Scottish Championship
AyrAyr United3AlloaAlloa Athletic0

Ayr United 3-0 Alloa Athletic

Ayr United's Lawrence Shankland celebrates
Lawrence Shankland has scored 12 times this season

Lawrence Shankland marked his 50th start for Ayr United by bringing up his half-century of goals to fire them to the top of the Scottish Championship.

The 23-year-old took his league tally for the season to a dozen with a double in the 3-0 victory over Alloa Athletic.

Shankland scored his first in the 46th minute and adding his landmark 50th in the second minute of added time.

In between, Alan Forrest's third league goal of the campaign nine minutes from time had wrapped up victory.

With Ross County being held to a draw at Falkirk, it allowed the Honest Men to assume top spot as second bottom Alloa, with only one win in their last 11 matches, slipped to their first defeat at Somerset Park since March 2011.

Line-ups

Ayr

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Doohan
  • 27Smith
  • 5Rose
  • 15Bell
  • 3Harvie
  • 11McDaidSubstituted forAdamsat 74'minutes
  • 18Murdoch
  • 6GegganSubstituted forCrawfordat 60'minutes
  • 10Forrest
  • 7MoffatSubstituted forMooreat 59'minutes
  • 17Shankland

Substitutes

  • 8Crawford
  • 9Moore
  • 12McGuffie
  • 14Ferguson
  • 16Adams
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 23Docherty

Alloa

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 5Graham
  • 4Roscoe
  • 3Dick
  • 23ShieldsSubstituted forCawleyat 55'minutes
  • 11Flannigan
  • 8RobertsonBooked at 69mins
  • 15HastieBooked at 44minsSubstituted forSpenceat 72'minutes
  • 12BurtSubstituted forTroutenat 64'minutes
  • 19Zanatta

Substitutes

  • 6Hetherington
  • 7Cawley
  • 9Spence
  • 10Trouten
  • 14Brown
  • 17Peggie
  • 31Henry
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
1,742

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home20
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 3, Alloa Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ayr United 3, Alloa Athletic 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Ayr United 3, Alloa Athletic 0. Lawrence Shankland (Ayr United) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

  5. Post update

    Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Liam Smith (Ayr United).

  7. Post update

    Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

  9. Post update

    Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Steven Bell.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Ayr United 2, Alloa Athletic 0. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lawrence Shankland.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Liam Dick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Jamie Adams replaces Declan McDaid.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greig Spence replaces Jake Hastie.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

  19. Post update

    Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

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

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