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Division 2 – Relegation Recovery

High scoring matches saw United recover from relegation the previous season to finish 5th in the second division.

A superb 7-4 win over Forfar Athletic and a 6-0 over Berwick Rangers set them up for good finish.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

10/8/57

Brechin City

A

League Cup

2-5

 

Yes

 

14/8/57

Dunfermline Athletic

H

League Cup

4-1

 

No

 

17/8/57

Cowdenbeath

A

League Cup

1-1

 

Yes

 

21/8/57

East Stirlingshire

A

2nd Division

2-3

 

No

 

24/8/57

Brechin City

H

League Cup

4-2

 

Yes

 

28/8/57

Dunfermline Athletic

A

League Cup

0-3

 

Yes

 

31/8/57

Cowdenbeath

H

League Cup

3-2

 

Yes

 

4/9/57

Albion Rovers

H

2nd Division

4-0

 

No

 

7/9/57

Dundee United

A

2nd Division

4-3

 

Yes

 

10/9/57

East Stirlingshire

H

2nd Division

3-2

 

No

 

14/9/57

Morton

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

Yes

 

18/9/57

Albion Rovers

A

2nd Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

21/9/57

Stranraer

A

2nd Division

2-3

 

Yes

 

28/9/57

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

7-4

 

Yes

 

5/10/57

Dunfermline Athletic

A

2nd Division

2-5

 

Yes

 

12/10/57

Alloa Athletic

H

2nd Division

4-3

 

Yes

 

19/10/57

Berwick Rangers

A

2nd Division

6-0

 

Yes

 

26/10/57

Dumbarton

A

2nd Division

2-4

 

No

 

9/11/57

Brechin City

H

2nd Division

5-3

 

Yes

 

16/11/57

Arbroath

A

2nd Division

3-4

 

No

 

23/11/57

Stenhousemuir

H

2nd Division

4-3

 

Yes

 

30/10/57

Montrose

A

2nd Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

7/12/57

Hamilton Academical

H

2nd Division

2-3

 

Yes

 

14/12/57

Stirling Albion

H

2nd Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

17/12/57

Workington Town

A

Friendly

1-1

 

Yes

 

21/12/57

Cowdenbeath

A

2nd Division

5-6

 

Yes

 

28/12/57

St. Johnstone

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

Yes

 

1/1/58

Stranraer

H

2nd Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

2/1/58

Morton

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

No

 

4/1/58

Dundee United

H

2nd Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

11/1/58

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

No

 

18/1/58

Dunfermline Athletic

H

2nd Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

1/2/58

St Mirren

H

Scottish Cup 1st Rnd

1-1

 

Yes

 

5/2/58

St Mirren

A

Scottish Cup 1st Rnd

1-2

 

No

 

15/2/58

Dumbarton

H

2nd Division

4-0

 

Yes

 

22/2/58

Alloa Athletic

A

2nd Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

1/3/58

Brechin City

A

2nd Division

5-3

 

Yes

 

8/3/58

Arbroath

H

2nd Division

3-3

 

Yes

 

15/3/58

Stenhousemuir

A

2nd Division

1-0

 

No

 

22/3/58

Montrose

H

2nd Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

29/3/58

Hamilton Academical

A

2nd Division

5-4

 

Yes

 

5/4/58

Stirling Albion

A

2nd Division

0-4

 

Yes

 

7/4/58

Kilmarnock

A

Ayrshire Cup Final – 1st Leg

0-0

 

Yes

 

12/4/58

Cowdenbeath

H

2nd Division

3-0

 

Yes

 

16/4/58

Berwick Rangers

H

2nd Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

23/4/58

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup Final – 2nd Leg

2-1

 

Yes

 

26/4/58

St. Johnstone

A

2nd Division

2-4

 

Yes

 

Division ‘B’

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1957/58

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Stirling Albion

36

 

17

1

0

66

16

 

8

4

6

39

32

 

25

5

6

105

48

 

55

2.2

2

Dunfermline Athletic

36

 

14

1

3

80

24

 

10

4

4

40

18

 

24

5

7

120

42

 

53

2.9

3

Arbroath

36

 

10

2

6

44

37

 

11

3

4

45

35

 

21

5

10

89

72

 

47

1.2

4

Dumbarton

36

 

14

2

2

61

14

 

6

2

10

31

43

 

20

4

12

92

57

 

44

1.6

5

Ayr United

36

 

12

4

2

52

29

 

6

2

10

46

52

 

18

6

12

98

81

 

42

1.2

6

Cowdenbeath

36

 

11

4

3

61

36

 

6

4

8

39

49

 

17

8

11

100

85

 

42

1.2

7

Brechin City

36

 

10

3

5

40

33

 

6

5

7

40

48

 

16

8

12

80

81

 

40

1

8

Alloa Athletic

36

 

9

5

4

48

36

 

6

4

8

40

42

 

15

9

12

88

78

 

39

1.1

9

Dundee United

36

 

8

3

7

48

37

 

4

6

8

33

40

 

12

9

15

81

77

 

33

1.1

10

Hamilton Academical

36

 

9

3

6

51

40

 

3

6

9

19

39

 

12

9

15

70

79

 

33

0.9

11

St. Johnstone

36

 

5

9

4

39

40

 

7

0

11

28

45

 

12

9

15

67

85

 

33

0.8

12

Forfar Athletic

36

 

10

3

5

35

20

 

3

3

12

35

51

 

13

6

17

70

71

 

32

1

13

Morton

36

 

8

6

4

47

30

 

4

2

12

30

53

 

12

8

16

77

83

 

32

0.9

14

Montrose

36

 

10

3

5

32

26

 

3

3

12

23

46

 

13

6

17

55

72

 

32

0.8

15

East Stirlingshire

36

 

10

2

6

32

25

 

2

3

13

23

54

 

12

5

19

55

79

 

29

0.7

16

Stenhousemuir

36

 

8

2

8

34

40

 

4

3

11

34

58

 

12

5

19

68

98

 

29

0.7

17

Albion Rovers

36

 

9

3

6

35

29

 

3

2

13

18

50

 

12

5

19

53

79

 

29

0.7

18

Stranraer

36

 

9

3

6

38

35

 

0

4

14

16

48

 

9

7

20

54

83

 

25

0.7

19

Berwick Rangers

36

 

4

3

11

25

44

 

1

2

15

12

65

 

5

5

26

37

109

 

15

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