Scottish League One
AyrAyr United2ForfarForfar Athletic1

Ryan Stevenson's brace gave Ayr United victory over Forfar Athletic and strengthen their grip on third place.

Stevenson put the home side in front before the break with a firm header from Michael Wardrobe's cross.

But second-bottom Forfar pulled themselves level against the run of play when Andy Ryan finished off a swift counter attack.

However, Stevenson's overhead kick earned the Honest Men just a second win in six Scottish League One games.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5Graham
  • 3Boyle
  • 8ForrestSubstituted forTroutenat 72'minutes
  • 6Stevenson
  • 7WardropeBooked at 83mins
  • 10Donald
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forCrawfordat 72'minutes
  • 11Moore

Substitutes

  • 12McLauchlan
  • 14McCracken
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Trouten
  • 19Newman

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2Spark
  • 6O'BrienBooked at 65mins
  • 5Rodger
  • 3Kennedy
  • 7MartinBooked at 26mins
  • 8YoungSubstituted forKaderat 79'minutes
  • 4Dunlop
  • 11Ryan
  • 9Craig
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forDenholmat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Campbell
  • 14Hodge
  • 15Fotheringham
  • 16Hay
  • 17Denholm
  • 18Kader
  • 21King
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
763

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home15
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Martin.

  4. Booking

    Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Moore (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Martin.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

    Michael Wardrope (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Wardrope (Ayr United).

  13. Post update

    Scott Martin (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Moore (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Derek Young.

  17. Post update

    Alan Trouten (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).

  20. Post update

    Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.