Scottish League One
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Ayr United 2-1 Stranraer

Ayr United booked their place in the promotion play-offs after holding on for a win at home to Stranraer in Scottish League One.

Alan Trouten's shot found the net off the inside of a post to give Ayr the lead.

And, in the second half, Stranraer goalkeeper Cameron Belford failed to clear a passback and Michael Wardrobe was left with a simple tap-in.

The visitors pulled one back through Ryan Thomson's header but Ayr held on.

Line-ups

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 4Graham
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 2Murphy
  • 3Donald
  • 7Wardrope
  • 6StevensonSubstituted forMcKenzieat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Adams
  • 10Trouten
  • 9PrestonSubstituted forCrawfordat 80'minutes
  • 11MooreSubstituted forForrestat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14Hodge
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Muir
  • 17McKenzie
  • 19Newman

Stranraer

  • 26Belford
  • 4Pettigrew
  • 8Bell
  • 2RobertsonBooked at 26mins
  • 15Dick
  • 10Stirling
  • 7CairneySubstituted forAitkenat 85'minutes
  • 16TurnerSubstituted forMalcolmat 58'minutes
  • 33GibsonBooked at 45mins
  • 20McGuiganBooked at 36minsSubstituted forLongworthat 70'minutes
  • 23Thomson

Substitutes

  • 6Aitken
  • 9Malcolm
  • 11McCloskey
  • 12Kemp
  • 13Currie
  • 14Longworth
  • 24Rumsby
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
1,244

Match Stats

Home TeamAyrAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Ayr United 2, Stranraer 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ayr United 2, Stranraer 1.

Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Sean McKenzie replaces Ryan Stevenson.

Attempt saved. Michael Wardrope (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Cameron Belford.

Attempt saved. Michael Wardrope (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

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

Attempt missed. Scott Robertson (Stranraer) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Ayr United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Chris Aitken replaces Paul Cairney.

Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Robbie Crawford replaces Jordan Preston.

Attempt missed. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Stranraer 1. Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) header from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

Foul by Paul Cairney (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Craig Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Mark McGuigan.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Ryan Thomson.

Goal!

Goal! Ayr United 2, Stranraer 0. Michael Wardrope (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom right corner.

Liam Dick (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Wardrope (Ayr United).

Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).

Attempt saved. Andy Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Paul Cairney (Stranraer) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Craig Malcolm replaces Kyle Turner.

Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Moore (Ayr United).

Foul by Alan Trouten (Ayr United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline31226378215772
2Peterhead321611571353659
3Ayr311741057421555
4Stranraer32126143447-1342
5Airdrieonians31116143945-639
6Albion31109123340-739
7Stenhousemuir31106154170-2936
8Cowdenbeath3195174267-2532
9Forfar3179154151-1030
10Brechin3186173755-1830
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