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The referee blows for the end of the match.
Adam Hunter gets a header at goal. Chris Smith safely holds on.
Sean Higgins scores with their right foot. Ayr 2-3 Stenhousemuir.
Craig Malcolm leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Kyle.
David Hutton booked for dissent.
Josh Watt has an effort at goal. David Hutton parries the effort to safety.
Josh Watt produces a cross.
Penalty taken left-footed by Sean Higgins and scored. Ayr 2-2 Stenhousemuir.
The referee gives a against Gordon Pope for handball.
Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin.
Brian Gilmour is caught offside.
Ben Greenhalgh concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael McGowan.
Kevin McKinlay challenges Craig Malcolm unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Sean Lynch goes off and Errol Douglas comes on.
Scott McLaughlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Devlin.
Corner taken by Sean Higgins.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Scott McLaughlin.
Corner taken by Sean Lynch from the left by-line.
Scott McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Sean Lynch challenges Craig Malcolm unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Alan Lithgow receives a yellow card for dissent.
Alan Forrest scores with a right foot finish. Ayr 2-1 Stenhousemuir.The assist for the goal came from Gordon Pope.
David Hutton restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Hunter challenges John Gemmell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Michael Moffat grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Ayr 1-1 Stenhousemuir.Michael McGowan provided the assist for the goal.
John Gemmell is brought on as a substitute for Sean Dickson.
Adam Hunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Devlin.
The referee blows for offside against Craig Malcolm.
Stewart Greacen concedes a free kick for a foul on Martyn Campbell.
Nicky Devlin crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Scott McLaughlin challenges Nicky Devlin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Watt.
The ball is delivered by Josh Watt.
Kevin McKinlay takes the free kick.
Josh Watt fouled by Michael McGowan, the ref awards a free kick.
Alan Forrest joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anthony Marenghi.
The ball is sent over by Josh Watt.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Greenhalgh.
Michael McGowan crosses the ball.
A cross is delivered by Brian Gilmour.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Sean Dickson fouled by Alan Lithgow, the ref awards a free kick.
Alan Lawson makes a clearance.
Michael Moffat sends in a cross.
The ball is crossed by Sean Higgins.
Free kick crossed by Scott McLaughlin.
Unfair challenge on Scott McLaughlin by Kevin McKinlay results in a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Brian Gilmour.
Free kick taken by Adam Hunter.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Greacen on Michael Moffat.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael McGowan.
Free kick taken by Chris Smith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Malcolm on Kevin McKinlay.
Ben Greenhalgh takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
Adam Hunter takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Free kick taken by Kevin McKinlay.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Watt by Brian Gilmour.
Alan Lithgow sends in a cross.
Craig Malcolm is ruled offside.
Free kick taken by Brian Gilmour.
Stewart Greacen concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Moffat.
Ben Greenhalgh grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Ayr 0-1 Stenhousemuir.The assist for the goal came from Sean Higgins.
Centre by Brian Gilmour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Watt by Michael McGowan.
Craig Malcolm takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
Adam Hunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Rowson.
Alan Lawson is brought on as a substitute for Ross McMillan.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Malcolm.
Ross McMillan goes into the book.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Dickson by Michael McGowan.
Corner taken by Josh Watt.
Michael Moffat is ruled offside.
Stewart Greacen crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Craig Malcolm gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Devlin.
The match has kicked off.
Donald missing for Ayr
Ayr will be without Michael Donald through suspension for the visit of Stenhousemuir in a game that could prove pivotal in both club's search for a play-off place.
Robbie Crawford is also out with a hamstring injury but Kevin Kyle will return after missing last week's win over Arbroath as his wife was giving birth.
Somerset Park player-manager Mark Roberts said: "We are in good form and that has led to increased confidence. We are going into games now looking to win and that is a big turnaround to earlier this month.
"I would see this game as a must-win for Stenhousemuir and we will prepare accordingly."
Stenhousemuir, who sit seven points behind their hosts, look set to be without midfielder Bryan Hodge who is suffering from a back injury.
Eddie Malone and Darren Smith are also injury doubts with manager Scott Booth giving them until just before kick-off to prove their fitness.
Booth said: "The first goal in this game will be crucial. The team that scores it will settle down and grow in confidence whereas the team that goes behind will feel a lot of pressure to chase an equaliser.
"We know that a win would get us right back into things in the play-off chase and we will be looking to get one."
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