Dunfermline fought back to beat Ayr United and cut League One leaders Rangers' advantage to 13 points.

A wind-assisted ball from his own half by Brian Gilmore went over Pars keeper Ryan Scully to put Ayr ahead.

Michael Moffat stretched the hosts' lead but Stephen Husband's curling drive reduced Dunfermline's arrears.

And Ryan Wallace netted twice - once from the penalty spot - and Jordan Moore also scored to complete the visitors' comeback.

With Rangers' match against Stenhousemuir postponed, Dunfermline were able to move closer to the Ibrox side.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (3)

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton
  • 02 Hunter
  • 03 Pope Booked
  • 06 Gilmour Booked
  • 04 McLaughlin Booked
  • 05 Lithgow
  • 07 Forrest (McAusland - 63' )
  • 08 Malcolm
  • 10 Kyle Booked (Marenghi - 74' )
  • 09 Moffat
  • 11 Donald

Substitutes

  • 12 Shankland
  • 14 Marenghi
  • 15 Crawford
  • 16 McAusland
  • 17 Longridge
  • 18 McGowan
  • 19 Muir

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 02 Williamson
  • 03 Whittle
  • 06 Geggan
  • 04 Martin
  • 05 Morris
  • 07 Byrne
  • 08 Husband (Moore - 81' )
  • 09 Wallace Booked
  • 10 Falkingham
  • 11 Thomson

Substitutes

  • 12 Moore
  • 14 Dargo
  • 15 Young
  • 16 Smith
  • 17 Ferguson
  • 18 El-Bakhtaoui
  • 20 Goodfellow
Ref: Stevie O'Reilly
Att: 643

Match Stats

Shots

9 16

On target

4 7

Corners

5 7

Fouls

18 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

90:00 +3:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

90:00 +2:29

Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +0:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4. Jordan Moore (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

87:35

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

87:35

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:11

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

84:41

Attempt saved. Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

82:30

Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:49

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

80:36

Attempt blocked. Jordan Moore (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

80:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Jordan Moore replaces Stephen Husband because of an injury.

79:40

Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

77:55

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Josh Falkingham.

76:43

Attempt missed. Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

75:42

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

75:42

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

75:18

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

75:12

Attempt blocked. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

74:41

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

73:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Anthony Marenghi replaces Kevin Kyle.

73:17

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

73:03

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

70:53

Delay in match Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.

69:46

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

69:46

Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Falkingham.

62:34

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Callum Morris.

62:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Kyle McAusland replaces Alan Forrest.

61:40

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Callum Morris.

59:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

59:00

Penalty Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne draws a foul in the penalty area.

58:57

Penalty conceded by Alan Forrest (Ayr United) after a foul in the penalty area.

58:05

Foul by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

58:05

Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:37 Booking

Booking Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

56:24

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

54:05

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a set piece situation.

53:35

Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:35

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

51:32

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

50:27 Booking

Booking Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

50:19

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

50:19

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:07

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

47:22 Booking

Booking Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

47:19

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

47:19

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:56

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

45:00

Second Half begins Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

45:00 +0:47

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Michael Moffat.

45:00 +0:22

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

45:00 +0:22

Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Wallace.

42:47

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

42:47

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:35

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

41:35

Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:40 Booking

Booking Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

39:15

Attempt missed. Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

38:38

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Callum Morris.

38:12

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

35:11

Gordon Pope (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:11

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

34:45

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).

34:45

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:11

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

32:11

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:10

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:10

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

27:41

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

26:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

24:07

Attempt saved. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

23:26

Foul by Gordon Pope (Ayr United).

23:26

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:06

Attempt blocked. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:47

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

21:47

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:15

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

21:15

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

20:44

Adam Hunter (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:44

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

18:26

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

18:26

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the high centre of the goal.

13:44

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

13:44

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:07

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

11:57 Booking

Booking Gordon Pope (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

11:52

Foul by Gordon Pope (Ayr United).

11:52

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:22

Attempt saved. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

10:57

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

10:00

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

10:00

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:11

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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