Scottish League One
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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

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 4, Ayr United 2.

Full Time

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

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

Booking

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ross Forbes replaces Allan Smith.

Booking

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

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

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

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Donnelly replaces Craig Beattie because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Sorel Chemin replaces Andy Stirling.

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Slane (Ayr United).

Foul by Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Booking

Adam Cummins (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Cummins (Ayr United).

Foul by Andy Stirling (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt saved. Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Shaun Byrne.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar1585225151029
2Dunfermline1583424111327
3Stranraer1576228181027
4Morton159062417727
5Brechin155642523221
6Peterhead145541619-320
7Ayr145181723-616
8Airdrieonians153571821-314
9Stenhousemuir154291725-814
10Stirling151591537-228
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