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Division 2 – Champions Ayr

Tom McCreath had only taken over the club in the middle of the previous season finishing second from bottom.tn_Queens Park (h) 12 Feb 66

In his first full season as manager Ayr United won the Second Division championship but he stood down at the end of the season, remained as club director.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

7/8/65

Ardeer Recreation

H

Friendly

7-0

 

No

 

14/8/65

Stenhousemuir

H

League Cup

5-2

 

Yes

 

21/8/65

Montrose

H

League Cup

5-0

 

Yes

 

25/8/65

Montrose

A

2nd Division

3-2

 

No

 

28/8/65

Brechin City

A

League Cup

1-0

 

No

 

4/9/65

Forfar Athletic

A

League Cup

3-1

 

No

 

6/9/65

Third Lanark

A

SLC Supplementary Tie – 1st leg

2-1

 

No

 

8/9/65

Third Lanark

H

SLC Supplementary Tie – 2nd leg

1-0

 

No

 

11/9/65

Queen of the South

H

2nd Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

15/9/65

Kilmarnock

A

SLC -Quarter Final 1st Leg

0-2

 

No

 

18/9/65

Cowdenbeath

A

2nd Division

1-3

 

No

 

22/9/65

Kilmarnock

H

SLC -Quarter Final 2nd Leg

2-2

 

No

 

25/9/65

Albion Rovers

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

29/9/65

Brechin City

H

2nd Division

1-0

 

No

 

2/10/65

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

4-1

 

No

 

9/10/65

Berwick Rangers

H

2nd Division

4-2

 

Yes

 

16/10/65

Queens Park

A

2nd Division

3-0

 

Yes

 

23/10/65

Raith Rovers

H

2nd Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

30/10/65

Third Lanark

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

No

 

6/11/65

Dumbarton

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

13/11/65

Airdrieonians

A

2nd Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

20/11/65

Alloa Athletic

H

2nd Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

11/12/65

East Stirlingshire

H

2nd Division

5-2

 

Yes

 

18/12/65

Arbroath

H

2nd Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

25/12/65

Celtic Reserves

H

Friendly

2-0

 

No

 

1/1/66

Cowdenbeath

H

2nd Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

3/1/66

Queen of the South

A

2nd Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

8/1/66

Montrose

H

2nd Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

15/1/66

Albion Rovers

A

2nd Division

2-0

 

No

 

22/1/66

Fraserburgh

H

Scottish Cup – Preliminary Rnd

1-0

 

Yes

 

29/1/66

Berwick Rangers

A

2nd Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

5/2/66

St Johnstone

H

Scottish Cup – 1st Rnd

1-1

 

Yes

 

12/2/66

Queens Park

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

14/2/66

St Johnstone

A

Scottish Cup – 1st Rnd (replay)

0-1

 

Yes

 

26/2/66

Third Lanark

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

5/3/66

Dundee United

H

Friendly

0-3

 

No

 

9/3/66

East Fife

A

2nd Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

12/3/66

Airdrieonians

H

2nd Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

19/3/66

Alloa Athletic

A

2nd Division

1-2

 

No

 

26/3/66

Stranraer

A

2nd Division

5-1

 

Yes

 

30/3/66

Dumbarton

A

2nd Division

3-1

 

No

 

1/4/66

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup – 1st Leg

1-0

 

No

Sam McMillan’s Testimonial

6/4/66

Brechin City

A

2nd Division

2-0

 

No

 

9/4/66

Stenhousemuir

H

2nd Division

3-0

 

Yes

 

11/9/66

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

No

 

13/4/66

Raith Rovers

A

2nd Division

2-0

 

No

 

16/4/66

East Stirlingshire

A

2nd Division

1-0

 

No

 

20/4/66

Stranraer

H

2nd Division

2-2

 

No

 

23/4/66

Arbroath

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

No

 

25/4/66

Stenhousemuir

A

2nd Division

4-0

 

No

 

27/4/66

East Fife

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

No

 

4/5/66

Kilmarnock

A

Ayrshire Cup – 2nd Leg

0-3

 

No

 

2nd

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1965/66

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Ayr United

36

 

12

5

1

40

18

 

10

4

4

38

19

 

22

9

5

78

37

 

53

2.1

2

Airdrieonians

36

 

14

2

2

62

23

 

8

4

6

45

33

 

22

6

8

107

56

 

50

1.9

3

Queen of the South

36

 

12

5

1

54

25

 

6

6

6

29

28

 

18

11

7

83

53

 

47

1.6

4

East Fife

36

 

14

2

2

45

20

 

6

2

10

27

35

 

20

4

12

72

55

 

44

1.3

5

Raith Rovers

36

 

10

3

5

43

23

 

6

8

4

28

20

 

16

11

9

71

43

 

43

1.7

6

Arbroath

36

 

11

6

1

49

24

 

4

7

7

23

28

 

15

13

8

72

52

 

43

1.4

7

Albion Rovers

36

 

9

5

4

26

17

 

9

2

7

32

37

 

18

7

11

58

54

 

43

1.1

8

Alloa Athletic

36

 

8

4

6

31

25

 

6

6

6

34

40

 

14

10

12

65

65

 

38

1

9

Montrose

36

 

12

3

3

48

26

 

3

4

11

19

37

 

15

7

14

67

63

 

37

1.1

10

Cowdenbeath

36

 

8

6

4

34

25

 

7

1

10

35

43

 

15

7

14

69

68

 

37

1

11

Berwick Rangers

36

 

11

3

4

45

22

 

1

8

9

24

36

 

12

11

13

69

58

 

35

1.2

12

Dumbarton

36

 

9

2

7

39

27

 

5

5

8

24

34

 

14

7

15

63

61

 

35

1

13

Queens Park

36

 

7

4

7

33

29

 

6

3

9

29

36

 

13

7

16

62

65

 

33

1

14

Third Lanark

36

 

8

5

5

32

19

 

4

3

11

23

46

 

12

8

16

55

65

 

32

0.9

15

Stranraer

36

 

7

7

4

40

32

 

2

3

13

24

51

 

9

10

17

64

83

 

28

0.8

16

Brechin City

36

 

5

4

9

28

46

 

5

3

10

24

46

 

10

7

19

52

92

 

27

0.6

17

East Stirlingshire

36

 

8

3

7

38

39

 

1

2

15

21

52

 

9

5

22

59

91

 

23

0.7

18

Stenhousemuir

36

 

4

3

11

27

44

 

2

4

12

20

49

 

6

7

23

47

93

 

19

0.5

19

Forfar Athletic

36

 

4

3

11

35

41

 

3

0

15

26

79

 

7

3

26

61

120

 

17

0.5

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