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Free kick taken by Michael Travis.
Alan Forrest gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin Hamilton.
Paul Sheerin takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Alan Forrest from the left by-line.
A cross is delivered by Michael Donald.
Alan Cook manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Alan Forrest.
Corner taken by Michael McGowan.
Anthony Marenghi leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Shankland.
Michael Travis takes the free kick.
Michael Donald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Martin.
Alan Lithgow restarts play with the free kick.
(Arbroath) makes a substitution, with Patrick Martin coming on for Steven Milne.
The referee blows for offside.
Foul by Paul Sheerin on Michael McGowan, free kick awarded.
Graham Bayne takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Free kick taken by Alexander Keddie.
Gordon Pope manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Michael Moffat.
Ross Chisholm goes off and Alan Cook comes on.
Alan Forrest scores a left footed goal. Arbroath 0-3 Ayr.Michael Donald provided the assist for the goal.
Ross Chisholm takes the free kick.
Robert Linn fouled by Michael McGowan, the ref awards a free kick.
Alan Forrest on for Josh McArthur.
Clearance by Scott Morrison.
Alexander Keddie manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by Robert Linn.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Linn.
Robert Linn crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Adam Hunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Linn.
Craig Malcolm takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Darren Smith.
Colin Hamilton sends in a cross.
David Hutton restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lari Yao on Gordon Pope.
Michael Travis restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Malcolm concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Travis.
Free kick taken by Scott Morrison.
Free kick taken by Colin Hamilton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael McGowan on Colin Hamilton.
Foul by Graham Bayne on Adam Hunter, free kick awarded.
Header at goal by Craig Malcolm goes over the frame of the goal.
Shot by Craig Malcolm. Scott Morrison parries the ball away.
Corner taken by Anthony Marenghi from the right by-line.
A cross is delivered by Adam Hunter.
Steven Milne concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McLaughlin.
Michael Donald concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Linn.
Shot by Michael McGowan.
Shot by Gordon Pope went over.
Clearance made by Jonathon Lindsay.
Shot by Robert Linn.
Shot by Steven Milne cleared the target.
Robert Linn takes a shot.
Free kick crossed by Colin Hamilton.
Gordon Pope is given a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lari Yao by Anthony Marenghi.
Alan Lithgow makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Anthony Marenghi. Michael Moffat finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Arbroath 0-2 Ayr.Assist on the goal came from Anthony Marenghi.
Ross Chisholm challenges Michael Moffat unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Scott Morrison restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jonathon Lindsay by Michael McGowan results in a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Michael Moffat.
Michael Moffat grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Arbroath 0-1 Ayr.Scott McLaughlin provided the assist for the goal.
Header by Michael Travis goes over the bar.
Corner taken by Robert Linn.
Alan Lithgow manages to make a clearance.
Lari Yao sends in a cross.
Colin Hamilton has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.
Lari Yao fouled by Anthony Marenghi, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Josh McArthur.
Anthony Marenghi fouled by Darren Smith, the ref awards a free kick.
Darren Smith takes a shot and cleared the goal.
The ball is sent over by Steven Milne.
Michael Moffat takes a shot and hits the post.
Corner taken by Ross Chisholm.
Alan Lithgow crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gordon Pope by Lari Yao results in a free kick.
Little blow for Arbroath
Arbroath are missing defender Ricky Little as they look to get their league campaign off to a flying start against Ayr.
Little has a broken foot and sits it out as the Red Lichties look to recover from the disappointment of going out of both the Ramsdens Cup and the Scottish League Cup in their last two outings.
Player/manager Paul Sheerin said: "It would have been great to have had a run in either competition but we never did enough to win either tie. We have to put that behind us and get going in League One.
"Ayr have played well in their two games they have played so we need to lift our game to get the win."
Ayr head to Gayfield without Martyn Campbell who picked up a calf strain in the 2-1 defeat by Partick Thistle in midweek.
Midfielder Robbie Crawford is also missing as he is completes a two-match ban picked up in pre-season.
Mark Shankland may have to be content with a place on the bench despite his goalscoring performance that nearly forced extra time against the Jags.
Boss Mark Roberts said: "Mark is only a kid and he is a great threat to bring him off the bench.
"We may just need that threat as I would imagine that this will be a close game."
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