Scottish League One
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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ayr United 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

  4. Post update

    Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Moore (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Brian Gilmour.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Rhys McCabe replaces Michael Paton.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Ryan Wallace.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Moffat replaces Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ross McCrorie (Ayr United).

  11. Post update

    Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Patrick Boyle (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Brian Gilmour (Ayr United).

  20. 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.