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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Michael Donald crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Greg Paterson.
Brian Gilmour challenges Scott Durie unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Mark Shankland.
Liam Buchanan scores a headed goal. Ayr 4-1 East Fife.Lewis Barr provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone.
Lewis Barr fouled by Kyle McAusland, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Brian Gilmour from the left by-line.
Michael Donald takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Corner taken by Kevin Smith.
The ball is swung over by Michael Donald.
(Ayr) makes a substitution, with Mark Shankland coming on for Craig Malcolm.
Pat Clarke on for Scott McBride.
Brian Gilmour slots the ball right footed into the goal. Ayr 4-0 East Fife.Assist by Craig Malcolm.
Gary Thom produces a cross.
Lewis Barr joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Stewart.
Michael Moffat takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Greg Paterson fumbles the ball.
Kevin Smith takes a shot. David Hutton catches the ball.
Liam Buchanan takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
Craig Malcolm scores a right footed goal. Ayr 3-0 East Fife.Michael Donald provided the assist for the goal.
Liam Buchanan takes a shot and cleared the bar.
(East Fife) makes a substitution, with Nathan Austin coming on for Stephen O'Neill.
Liam Buchanan takes a shot. A parry by David Hutton prevents the goal.
Liam Buchanan has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Liam Buchanan takes a shot.
Craig Malcolm grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Ayr 2-0 East Fife.Assist by Michael Donald.
Kyle McAusland takes the free kick.
Scott McBride challenges Adam Hunter unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Brian Gilmour.
The ball is sent over by Scott Durie.
The ball is crossed by Liam Buchanan.
The referee starts the second half.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Unfair challenge on Gary Thom by Craig Malcolm results in a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Smith.
Craig Malcolm scores with a right foot finish. Ayr 1-0 East Fife.The assist for the goal came from Adam Hunter.
Michael Moffat has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Brian Gilmour.
Gary Thom manages to make a clearance.
Steven Campbell takes the free kick.
Kevin Smith fouled by Kyle McAusland, the ref awards a free kick.
Kevin Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Kyle McAusland joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martyn Campbell.
Adam Hunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Smith.
Craig Johnstone crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Craig Johnstone takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
Gary Thom fouled by Craig Malcolm, the ref awards a free kick.
Centre by Craig Johnstone.
Greg Paterson restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Campbell fouled by Craig Malcolm, the ref awards a free kick.
Michael Moffat has an effort at goal. Steven Campbell gets a block in.
Jonathan Stewart takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Hunter on Liam Buchanan.
Handball by Craig Malcolm.
The ball is sent over by Adam Hunter.
Corner taken by Alan Forrest.
Corner from the taken by Brian Gilmour.
Greg Paterson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Campbell by Michael Donald.
Michael Donald produces a cross.
Free kick taken by Brian Gilmour.
Alan Forrest fouled by Craig Johnstone, the ref awards a free kick.
Michael Donald makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Jonathan Stewart from the left by-line.
The ball is swung over by Scott McBride.
Scott McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Thom on Michael Moffat.
Liam Buchanan is caught offside.
Kevin Smith challenges Martyn Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen O'Neill.
Corner taken by Stephen O'Neill.
Adam Hunter makes a clearance.
Scott Durie delivers the ball.
The game gets underway.
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Ayr player/manager Mark Roberts has a full squad to choose from against relegation-threatened East Fife as he tries to ensure United finish in the play-offs.
Roberts' men have been in the top-four all season and he is determined to make sure they stay there.
He said: "We have done well against East Fife all season and if we do well one more time, then we are in the play-offs.
"This game will not be about ability as they are fighting for their lives, this game will be all about desire. If it was all about ability we would win as I believe we have the better players, but it will all be about who wants it the most."
East Fife boss Gary Naysmith will check on Kevin Rutkiewicz, Scott Durie and Lewis Barr.
Naysmith will hope all three players are not ruled out as injuries have already seen that Ross Brown (ankle) and Gary Fisher (knee) will not play.
"We have shown that we can win away games in difficult circumstances," said Naysmith. "We won at Dunfermline and Forfar when no-one expected us to so we can have confidence that we can take something.
"We could moan about bad luck in the last 35 games but they are gone now and we simply have to win at Ayr. If we do we are safe no matter what."
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