Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 0-2 Ayr United

Ayr United moved up to second in League One as Dunfermline lost their place at the top of the division to Forfar.

The visitors went ahead midway through the first half when Alan Forrest fired low into the net.

And Jordan Preston doubled their advantage just before the hour mark, pouncing on some poor defending to strike home.

Mickael Antoine-Curier almost halved the deficit for the Pars but could not keep his header down.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Martin
  • 4FordyceSubstituted forRooneyat 45+1'minutes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Talbot
  • 7PatonSubstituted forWallaceat 64'minutes
  • 8Falkingham
  • 6Geggan
  • 11CardleBooked at 83mins
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 58'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 10El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Potter
  • 14Byrne
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Wallace
  • 17Rooney
  • 18Antoine-Curier
  • 20Hutton

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2DevlinBooked at 29mins
  • 6Murphy
  • 5McLauchlanBooked at 73mins
  • 3Boyle
  • 7GilmourSubstituted forDonaldat 84'minutes
  • 4Docherty
  • 8AdamsBooked at 40mins
  • 11ForrestSubstituted forTroutenat 78'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 9Preston
  • 10MooreBooked at 66minsSubstituted forCaldwellat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Graham
  • 14Caldwell
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Trouten
  • 17Donald
  • 18Muir
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
3,596

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Ayr United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Ayr United 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

  4. Post update

    Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Booking

    Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Donald replaces Brian Gilmour.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ross Docherty.

  13. Booking

    Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Booking

    Alan Trouten (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

  17. Post update

    Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Trouten replaces Alan Forrest.

  20. Post update

    Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.