Arbroath’s winless run in the cinch Championship extended to four games after their 1-1 draw at home to Ayr.
The Smokies, who lost at Raith last time out, failed to impose themselves in the first half.
Ayr were also struggling to follow up last weekend’s victory against Queen of the South as the sides went in level at the break.
Arbroath did not take long to break the deadlock in the second half, though, as Michael McKenna stole in to score after 56 minutes.
The Honest Men kept plugging away and got their reward when Jonathan Afolabi equalised with 10 minutes remaining.
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