Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Ayr United

Dunfermline claimed their third victory in a row with a comfortable win over fellow promotion chasers Ayr.

Ross Forbes gave the home team the lead with a fine strike from distance in the eighth minute.

Later, Forbes' shot hit the post before finding Lawrence Shankland inside the area who scored with a simple tap-in.

The Pars sealed the win through Shankland, again set up by Forbes, but it was a fine finish from the striker for his fifth goal of the season.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Millen
  • 3Grainger
  • 6Geggan
  • 4Page
  • 5MorrisBooked at 85mins
  • 8HusbandSubstituted forWhittleat 84'minutes
  • 11ForbesSubstituted forByrneat 84'minutes
  • 7El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forWallaceat 79'minutes
  • 9ShanklandBooked at 70mins
  • 10Falkingham

Substitutes

  • 12Wallace
  • 14Moore
  • 15Whittle
  • 16Byrne
  • 17Martin
  • 18Williamson
  • 20Goodfellow

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2HunterBooked at 59mins
  • 3Pope
  • 8MalcolmBooked at 83mins
  • 5Lithgow
  • 4McLaughlinBooked at 61mins
  • 7CrawfordSubstituted forMcGowanat 77'minutes
  • 6GilmourSubstituted forMarenghiat 77'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 10Kyle
  • 9ForrestSubstituted forShanklandat 68'minutes
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14McGowan
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16Longridge
  • 18Wardrope
  • 19Roberts
  • 20Newman
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
2,773

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Ayr United 0.

Foul by Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic).

Adam Hunter (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

Booking

Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

Mark Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Ross Forbes.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Alex Whittle replaces Stephen Husband.

Booking

Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Ayr United).

Booking

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

Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Marenghi (Ayr United).

Mark Shankland (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Ayr United 0. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Anthony Marenghi replaces Brian Gilmour.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael McGowan replaces Robbie Crawford.

Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Mark Shankland replaces Alan Forrest.

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.

Booking

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

Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott McLaughlin (Ayr United).

Booking

Adam Hunter (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers25232081146771
2Dunfermline25162757411650
3Stranraer23116643311239
4Ayr2510694046-636
5Brechin2694134251-931
6Forfar2485113838029
7Stenhousemuir2578103649-1329
8East Fife2574142146-2525
9Airdrieonians2556142748-2121
10Arbroath2553173556-2118
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