Ayr United top Scottish League One after beating Stirling Albion at Forthbank Stadium.

The visitors moved into the lead early on, Alan Forrest poking the ball into the net.

Forrest's second, a wonderful curling effort, came after the break but Gordon Smith converted a penalty for Albion after Martyn Campbell handled.

Brian Gilmour restored Ayr's two-goal advantage when he finished from close range following a corner.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Stirling Albion

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Hamilton
  • 05 Wedderburn Booked
  • 06 Smith
  • 07 Smith
  • 03 Creaney (Johnston - 62' )
  • 08 Comrie (Smith - 57' )
  • 04 Robertson Booked
  • 11 Weir
  • 09 Smith Booked
  • 10 Coult (Cunningham - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Cunningham
  • 14 Smith
  • 15 Johnston
  • 16 Forsyth
  • 17 Reidford
  • 18 Fulton
  • 19 McGeachie

Ayr United

  • 01 Hutton
  • 05 Campbell
  • 03 Donald
  • 02 Devlin
  • 04 McKinlay
  • 11 McGill (Shirkie - 86' )
  • 08 McLaughlin Booked
  • 06 Gilmour
  • 07 Forrest
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 10 McGovern

Substitutes

  • 12 McKenzie
  • 14 McArthur
  • 15 Shirkie
  • 16 Muir
  • 18 Roberts
  • 19 Newman
Ref: Mat Northcroft
Att: 823

Match Stats

Shots

4 8

On target

3 6

Corners

5 5

Fouls

17 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, Ayr United 3.

90:00 +1:50 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, Ayr United 3.

90:00 +1:16

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Graham Weir.

90:00 +0:47

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Graham Weir.

90:00 +0:08

Foul by Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion).

90:00 +0:08

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

88:05

Darren Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:05

Foul by Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United).

85:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ayr United. Dale Shirkie replaces Peter McGill.

84:55

Attempt missed. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right following a fast break.

83:12

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:12

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

82:23 Booking

Booking Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

82:18

Foul by Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

82:18

Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:12 Booking

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

79:00

(Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:55

Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

77:26

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Chris Smith.

74:46

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

74:46

Foul by Darren Smith (Stirling Albion).

73:24

Attempt saved. Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

72:36

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

72:36

Foul by Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion).

69:20

Josh McArthur (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:20

Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

68:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Ayr United 3. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kevin McKinlay following a corner.

67:39

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Willie Robertson.

66:55 Booking

Booking Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

66:51

Foul by Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion).

66:51

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Ayr United 2. Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

65:01

Penalty conceded by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

64:36

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Michael Donald.

64:24

Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:24

Foul by Ryan Donnelly (Ayr United).

62:49

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

62:49

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

61:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Philip Johnston replaces James Creaney because of an injury.

58:49

Attempt saved. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

57:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Lewis Coult.

56:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Darren Smith replaces Craig Comrie.

55:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stirling Albion 0, Ayr United 2. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Brian Gilmour.

53:30

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Chris Smith.

51:44

Foul by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

51:44

Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:04

Attempt missed. Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

46:40

Jon Paul McGovern (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:40

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

45:00

Second Half begins Stirling Albion 0, Ayr United 1.

45:00 +0:32 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Ayr United 1.

44:51

Foul by Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion).

44:51

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:10

Foul by Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion).

44:10

Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:19

Foul by Peter McGill (Ayr United).

41:19

Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:08

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

40:08

Foul by Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion).

36:33

Kevin McKinlay (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:33

Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

36:11

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

36:11

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

31:25

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

29:24

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.

26:22 Booking

Booking Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

26:15

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

26:15

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

20:40

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

20:40

Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

19:11

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

18:55

Attempt blocked. Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:44

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Ayr United).

16:44

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

12:31

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:31

Foul by James Creaney (Stirling Albion).

10:00

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:59

Foul by Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion).

9:39

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

7:49

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

6:31

Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

6:31

Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:00

Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:59

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

4:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stirling Albion 0, Ayr United 1. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

1:44

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

1:12

Attempt saved. Ryan Donnelly (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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