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Division 1 – Successful Entry To New Premier League For Ayr

This season was the preparation for the new Premier League and the realisation for clubs that they had to finish tn_Hibernian (h) 5 Apr 75in the top ten to enter the new league. At the expense of such as Dunfermline, Partick Thistle and local rivals Kilmarnock, Ayr finished 7th to claim one of the prized top ten places.

Once again United played in the Texaco Cup and it was the season where long service stalwart John Murphy was given a testimonial against foreign opposition.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

10/8/74

Dundee United

A

Scottish League Cup

1-3

 

 

 

14/8/74

Celtic

H

Scottish League Cup

3-2

 

 

 

17/8/74

Motherwell

H

Scottish League Cup

0-3

 

 

 

21/8/74

Celtic

A

Scottish League Cup

2-5

 

 

 

24/8/74

Motherwell

A

Scottish League Cup

0-5

 

 

 

28/8/74

Dundee United

H

Scottish League Cup

2-2

 

 

 

31/8/74

Rangers

H

1st Division

1-1

 

 

 

7/9/74

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

0-3

 

 

 

14/9/74

Motherwell

H

1st Division

0-4

 

 

 

17/9/74

Birmingham City

A

Texaco Cup 1st Rnd 1st leg

0-3

 

 

 

21/9/74

Clyde

A

1st Division

0-1

 

 

 

28/9/74

Celtic

A

1st Division

3-5

 

 

 

2/10/74

Birmingham City

H

Texaco Cup 1st Rnd 2nd leg

0-0

 

 

 

5/10/74

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

5-2

 

 

 

12/10/74

Aberdeen

A

1st Division

0-3

 

 

 

19/10/74

Dundee United

H

1st Division

1-1

 

 

 

26/10/74

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

2-1

 

 

 

2/11/74

Heart of Midlothian

H

1st Division

3-3

 

 

 

9/11/74

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

1-0

 

 

 

16/11/74

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

2-1

 

 

 

23/11/74

Arbroath

H

1st Division

1-0

 

 

 

30/11/74

Hibernian

A

1st Division

1-2

 

 

 

7/12/74

Dundee

H

1st Division

2-1

 

 

 

21/12/74

Morton

H

1st Division

1-1

 

 

 

28/12/74

Rangers

A

1st Division

0-3

 

 

 

1/1/75

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

3-2

 

 

 

4/1/75

Motherwell

A

1st Division

1-5

 

 

 

11/1/75

Clyde

H

1st Division

1-0

 

 

 

18/1/75

Celtic

H

1st Division

1-5

 

 

 

25/1/75

Queens Park

H

Scottish Cup 3rd Rnd

1-2

 

 

 

1/2/75

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

2-2

 

 

 

8/2/75

Aberdeen

H

1st Division

2-0

 

 

 

18/2/75

Celtic

H

Friendly

2-0

 

 

 

1/3/75

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

1-0

 

 

 

5/3/75

Dundee United

A

1st Division

1-3

 

 

 

8/3/75

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

2-0

 

 

 

12/3/75

Aarhus

H

Friendly

4-1

 

 

John Murphy Testimonial

15/3/75

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

0-0

 

 

 

19/3/75

Heart of Midlothian

A

1st Division

0-1

 

 

 

22/3/75

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

1-3

 

 

 

29/3/75

Arbroath

A

1st Division

3-1

 

 

 

5/4/75

Hibernian

H

1st Division

2-2

 

 

 

12/4/75

Dundee

A

1st Division

3-2

 

 

 

19/4/75

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

3-2

 

 

 

26/4/75

Morton

A

1st Division

1-1

 

 

 

28/4/75

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup Final

1-0

 

 

 

30/4/75

St John’s All Stars

H

Friendly

6-0

 

 

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1974/75

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Rangers

34

 

14

1

2

39

15

 

11

5

1

47

18

 

25

6

3

86

33

 

56

2.6

2

Hibernian

34

 

12

2

3

41

16

 

8

7

2

28

21

 

20

9

5

69

37

 

49

1.9

3

Celtic

34

 

11

2

4

47

20

 

9

3

5

34

21

 

20

5

9

81

41

 

45

2

4

Dundee United

34

 

10

5

2

41

19

 

9

2

6

31

24

 

19

7

8

72

43

 

45

1.7

5

Aberdeen

34

 

9

6

2

42

20

 

7

3

7

24

23

 

16

9

9

66

43

 

41

1.5

6

Dundee

34

 

11

1

5

32

17

 

5

5

7

16

25

 

16

6

12

48

42

 

38

1.1

7

Ayr United

34

 

9

5

3

29

27

 

5

3

9

21

34

 

14

8

12

50

61

 

36

0.8

8

Heart Of Midlothian

34

 

8

6

3

24

16

 

3

7

7

23

36

 

11

13

10

47

52

 

35

0.9

9

St. Johnstone

34

 

8

4

5

27

20

 

3

8

6

14

24

 

11

12

11

41

44

 

34

0.9

10

Motherwell

34

 

8

2

7

30

23

 

6

3

8

22

34

 

14

5

15

52

57

 

33

0.9

11

Airdrieonians

34

 

7

7

3

26

20

 

4

2

11

17

35

 

11

9

14

43

55

 

31

0.8

12

Kilmarnock

34

 

5

7

5

26

29

 

3

8

6

26

39

 

8

15

11

52

68

 

31

0.8

13

Partick Thistle

34

 

7

5

5

27

31

 

3

5

9

21

31

 

10

10

14

48

62

 

30

0.8

14

Dumbarton

34

 

3

5

9

19

24

 

4

5

8

25

31

 

7

10

17

44

55

 

24

0.8

15

Dunfermline Athletic

34

 

3

6

8

24

32

 

4

3

10

22

34

 

7

9

18

46

66

 

23

0.7

16

Clyde

34

 

4

6

7

25

30

 

2

4

11

15

33

 

6

10

18

40

63

 

22

0.6

17

Morton

34

 

4

5

8

17

28

 

2

5

10

14

34

 

6

10

18

31

62

 

22

0.5

18

Arbroath

34

 

4

5

8

20

27

 

1

2

14

14

39

 

5

7

22

34

66

 

17

0.5

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