Michael Travis says it’s great to be top of the league even although he can’t solve the mystery of who scored Forfar’s last-gasp equaliser.
Travis was credited with forcing home Iain Campbell’s corner 20 seconds into stoppage-time to earn this Somerset Park draw.
Travis admitted he was happy to take the goal because he doesn’t score that many.
The former Arbroath defender said: “We’ll take a point away from home and it means we are still unbeaten. We’ll keep building on it.
“It was a great ball in. I got a shout and just put my knee to the ball. I think it actually hit off both my knees and then took a deflection off a defender. No one knows who scored but I’ll take it.”
Forfar repelled Ayr’s early attacks and took the lead in 27 minutes when Lewis Allan ignored claims of hand ball to pounce on a stray pass by Robbie Crawford and slam the ball into the bottom corner.
Kerr Hay had a shot well saved by Greg Fleming as Forfar chased a second goal while Campbell saw a corner punched away by the busy home keeper.
Forfar were caught cold just on the interval when Alan Forrest set up Craig Moore at the edge of the box and on the on-loan Motherwell striker fired the ball under Rab Douglas.
The veteran keeper, who is carrying a groin strain and left kicking duties to Ian Campbell, then allowed a Forrest shot to squirm through him in 58 minutes to give Ayr the lead.
Jordan Preston missed chances to increase Ayr’s tally and they came back to haunt at the end as Forfar grabbed a richly deserved point.
Ayr boss Ian McCall claimed: “The first goal shouldn’t have stood as there was a clear hand ball while the second was a freak.
“I’m gutted because we should have been further ahead but Forfar have a real spirit about them.”