Scottish League One
Arbroath2Ayr3

Arbroath 2-3 Ayr United

Michael Moffat netted twice for Ayr as they won at Arbroath.

He fired home after four minutes and Ayr doubled their lead in 17 minutes when Michael Donald swept the ball past Arbroath goalkeeper Scott Morrison.

United made it 3-0 in the 29th minute when Moffat rounded Morrison and tucked away his 20th goal of the season.

The hosts pulled one back when Robert Linn beat Ayr goalkeeper David Hutton and Leighton McIntosh nodded in their second in the 79th minute.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Morrison
  • 2BanjoSubstituted forYaoat 46'minutes
  • 3Hamilton
  • 4NicollSubstituted forRobertsonat 87'minutes
  • 5Little
  • 6Keddie
  • 7Linn
  • 8ChisholmBooked at 65mins
  • 10CookSubstituted forMcManusat 45'minutes
  • 9Mcintosh
  • 11SheerinBooked at 7mins

Substitutes

  • 12McManus
  • 14Lindsay
  • 15Scott
  • 16Yao
  • 17Robertson
  • 18Thompson
  • 21Wood

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Hunter
  • 3Pope
  • 4McLaughlin
  • 6Gilmour
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7ForrestSubstituted forMcGowanat 84'minutes
  • 8MalcolmBooked at 23mins
  • 10Kyle
  • 9Moffat
  • 11DonaldSubstituted forMarenghiat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McGowan
  • 14Marenghi
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Shankland
  • 17Wardrobe
  • 18Longridge
  • 19Muir
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
605

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 2, Ayr United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, Ayr United 3.
Foul by Lari Yao (Arbroath).
Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).
Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Kevin Nicoll.
Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).
Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Anthony Marenghi replaces Michael Donald.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael McGowan replaces Alan Forrest.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 2, Ayr United 3. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Linn.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gordon Pope.
Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).
Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).
Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.
Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

Booking

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).
Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 1, Ayr United 3. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the bottom left corner.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.
Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).
(Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Alex Keddie.
Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alan Lithgow (Ayr United).
Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Adam Hunter.
Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Lari Yao replaces David Banjo.

Second Half

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, Ayr United 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Paul McManus replaces Alan Cook.

Half Time

First Half ends, Arbroath 0, Ayr United 3.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Richard Little.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Richard Little.
Attempt missed. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 0, Ayr United 3. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.
Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.
Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Adam Hunter.
Attempt missed. Gordon Pope (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 0, Ayr United 2. Michael Donald (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.
Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2322106567
2Dunfermline2314271144
3Ayr231067-136
4Stranraer2110561035
5Brechin238411-928
6Stenhousemuir237610-1327
7Forfar227510126
8East Fife227213-2223
9Arbroath235216-2017
10Airdrieonians234514-2217
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