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Division 1 – Hard But Credible Season For United

The season brought about a hard earned, but credible 12th place for United although teams like Aberdeen in tn_Dunfermline Athletic (h) 18 Sep 71particular scored heavily against the Honest Men.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

31/7/71

Ross County

A

Friendly

2-2

 

No

 

2/8/71

Inverness Caledonian

A

Friendly

1-2

 

No

 

4/8/71

Sunderland

H

Friendly

1-1

 

Yes

 

14/8/71

Morton

H

Scottish League Cup

1-1

 

Yes

 

18/8/71

Rangers

A

Scottish League Cup

0-4

 

Yes

 

21/8/71

Celtic

H

Scottish League Cup

0-3

 

Yes

 

25/8/71

Rangers

H

Scottish League Cup

0-4

 

Yes

 

28/8/71

Morton

A

Scottish League Cup

0-2

 

Yes

 

1/9/71

Celtic

A

Scottish League Cup

1-4

 

Yes

 

4/9/71

Morton

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

11/9/71

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

18/9/71

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

25/9/71

Hibernian

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

2/10/71

Dundee

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

9/10/71

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

4-3

 

Yes

 

16/10/71

Clyde

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

23/10/71

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

30/10/71

Celtic

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

6/11/71

East Fife

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

13/11/71

Motherwell

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

20/11/71

Hearts

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

27/11/71

Rangers

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

4/12/71

Aberdeen

H

1st Division

1-5

 

Yes

 

11/11/71

Dundee United

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

18/11/71

Falkirk

H

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

25/12/71

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

1/1/72

Morton

A

1st Division

3-0

 

Yes

 

3/1/72

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

8/1/72

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

15/1/72

Hibernian

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

22/1/72

Dundee

A

1st Division

1-5

 

Yes

 

29/1/72

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

5/2/72

Clyde

A

Scottish Cup 3rd Rnd

1-0

 

Yes

 

12/2/72

Clyde

A

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

19/2/72

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

26/2/72

Motherwell

H

Scottish Cup 4th Rnd

0-0

 

Yes

 

30/2/72

Motherwell

A

Scottish Cup 4th Rnd Replay

1-2

 

Yes

 

4/3/72

Celtic

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

11/3/72

East Fife

H

1st Division

4-0

 

Yes

 

21/3/72

Motherwell

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

25/3/72

Hearts

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

8/4/72

Aberdeen

A

1st Division

0-7

 

Yes

 

15/4/72

Dundee United

H

1st Division

4-2

 

Yes

 

22/4/72

Falkirk

A

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

25/4/72

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup Final 1st leg

1-0

 

Yes

 

29/4/72

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

4-0

 

Yes

 

1/5/72

Rangers

A

1st Division

2-4

 

Yes

 

1/5/72

Kilmarnock

A

Ayrshire Cup Final 2nd Leg

0-3

 

Yes

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1971/72

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Celtic

34

 

15

1

1

48

14

 

13

3

1

48

14

 

28

4

2

96

28

 

60

3.4

2

Aberdeen

34

 

13

3

1

54

13

 

8

5

4

26

13

 

21

8

5

80

26

 

50

3.1

3

Rangers

34

 

11

0

6

41

21

 

10

2

5

30

17

 

21

2

11

71

38

 

44

1.9

4

Hibernian

34

 

11

2

4

34

13

 

8

4

5

28

21

 

19

6

9

62

34

 

44

1.8

5

Dundee

34

 

8

6

3

30

14

 

6

7

4

29

24

 

14

13

7

59

38

 

41

1.6

6

Heart Of Midlothian

34

 

10

5

2

29

17

 

3

8

6

24

32

 

13

13

8

53

49

 

39

1.1

7

Partick Thistle

34

 

9

5

3

35

23

 

3

5

9

18

31

 

12

10

12

53

54

 

34

1

8

St. Johnstone

34

 

7

5

5

26

21

 

5

3

9

26

37

 

12

8

14

52

58

 

32

0.9

9

Dundee United

34

 

7

5

5

36

37

 

5

2

10

19

33

 

12

7

15

55

70

 

31

0.8

10

Motherwell

34

 

9

3

5

33

26

 

2

4

11

16

43

 

11

7

16

49

69

 

29

0.7

11

Kilmarnock

34

 

7

3

7

27

28

 

4

3

10

22

36

 

11

6

17

49

64

 

28

0.8

12

Ayr United

34

 

5

6

6

20

19

 

4

4

9

20

39

 

9

10

15

40

58

 

28

0.7

13

Morton

34

 

5

7

5

23

20

 

5

0

12

23

32

 

10

7

17

46

52

 

27

0.9

14

Falkirk

34

 

7

4

6

26

23

 

3

3

11

18

37

 

10

7

17

44

60

 

27

0.7

15

Airdrieonians

34

 

4

6

7

25

37

 

3

6

8

19

39

 

7

12

15

44

76

 

26

0.6

16

East Fife

34

 

2

7

8

19

34

 

3

8

6

15

27

 

5

15

14

34

61

 

25

0.6

17

Clyde

34

 

5

4

8

16

26

 

2

6

9

17

40

 

7

10

17

33

66

 

24

0.5

18

Dunfermline Athletic

34

 

5

5

7

19

24

 

2

4

11

12

26

 

7

9

18

31

50

 

23

0.6

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