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Division 2 – Promotion Again

The 1968/69 season was the 96th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 72nd season of Scottish league football.

It was also the season that saw Ayr United bounce back to Division One finishing second behind Motherwell.

The season began with a few pre-season friendlies aginst English side Halifax Town earning only a draw for Ayr, but there was a 7-3 win over Vale of Leven.

The season was notable for some large wins such as the 7-1 against Stenhousemuir in October andtn_Stirling Albion (h) 16 Nov 68 6-1 wins in late November and early December against East Stirling and Brechin City although there was a surprising 5-1 defeat at home against ‘The Spiders’ of Queens Park.

A promising sign of what was to come was a good Ayrshire Cup win over rivals Kilmarnock.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Comments

Att

Programme Issued

3/8/68

Halifax Town

H

Friendly

2-2

 

 

No Issue

27/7/68

Vale of Leven

A

Friendly

7-3

 

 

No Issue

10/8/68

Cowdenbeath

H

Scottish League Cup – Group 5

3-1

 

 

Yes

14/8/68

Stirling Albion

A

Scottish League Cup – Group 5

4-2

 

 

No Issue

17/8/68

Arbroath

A

Scottish League Cup – section

1-1

 

 

Yes

21/8/68

Alloa Athletic

H

2nd Division

3-0

 

 

No Issue

24/8/68

Cowdenbeath

A

Scottish League Cup – Group 5

2-0

 

 

Yes

28/8/68

Stirling Albion

H

Scottish League Cup – Group 5

1-0

 

 

No Issue

31/8/68

Arbroath

H

Scottish League Cup – section

3-1

 

 

Yes

4/9/68

Alloa Athletic

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

 

No Issue

11/9/68

Clyde

H

Scottish League Cup Quarter Final – 1st Leg

0-1

 

 

No Issue

14/9/68

Montrose

A

2nd Division

2-0

 

 

No Issue

18/9/68

Motherwell

A

2nd Division

1-4

 

 

No Issue

21/9/68

Queens Park

H

2nd Division

1-5

 

 

Yes

25/9/68

Clyde

A

Scottish League Cup Quarter Final 2nd leg

0-2

 

 

No Issue

28/09/1968

Berwick Rangers

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

5/10/68

Queen of the South

H

2nd Division

2-2

 

 

Yes

12/10/68

Cowdenbeath

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

19/10/68

Stenhousemuir

H

2nd Division

7-1

 

 

Yes

26/10/68

East Fife

A

2nd Division

0-1

 

 

Yes

2/11/68

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

4-1

 

 

Yes

9/11/68

Dumbarton

A

2nd Division

3-0

 

 

Yes

16/11/1968

Stirling Albion

H

2nd Division

1-2

 

 

Yes

23/10/68

Stranraer

A

2nd Division

2-0

 

 

Yes

30/11/1968

East Stirlingshire

H

2nd Division

6-1

 

 

Yes

7/12/68

Hamilton Academical

H

2nd Division

1-0

 

 

Yes

21/12/68

Brechin City

H

2nd Division

6-1

 

 

Yes

28/12/68

Albion Rovers

H

2nd Division

3-0

 

 

Yes

2/1/69

Montrose

H

2nd Division

4-0

 

 

No Issue

4/1/69

Queens Park

A

2nd Division

3-0

 

 

Yes

11/01/1969

Berwick Rangers

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

 

Yes

25/1/69

Queen of the South

H

Scottish Cup – 1st Rnd

1-0

 

 

Yes

1/2/69

Cowdenbeath

H

2nd Division

4-0

 

 

Yes

8/2/69

Dundee United

A

Scottish Cup – 2nd Rnd

2-6

 

 

Yes

15/2/69

East Fife

H

2nd Division

2-1

 

 

Yes

22/2/69

Aberdeen

H

Friendly

2-2

 

 

No Issue

1/3/69

Dumbarton

H

2nd Division

4-0

 

 

Yes

8/3/69

Stirling Albion

A

2nd Division

0-0

 

 

Yes

15/3/69

Stranraer

H

2nd Division

3-0

 

 

Yes

22/3/69

East Stirlingshire

A

2nd Division

1-2

 

 

Yes

29/3/69

Hamilton Academical

A

2nd Division

2-2

 

 

Yes

5/4/69

Clydebank 1965

H

2nd Division

0-0

 

 

Yes

9/4/69

Stenhousemuir

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

 

Yes

12/4/69

Brechin City

A

2nd Division

3-0

 

 

Yes

16/4/69

Kilmarnock

A

Ayrshire Cup Final

3-1

 

 

No Issue

19/4/69

Albion Rovers

A

2nd Division

1-0

 

 

No Issue

23/4/69

Motherwell

H

2nd Division

1-1

 

 

No Issue

26/4/69

Queen of the South

A

2nd Division

2-3

 

 

Yes

28/4/69

Clydebank 1965

A

2nd Division

1-0

 

 

No Issue

29/4/69

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

1-0

Ayr United Promoted

 

No Issue

2nd

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1968/69

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Motherwell

36

 

16

2

0

68

12

 

14

2

2

44

11

 

30

4

2

112

23

 

64

4.9

2

Ayr United

36

 

13

3

2

54

15

 

10

4

4

28

16

 

23

7

6

82

31

 

53

2.7

3

East Fife

36

 

13

4

1

51

14

 

8

2

8

31

31

 

21

6

9

82

45

 

48

1.8

4

Stirling Albion

36

 

11

4

3

41

19

 

10

2

6

26

21

 

21

6

9

67

40

 

48

1.7

5

Queen of the South

36

 

11

2

5

43

20

 

9

5

4

32

21

 

20

7

9

75

41

 

47

1.8

6

Forfar Athletic

36

 

10

4

4

42

26

 

8

3

7

29

30

 

18

7

11

71

56

 

43

1.3

7

Albion Rovers

36

 

13

2

3

37

18

 

6

3

9

23

38

 

19

5

12

60

56

 

43

1.1

8

Stranraer

36

 

10

3

5

28

15

 

7

4

7

29

30

 

17

7

12

57

45

 

41

1.3

9

East Stirlingshire

36

 

12

1

5

42

21

 

5

4

9

28

41

 

17

5

14

70

62

 

39

1.1

10

Montrose

36

 

11

2

5

35

20

 

4

2

12

24

51

 

15

4

17

59

71

 

34

0.8

11

Queens Park

36

 

8

3

7

25

26

 

5

4

9

25

33

 

13

7

16

50

59

 

33

0.9

12

Cowdenbeath

36

 

5

3

10

32

37

 

7

2

9

22

30

 

12

5

19

54

67

 

29

0.8

13

Clydebank

36

 

4

7

7

28

30

 

2

8

8

24

37

 

6

15

15

52

67

 

27

0.8

14

Dumbarton

36

 

7

2

9

33

35

 

4

3

11

13

34

 

11

5

20

46

69

 

27

0.7

15

Hamilton Academical

36

 

4

6

8

24

33

 

4

2

12

13

39

 

8

8

20

37

72

 

24

0.5

16

Berwick Rangers

36

 

6

6

6

24

24

 

1

3

14

18

46

 

7

9

20

42

70

 

23

0.6

17

Brechin City

36

 

6

3

9

25

33

 

2

3

13

15

45

 

8

6

22

40

78

 

22

0.5

18

Alloa Athletic

36

 

4

3

11

23

31

 

3

4

11

22

48

 

7

7

22

45

79

 

21

0.6

19

Stenhousemuir

36

 

5

3

10

30

42

 

1

3

14

25

83

 

6

6

24

55

125

 

18

0.4

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