Match ends, Ayr United 4, Cowdenbeath 1.
Ryan Stevenson hit a brace as Ayr United kept their play-off charge on track with a demolition of Cowdenbeath.
He had already headed against the post before Robbie McCrorie nodded home Brian Gilmour's corner.
Cowden keeper Alin Roman made a string of fine saves, but Stevenson fired home a right-footed effort and Craig Moore headed the third.
Declan Hughes fired Cowden's reply from just outside the box before Stevenson drilled home his second.
Ayr move to within two points of second-top Peterhead with a game in hand.
- 2DevlinBooked at 58mins
- 4MurphyBooked at 45mins
- 7McCrorieBooked at 45minsSubstituted forWardropeat 68'minutes
- 8DochertySubstituted forCrawfordat 74'minutes
- 9MooreSubstituted forPrestonat 40'minutes
- 7BeaumontSubstituted forGibbonsat 62'minutes
- 11McDaidBooked at 44minsSubstituted forSpenceat 67'minutesBooked at 70mins
- 9ByrneSubstituted forDonaldsonat 45'minutes
- 10CaldwellBooked at 81mins
- Gavin Ross
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Ayr United 4, Cowdenbeath 1.
Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Greg Fleming.
Attempt missed. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Pat Scullion.
Attempt missed. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).
Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Ross Caldwell (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Peter Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ross Caldwell (Cowdenbeath).
Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Peter Murphy.
Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Ross Docherty.
Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).
Attempt missed. Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.
Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).
Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Wardrope replaces Ross McCrorie.