Scottish League One
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Ayr United 1-2 Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline overcame the dismissal of Joe Cardle to move three points clear of Ayr at the top of League One.

Michael Moffat rounded off good work by Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Michael Paton to beat Ayr goalkeeper Greg Fleming.

Gerry McLauchlan levelled when he headed in Brian Gilmour's cross, and Cardle was dismissed after two bookings in quick succession.

However, David Hopkirk won it for Dunfermline with a low shot.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 5McLauchlanBooked at 24minsSubstituted forDevlinat 54'minutes
  • 6Graham
  • 8Murphy
  • 2GilmourBooked at 77mins
  • 7Crawford
  • 4DochertySubstituted forDonaldat 45'minutes
  • 3Boyle
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forCaldwellat 76'minutes
  • 11Forrest
  • 9Preston

Substitutes

  • 12Muir
  • 14Donald
  • 15Caldwell
  • 16Devlin
  • 19Newman

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Martin
  • 4McAusland
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Talbot
  • 7PatonBooked at 41mins
  • 6Falkingham
  • 8Byrne
  • 11CardleBooked at 52mins
  • 9MoffatBooked at 3minsSubstituted forHopkirkat 55'minutes
  • 10El BakhtaouiBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 12Spence
  • 14Rooney
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Wallace
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Antoine-Curier
  • 20Hutton
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
2,076

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Sean Murdoch.

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

Foul by David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Ayr United).

Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Donald (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ross Caldwell (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) header from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by David Hopkirk.

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

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

Booking

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ross Caldwell replaces Alan Trouten.

Booking

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

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

Attempt missed. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Paton.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by David Hopkirk.

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

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Michael Moffat.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Nicky Devlin replaces Gerry McLauchlan.

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

Dismissal

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic).

Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Andy Graham (Ayr United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Lewis Martin.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline17114245113437
2Ayr16104233171634
3Albion168351817127
4Peterhead1758432201223
5Airdrieonians167272022-223
6Stenhousemuir166462634-822
7Cowdenbeath165382137-1618
8Forfar174582328-517
9Stranraer1642101228-1614
10Brechin1733111632-1612
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