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Division 2 – United Bounce Back

Ayr United bounced back from the previous season’s disappointment with an emphatic 2nd division championship winning performance with the help of another of Ayr’s goalscoring legends – Terry McGibbon.

Under manager Frank Thompson Ayr scored effortlessly and high scoring matches were common such as Ayr’s 8-1 win over Brechin City in October, an 8-3 win over Stenhousemuir in November and a 7-2 win over East Stirlingshire in January. The season began well with consecutive league wins in August, East Stirlingshire the only club to beat Ayr. September saw a superb 6-1 win over Forfar Athletic, which was bettered with an 8-1 win over Brechin City on 31st October. Further high scoring wins were recorded including two further scores of 8.

Promotion was clinched with a 5-0 win at home to King’s Park (Stirling ) on 27th March.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

8/8/36

Leith Athletic

H

2nd Division

2-1

 

Not Known

 

15/8/36

Montrose

A

2nd Division

3-2

 

Not Known

 

19/8/36

Stranraer

A

Friendly

3-4

 

Not Known

 

22/8/36

Edinburgh City

H

2nd Division

3-2

 

Not Known

 

29/8/36

East Stirlingshire

A

2nd Division

0-2

 

Not Known

 

2/9/36

Kilmarnock

A

Kilmarnock Charity Cup Final (1935/36)

4-3

 

Not Known

 

5/9/36

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

6-1

 

Not Known

 

12/9/36

Cowdenbeath

A

2nd Division

1-2

 

Not Known

 

19/9/36

Dundee United

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

Not Known

 

26/9/36

Stenhousemuir

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

Not Known

 

3/10/36

East Fife

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

Not Known

 

10/10/36

Morton

A

2nd Division

2-3

 

Not Known

 

17/10/36

Airdrieonians

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

Not Known

 

24/10/36

Alloa Athletic

H

2nd Division

4-0

 

Not Known

 

31/10/36

Brechin City

H

2nd Division

8-1

 

Not Known

 

7/11/36

Dumbarton

A

2nd Division

3-1

 

Not Known

 

14/11/36

Edinburgh City

A

2nd Division

4-1

 

Not Known

 

21/11/36

Stenhousemuir

H

2nd Division

8-3

 

Not Known

 

28/11/36

St. Bernards

A

2nd Division

5-2

 

Yes

 

5/12/36

Kings Park

A

2nd Division

6-2

 

Not Known

 

12/12/36

Dumbarton

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

Not Known

 

19/12/36

Dundee United

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

Not Known

 

26/12/36

Montrose

H

2nd Division

8-1

 

Not Known

 

1/1/37

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

5-0

 

Not Known

 

2/1/37

East Stirlingshire

H

2nd Division

7-2

 

Not Known

 

9/1/37

Leith Athletic

A

2nd Division

2-3

 

Not Known

 

16/1/37

Raith Rovers

H

2nd Division

1-0

 

Not Known

 

23/1/37

Brechin City

A

2nd Division

3-2

 

Not Known

 

30/1/37

Partick Thistle

H

Scottish Cup 1st Rnd

0-2

 

Not Known

 

6/2/37

Cowdenbeath

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

Not Known

 

13/2/37

St. Bernards

H

2nd Division

5-2

 

Not Known

 

20/2/37

Airdrieonians

H

2nd Division

5-2

 

Not Known

 

6/3/37

Alloa Athletic

A

2nd Division

4-1

 

Not Known

 

20/3/37

Morton

H

2nd Division

1-1

 

Not Known

 

27/3/37

Kings Park

H

2nd Division

5-0

 

Not Known

 

3/4/37

Raith Rovers

A

2nd Division

2-2

 

Not Known

 

16/4/37

East Fife

A

2nd Division

1-4

 

Not Known

 

19/4/37

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup Final (1935/36)

2-2

 

Not Known

 

26/4/37

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup Final (1935/36) replay

3-2

 

Not Known

 

30/4/37

Wigtownshire Select

A

Benefit Match

3-2

 

Not Known

 

1/5/37

Kilmarnock

A

Kilmarnock Charity Cup Final (1936/37)

1-0

 

Not Known

 

b

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1936/37

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Ayr United

34

 

16

1

0

77

19

 

9

3

5

45

30

 

25

4

5

122

49

 

54

2.5

2

Morton

34

 

16

0

1

76

19

 

7

5

5

34

23

 

23

5

6

110

42

 

51

2.6

3

St. Bernards

34

 

15

1

1

63

18

 

7

3

7

37

33

 

22

4

8

100

51

 

48

2

4

Airdrieonians

34

 

12

4

1

59

26

 

6

4

7

26

34

 

18

8

8

85

60

 

44

1.4

5

East Fife

34

 

10

3

4

48

22

 

5

5

7

28

29

 

15

8

11

76

51

 

38

1.5

6

Cowdenbeath

34

 

11

5

1

43

17

 

3

5

9

32

42

 

14

10

10

75

59

 

38

1.3

7

East Stirlingshire

34

 

12

2

3

50

28

 

6

0

11

31

50

 

18

2

14

81

78

 

38

1

8

Raith Rovers

34

 

9

3

5

38

26

 

7

1

9

34

40

 

16

4

14

72

66

 

36

1.1

9

Alloa Athletic

34

 

9

3

5

32

26

 

4

4

9

32

39

 

13

7

14

64

65

 

33

1

10

Stenhousemuir

34

 

8

3

6

49

33

 

6

1

10

33

53

 

14

4

16

82

86

 

32

1

11

Leith Athletic

34

 

10

3

4

39

27

 

3

2

12

23

38

 

13

5

16

62

65

 

31

1

12

Forfar Athletic

34

 

8

5

4

51

39

 

3

3

11

22

50

 

11

8

15

73

89

 

30

0.8

13

Montrose

34

 

9

1

7

34

29

 

2

5

10

31

69

 

11

6

17

65

98

 

28

0.7

14

Dundee United

34

 

5

6

6

37

36

 

4

3

10

35

61

 

9

9

16

72

97

 

27

0.7

15

Dumbarton

34

 

8

3

6

37

36

 

3

2

12

20

47

 

11

5

18

57

83

 

27

0.7

16

Brechin City

34

 

6

6

5

30

29

 

2

3

12

34

69

 

8

9

17

64

98

 

25

0.7

17

Kings Park

34

 

8

2

7

42

47

 

3

1

13

19

59

 

11

3

20

61

106

 

25

0.6

18

Edinburgh City

34

 

2

1

14

23

58

 

0

2

15

19

62

 

2

3

29

42

120

 

7

0.4

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