Scottish League One
Ayr2Dunfermline4

Ayr United 2-4 Dunfermline Athletic

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.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Hunter
  • 3PopeBooked at 12mins
  • 6GilmourBooked at 51mins
  • 4McLaughlinBooked at 57mins
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7ForrestSubstituted forMcAuslandat 63'minutes
  • 8Malcolm
  • 10KyleBooked at 48minsSubstituted forMarenghiat 74'minutes
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

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

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 3Whittle
  • 6Geggan
  • 4Martin
  • 5Morris
  • 7Byrne
  • 8HusbandSubstituted forMooreat 81'minutes
  • 9WallaceBooked at 41mins
  • 10Falkingham
  • 11Thomson

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

Full Time

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

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

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.

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

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

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.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

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

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Josh Falkingham.

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

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

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Anthony Marenghi replaces Kevin Kyle.

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

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

Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).

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

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.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Callum Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Kyle McAusland replaces Alan Forrest.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Callum Morris.

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.

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

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

Foul by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

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

Booking

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

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.

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

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers1515005245
2Dunfermline1610241032
3Stranraer16925729
4Ayr16655-223
5Stenhousemuir15636-721
6Forfar16547-219
7East Fife16529-1617
8Arbroath164210-1314
9Brechin15348-1013
10Airdrieonians152211-198
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