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David Sinclair has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin, clearance by Adam Hunter.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Sheerin on Ryan McStay. Ryan McStay takes the free kick.
Graeme Smith goes into the book for time wasting.
Dayle Robertson comes on in place of Euan Smith. Mark Roberts on for Liam Buchanan.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Sinclair from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lee Sibanda.
Michael Moffat finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arbroath 1-4 Ayr.The assist for the goal came from Liam Buchanan.
Unfair challenge on Paul Sheerin by Michael Moffat results in a free kick. Scott Morrison takes the direct free kick.
Scott Robertson receives a caution for dissent.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Buchanan by Scott Adams. Scott Adams is given a yellow card. Penalty taken right-footed by Michael Moffat and scored. Arbroath 1-3 Ayr.
Foul by Lee Sibanda on Austin McCann, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Sinclair.
Unfair challenge on Neil McGregor by Paul Sheerin results in a free kick. Michael Travis goes off and Scott Adams comes on. Free kick taken by Graeme Smith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Hunter on Colin Hamilton. Adam Hunter is booked. The ball is delivered by Paul Sheerin, Derek Holmes takes a shot. Graeme Smith makes a save.
David Winters goes off and Ryan McStay comes on.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Adam Hunter goes wide right of the goal.
The official flags David Winters offside. Darren Brownlie replaces John Robertson. Scott Morrison takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Robertson on Derek Holmes. Scott Robertson restarts play with the free kick.
Robbie Crawford concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Holmes. Red card for Brian Kerr. Free kick taken by Scott Robertson.
Derek Holmes is caught offside. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Derek Holmes by Neil McGregor. Brian Kerr takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Paul Sheerin, Headed effort from inside the area by Alexander Keddie misses to the left of the goal.
Lee Sibanda takes a shot. Save made by Graeme Smith. Michael Travis takes a shot. Graeme Smith makes a save. The referee blows for offside against Paul Sheerin. Graeme Smith takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Michael Travis.
The ball is swung over by Colin Hamilton, Michael Travis takes a shot. Save by Graeme Smith. Corner taken right-footed by Euan Smith to the near post, clearance by Adam Hunter.
Michael Moffat finds the net with a fantastic goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Arbroath 1-2 Ayr.Assist on the goal came from Michael Donald.
Unfair challenge on John Robertson by Lee Sibanda results in a free kick. Graeme Smith takes the direct free kick.
Neil McGregor fouled by Alexander Keddie, the ref awards a Penalty. Michael Moffat scores a placed penalty. Arbroath 1-1 Ayr.
Liam Buchanan takes a shot. Save made by Graeme Smith. Corner taken left-footed by Michael Donald to the near post, Euan Smith manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Sheerin by Adam Hunter. Scott Morrison takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Euan Smith, Derek Holmes has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Michael Travis is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Graeme Smith.
David Sinclair takes a shot. Scott Morrison makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Sibanda. Graeme Smith takes the indirect free kick.
Robbie Crawford takes a shot. Save by Scott Morrison.
Ross Chisholm gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil McGregor. Neil McGregor takes the direct free kick.
Shot from inside the area by Derek Holmes clears the bar.
The referee blows for offside. Graeme Smith takes the indirect free kick.
Neil McGregor challenges Lee Sibanda unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brian Kerr.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Sheerin, Close range headed effort by Alexander Keddie clears the crossbar.
Brian Kerr concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Moffat. The referee shows Brian Kerr a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. David Sinclair produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
David Winters is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Morrison restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Euan Smith from the left by-line, save made by Graeme Smith.
Unfair challenge on Lee Sibanda by John Robertson results in a free kick. John Robertson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Paul Sheerin from the free kick, save by Graeme Smith.
Ross Chisholm crosses the ball, Derek Holmes grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Arbroath 1-0 Ayr.The assist for the goal came from Ross Chisholm.
Doris hamstrung for Arbroath
Arbroath striker Steven Doris sustained a hamstring injury in Wednesday night's 2-1 defeat to Alloa and he misses out when Ayr come calling.
The Red Lichties are also without Mark Baxter through work commitments and Graham Bayne, who has sustained a dead leg, with player-manager Paul Sheerin telling his men to be ready for a scrap.
Sheerin said: "Ayr will see this as a must-win game to get into the play-off race so we need to be ready for that approach.
"In fact, with the play-off race as tight as it is, every week between now and the end of the season will be a scrap.
"Having both main strikers injured is disappointing but we will just have to get on with things."
Ayr have suffered a blow in the build-up to the trip as defender Chris Smith has been ruled out with a heel problem.
The Honest Men also lost Kyle McAusland earlier this week when he broke a bone in his hand in training to join long-term injury absentees Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan in missing out.
Player-manager Mark Roberts, who is considering starting himself in a bid to fire his side to a vital win, said: "We are still in with a great shout of making the play-offs if we win this game.
"In fact, if we win our next two games we go above Arbroath and that is a far better picture than falling nine points behind them by losing.
"They are usually a very strong side at home and they will be looking to get back to that after losing to Alloa on Wednesday."
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