Scottish Cup - Third Round
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Scottish Cup: Ayr United 0-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline Athletic booked their place in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup after beating fellow League One high-flyers Ayr United.

The visitors broke the deadlock when Andy Geggan scored his fourth goal of the season.

Ayr began to push forward with Alan Trouten forcing a brilliant save from Pars goalkeeper Sean Murdoch.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui could have increased Dunfermline's lead, but keeper Greg Fleming denied the striker.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Muir
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 6Graham
  • 3Boyle
  • 7DonaldSubstituted forCrawfordat 55'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 4DochertyBooked at 25mins
  • 8AdamsBooked at 32mins
  • 11ForrestSubstituted forCaldwellat 45'minutes
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forGilmourat 62'minutes
  • 10Trouten

Substitutes

  • 12Caldwell
  • 14Gilmour
  • 15Crawford
  • 16McCracken
  • 19Newman

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Martin
  • 4McAusland
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 39mins
  • 3TalbotBooked at 59mins
  • 7Paton
  • 6Geggan
  • 8Falkingham
  • 11Cardle
  • 9Moffat
  • 10El BakhtaouiBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 12Spence
  • 14Byrne
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Rooney
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Crossan
  • 20Hutton
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
1,576

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Sean Murdoch.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Adams (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Josh Falkingham.