Scottish League One
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Ayr United 2-1 Arbroath

Ayr United defeated Scottish League One bottom side Arbroath, despite having Michael Donald sent off.

Craig Malcolm gave the home side the perfect start with a low strike but a reckless tackle by Donald resulted in a red card.

Kenny Deuchar headed his first goal since coming out of retirement to pull Arbroath level.

But Ayr regained the advantage through Michael Moffat's 25th goal of the season, a left-foot shot.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2McGowan
  • 3PopeBooked at 83mins
  • 6GilmourSubstituted forMcAuslandat 90+3'minutes
  • 4CampbellBooked at 57mins
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7McLaughlinSubstituted forForrestat 76'minutes
  • 8HunterBooked at 62mins
  • 10Malcolm
  • 9Moffat
  • 11DonaldBooked at 22mins

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14Forrest
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16McAusland
  • 17Wardrope
  • 18Roberts
  • 19Newman

Arbroath

  • 1Wood
  • 2BanjoSubstituted forScottat 72'minutes
  • 3Hamilton
  • 4Nicoll
  • 5Travis
  • 6KeddieBooked at 43mins
  • 7Linn
  • 8ChisholmSubstituted forCookat 59'minutes
  • 10McManusSubstituted forRobertsonat 79'minutes
  • 9DeucharBooked at 59mins
  • 11Sheerin

Substitutes

  • 12Robertson
  • 14Cook
  • 15Yao
  • 16Scott
  • 17McWalter
  • 18Lindsay
  • 21Morrison
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
766

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Arbroath 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Arbroath 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Kyle McAusland replaces Brian Gilmour.
Attempt missed. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header 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 Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).
Foul by Alan Forrest (Ayr United).
Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Martyn Campbell.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Michael McGowan.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Adam Hunter.

Booking

Gordon Pope (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Gordon Pope (Ayr United).
Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Paul McManus.
Michael McGowan (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).
Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).
Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Scott McLaughlin.
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Christopher Scott.
Attempt blocked. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Christopher Scott replaces David Banjo.
Attempt blocked. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

Booking

Adam Hunter (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Adam Hunter (Ayr United).
Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).
Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Alan Cook replaces Ross Chisholm.

Booking

Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2927207583
2Dunfermline30173101454
3Stranraer3013710446
4Ayr3013611145
5Forfar3011613-139
6Stenhousemuir3091110-838
7Brechin299515-1332
8Airdrieonians308715-1631
9East Fife308418-3328
10Arbroath307320-2324
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