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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 4, Stirling Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Craig Comrie.

  4. Goal!

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Angus Beith (Stirling Albion).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Cameron Binnie.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Davidson.

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Chris Paton (Stirling Albion).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Ryan Nisbet replaces Brian Gilmour.

  20. Post update

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