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The referee blows for offside. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Alan Martin receives a yellow card.
Stuart Bannigan crosses the ball, Andy Rodgers fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Forfar 1-4 Ayr.Stuart Bannigan provided the assist for the goal.
Corner from right by-line taken by Scott McLaughlin.
Andy Rodgers challenges Michael Bolocheweckyj unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Duffy takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin from the right by-line, Neil Duffy makes a save.
Foul by Martyn Fotheringham on Ryan McCann, free kick awarded. The referee cautions Martyn Fotheringham for unsporting behaviour. Stuart Bannigan restarts play with the free kick.
Ebbie Malone fouled by Christopher Templeman, the ref awards a free kick. Christopher Templeman booked. Martyn Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
David Mowat on for Iain Campbell.
Unfair challenge on Jim Lauchlan by Iain Campbell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jim Lauchlan.
Bryan Deasley has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Andy Rodgers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Roberts.
The referee gives a free kick against Dale Hilson for handball. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Stuart Bannigan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Sellars. The referee shows Stuart Bannigan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Greg Ross takes the direct free kick.
Ross Campbell goes off and Bryan Deasley comes on.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Iain Campbell.
Scott McLaughlin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Graham Gibson.
Alan Trouten takes a shot. Brilliant save by Neil Duffy.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christopher Templeman by Stuart Bannigan. Direct free kick taken by Greg Ross.
Inswinging corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the left by-line, Alan Martin makes a save.
Iain Campbell sends in a cross, Christopher Templeman takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.
Stuart Bannigan replaces Jonathan Tiffoney.
Goal scored by Ryan McCann from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Forfar 1-3 Ayr.Assist on the goal came from Alan Trouten.
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Ebbie Malone.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Gibson by Chris Smith. Barry Sellars has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Corner from right by-line taken by Martyn Fotheringham.
Greg Ross concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McLaughlin. Scott McLaughlin produces a cross, Martyn Campbell takes a shot. Neil Duffy makes a save.
Barry Sellars is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Bishop.
Unfair challenge on Dale Hilson by Jim Lauchlan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark McCulloch.
Corner taken left-footed by Iain Campbell from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Scott McLaughlin.
Michael Bolocheweckyj fouled by Mark Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Mark McCulloch restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Iain Campbell, clearance made by Ryan McCann.
The assist for the goal came from Michael Moffat.
Centre by Michael Moffat. Jamie Bishop puts the ball into his own goal. Forfar 1-2 Ayr.
Scott McLaughlin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Ross Campbell makes a clearance.
Mark Roberts is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Duffy takes the free kick.
Shot by Graham Gibson from inside the box bounces off the post.
Martyn Campbell challenges Graham Gibson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martyn Fotheringham takes the free kick.
Shot from deep inside the area by Graham Gibson clears the crossbar.
Dale Hilson fouled by Jim Lauchlan, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Bishop takes the free kick.
Martyn Fotheringham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Ryan McCann manages to make a clearance.
Alan Trouten gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martyn Fotheringham. Free kick taken by Iain Campbell.
Michael Moffat has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Mark McCulloch sends in a cross.
Inswinging corner taken by Scott McLaughlin from the left by-line, Alan Trouten has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
Christopher Templeman concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan McCann. Ebbie Malone restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Iain Campbell from the right by-line to the near post, Christopher Templeman finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Forfar 1-1 Ayr.The assist for the goal came from Iain Campbell.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Iain Campbell from the right by-line, Alan Martin makes a save.
Corner taken left-footed by Iain Campbell, Graham Gibson has an effort at goal. Clearance by Chris Smith.
Michael Moffat is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Bishop restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham, Chris Smith makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Campbell by Martyn Campbell. Iain Campbell takes the direct free kick.
Graham Gibson fouled by Ryan McCann, the ref awards a free kick. Martyn Fotheringham has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Alan Martin.
Michael Moffat scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Forfar 0-1 Ayr.
Gallacher sits out first leg
Forfar have a full squad of players available to manager Dick Campbell for their first-leg play-off semi-final against Ayr with the exception of goalkeeper Scott Gallacher.
Gallacher is struggling with a thigh problem, but Chris Templeman is available after suspension and looks set to return to the starting line up for a tie that Forfar's assistant manager Ian Campbell believes is too close to call.
Ayr finished ahead of Forfar in the table on goal difference and Campbell said: "There's nothing between the sides and we're viewing this as a game that lasts 180 minutes.
"Ayr have a really strong midfield and dangerous strikers, but we'll be well organised and ready for kick off. Bring it on."
Ayr defender Dean Keenan will miss out through injury, but otherwise manager Brian Reid, who believes the side that handles the pressure best will prosper, has no other injury or suspension problems.
Reid said: "It's down now to the character of the players and who copes best with the pressure that's on both teams.
"Forfar have very experienced players and have used the loan market well to augment their squad, but we will be ready for them as we have some good players of our own.
"It will be a night for calm heads as there's nothing between the sides and nothing will be decided at Station Park. It will be a night for keeping our discipline and remaining focused."
Honest Men walking on Ayr after win
Ayr gained the upper hand in the race for a First Division place as they eased to a 4-1 win at Forfar in the first leg of their play-off semi-final.
Ayr, who finished second in the Second Division, took the lead in the second minute, with Michael Moffat guiding the ball home from 12 yards.
It was all square after 10 minutes when an inswinging corner from the right from Iain Campbell was headed in at the near post Chris Templeman.
Forfar`s Graham Gibson slammed a shot against the post on the half hour, before the visitors snatched a second. Moffat`s cross was inadvertently turned past his own goalkeeper by Jamie Bishop.
Ayr almost made it 3-1 at the start of the second half but Martyn Campbell`s close-range header was parried to safety by Neil Duffy.
The third goal did arrive shortly afterwards when Alan Trouten`s pass allowed Ryan McCann to slot home and Trouten was denied a fourth by a stunning save by Duffy.
Andy Rodgers wrapped up a convincing victory with a fourth late on, coolly converting Stuart Bannigan`s cross from the left.
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