Charles King scored the winner for Forfar as they came from behind to beat Ayr in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

The hosts almost took the lead when Gavin Swankie's left-footed drive hit the post, but it was Ayr who drew first blood.

David Sinclair got on the end of an excellent cross from David Winters to tap in from close range and hand his side the early advantage.

Forfar came out of the blocks well in the second half and equalised through Willie Robertson who found the bottom left of the goal from 20 yards out.

The Loons then scored the winner in the 74th minute when King found the net from the edge of the area after good work from Christopher Templeman.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Hamilton
  • 02 McCulloch
  • 03 Campbell
  • 04 Bolochoweckyj
  • 05 Tulloch (Dunlop - 87' )
  • 06 Fotheringham (Motion - 46' )
  • 08 Robertson Booked
  • 10 Swankie
  • 11 Craigen
  • 07 Campbell (King - 65' )
  • 09 Templeman

Substitutes

  • 17 Scott
  • 16 Dunlop
  • 12 Motion
  • 14 Sellars
  • 15 King

Ayr United

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 McAusland
  • 03 Twaddle
  • 04 Robertson
  • 05 McCann
  • 08 Hunter
  • 06 Sinclair
  • 07 Crawford (Marenghi - 83' )
  • 09 Moffat
  • 10 Roberts (Robertson - 68' )
  • 11 Winters Booked

Substitutes

  • 17 Muir
  • 12 Robertson
  • 15 Marenghi
  • 16 Aaron Wyllie
  • 14 Shankland
Ref: Salmond
Att: 505

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

4 6

Corners

8 3

Fouls

3 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:04 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:48

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Charles King (Forfar) to short, resulting in open play.

90:00 +1:31

Attacking throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

90:00 +0:49

Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr) on Christopher Templeman (Forfar). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark McCulloch (Forfar) from right wing, passed.

89:58

Defending throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

88:57

Gavin Swankie (Forfar) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alistair Brown (Ayr) from own half, resulting in open play.

87:43

Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Charles King (Forfar).

87:33

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

87:00 Substitution

Substitution Forfar substitution: Stephen Tulloch replaced by Mick Dunlop (tactical).

85:19

Ross Robertson (Ayr) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jack Hamilton (Forfar) from own half, resulting in open play.

83:50

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James Craigen (Forfar) to centre, clearance by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr).

83:01

Defending throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

82:32

Goal kick taken long by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

82:06 Substitution

Substitution Ayr substitution: Robbie Crawford replaced by Anthony Marenghi (tactical).

81:49

Shot by James Craigen (Forfar) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

81:00

Attacking throw-in by Charles King (Forfar).

79:40

Attacking throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

78:47

David Winters (Ayr) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jack Hamilton (Forfar) from own half, resulting in open play.

78:25

Attacking throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

77:53

Foul by Ross Robertson (Ayr) on Stephen Tulloch (Forfar). Free kick taken left-footed by Iain Campbell (Forfar) from own half, resulting in open play.

77:16

Defending throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

76:51

Michael Bolochoweckyj (Forfar) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alistair Brown (Ayr) from own half, resulting in open play.

75:26

Header by Ross Robertson (Ayr) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj (Forfar).

73:36

Assist (header) by Christopher Templeman (Forfar) from centre of penalty area.

73:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Charles King - Forfar 2 - 1 Ayr Goal by Charles King (Forfar) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (18 yards).Forfar 2-1 Ayr.

73:21

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

72:41

Goal kick taken long by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

71:42

Shot by Stephen Tulloch (Forfar) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards),

71:23

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by James Craigen (Forfar) to centre, clearance by Kyle McAusland (Ayr).

71:02

Shot by Willie Robertson (Forfar) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (blocked) by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

69:18

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr) on Kevin Motion (Forfar). Free kick taken right-footed by Willie Robertson (Forfar) from left wing, resulting in open play.

67:55 Substitution

Substitution Ayr substitution: Mark Roberts replaced by Ross Robertson (tactical).

67:51

Goal kick taken long by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

66:39

Defending throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

65:26

Gavin Swankie (Forfar) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alistair Brown (Ayr) from own half, resulting in open play.

64:40 Substitution

Substitution Forfar substitution: Ross Campbell replaced by Charles King (tactical).

64:22

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr) on James Craigen (Forfar). Free kick taken left-footed by Iain Campbell (Forfar) from own half, resulting in open play.

62:24

Shot by Mark Roberts (Ayr) volleyed right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by Stephen Tulloch (Forfar).

61:29

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Sinclair (Ayr) to centre, clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj (Forfar).

61:04

Shot by David Winters (Ayr) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (tipped round post) by Jack Hamilton (Forfar).

60:28

Christopher Templeman (Forfar) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alistair Brown (Ayr) from own half, resulting in open play.

60:21

Attacking throw-in by Kevin Motion (Forfar).

58:44

Assist (pass) by Ross Campbell (Forfar) from right wing.

58:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Willie Robertson - Forfar 1 - 1 Ayr Goal by Willie Robertson (Forfar) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right channel (20 yards).Forfar 1-1 Ayr.

57:48

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

57:20

Attacking throw-in by Kevin Motion (Forfar).

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Motion replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

53:50

Attacking throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Ayr).

53:10

Attacking throw-in by David Winters (Ayr).

52:19

Goal kick taken long by Jack Hamilton (Forfar).

51:56

Goal kick taken long by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

51:36

Shot by James Craigen (Forfar) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.

50:35

Goal kick taken long by Jack Hamilton (Forfar).

50:09

Shot by David Winters (Ayr) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

49:38

Goal kick taken long by Jack Hamilton (Forfar).

49:19

Shot by David Winters (Ayr) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

49:10

Goal kick taken long by Jack Hamilton (Forfar).

48:53

Shot by David Sinclair (Ayr) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

48:39

Attacking throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Ayr).

47:50

Shot by Willie Robertson (Forfar) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.

46:30

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:33 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:56

Shot by John Robertson (Ayr) volleyed left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.

45:00 +1:16

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Sinclair (Ayr) to centre, clearance by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

45:00 +0:44

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

45:00 +0:22

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

44:40

Goal kick taken long by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

43:49

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James Craigen (Forfar) to far post, header by Stephen Tulloch (Forfar) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.

43:40

Attacking throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

43:02 Booking

Booking David Winters (Ayr) booked for unsporting behaviour.

41:24 Booking

Booking Willie Robertson (Forfar) booked for unsporting behaviour.

41:14

Foul by Willie Robertson (Forfar) on Mark Roberts (Ayr). Free kick taken left-footed by Austin McCann (Ayr) from left channel, resulting in open play.

40:34

Attacking throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

39:31

Goal kick taken long by Jack Hamilton (Forfar).

38:53

Attacking throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Ayr).

37:56

Foul by Marc Twaddle (Ayr) on Christopher Templeman (Forfar). Free kick taken left-footed by James Craigen (Forfar) from right wing, resulting in open play.

36:49

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar) to centre, clearance by Robbie Crawford (Ayr).

35:07

Foul by David Sinclair (Ayr) on Willie Robertson (Forfar). Free kick taken right-footed by Jack Hamilton (Forfar) from own half, resulting in open play.

34:31

Shot by Adam Hunter (Ayr) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), save (caught) by Jack Hamilton (Forfar).

34:10

Attacking throw-in by Kyle McAusland (Ayr).

33:23

Attacking throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

32:46

Shot by Gavin Swankie (Forfar) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

32:30

Attacking throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

31:08

Attacking throw-in by Marc Twaddle (Ayr).

29:48

Shot by James Craigen (Forfar) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), save (caught) by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

29:26

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

28:24

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar) to centre, save (caught) by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

28:02

Shot by Christopher Templeman (Forfar) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), resulting in open play.

27:19

Defending throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

25:52

Foul by Ross Campbell (Forfar) on Marc Twaddle (Ayr). Free kick taken right-footed by Alistair Brown (Ayr) from own half, resulting in open play.

24:43

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

23:40

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

22:47

Foul by Austin McCann (Ayr) on Christopher Templeman (Forfar). Free kick taken right-footed by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar) from left channel, resulting in open play.

20:26

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Sinclair (Ayr) to centre, clearance by Gavin Swankie (Forfar).

19:49

Shot by David Winters (Ayr) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by (Forfar).

19:19

Goal kick taken long by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

18:58

Attacking throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

18:42

Goal kick taken long by (Forfar).

18:22

Shot by David Winters (Ayr) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.

17:57

Gavin Swankie (Forfar) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Austin McCann (Ayr) from own half, resulting in open play.

17:39

Defending throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

15:14

Assist (cross) by David Winters (Ayr) from right side of penalty area.

15:14 Goal scored

Goal! - David Sinclair - Forfar 0 - 1 Ayr goal by David Sinclair (Ayr) right-footed (low centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Forfar 0-1 Ayr.

15:01

Cross by David Winters (Ayr),

14:23

Defending throw-in by Kyle McAusland (Ayr).

12:42

Attacking throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

11:44

Shot by Gavin Swankie (Forfar) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards),

10:34

Gavin Swankie (Forfar) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alistair Brown (Ayr) from own half, resulting in open play.

9:56

Defending throw-in by Iain Campbell (Forfar).

7:31

Defending throw-in by Mark McCulloch (Forfar).

6:45

Goal kick taken long by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

5:06

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar) to centre, clearance by John Robertson (Ayr).

4:31

Foul by David Sinclair (Ayr) on Ross Campbell (Forfar). Free kick taken left-footed by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar) from left channel, resulting in open play.

2:38

Foul by Mark McCulloch (Forfar) on Adam Hunter (Ayr). Free kick taken right-footed by David Sinclair (Ayr) from left channel, resulting in open play.

1:51

Attacking throw-in by Kyle McAusland (Ayr).

1:38

Goal kick taken long by Alistair Brown (Ayr).

1:18

Shot by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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