Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 2-1 Ayr United

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.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Millen
  • 6Spence
  • 4Martin
  • 3Urquhart
  • 8Geggan
  • 5McAusland
  • 7GeorgeBooked at 17minsSubstituted forByrneat 72'minutes
  • 11Hopkirk
  • 9AllanSubstituted forBarrowmanat 84'minutes
  • 10Moffat

Substitutes

  • 12Barrowman
  • 14Williamson
  • 15O'Kane
  • 16Thomson
  • 17Byrne
  • 18El-Bakhtaoui
  • 20Goodfellow

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 6Crawford
  • 5McKenna
  • 3Blakeman
  • 7MurraySubstituted forNeillat 69'minutes
  • 4GilmourSubstituted forMcGovernat 69'minutes
  • 8RobertsonBooked at 31mins
  • 11Donald
  • 9Preston
  • 10BeattieSubstituted forDonnellyat 35'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McGovern
  • 14Donnelly
  • 15Muir
  • 16Neill
  • 17McCracken
  • 20Newman
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
2,467

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 2, Ayr United 1.

Full Time

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!

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

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.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Ayr United 0. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Hopkirk following a corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McKenna.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Paul George.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Morgyn Neill replaces Craig Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Jon Paul McGovern replaces Brian Gilmour.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Own Goal by Nicky Devlin, Ayr United. Dunfermline Athletic 1, Ayr United 0.

Attempt missed. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Lewis Allan (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McKenna.

Attempt saved. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from more than 35 yards.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 0, Ayr United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morton28163948321651
2Stranraer27147648301849
3Forfar27146740301048
4Brechin271211442301247
5Dunfermline28117103933640
6Airdrieonians2791084032837
7Peterhead2610793439-537
8Stenhousemuir2883173246-1427
9Ayr2775153347-1426
10Stirling2727182865-3713
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