Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Ayr United 0.
Dunfermline Athletic failed to take full advantage of Hearts' shock defeat as they were held at home by Ayr United in the Scottish Championship.
Stevie Crawford's side edged a point closer to the leaders - who lost at home to Raith Rovers - but remain six points adrift of the summit.
Ryan Dow, Declan McManus and Lewis McCann all spurned chances, as did Cammy Smith and Michael Moffat for Ayr.
They stay in sixth place, three points off the promotion play-off places.
Dunfermline Athletic head coach Steve Crawford: "When opportunities fell to us, we never worked their keeper. That's something we will work on.
"We're in a very competitive league and we're not resting on our laurels - we've drawn a lot and we need to find that creativity to win games. We need to find that confidence and trust our quality."
Ayr United player-manager Mark Kerr: "Sometimes you're happy with a point here, but today I felt we were better. We looked more attacking and were solid at the back.
"We're hoping to add a striker tomorrow. We've had ones that haven't worked out so hopefully we can add someone who's big, can get up the pitch and create chances."
- 1Fon Williams
- 16WhittakerSubstituted forMayoat 76'minutes
- 8TurnerSubstituted forMcCannat 67'minutes
- 23ThomasSubstituted forMurrayat 78'minutes
- 19ZanattaSubstituted forMoffatat 65'minutes
- Don Robertson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Ayr United 0.
Attempt missed. Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.
Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Aaron Muirhead (Ayr United).
Paul Watson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Moffat (Ayr United).
Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Corrie Ndaba (Ayr United).
Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Aaron Comrie.
Attempt missed. Iain Wilson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Corrie Ndaba.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jack Baird.
Corrie Ndaba (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Iain Wilson (Dunfermline Athletic).
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Fraser Murray replaces Dom Thomas.
Attempt missed. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis Mayo replaces Steven Whittaker.
Foul by Luke McCowan (Ayr United).
Declan McManus (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.