Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.
Faissal El Bakhtaoui netted a second-half double as League One leaders Dunfermline claimed victory at Ayr.
Pars goalkeeper Sean Murdoch denied Jamie Adams in a first half of few chances before two quick fire goals put the visitors in control.
El Bakhtaoui raced on to a Ryan Wallace ball to score his first, before scoring a stunning 30-yard volley from Michael Paton's cross.
Craig Moore fired a late chance over for Ayr United, who remain third.
- 4DochertyBooked at 40minsSubstituted forPrestonat 65'minutes
- 8AdamsSubstituted forForrestat 55'minutes
- 11GilmourSubstituted forCrawfordat 84'minutes
- 7PatonSubstituted forMcCabeat 81'minutes
- 6GegganBooked at 58mins
- 8FalkinghamBooked at 56mins
- 9WallaceSubstituted forHopkirkat 77'minutes
- 10El BakhtaouiSubstituted forMoffatat 77'minutes
- Don Robertson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.
Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).
Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Craig Moore (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Brian Gilmour.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Rhys McCabe replaces Michael Paton.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Ryan Wallace.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Moffat replaces Faissal El Bakhtaoui.
Foul by Ross McCrorie (Ayr United).
Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Delay in match Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.
Hand ball by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).
Foul by Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).
Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).
Goal! Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Paton.