Scottish League One
StranraerStranraer1AyrAyr United0

Stranraer 1-0 Ayr United

Craig Malcolm's second-half strike against Ayr United maintained Stranraer's one-point lead at the top of Scottish League One.

Ayr goalkeeper David Hutton frustrated the hosts with saves to deny Chris Aitken and Willie Gibson.

Aitken also struck against the post before Malcolm lobbed Hutton to break the deadlock.

And keeper David Mitchell maintained Stranraer's advantage by saving from Jordan Preston.

Line-ups

Stranraer

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1MitchellBooked at 68mins
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 3Longridge
  • 7WinterSubstituted forRobertsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 8GallagherBooked at 67mins
  • 6AitkenBooked at 31mins
  • 11GibsonBooked at 69mins
  • 9MalcolmSubstituted forStirlingat 89'minutes
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forStoneyat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Stirling
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Russell
  • 16McShane
  • 17Stoney
  • 18Tobin

Ayr

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 7Campbell
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKennaSubstituted forGilmourat 70'minutes
  • 8Crawford
  • 6McGovernSubstituted forRobertsonat 82'minutes
  • 11Blakeman
  • 3Donald
  • 9Preston
  • 10BeattieSubstituted forNisbetat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Robertson
  • 13Muir
  • 15Gilmour
  • 16Nisbet
  • 17Murray
  • 18Neill
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
1,010

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stranraer 1, Ayr United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, Ayr United 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Scott Robertson replaces Sean Winter.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Stephen Stirling replaces Craig Malcolm.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Nisbet (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. David Robertson replaces Jon Paul McGovern.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Craig Beattie.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Daniel Stoney replaces Jamie Longworth.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Michael Donald.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

  12. Post update

    Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Brian Gilmour replaces Scott McKenna.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

  19. Booking

    William Gibson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by William Gibson (Stranraer).