Scottish League One
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Albion Rovers 1-3 Ayr United

Jordan Preston scored a first-half hat-trick as Ayr United returned to winning ways with victory over Albion Rovers.

The on-loan Blackburn striker took his goal tally to 10 for the season after netting a quick-fire brace early on.

Preston headed home his side's third from close range before the break.

Ayr continued to dominate after the break with Michael Wardrope hitting the woodwork, but Albion managed to grab a late consolation as Ally Love netted into the bottom corner.

Line-ups

Albion

  • 1Stewart
  • 2Reid
  • 5Dunlop
  • 6Dunlop
  • 3Turnbull
  • 7MullinBooked at 57mins
  • 8Davidson
  • 4Fisher
  • 11McBride
  • 10WillisSubstituted forFerryat 56'minutes
  • 16GemmellSubstituted forMcRobbieat 17'minutesSubstituted forLoveat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Ferry
  • 12Love
  • 14Young
  • 15Talu
  • 17Lochhead
  • 18McRobbie

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Graham
  • 5Murphy
  • 3Donald
  • 10Trouten
  • 6Stevenson
  • 7Wardrope
  • 8Forrest
  • 9Preston
  • 11MooreSubstituted forMcKenzieat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Muir
  • 15McCracken
  • 16Crawford
  • 17McKenzie
  • 18Gilmour
  • 19Newman
Referee:
David Lowe
Attendance:
427

Match Stats

Home TeamAlbionAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Albion Rovers 1, Ayr United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Albion Rovers 1, Ayr United 3.

Foul by Mark Ferry (Albion Rovers).

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Albion Rovers 1, Ayr United 3. Ally Love (Albion Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

Sean McKenzie (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Craig Moore.

Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Ally Love replaces Callum McRobbie.

Attempt missed. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Kyle Turnbull.

Foul by Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers).

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

Michael Wardrope (Ayr United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Alan Reid (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Donald (Ayr United).

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ross Stewart.

Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

Alan Trouten (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Wardrope (Ayr United).

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Booking

Josh Mullin (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Mullin (Albion Rovers).

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Mark Ferry replaces Paul Willis because of an injury.

Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

Alan Trouten (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Fisher (Albion Rovers).

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Ross Dunlop (Albion Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Albion Rovers 0, Ayr United 3.

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