Livingston 0-1 Ayr United

Ayr United goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert and team-mate Jonathan Tiffoney

Ayr United moved three points clear of bottom club Queen of the South and level with Raith Rovers after beating Livingston.

Robert Barr was thwarted by a wonderful save from Kevin Cuthbert as Livi threatened early on.

The visitors went ahead when Mark Roberts atoned for an earlier miss with a volley past Andrew McNeil.

McNeil denied John Robertson after the break and the hosts almost levelled when Rory Boulding hit the post.

Livingston: McNeil, McCann, Watson, Craig Barr, Fordyce, Robert Barr, Kyle Jacobs, Cummings (Gray 67), Keaghan Jacobs, McNulty, Boulding.

Subs Not Used: Jamieson, McDonald, Andrew Russell, Downie.

Ayr: Cuthbert, Tiffoney, John Robertson (Ross Robertson 69), Smith, Malone, Moffat (Wardlaw 88), Geggan, Tomsett, McGowan, Parker, Roberts (Trouten 36).

Subs Not Used: McWilliams, Armstrong.

Booked: Parker, Tomsett, Geggan.

Goals: Roberts 24.

Att: 1,375

Ref: Brian Winter.

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