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Airdrieonians 2-0 Ayr United

Bob McHugh scored two late goals as Airdrieonians maintained their faint Scottish League One promotion play-off hopes by beating Ayr United.

Ross Docherty headed wide for the hosts and then Jordan Morton was denied by Ayr goalkeeper David Hutton before McHugh made the breakthrough.

He converted Scott Fraser's pass and the two combined again before the end.

This time, Fraser crossed for McHugh to head home and ensure Ayr slipped into the relegation play-off spot.

Airdrie sit six points below the promotion play-off zone.

Line-ups

Airdrieonians

  • 1McNeil
  • 2Bain
  • 5Gasparotto
  • 6LindsayBooked at 69mins
  • 3O'Neil
  • 7MortonSubstituted forGrayat 74'minutes
  • 4Docherty
  • 8Fitzpatrick
  • 10FraserSubstituted forWattat 88'minutes
  • 9Prunty
  • 11McHugh

Substitutes

  • 12Watt
  • 14Boyle
  • 15Blockley
  • 16Gray
  • 17Ferguson
  • 18Stewart
  • 19Wilson

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKenna
  • 7Murray
  • 6McGovern
  • 11BlakemanSubstituted forNisbetat 63'minutes
  • 3Donald
  • 8GilmourSubstituted forForrestat 84'minutes
  • 9Preston
  • 10BeattieSubstituted forCrawfordat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Neill
  • 14Muir
  • 15Forrest
  • 16Robertson
  • 17Crawford
  • 18Nisbet
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
881

Match Stats

Home TeamAirdrieoniansAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Airdrieonians 2, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Airdrieonians 2, Ayr United 0.

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

Attempt missed. Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Foul by Bryan Prunty (Airdrieonians).

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Watt replaces Scott Fraser.

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Airdrieonians 2, Ayr United 0. Robert McHugh (Airdrieonians) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Brian Gilmour.

Attempt missed. Robert McHugh (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Scott Gray (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).

Goal!

Goal! Airdrieonians 1, Ayr United 0. Robert McHugh (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Chris O'Neil.

Scott Fraser (Airdrieonians) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by David Hutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Scott Gray replaces Jordan Morton.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Craig Beattie.

Booking

Liam Lindsay (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Airdrieonians).

Craig Beattie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Scott McKenna.

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

Attempt missed. Bryan Prunty (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ross Docherty (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Adam Blakeman.

Attempt saved. Jordan Morton (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Luca Gasparotto.

Attempt blocked. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Airdrieonians).

Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marc Fitzpatrick (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer34197856352164
2Morton342031160392163
3Forfar34196955371863
4Brechin341513655411458
5Airdrieonians3414101049371252
6Peterhead34149115050051
7Dunfermline34139124342148
8Stenhousemuir3484223858-2028
9Ayr3477203859-2128
10Stirling3438233278-4617
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