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Division 1 – Too Much For Ayr

Ayr’s venture into the top flight of Scottish Football ended in a nightmare season and a bottom place in the tn_Celtic (h) 11 Feb 67league, meaning relegation. The bleak season was compounded by a humiliating Scottish Cup defeat at non-league Elgin City. However, 8th April 1966 was the date of Ayr United’s one and only league victory – beating St Johnstone 1-0.

The season opened with a friendly against manager Ally Macleods previous club Blackburn Rovers.

A Bertie Black goal against Celtic at Parkhead was one of very few domestic goals scored against the Hoops in their European Cup winning season.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

6/8/66

Blackburn Rovers

H

Friendly

1-3

 

Yes

 

13/8/66

Berwick Rangers

A

Scottish League Cup

1-1

 

Yes

 

17/8/66

Raith Rovers

H

Scottish League Cup

0-0

 

No

 

20/8/66

Cowdenbeah

H

Scottish League Cup

2-2

 

Yes

 

27/8/66

Berwick Rangers

H

Scottish League Cup

2-0

 

Yes

 

31/8/66

Raith Rovers

A

Scottish League Cup

1-3

 

No

 

3/9/66

Cowdenbeah

A

Scottish League Cup

3-0

 

No

 

10/9/66

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

14/9/66

Rangers

H

Scottish League Cup Quarter Final 1st Leg

1-1

 

No

 

17/9/66

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

21/9/66

Rangers

A

Scottish League Cup Quarter Final 2nd Leg

0-3

 

No

 

24/9/66

Dundee United

H

1st Division

0-7

 

Yes

 

1/10/66

Falkirk

A

1st Division

3-5

 

Yes

 

8/10/66

Hearts

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

15/10/66

Aberdeen

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

22/10/66

Celtic

H

1st Division

0-5

 

No

 

29/10/66

Motherwell

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

5/11/66

Stirling Albion

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

12/11/66

Dundee

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

19/11/66

Rangers

A

1st Division

0-4

 

Yes

 

26/11/66

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

3/12/66

Clyde

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

10/12/66

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

17/12/66

Hibernian

H

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

24/12/66

St.Mirren

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

31/12/66

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

2/1/67

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

0-6

 

Yes

 

3/1/67

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

2-3

 

Yes

 

7/1/67

Dundee United

A

1st Division

0-4

 

Yes

 

14/1/67

Falkirk

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

21/1/67

Hearts

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

28/1/67

Elgin City

A

Scottish Cup 1st Rnd

Postponed

 

No

 

1/2/67

Elgin City

A

Scottish Cup 1st Rnd

0-2

 

No

 

4/2/67

Aberdeen

H

1st Division

2-5

 

Yes

 

11/2/67

Celtic

A

1st Division

1-5

 

Yes

 

25/2/67

Motherwell

H

1st Division

3-3

 

Yes

 

4/3/67

Stirling Albion

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

11/3/67

Dundee

A

1st Division

0-3

 

N/Known

 

18/3/67

Rangers

H

1st Division

1-4

 

Yes

 

25/3/67

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

1/4/67

Clyde

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

8/4/67

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

15/4/67

Hibernian

A

1st Division

1-4

 

Yes

 

22/3/67

St.Mirren

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

29/4/67

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

1-4

 

N/Known

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1966/67

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Celtic

34

 

14

2

1

61

17

 

12

4

1

50

16

 

26

6

2

111

33

 

58

3.4

2

Rangers

34

 

13

3

1

54

13

 

11

4

2

38

18

 

24

7

3

92

31

 

55

3

3

Clyde

34

 

10

2

5

29

20

 

10

4

3

35

28

 

20

6

8

64

48

 

46

1.3

4

Aberdeen

34

 

11

3

3

44

17

 

6

5

6

28

21

 

17

8

9

72

38

 

42

1.9

5

Hibernian

34

 

10

3

4

43

24

 

9

1

7

29

25

 

19

4

11

72

49

 

42

1.5

6

Dundee

34

 

9

5

3

34

16

 

7

4

6

40

35

 

16

9

9

74

51

 

41

1.5

7

Kilmarnock

34

 

9

5

3

33

18

 

7

3

7

26

28

 

16

8

10

59

46

 

40

1.3

8

Dunfermline Athletic

34

 

9

4

4

46

27

 

5

6

6

26

25

 

14

10

10

72

52

 

38

1.4

9

Dundee United

34

 

7

5

5

36

33

 

7

4

6

32

29

 

14

9

11

68

62

 

37

1.1

10

Motherwell

34

 

7

6

4

37

26

 

3

5

9

22

34

 

10

11

13

59

60

 

31

1

11

Heart Of Midlothian

34

 

7

6

4

22

16

 

4

2

11

17

32

 

11

8

15

39

48

 

30

0.8

12

Partick Thistle

34

 

5

8

4

25

21

 

4

4

9

24

47

 

9

12

13

49

68

 

30

0.7

13

Airdrieonians

34

 

7

1

9

27

27

 

4

5

8

14

26

 

11

6

17

41

53

 

28

0.8

14

Falkirk

34

 

8

1

8

18

24

 

3

3

11

15

46

 

11

4

19

33

70

 

26

0.5

15

St. Johnstone

34

 

8

3

6

31

30

 

2

2

13

22

43

 

10

5

19

53

73

 

25

0.7

16

Stirling Albion

34

 

3

6

8

18

34

 

2

3

12

13

51

 

5

9

20

31

85

 

19

0.4

17

St Mirren

34

 

4

1

12

18

47

 

0

6

11

7

34

 

4

7

23

25

81

 

15

0.3

18

Ayr United

34

 

1

4

12

11

37

 

0

3

14

9

49

 

1

7

26

20

86

 

9

0.2

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