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Anthony Marenghi takes a shot. Ross Campbell gets a block in.
Danny Denholm leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Campbell.
Darren Brownlie fouled by Gavin Swankie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alistair Brown.
Unfair challenge on Christopher Templeman by Austin McCann results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark McCulloch.
Ross Robertson is ruled offside. Iain Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
Ross Robertson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Moffat.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Marenghi by Gavin Malin results in a free kick. Gavin Malin is cautioned. Free kick taken by David Sinclair.
(Ayr) makes a substitution, with Anthony Marenghi coming on for John Robertson.
Omar Kader decides to take the corner short.
Gavin Swankie fouled by Kyle McAusland, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Malin restarts play with the free kick.
(Ayr) makes a substitution, with Adam Hunter coming on for Robbie Crawford.
Headed effort from inside the area by Willie Robertson misses to the left of the target.
Effort on goal by Danny Denholm from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Donald, clearance made by Michael Bolochoweckyj.
Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj on David Winters, free kick awarded. The referee shows Michael Bolochoweckyj a yellow card. David Sinclair restarts play with the free kick.
Headed effort on goal by Christopher Templeman from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Omar Kader comes on in place of Dale Hilson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Winters by Dale Hilson. David Sinclair takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Austin McCann by Christopher Templeman. Alistair Brown takes the free kick.
Willie Robertson sends in a cross.
Foul by Austin McCann on Gavin Swankie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark McCulloch.
Unfair challenge on Michael Donald by Dale Hilson results in a free kick. Booking for Dale Hilson for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Alistair Brown.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Twaddle on Dale Hilson. Iain Campbell takes the direct free kick.
(Forfar) makes a substitution, with Michael Bolochoweckyj coming on for Odmar Faeroe.
Gavin Swankie takes a shot. Save by Alistair Brown.
Goal scored by Gavin Swankie from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Forfar 2-1 Ayr.The assist for the goal came from Dale Hilson.
Willie Robertson takes a shot. Save made by Alistair Brown.
Foul by David Sinclair on Willie Robertson, free kick awarded. Gavin Malin takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Danny Denholm, save by Alistair Brown.
Foul by Dale Hilson on Michael Donald, free kick awarded. David Sinclair scores a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Forfar 1-1 Ayr.Assist by Michael Donald.
Effort from long distance by Michael Donald goes wide right of the goal.
Robbie Crawford takes a shot. Save made by Jack Hamilton.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Winters. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Hamilton.
Close range header by Kyle McAusland misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Sinclair, Mark McCulloch makes a clearance.
Michael Donald takes a shot. Dale Hilson gets a block in.
Danny Denholm takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Darren Brownlie.
Corner taken right-footed by David Sinclair.
Michael Donald takes a shot. Odmar Faeroe gets a block in.
Gavin Swankie produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken by Gavin Swankie, clearance by Kyle McAusland.
Mark McCulloch takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Brownlie.
Dale Hilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Crawford. Alistair Brown takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Dale Hilson from the left by-line, Austin McCann makes a clearance.
Dale Hilson takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Kyle McAusland takes a shot. Clearance made by Mick Dunlop.
Corner taken left-footed by Michael Donald, Christopher Templeman makes a clearance.
Michael Moffat fouled by Mick Dunlop, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Donald.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kyle McAusland. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Hamilton.
Kyle McAusland takes a shot. Save by Jack Hamilton.
Iain Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on David Winters. David Sinclair takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Moffat by Dale Hilson. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from David Sinclair.
Willie Robertson fouled by David Sinclair, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Willie Robertson.
A cross is delivered by Kyle McAusland, save made by Jack Hamilton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Crawford on Gavin Swankie. Direct free kick taken by Iain Campbell.
John Robertson challenges Mick Dunlop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Hamilton takes the free kick.
Willie Robertson challenges Michael Donald unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Sinclair takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Sinclair by Dale Hilson. Free kick taken by Alistair Brown.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Sinclair, Odmar Faeroe manages to make a clearance.
Own goal by John Robertson. Forfar 1-0 Ayr.The assist for the goal came from Danny Denholm.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Denholm.
Christopher Templeman takes a shot. Austin McCann gets a block in.
Gavin Malin produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
Faeroe set for return
Forfar defender Odmar Faeroe will return to action against Ayr following knee surgery.
The Faroe Islands international had been due to return in the Loons' last two games but manager Dick Campbell decided not to risk him after three months out.
He will face the Honest Men with only Keith Gibson unavailable for selection due to a knee problem.
Campbell said: "Odmar will start this game and hopefully his return will mark an upturn in our fortunes.
"We have been playing well but not getting the points we have deserved.
"If he helps tighten things up at the back and our front players play like they can we will keep the top four place that we have had all season."
Ayr will be without youngsters Mark Shankland and Darren McGill as they look to keep climbing away from relegation trouble.
Shankland is suffering with an ankle problem and McGill has a knee injury.
Michael Donald has been signed permanently after an impressive trial period, with Adam Hunter and Robbie Crawford both included after recovering from knocks, however knee injuries continue to keep Martyn Campbell and Michael McGowan out.
Somerset Park boss Mark Roberts said: "We have lost to Forfar twice this season but we have nothing to fear from them as the games have been really close.
"They are a very decent well organised side and we know where their threat will come from so we know how to guard against it."
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