Scottish League One
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Ayr United 2-1 Forfar Athletic

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

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Martin.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Scott Martin.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Michael Wardrope (Ayr United).

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

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Derek Young.

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

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic).

Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).

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

Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Danny Denholm replaces Gavin Swankie.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 1. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Donald.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Jordan Preston.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Trouten replaces Alan Forrest.

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

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 1, Forfar Athletic 1. Andy Ryan (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas O'Brien.

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Euan Spark (Forfar Athletic).

Booking

Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt missed. Craig Moore (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Andy Graham (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Derek Young.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

Jordan Preston (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic).

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Derek Young.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline25175360184256
2Peterhead26139461313048
3Ayr24134745331243
4Airdrieonians25104113438-434
5Albion239592431-732
6Stranraer2695122738-1132
7Stenhousemuir2495103349-1632
8Cowdenbeath2474133452-1825
9Forfar2347123040-1019
10Brechin2446142543-1818
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