ANOTHER glorious if improbable chapter was written in Ayr United's history amid frenzied scenes on Saturday.

There was a mass pitch invasion as fans of all ages spilled onto the pitch to celebrate the first title triumph since 1997 as the League One trophy was lifted with excitement at fever pitch.

The trophy arrived by helicopter after United pipped Raith Rovers to the crown following their 2-0 triumph against Raith Rovers as the Stark's Park club drew 0-0 at home to Raith Rovers.

Striker Craig Moore had the last laugh.

He had gone from zero to hero after missing a penalty at Alloa the previous weekend, which prompted one fan to comment it was so wayward it almost reached his beer on holiday, to netting the opening goal in the famous win.

Moore said afterwards: "Missing the penalty was on my mind all week and I just wanted to repay the fans and make amends as much as I could. It still hasn't really sunk in yet. But I had a good feeling about the game, everything in my head was saying this was going to be our last game of the season. Scoring 27 goals means a lot to me, that is my best tally and this is the highlight of my career. It will be good to have a crack at the Championship, as I missed most of the last season we we were there through injury. We just had to win the game and it doesn't matter how we did it. Going into the playoffs would have been a lottery."

Added team-mate Alan Forrest, whose older brother James won the Premiership title with Celtic on Sunday, said: "It's a great feeling to win the league although we won the playoffs a couple of seasons ago. We had been unlucky the last two weeks and hope Raith dropped points and they did. This is my best moment in football. Hopefully next season we can hold our own in the Championship."

Elated manager Ian McCall, joined at the celebrations by son his Edson (13) is still revelling in the success.

He said: "This team are the highest scorers in Scotland by a considerable way and the second highest scorers in Ayr United's history - they deserve to be up there with Ally Macleod's team (the 1087-88 Second Division winners) and his son and grandson have been helping us. I'm absolutely and utterly proud of the players. There's no doubt we were the best footballing team but we commiserate with Raith. We said would play a certainly way and we tried to."

McCall will start talking to the squad about next season later in the week and will meet up with chairman Lachlan Cameron.