Scottish League One
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Ayr United 4-0 Stirling Albion

Ayr United moved out of the Scottish League One relegation zone with a comfortable win over already demoted Stirling Albion.

Nicky Devlin put Ayr ahead early on when he nodded in Adam Blakeman's cross.

Devlin returned the favour by supplying the cross for Blakeman's headed goal.

Albion's Lee Hamilton was sent off for handball and Jon-Paul McGovern converted the resulting penalty before Blakeman slotted in Ayr's fourth.

Ian McCall's side lead Stenhousemuir by two points going into next week's final round of fixtures. Second-bottom Stenny will seek to move out of the relegation play-off place when they face Stirling while Ayr visit at Forfar Athletic.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKenna
  • 3DonaldSubstituted forRobertsonat 71'minutes
  • 7GilmourSubstituted forNisbetat 80'minutes
  • 8Crawford
  • 6McGovern
  • 11Blakeman
  • 10Forrest
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forBeattieat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Robertson
  • 14Beattie
  • 15Nisbet
  • 16Neill
  • 17Murray
  • 18Muir
  • 19Newman

Stirling

  • 1Binnie
  • 2McGeachie
  • 4Beith
  • 5Davidson
  • 3SinclairSubstituted forSmithat 59'minutes
  • 7HamiltonBooked at 72mins
  • 6ForsythBooked at 82mins
  • 8ComrieBooked at 24mins
  • 10StirlingSubstituted forSmithat 75'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forPatonat 79'minutes
  • 11Cunningham

Substitutes

  • 12Paton
  • 14Johnston
  • 15Hurst
  • 16Smith
  • 17Robertson
  • 19Smith
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,608

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away1
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home14
Away1
Fouls
Home2
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 4, Stirling Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 4, Stirling Albion 0.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Craig Comrie.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 4, Stirling Albion 0. Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Angus Beith (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Cameron Binnie.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren L. Smith.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Davidson.

Booking

Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

Attempt missed. Craig Beattie (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Scott McKenna (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion).

Scott McKenna (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Paton (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Brian Gilmour.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Chris Paton replaces Gordon Smith.

Attempt missed. Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

Attempt missed. Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Chris Smith replaces Andy Stirling.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 3, Stirling Albion 0. Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion).

Penalty conceded by Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Cameron Binnie.

Attempt saved. David Robertson (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Beattie replaces Jordan Preston.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. David Robertson replaces Michael Donald.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Cameron Binnie.

Attempt saved. Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross Forsyth.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morton352131162392366
2Forfar35206958382066
3Stranraer35197956371964
4Brechin351514657431459
5Airdrieonians3515101050371355
6Peterhead35149125051-151
7Dunfermline35139134445-148
8Ayr3587204259-1731
9Stenhousemuir3585224060-2029
10Stirling3538243282-5017
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