Match ends, Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 0.
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.
- 8RobertsonSubstituted forCrawfordat 62'minutes
- 10ForrestSubstituted forBeattieat 53'minutes
- 9PrestonBooked at 71minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 82'minutes
- 1DouglasBooked at 63mins
- 2TravisSubstituted forMalinat 81'minutes
- 4MalcolmBooked at 75mins
- 7KaderSubstituted forFotheringhamat 65'minutes
- 10SwankieSubstituted forDenholmat 45'minutes
- Stephen Finnie
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 0.
Foul by Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).
Craig Beattie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gavin Malin.
Attempt saved. Craig Murray (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Michael Donald.
Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Blakeman (Ayr United).
Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Donnelly replaces Jordan Preston.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Michael Travis.
Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).
Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).
Craig Beattie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Jordan Preston (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).
Attempt missed. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.