Michael Moffat and David Sinclair scored two goals apiece as Ayr progressed to the second round of the Scottish Communities League Cup after thrashing Clyde 6-1.
Following a goalless first half, home substitute Dave Winters opened the scoring just three minutes after the break with a well-placed lob from the edge of the box.
They doubled their advantage after 63 minutes when Moffat tucked away a low drive from 12 yards.
Jonathan Tiffoney tapped in from close range after good work from Anthony Marenghi four minutes later before Sinclair smashed home a fourth from 35 yards after 68 minutes.
John Neill's speculative 35-yard effort saw Clyde pull a goal back eight minutes from time but Ayr responded with two further strikes at the end.
Moffat converted a penalty, after Winters had been fouled by Iain Gray, in the 90th minute and Sinclair rounded off the scoring with another superb long-range effort in injury time.