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Division 1 – Successful Canadian Tour

Ayr United had a vastly improved season finishing in a superb 7th position. The season had started with two tn_Leicester City (h) 19 Sep 73 TC1 1Lpre-season tours, one to Canada where United scored 27 goals in four matches and the second was to the St Lorient tournament in France which Ayr won with three superb victories.

There was another venture into the Texaco Cup and two good Cup wins at Cowdenbeath (first match ever on a Sunday for Ayr) and at Stranraer where huge away support from Ayr gave Stranraer a record attendance.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

26/6/73

S.Johns All Stars

A

Friendly

5-1

 

Yes

Canadian Tour

28/6/73

Burin Peninsula All Stars

A

Friendly

5-2

 

Yes

Canadian Tour

1/7/73

Newfoundland All Stars

A

Friendly

9-1

 

Yes

Canadian Tour

3/7/73

Canada Summer Games

A

Friendly

8-2

 

Not Known

Canadian Tour

30/7/73

St.Lorient

A

St Lorient Festival Trophy

2-0

 

Not Known

 

2/8/73

Concarneau

A

St Lorient Festival Trophy

2-1

 

Not Known

 

5/8/73

Cork Hibs

A

St Lorient Festival Trophy

3-1

 

Not Known

 

11/8/73

Dumbarton

H

Scottish League Cup

2-0

6,750

Yes

 

15/8/73

Hibernian

A

Scottish League Cup

0-1

 

Yes

 

18/8/73

Morton

A

Scottish League Cup

2-3

 

Yes

 

22/8/73

Hibernian

H

Scottish League Cup

0-2

 

Yes

 

25/8/73

Morton

H

Scottish League Cup

2-1

5,000

Yes

 

29/8/73

Dumbarton

A

Scottish League Cup

0-1

 

Yes

 

1/9/73

Rangers

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

8/9/73

Morton

H

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

15/9/73

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

2-0

3,500

Yes

 

19/9/73

Leicester City

H

Texaco Cup 1st Rd 1st Leg

1-1

9,720

Yes

 

22/9/73

Clyde

H

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

29/9/73

Hibernian

A

1st Division

2-4

 

Yes

 

3/10/73

Leicester City

A

Texaco Cup 1st Rd 2nd Leg

0-2

 

Yes

 

6/10/73

St.Johnstone

H

1st Division

3-2

 

Yes

 

13/10/73

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

4-0

 

Yes

 

20/10/73

Motherwell

H

1st Division

1-0

5,000

Yes

 

27/10/73

Dundee

A

1st Division

1-2

5,611

Yes

 

3/11/73

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

10/11/73

Celtic

H

1st Division

0-1

15,000

Yes

 

17/11/73

Arbroath

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

24/11/73

Dundee United

H

1st Division

1-1

2,500

Yes

 

8/12/73

Falkirk

H

1st Division

1-0

4,000

Yes

 

15/12/73

Hearts

A

1st Division

1-0

5,000

Yes

 

22/12/73

East Fife

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

29/12/73

Rangers

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

1/1/74

Morton

A

1st Division

2-1

2,000

Yes

 

5/1/74

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

12/1/74

Clyde

A

1st Division

3-1

 

Yes

 

19/1/74

Hibernian

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

27/1/74

Cowdenbeath

A

Scottish Cup 3rd Rd

5-0

2,823

Yes

 

2/2/74

St.Johnstone

A

1st Division

1-1

1,900

Yes

 

10/2/74

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

3-1

6,589

Yes

 

16/2/74

Stranraer

A

Scottish Cup 4th Rd

7-1

7,630

Yes

 

23/2/74

Motherwell

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

2/3/74

Dundee

H

1st Division

4-2

 

Yes

 

9/3/74

Hearts

A

Scottish Cup 5th Rd

1-1

17,219

Yes

 

13/3/74

Hearts

H

Scottish Cup 5th Rd Replay

1-2 aet

16,185

Yes

 

16/3/74

Celtic

A

1st Division

0-4

26,000

Yes

 

23/3/74

Arbroath

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

30/3/74

Dundee United

A

1st Division

1-2

5,000

Yes

 

3/4/74

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

6/4/74

Aberdeen

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

13/4/74

Falkirk

A

1st Division

1-1

3,000

Yes

 

20/4/74

Hearts

H

1st Division

2-1

3,500

Yes

 

24/4/74

Aberdeen

A

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

27/4/74

East Fife

A

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

8/5/74

Kilmarnock

A

Ayrshire Cup Final

1-1

 

Yes

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1973/74

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Celtic

34

 

12

4

1

51

12

 

11

3

3

31

15

 

23

7

4

82

27

 

53

3

2

Hibernian

34

 

14

2

1

46

18

 

6

7

4

29

24

 

20

9

5

75

42

 

49

1.8

3

Rangers

34

 

9

3

5

32

17

 

12

3

2

35

17

 

21

6

7

67

34

 

48

2

4

Aberdeen

34

 

7

9

1

26

9

 

6

7

4

20

17

 

13

16

5

46

26

 

42

1.8

5

Dundee

34

 

7

3

7

32

25

 

9

4

4

35

23

 

16

7

11

67

48

 

39

1.4

6

Heart Of Midlothian

34

 

6

6

5

26

20

 

8

4

5

28

23

 

14

10

10

54

43

 

38

1.3

7

Ayr United

34

 

9

4

4

23

16

 

6

4

7

21

24

 

15

8

11

44

40

 

38

1.1

8

Dundee United

34

 

7

3

7

30

25

 

8

4

5

25

26

 

15

7

12

55

51

 

37

1.1

9

Motherwell

34

 

8

5

4

28

20

 

6

2

9

17

20

 

14

7

13

45

40

 

35

1.1

10

Dumbarton

34

 

7

3

7

23

23

 

4

4

9

20

35

 

11

7

16

43

58

 

29

0.7

11

Partick Thistle

34

 

7

4

6

19

16

 

2

6

9

14

30

 

9

10

15

33

46

 

28

0.7

12

St. Johnstone

34

 

3

6

8

20

31

 

6

4

7

21

29

 

9

10

15

41

60

 

28

0.7

13

Arbroath

34

 

5

2

10

24

32

 

5

5

7

28

37

 

10

7

17

52

69

 

27

0.8

14

Morton

34

 

4

5

8

20

27

 

4

5

8

17

22

 

8

10

16

37

49

 

26

0.8

15

Clyde

34

 

5

2

10

13

26

 

3

7

7

16

39

 

8

9

17

29

65

 

25

0.5

16

Dunfermline Athletic

34

 

3

5

9

28

37

 

5

3

9

15

28

 

8

8

18

43

65

 

24

0.7

17

East Fife

34

 

3

2

12

9

30

 

6

4

7

17

21

 

9

6

19

26

51

 

24

0.5

18

Falkirk

34

 

1

11

5

17

21

 

3

3

11

16

37

 

4

14

16

33

58

 

22

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