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Division 1 – Lucky Escape as Gibson Resigns

Manager Alex Gibson struggled to maintain Ayr United’s first division status, surviving by just two points. There were some heavy defeats early in the season such as an 8-1 loss to Falkirk and 7-0 defeat to Celtic in November. However there were some good wins like the 5-1 win over Queens Park in September.

Towards the end of the year and into January results took a turn for the worse and following an 8-0 defeat away to Albion Rovers in January 1935, United’s first division survival look extremely fragile. Gibson resigned on the following Monday and Frank Thompson was appointed as manager. Results didn’t immediately improve but United did manage to finish in 18th position a mere two points from relegation despite a 3-2 defeat by Airdrie on the last day of the season.

Ayr Unitesd did have the pleasure of Manchester City’s visit to Somerset Park for Bob Hepburns testimonial.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Crowd

Programme Image

Comments

11/8/34

Clyde

H

1st Division

2-3

 

No Issue

 

18/8/34

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

2-3

 

No Issue

 

22/8/34

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

3-2

 

No Issue

 

25/8/34

Albion Rovers

H

1st Division

0-1

 

No Issue

 

1/9/34

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

3-6

 

No Issue

 

8/9/34

Queen of the South

H

1st Division

1-1

 

No Issue

 

12/9/34

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

2-1

 

No Issue

 

15/9/34

Rangers

A

1st Division

0-2

 

No Issue

 

19/9/34

Manchester City

H

Friendly

1-4

 

No Issue

Bob Hepburn’s Testimonial

22/9/34

Queen’s Park

H

1st Division

5-1

 

No Issue

 

26/9/34

Kilmarnock

A

Kilmarnock Charity Cup Final

3-2

 

No Issue

 

29/9/34

Hearts

A

1st Division

0-5

 

No Issue

 

6/10/34

Aberdeen

H

1st Division

0-3

 

No Issue

 

13/10/34

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

0-4

 

No Issue

 

20/10/34

Falkirk

A

1st Division

1-8

 

No Issue

 

27/10/34

St. Mirren

H

1st Division

1-0

 

No Issue

 

3/11/34

Celtic

A

1st Division

0-7

 

No Issue

 

10/11/34

Dundee

A

1st Division

4-5

 

No Issue

 

17/11/34

Hibernian

H

1st Division

1-1

 

No Issue

 

24/11/34

Motherwell

H

1st Division

1-0

 

No Issue

 

1/12/34

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

2-1

 

No Issue

 

8/12/34

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No Issue

 

15/12/34

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

1-3

 

No Issue

 

22/12/34

Clyde

A

1st Division

1-5

 

No Issue

 

29/12/34

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

1-2

 

No Issue

 

1/1/35

Queen of the South

A

1st Division

1-7

 

No Issue

 

2/1/35

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

2-1

 

No Issue

 

5/1/35

Albion Rovers

A

1st Division

0-8

 

No Issue

 

12/1/35

Rangers

H

1st Division

2-4

 

No Issue

 

19/1/35

Queen’s Park

A

1st Division

4-5

 

No Issue

 

26/1/35

Queen of the South

H

Scottish Cup 1st Rnd

3-1

 

No Issue

 

2/2/35

Hearts

H

1st Division

0-3

 

No Issue

 

9/2/35

King’s Park

H

Scottish Cup 2nd Rnd

1-1

 

No Issue

 

13/2/35

King’s Park

A

Scottish Cup 2nd Rnd (replay)

2-2 aet

 

No Issue

 

16/3/35

Aberdeen

A

1st Division

1-7

 

No Issue

 

18/2/35

King’s Park

N

Scottish Cup 2nd Rnd (2nd replay)

4-4 aet

 

No Issue

 

19/2/35

King’s Park

N

Scottish Cup 2nd Rnd (3rd replay)

1-2

 

No Issue

 

2/3/35

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

3-0

 

No Issue

 

9/3/35

Falkirk

H

1st Division

2-3

 

No Issue

Game Later Declared Null and Void

16/3/35

St. Mirren

A

1st Division

3-3

 

No Issue

 

23/3/35

Celtic

H

1st Division

1-0

 

No Issue

 

30/3/35

Dundee

H

1st Division

3-2

 

No Issue

 

10/4/35

Falkirk

H

1st Division

3-1

 

No Issue

 

13/4/35

Hibernian

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No Issue

 

20/4/35

Motherwell

A

1st Division

3-2

 

No Issue

 

27/4/35

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

2-3

 

No Issue

 

30/4/35

Galston

H

Ayrshire Cup Semi Final

5-3

 

No Issue

 

a

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1934/35

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Rangers

38

 

14

3

2

50

19

 

11

2

6

46

27

 

25

5

8

96

46

 

55

2.1

2

Celtic

38

 

15

2

2

61

19

 

9

2

8

31

26

 

24

4

10

92

45

 

52

2

3

Heart Of Midlothian

38

 

11

5

3

42

19

 

9

5

5

45

32

 

20

10

8

87

51

 

50

1.7

4

Hamilton Academical

38

 

14

4

1

58

24

 

5

6

8

29

43

 

19

10

9

87

67

 

48

1.3

5

St. Johnstone

38

 

13

4

2

45

14

 

5

6

8

21

32

 

18

10

10

66

46

 

46

1.4

6

Aberdeen

38

 

13

3

3

42

17

 

4

7

8

26

37

 

17

10

11

68

54

 

44

1.3

7

Motherwell

38

 

12

4

3

57

27

 

3

6

10

26

37

 

15

10

13

83

64

 

40

1.3

8

Dundee

38

 

10

4

5

35

27

 

6

4

9

28

36

 

16

8

14

63

63

 

40

1

9

Kilmarnock

38

 

10

3

6

43

30

 

6

3

10

33

38

 

16

6

16

76

68

 

38

1.1

10

Clyde

38

 

9

6

4

45

29

 

5

4

10

26

40

 

14

10

14

71

69

 

38

1

11

Hibernian

38

 

10

7

2

38

20

 

4

1

14

21

50

 

14

8

16

59

70

 

36

0.8

12

Queens Park

38

 

11

4

4

43

30

 

2

6

11

18

50

 

13

10

15

61

80

 

36

0.8

13

Partick Thistle

38

 

10

5

4

38

25

 

5

0

14

23

43

 

15

5

18

61

68

 

35

0.9

14

Airdrieonians

38

 

10

3

6

42

31

 

3

4

12

22

41

 

13

7

18

64

72

 

33

0.9

15

Dunfermline Athletic

38

 

8

4

7

35

39

 

5

1

13

21

57

 

13

5

20

56

96

 

31

0.6

16

Albion Rovers

38

 

8

4

7

38

30

 

2

5

12

24

47

 

10

9

19

62

77

 

29

0.8

17

Queen of the South

38

 

9

2

8

33

27

 

2

5

12

19

45

 

11

7

20

52

72

 

29

0.7

18

Ayr United

38

 

10

2

7

32

29

 

2

3

14

29

83

 

12

5

21

61

112

 

29

0.5

19

St Mirren

38

 

7

3

9

31

33

 

4

2

13

18

37

 

11

5

22

49

70

 

27

0.7

20

Falkirk

38

 

8

3

8

42

33

 

1

3

15

16

49

 

9

6

23

58

82

 

24

0.7

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