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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Crawford by Mark McCulloch. Jim Lauchlan takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by David Crawford, Jamie Bishop makes a clearance.
Martyn Fotheringham fires in a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Forfar 3-2 Ayr.Martyn Fotheringham produces a cross,
Short corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the left by-line.
Ebbie Malone crosses the ball, Ross Campbell manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ebbie Malone on Christopher Templeman. Free kick crossed right-footed by Martyn Fotheringham from right wing, clearance made by Robert Donnelly.
Barry Sellars comes on in place of Iain Campbell.
Iain Campbell takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Goal scored by Martyn Fotheringham from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Forfar 2-2 Ayr.Ryan McCann gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christopher Templeman.
Scott McLaughlin finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Forfar 1-2 Ayr.Assist on the goal came from David Crawford.
David Crawford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark McCulloch. Scott Gallacher takes the free kick.
William Easton leaves the field to be replaced by Stuart Bannigan. Martyn Fotheringham challenges Ebbie Malone unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ryan McCann from left wing, clearance made by Michael Bolocheweckyj.
Caution for Michael Bolocheweckyj. Booking for Jim Lauchlan for unsporting behaviour. Martyn Campbell challenges Bryan Deasley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark McCulloch takes the indirect free kick.
(Forfar) makes a substitution, with Martyn Fotheringham coming on for Dale Hilson.
Ross Campbell takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Martin. Paul McQuade takes a shot. Alan Martin gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Campbell, clearance made by Ebbie Malone.
Mark McCulloch takes a shot. Ebbie Malone gets a block in. Effort from deep inside the area by Mark McCulloch clears the bar.
David Crawford comes on in place of Alan Trouten.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Iain Campbell, Martyn Campbell manages to make a clearance.
Ebbie Malone delivers the ball, clearance made by Michael Bolocheweckyj.
Alan Trouten takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Bolocheweckyj.
Alan Trouten takes a outswinging corner.
A cross is delivered by Jim Lauchlan, Mark Roberts produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by William Easton from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Michael Bolocheweckyj.
A goal is scored by Ross Campbell from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Forfar 1-1 Ayr.Christopher Templeman provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on William Easton by Greg Ross. Indirect free kick taken by Martyn Campbell.
(Forfar) makes a substitution, with Bryan Deasley coming on for Ryan Dow.
Scott McLaughlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Dale Hilson. Iain Campbell takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Michael Moffat by Iain Campbell results in a free kick. Scott McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
Header by Christopher Templeman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Ryan Dow produces a cross, Scott McLaughlin manages to make a clearance.
Scott McLaughlin takes a shot. Save by Scott Gallacher.
Mark McCulloch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Trouten. Free kick taken by Jim Lauchlan.
Alan Trouten fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Forfar 0-1 Ayr.Assist on the goal came from Mark Roberts.
Foul by Paul McQuade on William Easton, free kick awarded. Alan Martin takes the free kick.
Jim Lauchlan produces a cross, blocked by Iain Campbell. Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin.
Ross Campbell takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.
Ross Campbell takes a shot. Jim Lauchlan gets a block in.
Ryan Dow produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by William Easton from the left by-line.
William Easton takes a shot.
Corner taken by Alan Trouten.
Alan Trouten takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Mark Roberts takes a shot.
Jamie Bishop receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jamie Bishop challenges Mark Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Scott McLaughlin, save made by Scott Gallacher.
Greg Ross crosses the ball, Header by Jamie Bishop from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
The referee shows Martyn Campbell a yellow card. Martyn Campbell challenges Ross Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Iain Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ebbie Malone, save by Scott Gallacher.
Paul McQuade is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Robert Donnelly.
Ryan McCann takes a shot. Scott Gallacher makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Trouten, clearance made by Iain Campbell.
Alan Trouten takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jamie Bishop.
William Easton takes a shot. Scott Gallacher makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Iain Campbell from the right by-line, Christopher Templeman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Martin. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is delivered by Ryan Dow, Ebbie Malone manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Mark Roberts, save by Scott Gallacher.
Injury worries for Forfar
Forfar have injury concerns over goalkeeper Scott Gallacher and striker Paul McQuade for the visit of Ayr.
The game comes too soon for defender Stephen Tulloch as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury, but midfielder Martyn Fotheringham should return to action.
Assistant manager Ian Campbell is determined that his side will get back to winning ways with a third victory of the season over Brian Reid's men.
Campbell said: "We need to get a couple of wins to get going again as we`ve been under-performing recently and giving sides beneath us hope.
"The game at Somerset Park a couple of weeks ago was our best recent performance and a repeat of that would be fine."
Ayr defender Martyn Campbell is available for the trip after hamstring trouble, but Dean Keenan remains sidelined with a knee injury.
Manager Brian Reid has told his players that they will have to turn chances into goals to end a run of four games without a win and consolidate their end-of-season play-off place.
Reid said: "We have been creating plenty of opportunities but not scoring them and that has to change.
"We have missed penalties in our past couple of games as well, but if we keep working hard I`m sure things will fall into line for us.
"This will be a tough game but a great one to get three points in."
Fotheringham brace blows Ayr away
Martyn Fotheringham stepped off the bench to net a brace as he helped Forfar secure a hard-fought 3-2 win over Ayr at Station Park.
Alan Trouten turned home Mark Roberts' cross to hand Ayr a 37th-minute lead but Ross Campbell levelled matters in the 51st minute with a good strike from the edge of the penalty area.
Scott McLaughlin then restored the visitors` lead in the 71st minute with a long-range effort before Fotheringham took over.
He levelled matters for the second time in the 75th minute with a fine strike which flew into the top corner before his cross fortunately looped over goalkeeper Alan Martin and inside the far post in the 84th minute.
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