3DonaldSubstituted forForrestat 51'minutes
  • 7McKinlay
  • 6GilmourBooked at 43mins
  • 8McLaughlin
  • 10McGovernBooked at 90mins
  • 11Slane
  • 9BeattieSubstituted forDonnellyat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Donnelly
  • 14Crawford
  • 15Muir
  • 16Keenan
  • 17Forrest
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
2,509

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away2
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 4, Ayr United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Booking

    Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

  9. Booking

    Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sorel Chemin (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ross Forbes replaces Allan Smith.

  16. Booking

    Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Andrew Muir replaces Nicky Devlin because of an injury.