Match ends, Albion Rovers 1, Ayr United 3.
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.
- 7MullinBooked at 57mins
- 10WillisSubstituted forFerryat 56'minutes
- 16GemmellSubstituted forMcRobbieat 17'minutesSubstituted forLoveat 80'minutes
- 11MooreSubstituted forMcKenzieat 85'minutes
- David Lowe
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Albion Rovers 1, Ayr United 3.
Foul by Mark Ferry (Albion Rovers).
Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
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.
Attempt missed. Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).
Sean McKenzie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).
Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Craig Moore.
Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).
Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ally Love replaces Callum McRobbie.
Attempt missed. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kyle Turnbull.
Foul by Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers).
Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.