Scottish League One
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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Airdrieonians 2, Ayr United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Airdrieonians 2, Ayr United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Bryan Prunty (Airdrieonians).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Watt replaces Scott Fraser.

  9. Post update

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

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Brian Gilmour.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).

  17. 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.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by David Hutton.

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