Scottish League One
Ayr2East Fife0

Ayr United 2-0 East Fife

Michael Moffat scored twice as Ayr United beat East Fife to maintain their place in the top four of League One.

Joe Mbu rattled a post after eight minutes for the visitors while Anthony Marenghi went close for the home side.

Marenghi was then upended and Moffat lashed in the rebound after his penalty was parried by Greg Paterson.

Moffat added his second with 22 minutes remaining after Marenghi's pass found him and he rifled his 17th goal of the season into the top-right corner.

Gary Fisher almost gave East Fife a way back into the game minutes later but David Hutton parried away and Ayr held on for a second successive victory.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2McAusland
  • 3Pope
  • 6Gilmour
  • 4McLaughlin
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7Marenghi
  • 8Malcolm
  • 10KyleSubstituted forShanklandat 81'minutes
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14Forrest
  • 15Hunter
  • 16McGowan
  • 17Longridge
  • 19Muir

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2Durie
  • 3JohnstoneSubstituted forClarkeat 62'minutes
  • 6StewartBooked at 70mins
  • 4Campbell
  • 5Mbu
  • 7StewartSubstituted forAustinat 80'minutes
  • 8Fisher
  • 19Buchanan
  • 10BrownSubstituted forWillisat 62'minutes
  • 11McBride

Substitutes

  • 12Thomson
  • 14Thom
  • 15Barr
  • 16Willis
  • 17Clarke
  • 18Austin
  • 21Andrews
Referee:
Des Roache
Attendance:
1,059

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, East Fife 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, East Fife 0.

Attempt missed. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

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

Foul by Gary Fisher (East Fife).

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

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

Foul by Mark Shankland (Ayr United).

Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Mark Shankland replaces Kevin Kyle.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Ryan Stewart.

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gary Fisher (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by David Hutton.

Attempt saved. Gary Fisher (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jonathan Stewart (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, East Fife 0. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony Marenghi.

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

Attempt missed. Pat Clarke (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Fisher (East Fife).

Attempt saved. Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces Craig Johnstone.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Paul Willis replaces Ross Brown.

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Foul by Liam Buchanan (East Fife).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1615106085246
2Dunfermline17112440271335
3Stranraer179353124730
4Ayr188553231129
5Stenhousemuir177462834-625
6Forfar175482326-319
7Brechin185492836-819
8East Fife1852111636-2017
9Arbroath1842122643-1714
10Airdrieonians1833122241-1912
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