Scottish League One
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Scottish League One: Ayr United 4-1 Cowdenbeath

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.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2DevlinBooked at 58mins
  • 4MurphyBooked at 45mins
  • 5Graham
  • 3Boyle
  • 10Trouten
  • 7McCrorieBooked at 45minsSubstituted forWardropeat 68'minutes
  • 6Stevenson
  • 8DochertySubstituted forCrawfordat 74'minutes
  • 11Gilmour
  • 9MooreSubstituted forPrestonat 40'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14Preston
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Donald
  • 17McLauchlan
  • 18Wardrope
  • 19Newman

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Roman
  • 2Kerr
  • 4Scullion
  • 5Brett
  • 3Kane
  • 7BeaumontSubstituted forGibbonsat 62'minutes
  • 6Hughes
  • 8Adamson
  • 11McDaidBooked at 44minsSubstituted forSpenceat 67'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 9ByrneSubstituted forDonaldsonat 45'minutes
  • 10CaldwellBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 12Donaldson
  • 14Gibbons
  • 15Milne
  • 16Johnston
  • 17Adam
  • 18Spence
  • 19Swann
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
856

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 4, Cowdenbeath 1.

Full Time

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.

Booking

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

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Ross Docherty.

Booking

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

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Wardrope replaces Ross McCrorie.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Greig Spence replaces Declan McDaid.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Chris Kane.

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

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

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

Foul by Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. Ross McCrorie (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Declan McDaid (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kieran Gibbons replaces Jack Beaumont.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 4, Cowdenbeath 1. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Booking

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Andy Graham (Ayr United) hits the bar with a header from very close range following a corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Alin Roman.

Attempt saved. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Declan McDaid (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Declan McDaid (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 3, Cowdenbeath 1. Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline26185366194759
2Peterhead27149465323351
3Ayr26154750341649
4Albion26106102934-536
5Airdrieonians26104123439-534
6Stenhousemuir2696113653-1733
7Stranraer2795132844-1632
8Cowdenbeath2784153962-2328
9Forfar2667133545-1025
10Brechin2756163151-2021
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