Scottish League One
Dunfermline0Ayr2

Dunfermline Athletic 0-2 Ayr United

Ayr United moved up to second in League One as Dunfermline lost their place at the top of the division to Forfar.

The visitors went ahead midway through the first half when Alan Forrest fired low into the net.

And Jordan Preston doubled their advantage just before the hour mark, pouncing on some poor defending to strike home.

Mickael Antoine-Curier almost halved the deficit for the Pars but could not keep his header down.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Martin
  • 4FordyceSubstituted forRooneyat 45+1'minutes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Talbot
  • 7PatonSubstituted forWallaceat 64'minutes
  • 8Falkingham
  • 6Geggan
  • 11CardleBooked at 83mins
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 58'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 10El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Potter
  • 14Byrne
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Wallace
  • 17Rooney
  • 18Antoine-Curier
  • 20Hutton

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2DevlinBooked at 29mins
  • 6Murphy
  • 5McLauchlanBooked at 73mins
  • 3Boyle
  • 7GilmourSubstituted forDonaldat 84'minutes
  • 4Docherty
  • 8AdamsBooked at 40mins
  • 11ForrestSubstituted forTroutenat 78'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 9Preston
  • 10MooreBooked at 66minsSubstituted forCaldwellat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Graham
  • 14Caldwell
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Trouten
  • 17Donald
  • 18Muir
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
3,596

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Ayr United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Ayr United 2.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United).

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

Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

Michael Donald (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Donald replaces Brian Gilmour.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ross Docherty.

Booking

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alan Trouten (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Trouten replaces Alan Forrest.

Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United).

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Dunfermline Athletic).

Jordan Preston (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Ross Caldwell replaces Craig Moore.

Attempt saved. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Craig Moore (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Moore (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Michael Paton.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Dunfermline Athletic).

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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