Scottish League One
Ayr0Dunfermline2

Ayr United 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic

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.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 5Murphy
  • 7McCrorie
  • 3Boyle
  • 10Trouten
  • 4DochertyBooked at 40minsSubstituted forPrestonat 65'minutes
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forForrestat 55'minutes
  • 11GilmourSubstituted forCrawfordat 84'minutes
  • 6Stevenson
  • 9Moore

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14Donald
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Preston
  • 17Graham
  • 18McLauchlan
  • 19Newman

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Reid
  • 4McKay
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Talbot
  • 7PatonSubstituted forMcCabeat 81'minutes
  • 6GegganBooked at 58mins
  • 8FalkinghamBooked at 56mins
  • 11Cardle
  • 9WallaceSubstituted forHopkirkat 77'minutes
  • 10El BakhtaouiSubstituted forMoffatat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hopkirk
  • 14Martin
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Moffat
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Byrne
  • 20Hutton
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
2,190

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Full Time

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

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Brian Gilmour.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Rhys McCabe replaces Michael Paton.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Ryan Wallace.

Substitution

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!

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.

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Jordan Preston replaces Ross Docherty.

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Wallace.

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Booking

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Attempt blocked. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Jamie Adams.

Foul by Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Moore (Ayr United).

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