Ayr United delivered a clinical second-half performance to heap more misery on basement side Airdrieonians.

Craig Malcolm's header crashed against the bar and Kevin Kyle had an effort cleared off the line as the hosts threatened before the interval.

Kyle broke the deadlock with a header on the hour and Michael Moffat thumped in his 17th goal of the season.

Alan Forrest slammed a close-range shot beyond Danny Rogers to complete a comfortable victory for the Honest Men.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (3)

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton
  • 02 McAusland
  • 03 Pope
  • 06 Gilmour Booked (Forrest - 49' )
  • 04 Campbell
  • 05 Lithgow
  • 07 McLaughlin
  • 08 Malcolm
  • 10 Kyle
  • 09 Moffat
  • 11 Donald (McGowan - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Shankland
  • 14 Forrest
  • 15 Marenghi
  • 16 McGowan
  • 17 Hunter
  • 18 Wardrobe
  • 19 Muir

Airdrieonians

  • 01 Rogers
  • 02 Gilmour
  • 03 Bain
  • 04 Watt
  • 05 Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 06 Buchanan
  • 07 Blockley
  • 08 McCormack
  • 10 Coult (Lister - 61' )
  • 09 Parker
  • 11 McLaren

Substitutes

  • 12 O'Byrne
  • 14 Boyle
  • 15 Lister
  • 16 Cadden
  • 17 Grier
Ref: Euan Anderson
Att: 1,037

Match Stats

Shots

26 6

On target

9 1

Corners

10 2

Fouls

13 4

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ayr United 3, Airdrieonians 0.

90:00 +1:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ayr United 3, Airdrieonians 0.

90:00 +0:11

Attempt blocked. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

89:32

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Willie McLaren.

87:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Michael McGowan replaces Michael Donald.

86:34

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.

86:22

Attempt blocked. Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

84:40

Attempt blocked. Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

84:12

Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:12

Foul by Ross Gilmour (Airdrieonians).

83:40

Attempt blocked. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:03

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross Gilmour.

81:49

Attempt blocked. Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

81:02

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by James Lister.

80:22

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jamie Bain.

78:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 3, Airdrieonians 0. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

78:19

Attempt saved. Michael Donald (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

75:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Airdrieonians 0. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Kyle.

74:02

Attempt missed. Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

72:54

Attempt saved. Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

72:05

Attempt missed. Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

71:21

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

66:50

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

66:18

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

66:18

Foul by Willie McLaren (Airdrieonians).

64:34

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

64:34

Willie McLaren (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:17

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

64:17

Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:04

Attempt blocked. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. James Lister replaces Lewis Coult.

60:02

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

60:02

Stefan Milojevic (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Airdrieonians 0. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle McAusland with a cross.

57:48

Attempt missed. Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

56:56

Foul by Gordon Pope (Ayr United).

56:56

Liam Watt (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:15

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

54:55

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

54:55

Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:59

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

48:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Brian Gilmour because of an injury.

48:36

Attempt missed. Willie McLaren (Airdrieonians) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:12

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:12

Foul by Liam Watt (Airdrieonians).

45:35

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Ayr United 0, Airdrieonians 0.

45:00 +0:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ayr United 0, Airdrieonians 0.

42:24

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

42:24

Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:51

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Nathan Blockley.

41:29

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Daniel Rogers.

41:16

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

39:19 Booking

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

39:13

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

39:13

Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:35

Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

37:39

Attempt missed. Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is high and wide to the left.

34:59

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

34:00

Lewis Coult (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:59

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

32:31

(Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:31

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

31:39

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Nathan Blockley.

31:30

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Daniel Rogers.

31:06

Attempt saved. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

28:52

Attempt missed. Ross Gilmour (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

24:54

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

24:29

Ross Gilmour (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:29

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

23:59

Attempt missed. Gordon Pope (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

22:45

Foul by Stefan Milojevic (Airdrieonians).

22:45

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

21:45

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

21:16

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Willie McLaren.

21:00

Attempt blocked. Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

19:12

Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

18:26

Attempt blocked. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

18:19

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Daniel Rogers.

17:59

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

11:55

Lewis Coult (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:55

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

10:52

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

10:29

Delay in match Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) because of an injury.

3:16

Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:16

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

0:29

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

0:29

Stefan Milojevic (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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