Scottish League One
AyrAyr United1DunfermlineDunfermline2

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Sean Murdoch.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Boyle (Ayr United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by David Hopkirk.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Ross Caldwell replaces Alan Trouten.

  19. Booking

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

  20. 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.