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Division 1 – Historic Back to Back Wins Against ‘Old Firm’

The 1914/15 season was the 42nd season of competitive football in Scotland and the 25th season of the Scottish Football League. The addition of Lochgelly United and Clydebank meant that there were fourteen teams in Division Two.

Ayr United continued their progress and success as a first division team. To further aid this development they appointed their first ever manager in Herbert Dainty at the beginning of this season although a committee of selectors still picked the team.

The change proved successful with United gaining a 5th place in the 1st division. A clue to United’s success were results such as a 4-0 win at Easter Road in October and successive home wins in October by 1-0 against Celtic and 2-0 against Rangers in successive weeks.

United also had a double victory against near neighbours Kilmarnock 2-1 at Rugby Park in September and 2-0 at home in January. Ultimately a sensational 5th place was achieved by the Honest Men..

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competiton

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

14/08/14

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

4-0

 

No

 

19/08/14

Kilmarnock

A

Friendly

4-4

 

No

Benefit match for Andrew Cunningham (Kilmarnock FC)

22/08/14

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

1-2

 

No

 

29/08/14

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

0-0

 

No

 

05/09/14

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

2-1

 

No

 

12/09/14

Aberdeen

H

1st Division

1-0

 

No

 

19/09/14

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

2-1

 

No

 

21/09/14

Heart Of Midlothian

A

1st Division

0-1

 

No

 

26/09/14

St. Mirren

H

1st Division

0-2

 

No

 

03/10/14

Hibernian

A

1st Division

4-0

 

No

 

10/10/14

Celtic

H

1st Division

1-0

 

No

 

17/10/14

Rangers

H

1st Division

2-0

 

No

 

24/10/14

Third Lanark

A

1st Division

1-2

 

No

 

31/10/14

Heart Of Midlothian

H

1st Division

0-2

 

No

 

07/11/14

Falkirk

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No

 

14/10/14

Morton

H

1st Division

2-1

 

No

 

21/11/14

Celtic

A

1st Division

0-4

 

No

 

28/10/14

Queens Park

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No

 

05/12/14

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

3-0

 

No

 

12/12/14

Dundee

A

1st Division

3-2

 

No

 

19/12/14

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

2-1

 

No

 

26/12/14

Morton

A

1st Division

0-3

 

No

 

02/01/15

Third Lanark

H

1st Division

1-0

 

No

 

04/01/15

Hibernian

H

1st Division

2-1

 

No

 

09/01/15

Aberdeen

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No

 

16/01/15

Motherwell

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No

 

30/01/15

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

0-2

 

No

 

06/02/15

Queens Park

H

1st Division

2-1

 

No

 

13/02/15

Rangers

A

1st Division

3-1

 

No

 

20/01/15

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

2-0

 

No

 

27/01/15

St. Mirren

A

1st Division

3-1

 

No

 

06/03/15

Falkirk

H

1st Division

1-2

 

No

 

13/03/15

Motherwell

H

1st Division

1-1

 

No

 

20/03/15

Clyde

H

1st Division

3-1

 

No

 

27/03/15

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

2-0

 

No

 

03/04/15

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

0-0

 

No

 

10/04/15

Dundee

H

1st Division

0-0

 

No

 

17/04/15

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

2-1

 

No

 

24/04/15

Clyde

A

1st Division

1-3

 

No

 

28/04/15

Kilmarnock

H

Friendly

4-2

 

No

 

08/05/15

Queens Park

H

Ayr Charity Cup Final

5-3

 

No

 

P

Team

Pld

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

1

Celtic

38

32

3

3

116

32

84

67

2

Rangers

38

25

6

7

87

39

48

56

3

Morton

37

22

7

8

86

35

51

51

4

Ayr United

38

20

8

10

72

45

27

48

5

Heart of Midlothian

37

20

6

11

66

45

19

46

6

Partick Thistle

38

19

8

11

65

41

24

46

7

Hamilton Academical

38

19

3

16

68

76

-8

41

8

Dundee

38

18

4

16

56

49

7

40

9

Dumbarton

38

13

11

14

54

64

-10

37

10

Kilmarnock

38

12

11

15

46

49

-3

35

11

Aberdeen

38

11

12

15

51

64

-13

34

12

Falkirk

38

12

9

17

45

61

-16

33

13

St Mirren

38

13

4

21

50

67

-17

30

14

Motherwell

38

11

8

19

55

82

-27

30

15

Airdrieonians

38

11

8

19

44

74

-30

30

16

Third Lanark

38

9

11

18

40

56

-16

29

17

Clyde

38

11

7

20

49

71

-22

29

18

Queen’s Park

38

11

6

21

53

100

-47

28

19

Hibernian

38

9

7

22

44

71

-27

25

20

Raith Rovers

38

9

5

24

30

65

-35

23

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