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Division 2 – Champions As Ayr Return to Top Flight

Jacky Cox at last steered Ayr back to the first division in a super championship winning season where United won 28tn_Stranraer (h) 14 Feb 59 out of 36 matches.

Results such as a 6-2 win over Alloa, 6-2 over Dundee United and wins at Dumbarton and Tannadice helped United to sideline their rivals.

Pride of the wins were the two against poor Montrose, 7-1 in the League Cup and 8-2 in the League.

The 100th goal of the season was scored by full back Thomson during the 4-1 win against Hamilton in March.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

2/8/58

Maybole Juniors

H

Friendly

9-0

 

Yes

 

9/8/58

Hamilton Academical

A

League Cup

1-3

 

Yes

 

13/8/58

Montrose

H

League Cup

7-1

 

No

 

16/8/58

Forfar Athletic

H

League Cup

4-0

 

Yes

 

20/8/58

Stranraer

A

2nd Division

3-2

 

Yes

 

23/8/58

Hamilton Academical

H

League Cup

3-1

 

Yes

 

27/8/58

Montrose

A

League Cup

2-1

 

No

 

30/8/58

Forfar Athletic

A

League Cup

1-1

 

No

 

3/9/58

Stenhousemuir

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

No

 

6/9/58

Morton

H

2nd Division

3-0

 

Yes

 

10/9/58

Heart Of Midlothian

H

League Cup Quarter Final – 1st Leg

1-5

 

No

 

13/9/58

Berwick Rangers

A

League

4-0

 

Yes

 

17/9/58

Heart Of Midlothian

A

League Cup Quarter Final – 2nd Leg

1-3

 

Yes

 

20/9/58

Cowdenbeath

H

2nd Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

27/9/58

Montrose

A

2nd Division

4-2

 

No

 

5/10/58

Queens Park

H

2nd Division

3-2

 

Yes

Prog marked 4th Oct

12/10/58

Albion Rovers

A

2nd Division

4-1

 

No

 

19/10/58

Brechin City

A

2nd Division

4-0

 

Yes

 

26/10/58

Alloa Athletic

H

2nd Division

6-2

 

Yes

Prog marked 25th Oct

1/11/58

Dumbarton

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

No

 

8/11/58

Dundee United

H

2nd Division

6-2

 

Yes

 

15/11/58

Arbroath

H

2nd Division

5-2

 

Yes

 

22/11/58

Hamilton Academical

A

2nd Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

29/11/58

East Fife

A

2nd Division

3-1

 

Yes

 

6/12/58

East Stirlingshire

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

Yes

 

13/12/58

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

0-0

 

No

Match abandoned after 25 minutes

20/12/58

St. Johnstone

H

2nd Division

4-2

 

Yes

 

27/12/58

Stranraer

H

2nd Division

4-4

 

Yes

 

1/1/59

Morton

A

2nd Division

 

 

Yes

Match postponed

3/1/59

Berwick Rangers

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

10/1/59

Cowdenbeath

A

2nd Division

5-1

 

Yes

 

17/1/59

Montrose

H

2nd Division

8-2

 

Yes

 

24/1/59

Queens Park

A

2nd Division

4-0

 

Yes

 

31/1/59

Brechin City

H

2nd Division

1-4

 

Yes

 

7/2/59

Albion Rovers

H

2nd Division

6-2

 

Yes

 

14/2/59

Stranraer

H

Scottish Cup 2nd Rnd

3-0

 

Yes

 

21/2/59

Alloa Athletic

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

28/2/59

Dunfermline Athletic

A

Scottish Cup 3rd Rnd

1-2

 

Yes

 

7/3/59

Dundee United

A

2nd Division

3-2

 

Yes

 

14/3/59

Arbroath

A

2nd Division

3-1

 

No

 

21/3/59

Hamilton Academical

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

Yes

 

25/3/59

Morton

A

2nd Division

3-3

 

Yes

 

28/3/59

East Fife

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

4/4/59

East Stirlingshire

A

2nd Division

0-1

 

No

 

11/4/59

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

3-0

 

Yes

 

18/4/59

St. Johnstone

A

2nd Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

22/4/59

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

No

 

25/4/59

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup Final – 1st Leg

3-2

 

No

 

27/4/59

Dumbarton

H

2nd Division

3-1

 

No

 

29/4/59

Stenhousemuir

H

2nd Division

2-2

 

No

 

2/5/59

Kilmarnock

A

Ayrshire Cup Final – 2nd Leg

2-1

 

No

Aggregate scores were level, but Ayr United were deemed to have retained the trophy.

Division 2

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1958/59

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Ayr United

36

 

14

2

2

67

29

 

14

2

2

48

19

 

28

4

4

115

48

 

60

2.4

2

Arbroath

36

 

15

2

1

54

18

 

8

3

7

32

41

 

23

5

8

86

59

 

51

1.5

3

Stenhousemuir

36

 

12

4

2

48

26

 

8

2

8

39

42

 

20

6

10

87

68

 

46

1.3

4

Dumbarton

36

 

12

3

3

50

23

 

7

4

7

44

38

 

19

7

10

94

61

 

45

1.5

5

Brechin City

36

 

9

5

4

40

31

 

7

5

6

39

34

 

16

10

10

79

65

 

42

1.2

6

St. Johnstone

36

 

9

7

2

30

11

 

6

3

9

24

33

 

15

10

11

54

44

 

40

1.2

7

Hamilton Academical

36

 

8

4

6

41

23

 

7

4

7

35

39

 

15

8

13

76

62

 

38

1.2

8

East Fife

36

 

12

2

4

60

37

 

3

6

9

23

44

 

15

8

13

83

81

 

38

1

9

Berwick Rangers

36

 

11

3

4

38

27

 

5

3

10

25

39

 

16

6

14

63

66

 

38

1

10

Albion Rovers

36

 

11

2

5

54

31

 

3

5

10

30

48

 

14

7

15

84

79

 

35

1.1

11

Morton

36

 

7

5

6

40

36

 

6

3

9

28

49

 

13

8

15

68

85

 

34

0.8

12

Forfar Athletic

36

 

9

4

5

45

36

 

3

5

10

28

51

 

12

9

15

73

87

 

33

0.8

13

Alloa Athletic

36

 

11

1

6

48

31

 

1

6

11

28

50

 

12

7

17

76

81

 

31

0.9

14

Cowdenbeath

36

 

7

4

7

40

36

 

6

1

11

27

43

 

13

5

18

67

79

 

31

0.9

15

East Stirlingshire

36

 

8

7

3

30

22

 

2

1

15

20

57

 

10

8

18

50

79

 

28

0.6

16

Stranraer

36

 

8

4

6

43

32

 

0

7

11

20

44

 

8

11

17

63

76

 

27

0.8

17

Dundee United

36

 

8

4

6

41

31

 

1

3

14

21

55

 

9

7

20

62

86

 

25

0.7

18

Queens Park

36

 

7

2

9

31

36

 

2

4

12

22

44

 

9

6

21

53

80

 

24

0.7

19

Montrose

36

 

4

4

10

26

40

 

2

2

14

23

56

 

6

6

24

49

96

 

18

0.5

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