Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 2, Ayr United 1.
Dunfermline Athletic improved their promotion hopes with their first win in five matches against Ayr United in Scottish League One.
Ross Millen went close for the Pars in the first half, his free-kick rattling the crossbar.
The visitors held out for over an hour but a Nicky Devlin own goal and Andy Geggan's header ended their resistance
And Robbie Crawford's late goal proved a mere consolation for Ayr, who slipped back into the relegation zone.
- 7GeorgeBooked at 17minsSubstituted forByrneat 72'minutes
- 9AllanSubstituted forBarrowmanat 84'minutes
- 7MurraySubstituted forNeillat 69'minutes
- 4GilmourSubstituted forMcGovernat 69'minutes
- 8RobertsonBooked at 31mins
- 10BeattieSubstituted forDonnellyat 35'minutes
- Nick Walsh
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 2, Ayr United 1.
Attempt blocked. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Andrew Barrowman.
Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).
Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Andrew Barrowman (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Andrew Barrowman (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).
Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Ayr United 1. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Stuart Urquhart (Dunfermline Athletic).
Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andrew Barrowman replaces Lewis Allan.
Foul by David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic).
David Robertson (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Michael Donald (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).
Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross Millen.