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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 2, Ayr United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 2, Ayr United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Andrew Barrowman.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Barrowman (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Andrew Barrowman (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Urquhart (Dunfermline Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andrew Barrowman replaces Lewis Allan.

  14. Post update

    Foul by David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic).

  15. Post update

    David Robertson (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Donald (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross Millen.