Scottish League One
AyrAyr United1ForfarForfar Athletic0

Ayr United 1-0 Forfar Athletic

Ayr United pulled four points clear of the bottom two as Jordan Preston's goal secured victory over Forfar.

Goalkeeper Rab Douglas came to the visitors' rescue early on as he parried Craig Murray's shot to safety.

The winning goal arrived in the 35th minute when Preston collected a pass from David Robertson and found the bottom corner.

Martyn Fotheringham hit the bar and Darren Dods went close after the break but Forfar could not find an equaliser.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKenna
  • 3Blakeman
  • 7Murray
  • 6McGovern
  • 8RobertsonSubstituted forCrawfordat 62'minutes
  • 11Donald
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forBeattieat 53'minutes
  • 9PrestonBooked at 71minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Beattie
  • 14Crawford
  • 15Gilmour
  • 16McCracken
  • 17Donnelly
  • 18Neill
  • 19Newman

Forfar

  • 1DouglasBooked at 63mins
  • 2TravisSubstituted forMalinat 81'minutes
  • 4MalcolmBooked at 75mins
  • 5Dods
  • 3Campbell
  • 7KaderSubstituted forFotheringhamat 65'minutes
  • 6Young
  • 8Husband
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forDenholmat 45'minutes
  • 9Templeman
  • 11Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Denholm
  • 15Dale
  • 16Steeves
  • 17Malin
  • 18Baxter
  • 21Trialist
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
1,017

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Craig Beattie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gavin Malin.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Murray (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Michael Donald.

  9. Post update

    Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Adam Blakeman (Ayr United).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Donnelly replaces Jordan Preston.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Michael Travis.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).

  14. Post update

    Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

    Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Jordan Preston (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.