Scottish League One
Ayr2Arbroath0

Ayr United 2-0 Arbroath

A strike from former Scotland cap Kevin Kyle helped Ayr to a win which lifts them to third in the League One table.

The visitors went closest early on, with Robert Linn's left-footed shot saved by Ayr goalkeeper David Hutton.

Then, with the half-time whistle about to sound, Kyle headed home a floated Scott McLaughlin corner to put the home side in front.

Adam Hunter sealed the points for Ayr with a second-half, left-footed strike after picking up a Michael Donald pass.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Hunter
  • 3Pope
  • 6McLaughlinBooked at 43mins
  • 4McAusland
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7RobertsSubstituted forForrestat 67'minutes
  • 8CrawfordSubstituted forMarenghiat 72'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 10KyleSubstituted forMalcolmat 88'minutes
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14Forrest
  • 15McGowan
  • 16Marenghi
  • 17Malcolm
  • 18Wyllie
  • 19Muir

Arbroath

  • 1Morrison
  • 2BanjoSubstituted forSibandaat 86'minutes
  • 3Hamilton
  • 7Linn
  • 5TravisBooked at 56mins
  • 6Keddie
  • 4Smith
  • 8Chisholm
  • 10CookSubstituted forMilneat 78'minutes
  • 9Erwin
  • 11SheerinSubstituted forYaoat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Sibanda
  • 14Yao
  • 15Donaldson
  • 16Lindsay
  • 17Rosscraig
  • 18Milne
  • 21Wilson
Referee:
Stevie O'Reilly
Attendance:
990

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Arbroath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Arbroath 0.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

Alex Keddie (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

Michael Travis (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Malcolm replaces Kevin Kyle.

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

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

Foul by Lee Erwin (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Lee Sibanda replaces David Banjo.

Booking

Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United).

Lari Yao (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Lee Erwin (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Steven Milne replaces Alan Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Lari Yao replaces Paul Sheerin.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Arbroath 0. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Donald.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Anthony Marenghi replaces Robert Crawford.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Mark Roberts.

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

Attempt missed. Michael Travis (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

Attempt saved. Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) because of an injury.

Booking

Michael Travis (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

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

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

Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).

Attempt missed. Lee Erwin (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers99003853327
2Stenhousemuir105231722-517
3Ayr104421814416
4Dunfermline95132017316
5Stranraer104241315-214
6Arbroath104061824-612
7Forfar103161516-110
8East Fife10316820-1210
9Brechin102351621-59
10Airdrieonians102261423-98
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