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The referee cautions Michael Dunlop for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dunlop on Ryan McCann. Scott McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.
Ross Robertson comes on in place of William Easton.
A cross is delivered by David McClune.
The offside flag is raised against Jason Thomson. Free kick taken by David Crawford.
Jason Thomson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Smith.
Jamie Hay receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Jamie Hay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Easton. Free kick taken by Scott McLaughlin.
Bryan Prunty fouled by Ebbie Malone, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin McDonald crosses the ball in from the free kick, William Easton manages to make a clearance.
Effort from just outside the area by Scott McLaughlin goes over the target.
Daniel McKay is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Dunlop.
Mark Roberts goes off and Daniel McKay comes on.
The referee shows Ryan McCann a yellow card for dissent. Booking for Bryan Prunty for dissent. Foul by Ryan McCann on Scott Walker, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by William Gibson.
The ball is sent over by Chris Smith, clearance by William Gibson. William Easton has a drilled shot. Comfortable save by Steven Robertson.
The ball is delivered by Chris Smith, William Gibson makes a clearance. Shot from 12 yards from William Easton. Comfortable save by Steven Robertson.
Scott Walker handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Scott McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick, Martyn Campbell produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Darren Smith takes a short corner.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Darren Smith from the right by-line, Martyn Campbell manages to make a clearance.
Michael Moffat is brought on as a substitute for Stuart Bannigan.
Scott McLaughlin decides to take a short corner.
(Alloa) makes a substitution, with James Lister coming on for Andrew Scott.
William Easton grabs a headed goal from close range. Alloa 0-1 Ayr.Assist by Ryan McCann.
Shot by Michael Dunlop from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Scott McLaughlin by Michael McGowan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Bannigan.
Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin.
Andy Rodgers takes a shot. Steven Robertson makes a save.
Centre by Andrew Scott, save by David Crawford.
Bryan Prunty crosses the ball, Michael McGowan has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Martyn Campbell receives a yellow card. Martyn Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael McGowan. Kevin McDonald crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Ryan McCann.
William Easton produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Unfair challenge on William Easton by Kevin McDonald results in a free kick. Ebbie Malone takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Darren Smith. Andrew Scott takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Crawford makes a brilliant save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Smith on Bryan Prunty. Free kick crossed left-footed by Darren Smith.
Stuart Bannigan fouled by Michael McGowan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott McLaughlin.
Darren Smith fouled by Martyn Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin McDonald.
Bryan Prunty fouled by Martyn Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Scott takes the direct free kick. Effort from 30 yards by Kevin McDonald. Save by David Crawford.
Curled left-footed shot by Andrew Scott. Save by David Crawford.
David McClune delivers the ball, save by David Crawford.
Martyn Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael McGowan. Kevin McDonald takes the direct free kick.
Darren Smith fouled by Jonathan Tiffoney, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Andrew Scott.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Rodgers by Scott Walker. Stuart Bannigan restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David McClune on Chris Smith. Free kick taken by Chris Smith.
Effort by Mark Roberts from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Darren Smith is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Crawford.
The referee blows for offside against Andy Rodgers. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Robertson.
Inswinging corner taken by Scott McLaughlin from the right by-line.
Corner taken by Darren Smith from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ebbie Malone.
Corner taken left-footed by Darren Smith from the right by-line, clearance by Chris Smith.
Michael Dunlop delivers the ball, Stuart Bannigan makes a clearance.
Andrew Scott is caught offside. Ebbie Malone takes the free kick.
Mark Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Walker. Direct free kick taken by Steven Robertson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dunlop on Stuart Bannigan. Direct free kick taken by Ebbie Malone.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by Scott Walker. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Scott McLaughlin, clearance by William Gibson.
Jonathan Tiffoney fouled by Michael McGowan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Tiffoney.
Michael McGowan has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
Michael McGowan takes a shot from 18 yards. David Crawford makes a save.
The referee starts the match.
The first half comes to an end.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Brown and Smith return for Alloa
Alloa welcome back fit-again Mark Brown and Darren Smith as they look to get the three points that will see them leapfrog visitors Ayr United.
Manager Allan Maitland will also be able to call upon midfielders Michael McGowan and Andy Scott after they shook off knocks picked up against Hamilton in the Scottish Cup last weekend.
However, striker Stuart Noble will be absent through injury.
Maitland is hoping that Ayr will have Wednesday night's Scottish Cup replay on their minds when they visit Recreation Park.
He said: "We did well at Hamilton and were unlucky to be beaten but Ayr did fantastically well to get a draw at Easter Road. Hopefully they have one eye on that game."
Ayr will include new signing Michael Moffat.
The striker signed from Girvan Juniors recently and should start, but defensive pair Dean Keenan and Bobby Donnelly remain out through injury.
Winger Aaron Connolly drops out of the squad as he has been loaned out to Girvan for the rest of the season.
Striker Danny McKay is included for the last time before his loan deal from Kilmarnock ends, though.
Thoughts of playing Hibs in the Scottish Cup next Wednesday have been pushed onto a back burner for manager Brian Reid.
He said: "The Alloa game is the only game I am thinking about at the moment. The league remains our priority and three points at Recreation Park is all I am interested in just now."
Ayr move to the top
Ayr kept their fourth league clean sheet in a row and moved to the summit of the Scottish Second Division with a 1-0 victory over Alloa.
With both sides heading into the game level on points in third and fourth position the game was set up as a classic six-pointer.
The sides cancelled each other out for the majority of the game until the crucial moment of the match in the 64th minute when a Ryan McCann cross from the right was guided past Alloa `keeper Steven Robertson by the head of William Easton.
Despite Alloa's best-efforts the game failed to produce any more goals and Ayr held on for the victory.
In addition to going three points ahead of Alloa, both Brechin and Livingston dropped points to pave the way for Ayr to take top-spot.
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