Alloa Athletic 1-0 Ayr United

Alloa Athletic made it back-to-back victories as Ben Gordon's solitary strike sealed a win over Ayr United at Recreation Park.

Jason Marr missed a great chance to give the home side the lead after nine minutes, heading Ryan McCord's free-kick wide from six yards out.

Wasps' midfielder Graeme Holmes was then unlucky not to break the deadlock in the 27th minute, thumping the crossbar with a thunderous 25-yard strike.

Paul Hartley's men were finally ahead on the stroke of half-time as Gordon tucked away McCord's pinpoint cross to notch his second goal in as many games.

Eight minutes from time, Honest Men substitute Ross Robertson thought he had equalised for the visitors when he let fly with a 25-yard free-kick, but Scott Bain was up to the test with a fine save.

Mark Docherty went close to securing the hosts' victory when he struck from distance after 86 minutes, but Ally Brown denied the former Brechin man from extending the winning margin.

Alloa: Bain, Doyle, Gordon, Marr, Meggatt, Ryan McCord, Young, Low (Docherty 62), Holmes, Thomson (Grehan 62), Cawley (Ross McCord 77). Subs Not Used: McDowall, Simmons.

Booked: Young, Cawley.

Goals: Gordon 45.

Ayr: Brown, McAusland, John Robertson, McCann, Twaddle, Crawford, Hunter, McStay (Wyllie 76), Winters (Ross Robertson 71), Moffat, Mackinnon (Roberts 71). Subs Not Used: William Muir, Campbell.

Booked: McStay, McAusland, Roberts.

Att: 595

Ref: Don Robertson