Scottish League One
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Forfar Athletic 4-1 Ayr United

Dale Hilson scored a brace as Forfar Athletic thumped fourth-placed promotion hopefuls Ayr United.

The hosts were quick out the traps, as Jamie McCluskey lifted the ball over Ayr goalkeeper David Hutton to open the scoring.

And Hilson netted before Omar Kader's low finish made it three.

Michael Moffat then scored a consolation goal from the spot for Ayr before Hilson made it 4-1 and a late Brian Gilmour strike ended the scoring.

Ayr remain a point ahead of Stenhousemuir, who lost at home to Airdrieonians, with a game remaining.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2Fusco
  • 3Campbell
  • 8McCluskeySubstituted forDaleat 71'minutes
  • 4Andrews
  • 5DodsBooked at 60mins
  • 7Kader
  • 6Malin
  • 11Campbell
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forDugganat 77'minutes
  • 10HilsonBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMcLellandat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McLelland
  • 14Dale
  • 15Duggan
  • 16Gibson
  • 17Keiller
  • 18Smith
  • 20Douglas

Ayr

  • 1Hutton
  • 2McGowanSubstituted forMcAuslandat 55'minutes
  • 3PopeBooked at 90mins
  • 6GilmourBooked at 5mins
  • 4Campbell
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7ForrestSubstituted forShanklandat 83'minutes
  • 8McLaughlinBooked at 75mins
  • 10Malcolm
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Kyle
  • 14Shankland
  • 15Hunter
  • 16Crawford
  • 17Marenghi
  • 18McAusland
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
532

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 2. Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Booking

Gordon Pope (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gordon Pope (Ayr United).

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren Hill.

Attempt saved. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Paul McLelland (Forfar Athletic).

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

Attempt saved. Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

Foul by Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic).

Gordon Pope (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Mark Shankland replaces Alan Forrest.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Paul McLelland replaces Dale Hilson.

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Alan Lithgow (Ayr United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Chris Duggan replaces Christopher Templeman.

Booking

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

Booking

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Craig Malcolm (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie McCluskey (Forfar Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 4, Ayr United 1. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Jamie McCluskey.

Attempt missed. Gordon Pope (Ayr United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Marvin Andrews (Forfar Athletic).

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

Attempt missed. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Pope.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 3, Ayr United 1. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

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

Penalty conceded by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Ayr United. Michael Donald draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Kyle McAusland replaces Michael McGowan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers35332088101
2Dunfermline35195111462
3Stranraer3513913-248
4Ayr3513715-446
5Stenhousemuir35111212-1145
6Forfar3512716-543
7Brechin3512617-1242
8Airdrieonians3511915-1242
9East Fife359521-3532
10Arbroath359422-2131
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