Scottish League One
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Ayr United 2-3 Forfar Athletic

Gavin Swankie netted a brace as Forfar Athletic edged out Ayr United in an entertaining Somerset Park tussle.

The visitors took the lead on 13 minutes when Swankie turned in Dale Hilson's cross but Ayr hit back through a fierce shot from Craig Malcolm.

Chris Templeman's strike restored Forfar's lead on the brink of half-time only for Martyn Campbell to later bundle in a leveller from close range.

But Swankie hit the winner with on 67 minutes with a firm shot.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Hunter
  • 3Longridge
  • 6McLaughlinSubstituted forShanklandat 72'minutes
  • 4Campbell
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7McGowan
  • 8MarenghiSubstituted forForrestat 58'minutes
  • 10Kyle
  • 9Malcolm
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14Forrest
  • 15Gilmour
  • 16Pope
  • 17Crawford
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Newman

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2BaxterBooked at 53mins
  • 3Campbell
  • 4Fusco
  • 5MalcolmBooked at 90mins
  • 6DodsBooked at 65mins
  • 7CampbellSubstituted forKaderat 86'minutes
  • 8McCabe
  • 10SwankieBooked at 63mins
  • 9Templeman
  • 11Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Andrews
  • 15Dale
  • 16Kader
  • 17Malin
  • 18McCluskey
  • 20Hill
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
656

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 3.

Attempt missed. Mark Shankland (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt saved. Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

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

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

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

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

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Ross Campbell.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Ayr United).

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.

Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael McGowan (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Mark Shankland replaces Scott McLaughlin because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Kyle (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kevin Kyle (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Forfar Athletic 3. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Michael McGowan (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2322106567
2Dunfermline2314271144
3Ayr231067-136
4Stranraer2110561035
5Brechin249411-631
6Stenhousemuir237610-1327
7Forfar227510126
8East Fife237214-2523
9Arbroath235216-2017
10Airdrieonians234514-2217
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