Scottish League One
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Forfar Athletic 3-1 Ayr United

Andy Ryan scored twice as Forfar Athletic beat Ayr United and moved out of the Scottish League One relegation zone.

Ryan fired into the top corner to give Forfar the lead but Ayr were level through Ryan Stevenson's strike.

Another Ryan shot gave the hosts the advantage again in the second half.

And Steven Craig finished with his left foot to seal all three points for the home side and move them up to 10th in the division.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2SparkSubstituted forYatesat 80'minutes
  • 4O'Brien
  • 5Rodger
  • 3Kennedy
  • 7Kader
  • 6HodgeSubstituted forTrialistat 45'minutes
  • 10Swankie
  • 11Denholm
  • 8Craig
  • 9Ryan

Substitutes

  • 12Campbell
  • 14Hay
  • 15Trialist
  • 16Devine
  • 17Mailer
  • 18Yates
  • 21King

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5Graham
  • 7McCrorieSubstituted forMcLauchlanat 21'minutesBooked at 48mins
  • 3BoyleSubstituted forDonaldat 21'minutes
  • 10TroutenBooked at 90mins
  • 6StevensonSubstituted forCrawfordat 67'minutes
  • 4DochertyBooked at 72mins
  • 11Forrest
  • 8MooreBooked at 80mins
  • 9Preston

Substitutes

  • 12Crawford
  • 14Wardrope
  • 15Donald
  • 16McLauchlan
  • 17Adams
  • 18Hodge
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
614

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 3, Ayr United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 3, Ayr United 1.

Booking

Alan Trouten (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Craig Moore (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Yates replaces Euan Spark because of an injury.

Booking

Craig Moore (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Euan Spark (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Moore (Ayr United).

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

Foul by Trialist (Forfar Athletic).

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren Hill.

Attempt saved. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 3, Ayr United 1. Steven Craig (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Trialist.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Alan Trouten.

Attempt saved. Andy Ryan (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Goal!

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

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Attempt saved. Steven Craig (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Steven Craig (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Ryan Stevenson.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Michael Kennedy.

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

Craig Moore (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

Attempt blocked. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Delay in match Euan Spark (Forfar Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline30216375205569
2Peterhead311611471343759
3Ayr301641055411452
4Stranraer31126133345-1242
5Airdrieonians30115143844-638
6Albion30108123239-738
7Stenhousemuir3096153969-3033
8Forfar3079144049-930
9Brechin3086163652-1630
10Cowdenbeath3085174167-2629
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