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Division 2 – Outspoken Manager Upsets the SFA

Again Ayr United lost their manager, not for performance reasons at the club but this time because Jimmy Hay was too outspoken falling foul of the SFA and was subsequently banned after cheating accusations.

The change probably helped Ayr United as the new manager, Archie Buchanan, successfully steered the club to an excellent 3rd place finish in Division Two, failing to go up by one point.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr  First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

15/8/25

Alloa Athletic

H

2nd Division

2-1

 

No

 

22/8/25

Arbroath

H

2nd Division

5-0

 

No

 

29/8/25

Albion Rovers

A

2nd Division

0-0

 

No

 

5/9/25

Armadale

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

No

 

12/9/25

Stenhousemuir

A

2nd Division

0-5

 

No

 

19/9/25

Third Lanark

H

2nd Division

0-0

 

No

 

26/9/25

Dumbarton

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

No

 

3/10/25

Broxburn United

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

No

 

10/10/25

East Stirlingshire

A

2nd Division

4-2

 

No

 

17/10/25

Clyde

A

2nd Division

2-0

 

No

 

24/10/25

Kings Park

H

2nd Division

0-2

 

No

 

31/10/25

East Fife

H

2nd Division

0-0

 

No

 

7/11/25

Queen of the South

A

2nd Division

3-1

 

No

 

14/11/25

Dunfermline Athletic

H

2nd Division

2-2

 

No

 

21/11/25

Bathgate

A

2nd Division

1-2

 

No

 

28/11/25

Nithsdale Wanderers

H

2nd Division

6-1

 

No

 

5/12/25

Arthurlie

A

2nd Division

2-2

 

No

 

12/12/25

Stenhousemuir

H

2nd Division

1-1

 

No

 

26/12/25

Dumbarton

H

2nd Division

1-2

 

No

 

1/1/26

Albion Rovers

H

2nd Division

2-2

 

No

 

2/1/26

Arbroath

A

2nd Division

3-1

 

No

 

4/1/26

Boness

A

2nd Division

3-1

 

No

 

9/1/26

East Stirlingshire

H

2nd Division

5-0

 

No

 

13/1/26

St. Bernards

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

No

 

16/1/26

Kings Park

A

2nd Division

0-0

 

No

 

23/1/26

Raith Rovers

A

Scottish Cup 1st Rnd

1-3

 

No

 

30/1/26

St. Bernards

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

No

Jimmy Hay resigns 27th January

6/2/26

Nithsdale Wanderers

A

2nd Division

3-1

 

No

 

9/2/26

Alloa Athletic

A

2nd Division

1-0

 

No

 

13/2/26

East Fife

A

2nd Division

2-2

 

No

 

20/2/26

Boness

H

2nd Division

4-0

 

No

 

24/2/26

Clyde

H

2nd Division

1-0

 

No

 

27/2/26

Broxburn United

A

2nd Division

3-3

 

No

 

6/3/26

Arthurlie

H

2nd Division

1-0

 

No

 

13/3/26

Armadale

A

2nd Division

0-1

 

No

 

20/3/26

Dunfermline Athletic

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

No

 

27/3/26

Queen of the South

H

2nd Division

3-0

 

No

 

3/4/26

Third Lanark

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

No

 

10/4/26

Galston

H

Ayrshire Cup Semi Finals

7-1

 

No

 

17/4/26

Bathgate

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

No

 

24/4/26

Beith

A

Ayrshire Cup Final 1st Leg

3-2

 

No

 

26/4/26

Kilmarnock

H

Friendly

1-1

 

No

J Woodburn Testimonial

28/4/26

Beith

H

Ayrshire Cup Final 2nd Leg

0-1

 

No

 

1/5/26

Queens Park

H

Ayr Charity Cup Final

1-0

 

No

 

b

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1925/26

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Dunfermline Athletic

38

 

15

4

0

64

14

 

11

3

5

45

29

 

26

7

5

109

43

 

59

2.5

2

Clyde

38

 

16

0

3

51

17

 

8

5

6

36

33

 

24

5

9

87

50

 

53

1.7

3

Ayr United

38

 

12

5

2

45

13

 

8

7

4

32

26

 

20

12

6

77

39

 

52

2

4

East Fife

38

 

14

4

1

62

25

 

6

5

8

36

48

 

20

9

9

98

73

 

49

1.3

5

Stenhousemuir

38

 

13

3

3

45

19

 

6

7

6

29

33

 

19

10

9

74

52

 

48

1.4

6

Third Lanark

38

 

16

2

1

54

20

 

3

6

10

18

27

 

19

8

11

72

47

 

46

1.5

7

Arthurlie

38

 

12

2

5

54

33

 

5

3

11

27

42

 

17

5

16

81

75

 

39

1.1

8

Boness

38

 

13

2

4

46

25

 

4

3

12

20

45

 

17

5

16

66

70

 

39

0.9

9

Albion Rovers

38

 

11

3

5

50

27

 

5

3

11

28

44

 

16

6

16

78

71

 

38

1.1

10

Arbroath

38

 

13

1

5

59

27

 

4

3

12

21

46

 

17

4

17

80

73

 

38

1.1

11

Dumbarton

38

 

9

8

2

33

15

 

5

2

12

21

63

 

14

10

14

54

78

 

38

0.7

12

Nithsdale Wanderers

38

 

11

2

6

43

30

 

4

5

10

35

52

 

15

7

16

78

82

 

37

1

13

Kings Park

38

 

7

8

4

41

28

 

7

1

11

26

45

 

14

9

15

67

73

 

37

0.9

14

St. Bernards

38

 

11

4

4

55

27

 

4

1

14

31

55

 

15

5

18

86

82

 

35

1.1

15

Armadale

38

 

11

2

6

54

39

 

3

3

13

28

62

 

14

5

19

82

101

 

33

0.8

16

Alloa Athletic

38

 

6

4

9

32

30

 

5

4

10

22

33

 

11

8

19

54

63

 

30

0.9

17

Queen of the South

38

 

7

5

7

40

35

 

3

3

13

24

53

 

10

8

20

64

88

 

28

0.7

18

East Stirlingshire

38

 

9

3

7

38

35

 

1

4

14

21

54

 

10

7

21

59

89

 

27

0.7

19

Bathgate

38

 

7

4

8

37

39

 

0

2

17

23

66

 

7

6

25

60

105

 

20

0.6

20

Broxburn United

38

 

3

5

11

32

48

 

1

1

17

23

79

 

4

6

28

55

127

 

14

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