Scottish League One
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Ayr United 3-0 Airdrieonians

League leaders Ayr continued their dominance in Scottish League One as they comprehensively beat 10-man Airdrie at Somerset Park.

Forward Jordan Preston grabbed his sixth goal of the season before Michael Donald's sweetly-struck shot flew past Airdrie goalkeeper Neil Parry.

Alan Lithgow tripped Ross Docherty in the area and Alan Trouten made no mistake with the penalty.

Airdrie were reduced to 10 men after Chris O'Neil's dangerous lunge.

The Honest Men have now gone 14 games unbeaten, the second longest unbeaten streak in all English and Scottish divisions behind Sky Bet Championship leaders Brighton.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5McLauchlanSubstituted forCrawfordat 65'minutes
  • 6Murphy
  • 3Boyle
  • 7Donald
  • 4DochertyBooked at 58minsSubstituted forGilmourat 75'minutes
  • 8Adams
  • 11Forrest
  • 10Trouten
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forCaldwellat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Crawford
  • 15Caldwell
  • 16Muir
  • 17McCracken
  • 18Gilmour
  • 19Newman

Airdrieonians

  • 1Parry
  • 2O'NeilBooked at 67mins
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Lithgow
  • 3van ZantenBooked at 37mins
  • 7WattBooked at 32mins
  • 4StewartBooked at 87mins
  • 8SmithSubstituted forMorganat 45'minutes
  • 11CaddenSubstituted forMortonat 82'minutes
  • 9HunterSubstituted forBainat 68'minutes
  • 10Cox

Substitutes

  • 12Bain
  • 14McBride
  • 15Prunty
  • 16Morgan
  • 17Ferguson
  • 18Morton
  • 19McAleer
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
1,403

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamAirdrieonians
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away3
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 3, Airdrieonians 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 3, Airdrieonians 0.

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

Attempt blocked. Taylor Morgan (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Ayr United).

Taylor Morgan (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Morton (Airdrieonians) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Hand ball by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Booking

Scott Stewart (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Scott Stewart (Airdrieonians).

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Jordan Morton replaces Nicky Cadden.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Nicky Cadden (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Taylor Morgan (Airdrieonians).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Brian Gilmour replaces Ross Docherty.

Foul by Ross Caldwell (Ayr United).

Liam Watt (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ross Caldwell replaces Jordan Preston.

Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Jamie Bain replaces George Hunter.

Dismissal

Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians) is shown the red card.

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

Foul by Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians).

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Nicky Cadden (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Gerry McLauchlan because of an injury.

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

Attempt saved. Taylor Morgan (Airdrieonians) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 3, Airdrieonians 0. Alan Trouten (Ayr United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Ayr United. Ross Docherty draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Alan Lithgow (Airdrieonians) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by David Cox (Airdrieonians).

Booking

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Nicky Cadden (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ayr United 2, Airdrieonians 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr15104132151734
2Dunfermline159424093131
3Stenhousemuir156452633-722
4Albion146351516-121
5Airdrieonians156271721-420
6Peterhead1547429191019
7Forfar154562325-217
8Cowdenbeath144371935-1615
9Stranraer154291125-1414
10Brechin1532101428-1411
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