Dunfermline 0-1 Ayr: Match Report

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18 March 2017

Rare away win for Ayr

Ross Docherty scored the only goal as relegation-battling Ayr secured a 1-0 victory at Dunfermline.

Docherty's second-half header earned United their first away league win since October.

The Pars made a breathless start to the game as Nicky Clark's volley struck a defender only for Kallum Higginbotham to fire over the rebound and moments later Michael Moffat's header hit a post.

Moffat went close again in the second half as his shot was tipped over the crossbar by Ayr goalkeeper Greg Fleming.

But against the run of play Docherty's 49th-minute header found a way past Sean Murdoch.

Dunfermline wasted a great chance to equalise in the 68th minute when Joe Cardle somehow fired wide from Ryan Williamson's cut-back, while Fleming later made a couple of good saves to keep Ayr a point above St Mirren at the bottom.


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