The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Lichties thrash Ayr to bolster survival hopes


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Arbroath gave their Scottish Championsh­ip survival hopes a huge boost with a thumping 4-0 win over Ayr.

Goals from Ricky Little, Ben Williamson and Jack Hamilton had the home side 3-0 up inside half an hour and they never looked back as they leapfrogge­d their opponents and moved three points clear of the play-offs.

Little opened the scoring with a header after 11 minutes and Williamson doubled the lead 13 minutes later as he fired home from inside the box.

Just three minutes later, Hamilton headed home from Nicky Low’s corner and Arbroath were in total control.

Dale Hilson added a fourth in the 65th minute as he latched on to a throw and blasted home. relegation

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