The ‘Pars’ could only field one team which meant the boys only had one game each this week and the first got off to a good start with Ayr dominating possession and creating chances at will.
Declan McPhillips was particularly impressive with his hold up play bringing the wingers and midfield into the attack and through this style of play, the first goal duly arrived.
Some good work from Robbie in the midfield threaded a through ball to Declan who made a powerful run and squared the ball back across goal for Robbie, who made a late run from midfield to finish from close range.
Ayr had their tails up and looking to add to their tally before half time but were caught napping at the back to concede a soft goal levelling the score at the break.
Ayr started the second half in confident style controlling the game with some excellent passing moves and the pace of the wide players were giving the Dunfermline defensive backline a tough time. This pressure finally told as the ball finally broke to Declan who coolly slotted into the bottom corner.
Ayr’s goal led a charmed life towards the end of the half as Ayr took their foot off the gas but the day ended on a high with a goal from David Blythe after good work from Ben.
The second game started badly for Ayr as they conceded some soft goals and was unable to affect the game as normal, however Ayr started to gain some quality possession and created some chances but was unable to take them.
The game became a barnstorming affair with some end to end action but it was Ayr who ended the half with only a Lewis Dean goal to show for all their efforts.
Ayr started the second half in much better form creating chance after chance with Ryan Baxter unplayable at times down the left hand side and the youngster got his just rewards as he grabbed a couple of goals in what was an overall good performance.
Once Ayr scored, the floodgates opened with Lewis Dean completing his hat-trick with two well taken goals either side of a Blair McCallum finish. Paul Farren scored the goal of the day with a superb lobbed volley over the goalkeeper into the top corner but a deflected goal put Ayr under pressure towards the end of the game but a superb point blank save from Lewis McSorley kept Ayr in front as the game ended with a bang.
Ayr’s coaching staff were happy after the game saying: “This was one of the best performances Ayr have produced so far this season. Now the standard has been set we hope this can be a platform to build on starting with a tough trip to Stenhousemuir next week.”