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Ayr United 0-1 Dunfermline Athletic: Nisbet on target as Pars move up to fourth

Kevin Nisbet heads in the only goal at Somerset Park
In-form Kevin Nisbet heads in the only goal at Somerset Park

Kevin Nisbet continued his fine scoring streak as Dunfermline beat Ayr United at Somerset Park to move up to fourth place in the Scottish Championship.

The striker headed in a cross from Greg Kiltie on 68 minutes for his ninth goal in five league outings.

Andy Ryan was close to adding a late second for the visitors, rolling a shot narrowly wide after a breakaway.

Ayr, who remain third, pushed for an equaliser but were denied twice by goalkeeper Cammy Gill in stoppage time.

An Andy Geggan header was kept out before three frantic corners in quick succession were repelled.

Dunfermline are now two points behind the hosts after their fourth win in five league games, while it was a second defeat in four day's for Mark Kerr's men.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Doohan
  • 14Houston
  • 2Muirhead
  • 5Roscoe-Byrne
  • 3HarvieBooked at 70mins
  • 6Geggan
  • 23Docherty
  • 30Kelly
  • 7MoffatBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMcGuffieat 77'minutes
  • 9Moore
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forMcKenzieat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kerr
  • 12McGuffie
  • 19Hare-Reid
  • 21Ecrepont
  • 22McKenzie

Dunfermline

  • 20Gill
  • 2Comrie
  • 14Devine
  • 6AshcroftSubstituted forEdwardsat 45'minutes
  • 4Martin
  • 11Dow
  • 23Cochrane
  • 12Turner
  • 8BeadlingBooked at 45mins
  • 15NisbetSubstituted forRyanat 81'minutes
  • 38Kiltie

Substitutes

  • 7Thomson
  • 9McGill
  • 10Ryan
  • 24Edwards
  • 27McCann
  • 37McDonald
  • 40Swinton
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,361

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Lewis Martin.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kyle Turner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Josh Edwards.

Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Stephen Kelly (Ayr United).

Harry Cochrane (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Houston (Ayr United).

Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Ayr United).

Aaron Comrie (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ryan Dow.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Aaron Comrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andy Ryan replaces Kevin Nisbet because of an injury.

Foul by Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic).

Daniel Harvie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig McGuffie replaces Michael Moffat.

Greg Kiltie (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic).

Jordan Houston (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Cameron Gill.

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

Attempt missed. Greg Kiltie (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

Booking

Daniel Harvie (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Harvie (Ayr United) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Mark McKenzie replaces Alan Forrest.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Kiltie.

Aaron Comrie (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Harvie (Ayr United).

Foul by Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic).

Andrew Geggan (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ross Doohan.

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Tom Beadling.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd14110333122133
2Inverness CT158252218426
3Ayr148062820824
4Dunfermline156452216622
5Dundee156361921-221
6Arbroath146261415-120
7Queen of Sth155461517-219
8Morton145181829-1116
9Alloa153571526-1114
10Partick Thistle153391931-1212
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