Ayr United defeated Scottish League One bottom side Arbroath, despite having Michael Donald sent off.

Craig Malcolm gave the home side the perfect start with a low strike but a reckless tackle by Donald resulted in a red card.

Kenny Deuchar headed his first goal since coming out of retirement to pull Arbroath level.

But Ayr regained the advantage through Michael Moffat's 25th goal of the season, a left-foot shot.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton
  • 02 McGowan
  • 03 Pope Booked
  • 06 Gilmour (McAusland - 93' )
  • 04 Campbell Booked
  • 05 Lithgow
  • 07 McLaughlin (Forrest - 76' )
  • 08 Hunter Booked
  • 10 Malcolm
  • 09 Moffat
  • 11 Donald Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 12 Shankland
  • 14 Forrest
  • 15 Marenghi
  • 16 McAusland
  • 17 Wardrope
  • 18 Roberts
  • 19 Newman

Arbroath

  • 01 Wood
  • 02 Banjo (Scott - 72' )
  • 03 Hamilton
  • 04 Nicoll
  • 05 Travis
  • 06 Keddie Booked
  • 07 Linn
  • 08 Chisholm (Cook - 59' )
  • 10 McManus (Robertson - 79' )
  • 09 Deuchar Booked
  • 11 Sheerin

Substitutes

  • 12 Robertson
  • 14 Cook
  • 15 Yao
  • 16 Scott
  • 17 McWalter
  • 18 Lindsay
  • 21 Morrison
Ref: Greg Aitken
Att: 766

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

3 2

Corners

2 8

Fouls

13 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ayr United 2, Arbroath 1.

90:00 +3:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Arbroath 1.

90:00 +2:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Kyle McAusland replaces Brian Gilmour.

90:00 +1:47

Attempt missed. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +0:26

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

90:00 +0:26

Foul by Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).

90:00 +0:04

Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).

90:00 +0:04

Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:40

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.

89:20

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Michael McGowan.

88:36

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

82:32 Booking

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

82:24

Foul by Gordon Pope (Ayr United).

82:24

Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:12

Attempt missed. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

79:13

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

78:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Paul McManus.

78:33

Michael McGowan (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:33

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

77:35

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

77:35

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:50

Attempt missed. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

75:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Scott McLaughlin.

74:17

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Christopher Scott.

73:59

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

72:02

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

72:02

Foul by Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).

71:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Christopher Scott replaces David Banjo.

70:31

Attempt blocked. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:31

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

61:44 Booking

Booking Adam Hunter (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

61:34

Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).

61:34

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:07

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

60:07

Foul by Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).

59:16

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

58:14 Booking

Booking Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

58:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Alan Cook replaces Ross Chisholm.

56:10 Booking

Booking Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

56:05

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

56:05

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:53

Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

51:34

Attempt missed. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

47:06

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

47:06

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Ayr United 2, Arbroath 1.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ayr United 2, Arbroath 1.

45:00 +0:49

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by David Banjo.

45:00 +0:08

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

45:00 +0:08

Foul by Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).

44:12

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.

43:45

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).

43:45

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:24

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

42:34 Booking

Booking Alex Keddie (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

42:25

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

42:25

Foul by Alex Keddie (Arbroath).

40:55

Attempt saved. Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 2, Arbroath 1. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brian Gilmour.

37:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Arbroath 1. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Keddie.

31:32

Attempt missed. Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31:04

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

31:04

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:28

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

29:28

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:23

Attempt missed. Michael Travis (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is too high.

26:03

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

21:30 Dismissal

Dismissal Michael Donald (Ayr United) is shown the red card.

21:11

Foul by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

21:11

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:21

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

17:49

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

17:49

Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:08

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

16:08

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:19

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

13:54

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

13:28

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Michael McGowan.

10:44

Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).

10:44

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:35

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

3:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Ayr United 1, Arbroath 0. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brian Gilmour.

2:00

Michael Moffat (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:55

Foul by Alex Keddie (Arbroath).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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