Scottish League One
ForfarForfar Athletic1AyrAyr United3

Forfar Athletic 1-3 Ayr United

Jon-Paul McGovern scores a penalty for Ayr United against Forfar Athletic
Jon-Paul McGovern's penalty equaliser was a turning point in Ayr's win

Ayr United sealed Scottish League One safety and finally ended Forfar Athletic's title hopes with victory at Station Park.

Forfar started the day level on points with leaders Greenock Morton and went ahead, Dale Hilson winning and converting a penalty.

Ayr levelled with a spot-kick of their own, Jon-Paul McGovern scoring, and Forfar's Michael Dunlop was sent off.

Jordan Preston headed Ayr in front and Alan Forrest's got their third.

And while Ian McCall's Ayr finished eighth in the division, Forfar have to settle for third and a promotion play-off semi-final against league runners-up Stranraer.

Line-ups

Forfar

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Douglas
  • 2DunlopBooked at 37mins
  • 4MalcolmBooked at 63mins
  • 5Dods
  • 3TravisBooked at 81mins
  • 7DenholmSubstituted forHayat 73'minutes
  • 8Fotheringham
  • 6Malin
  • 10SwankieBooked at 90mins
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 11HilsonSubstituted forKaderat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Husband
  • 14Kader
  • 15Dale
  • 16Hay
  • 17Smith
  • 18Kennedy
  • 21King

Ayr

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1HuttonBooked at 7mins
  • 2DevlinBooked at 60mins
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKenna
  • 3Blakeman
  • 7GilmourSubstituted forMurrayat 77'minutes
  • 8CrawfordBooked at 27mins
  • 6McGovern
  • 11RobertsonSubstituted forCampbellat 73'minutes
  • 9Preston
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forBeattieat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Beattie
  • 14Donald
  • 15Murray
  • 16Neill
  • 17Nisbet
  • 18Campbell
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,916

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Ayr United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Ayr United 3.

  3. Booking

    Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

  7. Post update

    Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott McKenna.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Adam Blakeman.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

  14. Post update

    Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).

  17. Post update

    Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Booking

    Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Omar Kader.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Craig Murray (Ayr United).

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