Ayr 1-2 Dunfermline: Match Report

12 December 2015 05:31

Ten-man Dunfermline go three points clear

Dunfermline overcame the dismissal of Joe Cardle to move three points clear of Ayr at the top of Ladbrokes League One, winning 2-1 at Somerset Park.

Michael Moffat gave the Pars a 34th-minute lead when he rounded off good work by Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Michael Paton to beat Ayr goalkeeper Greg Fleming.

The home side were level a little more than two minutes later when Gerry McLauchlan headed in Brian Gilmour's cross.

Cardle was dismissed in the 52nd minute after picking up two bookings in quick succession - the first for diving in the box, the second for a clash with Ayr's Peter Murphy.

However, David Hopkirk won it for Dunfermline in the 69th minute with a low shot.


Source: PA


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