Scottish League One
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Ayr United 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline Athletic beat Ayr United to win for the first time in seven League One matches.

Second-half goals from Andy Geggan and David Hopkirk gave the Pars a first away league success winning at the same venue in October.

David Hutton denied Andy Barrowman and Gregor Buchanan before Geggan nodded in Hopkirk's cross.

And Hopkirk's low, right-foot finish leaves Ayr without a league win in a dozen games since 18 October.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4McGovern
  • 5Neill
  • 3BlakemanSubstituted forCrawfordat 80'minutes
  • 7Murray
  • 8McLaughlinBooked at 70minsSubstituted forNisbetat 80'minutes
  • 6GilmourBooked at 69mins
  • 11Donald
  • 10Forrest
  • 9ShirkieSubstituted forBeattieat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Crawford
  • 14Beattie
  • 15McCracken
  • 16Donnelly
  • 17Nisbet
  • 18Slane
  • 19Newman

Dunfermline

  • 1ScullySubstituted forGoodfellowat 85'minutes
  • 2Geggan
  • 4Martin
  • 5Buchanan
  • 3PatersonSubstituted forWhittleat 45'minutes
  • 7McAusland
  • 6Spence
  • 8ByrneSubstituted forFalkinghamat 57'minutes
  • 11Hopkirk
  • 10Moffat
  • 9Barrowman

Substitutes

  • 12Falkingham
  • 14Thomson
  • 15Stirling
  • 16Smith
  • 17Millen
  • 18Whittle
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,149

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Nisbet (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Spence.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Ryan Nisbet (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Craig Beattie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Beattie replaces Dale Shirkie.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Goodfellow replaces Ryan Scully because of an injury.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Scott McLaughlin.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Adam Blakeman.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Alex Whittle.

  18. Post update

    Andrew Barrowman (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

  20. Post update

    Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.