Scottish League One
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Ayr United 3-1 Stranraer

Ayr United climbed to the top of League One as they stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games with victory over Stranraer.

Ross Docherty played in Robert Crawford and he made no mistake in putting the ball past David McGurn.

Scott Robertson levelled when he got on the end of Christopher Aitken's cross to head home.

However, Jamie Adams met Nicky Devlin's centre to nod home and Jordan Preston headed Alan Forrest's corner in.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 6Graham
  • 3Boyle
  • 7AdamsBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMurphyat 76'minutes
  • 4Docherty
  • 8Crawford
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forForrestat 70'minutes
  • 9Preston
  • 11CaldwellSubstituted forDonaldat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14Murphy
  • 15Donald
  • 16Nisbet
  • 17Muir
  • 18McCracken
  • 19Newman

Stranraer

  • 1McGurn
  • 2Robertson
  • 24Rumsby
  • 19Mair
  • 4PettigrewBooked at 81mins
  • 17TrialistSubstituted forLongworthat 58'minutes
  • 7CairneySubstituted forMcCloskeyat 86'minutes
  • 23ThomsonBooked at 87mins
  • 6AitkenSubstituted forTurnerat 80'minutes
  • 10Stirling
  • 20McGuigan

Substitutes

  • 3Keenan
  • 11McCloskey
  • 13Currie
  • 14Longworth
  • 16Turner
  • 18McGill
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
1,415

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 3, Stranraer 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 3, Stranraer 1.

Attempt blocked. Michael Donald (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kyle Turner (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Andy Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Foul by Mark McGuigan (Stranraer).

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

Booking

Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Stranraer).

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Sam McCloskey replaces Paul Cairney.

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Stranraer).

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 3, Stranraer 1. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Andy Stirling.

Attempt missed. Andy Graham (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Kyle Turner replaces Chris Aitken.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Peter Murphy replaces Jamie Adams.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by David McGurn.

Attempt saved. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Alan Trouten.

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Paul Cairney.

Foul by Paul Cairney (Stranraer).

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Lee Mair (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark McGuigan (Stranraer).

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Jamie McCluskey.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr1283127141327
2Dunfermline128223782926
3Albion126241414020
4Airdrieonians125251414017
5Forfar124351920-115
6Stenhousemuir124352029-915
7Peterhead123542118314
8Cowdenbeath123361628-1212
9Stranraer12408922-1312
10Brechin123181222-1010
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