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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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 4, Cowdenbeath 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 4, Cowdenbeath 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Pat Scullion.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

  8. Post update

    Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Booking

    Ross Caldwell (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ross Caldwell (Cowdenbeath).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Ross Docherty.

  14. Booking

    Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

  19. Post update

    Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Wardrope replaces Ross McCrorie.

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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