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Division 1 – No Premier League Return

Relegation from the Premier League followed by a 4th place in Division 1 and losing Ally McLeod, were bitter pills to swallow for Ayr and they began the new season determined to regain that tn_Stirling Albion (h) 6 Oct 79status.

However, new manager Willie McLean did a good job to steady the ship but dropping 7 points in the last five matches of the season meant that Ayr finished 3rd missing out on that dream.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

28/7/79

Elgin City

A

British Oxygen Cup

1-0

 

No

 

29/7/79

Keith

A

British Oxygen Cup

1-0

 

No

 

31/7/79

Clyde

N

British Oxygen Cup

1-1

 

No

 

3/8/79

Watford

H

Friendly

2-2

 

No

 

11/8/79

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

18/8/79

Heart of Midlothian

A

1st Division

2-4

 

Yes

 

25/8/79

Clyde

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

29/8/79

Heart of Midlothian

H

Bells League Cup 2nd Rnd 1st Leg

1-0

 

Yes

Match Abandoned after 57 minutes

1/9/79

Heart of Midlothian

H

Bells League Cup 2nd Rnd 1st Leg

2-2

 

No

Programme from 29th August used

3/9/79

Heart of Midlothian

A

Bells League Cup 2nd Rnd 1st Leg

1-0

 

Yes

 

5/9/79

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

2-6

 

Yes

 

8/9/79

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

11/9/79

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

3-0

 

No Issue

 

15/9/79

Clydebank

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

19/9/79

Berwick Rangers

H

1st Division

3-2

 

No issue

 

22/9/79

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

5-1

 

Yes

 

26/9/79

Dundee

A

Bells League Cup 3rd Rnd 1st Leg

1-2

 

Yes

 

29/9/79

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

6/10/79

Stirling Albion

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

10/10/79

Dundee

H

Bells League Cup 3rd Rnd 2nd Leg

0-1

 

Yes

 

13/10/79

Motherwell

A

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

20/10/79

Arbroath

H

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

27/10/79

Heart of Midlothian

H

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

3/11/79

Clyde

A

1st Division

3-3

 

Yes

 

10/11/79

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

17/11/79

Clydebank

H

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

24/11/79

Berwick Rangers

A

1st Division

4-2

 

Yes

 

1/12/79

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

3-0

 

Yes

 

8/12/79

Stirling Albion

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

15/12/79

Motherwell

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

18/12/79

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup Semi Final

2-1

 

No

 

22/12/79

Arbroath

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

29/12/79

Heart of Midlothian

A

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

2/1/80

Clyde

H

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

5/1/80

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

4-1

 

Yes

 

12/1/80

Clydebank

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

19/1/80

Berwick Rangers

H

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

26/1/80

Dumbarton

A

Scottish Cup 3rd Rnd

2-1

 

Yes

 

2/2/80

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

9/2/80

Stirling Albion

A

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

17/2/80

Hibernian

A

Scottish Cup 4th Rnd

0-2

 

Yes

 

23/2/80

Motherwell

H

1st Division

0-5

 

Yes

 

1/3/80

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

3-0

 

Yes

 

5/3/80

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

8/3/80

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

12/3/80

Clyde

H

1st Division

2-1

 

No

Programme from 2nd January used

15/3/80

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

19/3/80

Girvan Amateurs

H

Ayrshire Cup Final 1st Leg

4-2

 

No

 

25/3/80

Berwick Rangers

H

1st Division

1-0

 

No

Programme from 19th January used

29/3/80

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

1/4/80

Heart of Midlothian

A

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

5/4/80

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

12/4/80

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

19/4/80

Arbroath

H

1st Division

5-0

 

Yes

 

23/4/80

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

26/4/80

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

30/4/80

Girvan Amateurs

A

Ayrshire Cup Final 1st Leg

6-0

 

No

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1979/80

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Heart Of Midlothian

39

 

13

7

1

33

18

 

7

6

5

25

21

 

20

13

6

58

39

 

53

1.5

2

Airdrieonians

39

 

14

2

4

46

21

 

7

7

5

32

26

 

21

9

9

78

47

 

51

1.7

3

Ayr United

39

 

11

5

4

37

22

 

5

7

7

27

29

 

16

12

11

64

51

 

44

1.3

4

Dumbarton

39

 

10

4

5

34

22

 

9

2

9

25

29

 

19

6

14

59

51

 

44

1.2

5

Raith Rovers

39

 

8

7

5

30

22

 

6

8

5

29

24

 

14

15

10

59

46

 

43

1.3

6

Motherwell

39

 

9

7

3

32

17

 

7

4

9

27

31

 

16

11

12

59

48

 

43

1.2

7

Hamilton Academical

39

 

11

5

3

39

20

 

4

5

11

21

39

 

15

10

14

60

59

 

40

1

8

Stirling Albion

39

 

7

6

7

23

19

 

6

7

6

17

21

 

13

13

13

40

40

 

39

1

9

Clydebank

39

 

9

6

5

32

21

 

5

2

12

26

36

 

14

8

17

58

57

 

36

1

10

Dunfermline Athletic

39

 

7

7

5

23

24

 

4

6

10

16

33

 

11

13

15

39

57

 

35

0.7

11

St. Johnstone

39

 

5

5

9

28

32

 

7

5

8

29

42

 

12

10

17

57

74

 

34

0.8

12

Berwick Rangers

39

 

5

7

7

36

31

 

3

8

9

21

33

 

8

15

16

57

64

 

31

0.9

13

Arbroath

39

 

7

5

7

31

32

 

2

5

13

19

47

 

9

10

20

50

79

 

28

0.6

14

Clyde

39

 

3

6

10

22

34

 

3

7

10

21

35

 

6

13

20

43

69

 

25

0.6

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