Scottish League One
AlbionAlbion Rovers1AyrAyr United3

Albion Rovers 1-3 Ayr United

Jordan Preston scored a first-half hat-trick as Ayr United returned to winning ways with victory over Albion Rovers.

The on-loan Blackburn striker took his goal tally to 10 for the season after netting a quick-fire brace early on.

Preston headed home his side's third from close range before the break.

Ayr continued to dominate after the break with Michael Wardrope hitting the woodwork, but Albion managed to grab a late consolation as Ally Love netted into the bottom corner.

Line-ups

Albion

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Stewart
  • 2Reid
  • 5Dunlop
  • 6Dunlop
  • 3Turnbull
  • 7MullinBooked at 57mins
  • 8Davidson
  • 4Fisher
  • 11McBride
  • 10WillisSubstituted forFerryat 56'minutes
  • 16GemmellSubstituted forMcRobbieat 17'minutesSubstituted forLoveat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Ferry
  • 12Love
  • 14Young
  • 15Talu
  • 17Lochhead
  • 18McRobbie

Ayr

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Graham
  • 5Murphy
  • 3Donald
  • 10Trouten
  • 6Stevenson
  • 7Wardrope
  • 8Forrest
  • 9Preston
  • 11MooreSubstituted forMcKenzieat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Muir
  • 15McCracken
  • 16Crawford
  • 17McKenzie
  • 18Gilmour
  • 19Newman
Referee:
David Lowe
Attendance:
427

Match Stats

Home TeamAlbionAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Albion Rovers 1, Ayr United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Albion Rovers 1, Ayr United 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mark Ferry (Albion Rovers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Albion Rovers 1, Ayr United 3. Ally Love (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Sean McKenzie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Craig Moore.

  13. Post update

    Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ally Love replaces Callum McRobbie.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kyle Turnbull.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.