Scottish League One
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Ayr United 2-4 Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline fought back to beat Ayr United and cut League One leaders Rangers' advantage to 13 points.

A wind-assisted ball from his own half by Brian Gilmore went over Pars keeper Ryan Scully to put Ayr ahead.

Michael Moffat stretched the hosts' lead but Stephen Husband's curling drive reduced Dunfermline's arrears.

And Ryan Wallace netted twice - once from the penalty spot - and Jordan Moore also scored to complete the visitors' comeback.

With Rangers' match against Stenhousemuir postponed, Dunfermline were able to move closer to the Ibrox side.

Line-ups

Ayr

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Hunter
  • 3PopeBooked at 12mins
  • 6GilmourBooked at 51mins
  • 4McLaughlinBooked at 57mins
  • 5Lithgow
  • 7ForrestSubstituted forMcAuslandat 63'minutes
  • 8Malcolm
  • 10KyleBooked at 48minsSubstituted forMarenghiat 74'minutes
  • 9Moffat
  • 11Donald

Substitutes

  • 12Shankland
  • 14Marenghi
  • 15Crawford
  • 16McAusland
  • 17Longridge
  • 18McGowan
  • 19Muir

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 3Whittle
  • 6Geggan
  • 4Martin
  • 5Morris
  • 7Byrne
  • 8HusbandSubstituted forMooreat 81'minutes
  • 9WallaceBooked at 41mins
  • 10Falkingham
  • 11Thomson

Substitutes

  • 12Moore
  • 14Dargo
  • 15Young
  • 16Smith
  • 17Ferguson
  • 18El-Bakhtaoui
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Stevie O'Reilly
Attendance:
643

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Ayr United 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4. Jordan Moore (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McAusland (Ayr United).

  6. Post update

    Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Moore (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Jordan Moore replaces Stephen Husband because of an injury.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Josh Falkingham.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle McAusland (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott McLaughlin.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1515005975245
2Dunfermline16102437271032
3Stranraer169253023729
4Ayr166552931-223
5Stenhousemuir156362633-721
6Forfar165472325-219
7East Fife165291531-1617
8Arbroath1642102538-1314
9Brechin153482131-1013
10Airdrieonians1522111635-198
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