Scottish League One
AyrAyr United5CowdenbeathCowdenbeath0

Ayr United 5-0 Cowdenbeath

Ayr continued their peerless start to the Scottish League One season with a stunning win at home to Cowdenbeath.

The hosts made a sensational start inside 30 seconds. Cowdenbeath gave the ball away from a Paddy Boyle throw and Jordan Preston pounced to score.

Alan Forrest beat Jamie Sneddon to make it two, then Gerry McLauchlan headed home a fine cross by Brian Gilmour.

Alan Trouten set up Gilmour for a fourth goal and Craig Moore made it five after good play by Ross Caldwell.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 6Murphy
  • 3Boyle
  • 8Forrest
  • 4DochertySubstituted forCrawfordat 67'minutes
  • 7GilmourSubstituted forGrahamat 71'minutes
  • 11Trouten
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forCaldwellat 64'minutes
  • 10Moore

Substitutes

  • 12Caldwell
  • 14Crawford
  • 15Adams
  • 16Donald
  • 17Graham
  • 18Muir
  • 19Newman

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Sneddon
  • 2Donaldson
  • 4ArmstrongSubstituted forScullionat 45'minutes
  • 5El-Zubaidi
  • 3Adamson
  • 6HughesSubstituted forKaneat 81'minutes
  • 8Murdoch
  • 10Miller
  • 11Callaghan
  • 7SmithSubstituted forArmstrongat 81'minutes
  • 9Spence

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 14Kane
  • 15Johnston
  • 16Orritt
  • 17Hunter
  • 18Buchanan
  • 19Armstrong
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,171

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 5, Cowdenbeath 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 5, Cowdenbeath 0.

  3. Post update

    Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Liam Callaghan (Cowdenbeath).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United).

  6. Post update

    Luke Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Peter Murphy went off injured after Ayr United had used all subs.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Luke Armstrong replaces Gordon Smith.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Chris Kane replaces Declan Hughes.

  17. Post update

    Gordon Smith (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Caldwell (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Craig Moore (Ayr United).