Scottish League One
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Stirling Albion 1-4 Ayr United

Ayr United secured their first win in 12 league games against bottom side Stirling Albion to move out of the Scottish League One relegation zone.

David Robertson, who earlier headed against the bar, fired in the opener from close range.

A headed own goal by Gordon Smith doubled Ayr's advantage before Philip Johnston pulled one back for Albion.

But Craig Beattie's header and Jordan Preston's neat finish ensured a comfortable win for Ian McCall's side.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Paterson
  • 2Hamilton
  • 5McGeachie
  • 6Smith
  • 3McKinlayBooked at 62mins
  • 7Johnston
  • 8Comrie
  • 4Beith
  • 10SmithBooked at 43mins
  • 9Coult
  • 11ShepherdSubstituted forCunninghamat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Forsyth
  • 14Cunningham
  • 15Robertson
  • 16Paton
  • 17Reidford
  • 18Herron
  • 19Wedderburn

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 5Neill
  • 6McGovern
  • 3Blakeman
  • 7MurrayBooked at 90mins
  • 4RobertsonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBeattieat 45'minutes
  • 8CrawfordSubstituted forMuirat 70'minutes
  • 11Donald
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forNisbetat 87'minutes
  • 9Preston

Substitutes

  • 12Beattie
  • 14Donnelly
  • 15Nisbet
  • 16McCracken
  • 17Muir
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Brian Colvin
Attendance:
785

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, Ayr United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, Ayr United 4.

Booking

Craig Murray (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Craig Murray (Ayr United).

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

Foul by Morgyn Neill (Ayr United).

Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Alan Forrest.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Ayr United 4. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Forrest.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Chris Smith.

Foul by Craig Beattie (Ayr United).

Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Muir (Ayr United).

Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Ayr United 3. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Blakeman with a cross.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Chris Smith.

Attempt missed. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Andrew Muir replaces Robbie Crawford because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Kevin McKinlay (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

(Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Kevin McKinlay (Stirling Albion).

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stirling Albion).

Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Scott Shepherd.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Ayr United 2. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Coult.

Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Smith (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Alan Forrest.

Second Half

Second Half begins Stirling Albion 0, Ayr United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Beattie replaces David Robertson because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Ayr United 2.

Booking

David Robertson (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by David Robertson (Ayr United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer24137443261746
2Morton24133839291042
3Forfar2412663729842
4Dunfermline23106735241136
5Brechin229943728936
6Peterhead229672731-433
7Airdrieonians247983431330
8Ayr2364132840-1222
9Stenhousemuir2463152841-1321
10Stirling2427152756-2913
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