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Division 1 – Last Place, But No Relegation For Ayr

The 1917/18 season was the 45th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 28th season of the Scottish Football League. Clydebank made their first appearance in the Scottish Football League.

A disastrous season saw United finish in 18th position but as Division One was being decreased from 20 to 18 clubs the Honest Men did not suffer relegation meaning that they survived for another spell in the First Division. It did make up for the seasons earlier when Ayr were refused promotion.

The dreadful season, however, saw the resignation of manager Lawrence Gemson.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Crowd

Programme Issued

Comments

11/08/17

Ayr & District Junior Select

H

Friendly

7-0

 

No Issue

For Local Charities

18/08/17

Celtic

A

1st Division

0-4

 

No Issue

 

25/08/17

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

2-0

 

No Issue

 

01/09/17

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

0-2

 

No Issue

 

08/09/17

Airdrieonians 1878

H

1st Division

1-2

 

No Issue

 

15/09/17

Third Lanark

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No Issue

 

22/09/17

Clyde

H

1st Division

1-3

 

No Issue

 

29/09/17

Clydebank 1914

A

1st Division

1-3

 

No Issue

 

06/10/17

St. Mirren

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No Issue

 

13/10/17

Falkirk

H

1st Division

4-0

 

No Issue

 

20/10/17

Hearts

A

1st Division

0-2

 

No Issue

 

27/10/17

Hibernian

H

1st Division

2-2

 

No Issue

 

03/11/17

Rangers

A

1st Division

0-0

 

No Issue

 

10/11/17

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

0-1

 

No Issue

 

17/11/17

Falkirk

A

1st Division

0-3

 

No Issue

 

24/11/17

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

0-3

 

No Issue

 

01/12/17

Motherwell

A

1st Division

1-5

 

No Issue

 

08/12/17

Morton

H

1st Division

0-1

 

No Issue

 

15/12/17

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

0-0

 

No Issue

 

22/12/17

Airdrieonians 1878

A

1st Division

1-4

 

No Issue

 

29/12/17

Celtic

H

1st Division

1-2

 

No Issue

 

01/01/17

Queens Park

A

1st Division

0-0

 

No Issue

 

02/01/17

Royal Flying Corps

H

Friendly

4-2

 

No Issue

 

05/01/18

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

3-0

 

No Issue

 

12/01/18

St. Mirren

H

1st Division

2-1

 

No Issue

 

26/01/18

Rangers

H

1st Division

0-2

 

No Issue

 

02/02/18

Third Lanark

H

1st Division

2-2

 

No Issue

 

09/02/18

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

3-1

 

No Issue

 

16/02/18

Queens Park

H

1st Division

2-3

 

No Issue

 

23/02/18

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

0-1

 

No Issue

 

02/03/18

Motherwell

H

1st Division

1-3

 

No Issue

 

09/03/18

Clydebank 1932

H

1st Division

1-2

 

No Issue

 

16/03/18

Falkirk

A

1st Division

2-3

 

No Issue

 

23/03/18

Hearts

H

1st Division

1-1

 

No Issue

 

30/03/18

Clyde

A

1st Division

0-4

 

No Issue

 

06/04/18

Morton

A

1st Division

0-1

 

No Issue

 

13/04/18

Queens Park

A

Ayr Charity Cup Final

2-1

 

No Issue

 

20/04/18

Hibernian

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No Issue

 

27/04/18

Kilmarnock

H

Friendly

3-3

 

No Issue

 

P

Team

Pld

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

1

Rangers

34

25

6

3

66

24

42

56

2

Celtic

34

24

7

3

66

26

40

55

=3

Morton

34

17

9

8

53

42

11

43

=3

Kilmarnock

34

19

5

10

69

41

28

43

5

Motherwell

34

16

9

9

70

51

19

41

6

Partick Thistle

34

14

12

8

51

37

14

40

=7

Dumbarton

34

13

8

13

48

49

-1

34

=7

Queen’s Park

34

14

6

14

64

63

1

34

9

Clydebank

34

14

5

15

55

56

-1

33

10

Heart of Midlothian

34

14

4

16

41

58

-17

32

11

St Mirren

34

11

7

16

42

50

-8

29

12

Hamilton Academical

34

11

6

17

52

63

-11

28

=13

Third Lanark

34

10

7

17

56

62

-6

27

=13

Falkirk

34

9

9

16

38

58

-20

27

15

Airdrieonians

34

10

6

18

46

58

-12

26

16

Hibernian

34

8

9

17

42

57

-15

25

17

Clyde

34

9

2

23

37

72

-35

20

18

Ayr United

34

5

9

20

32

61

-29

19

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