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Division 1 – Dismal Season For Ayr

A 6th place was all that Willie McLean’s Ayr could manage.

There was a sensational 5-1 away win at Partick Thistle in the league cup which provided some early hope but the season seemed to turn after being knocked out of the Scottish Cup by lowly Alloa Athletic in February.

Dropped points in the league after then left United trailing the promotion places by 9 points.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First)

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

25/7/81

Newton Stewart

A

Friendly

6-0

 

No

 

3/8/81

Sheffield United

H

Friendly

1-0

 

Yes

 

8/8/81

Dundee United

H

Scottish League Cup

3-4

 

Yes

 

12/8/81

Motherwell

A

Scottish League Cup

3-2

 

Yes

 

15/8/81

Partick Thistle

H

Scottish League Cup

1-0

 

Yes

 

19/8/81

Motherwell

H

Scottish League Cup

1-0

 

Yes

 

22/8/81

Dundee United

A

Scottish League Cup

1-2

 

Yes

 

26/8/81

Partick Thistle

A

Scottish League Cup

5-1

 

Yes

 

29/8/81

Falkirk

A

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

5/9/81

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

12/9/81

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

16/9/81

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

19/9/81

Queen of the South

A

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

23/9/81

Heart of Midlothian

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

26/9/81

Queens Park

H

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

30/9/81

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

3-2

 

Yes

 

3/10/81

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

10/10/81

Motherwell

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

17/10/81

East Stirlingshire

H

1st Division

5-1

 

Yes

 

24/10/81

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

31/10/81

Clydebank

A

1st Division

1-2

 

No

 

7/11/81

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

14/11/81

Falkirk

H

1st Division

4-1

 

Yes

 

21/11/81

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

24/11/81

Queens Park

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

5/12/81

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

19/12/80

Queen of the South

H

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

2/1/82

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

Match abandoned after 45 minutes

9/1/81

Motherwell

H

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

10/1/82

Girvan Amateurs

A

Friendly

9-0

 

Yes

 

26/1/82

Queen of the South

H

1st Division

1-0

 

No

Programme from 19th December used

30/1/82

Alloa Athletic

A

Scottish Cup 3rd Rnd

1-2

 

Yes

 

3/2/82

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

6/2/82

Clydebank

H

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

10/2/82

East Stirlingshire

A

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

20/2/82

Heart of Midlothian

H

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

27/2/82

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

6/3/82

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

13/3/82

Motherwell

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

17/3/82

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

1-1

 

No

Programme from 2nd January used

20/3/82

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

2-3

 

Yes

 

27/3/82

East Stirlingshire

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

3/4/82

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

7/4/82

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

10/4/82

Falkirk

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

14/4/82

Motherwell

H

1st Division

4-3

 

No

Programme from 9th January used

17/4/82

Queens Park

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

21/4/82

Heart of Midlothian

A

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

24/4/82

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

3-2

 

Yes

 

1/5/82

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

8/5/82

Queen of the South

H

1st Division

5-2

 

Yes

 

11/5/82

Kilmarnock

A

Ayrshire Cup Semi Final

1-2

 

Yes

 

15/5/82

Clydebank

A

1st Division

0-2

 

No

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1981/82

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Motherwell

39

 

12

7

0

41

17

 

14

2

4

51

19

 

26

9

4

92

36

 

61

2.6

2

Kilmarnock

39

 

6

12

2

25

11

 

11

5

3

35

18

 

17

17

5

60

29

 

51

2.1

3

Heart Of Midlothian

39

 

12

2

5

33

19

 

9

6

5

32

18

 

21

8

10

65

37

 

50

1.8

4

Clydebank

39

 

12

3

5

33

27

 

7

5

7

28

26

 

19

8

12

61

53

 

46

1.2

5

St. Johnstone

39

 

12

3

4

44

29

 

5

5

10

25

31

 

17

8

14

69

60

 

42

1.2

6

Ayr United

39

 

12

6

1

39

20

 

3

6

11

17

30

 

15

12

12

56

50

 

42

1.1

7

Hamilton Academical

39

 

10

3

6

20

16

 

6

5

9

32

33

 

16

8

15

52

49

 

40

1.1

8

Queens Park

39

 

11

5

4

32

17

 

2

5

12

9

24

 

13

10

16

41

41

 

36

1

9

Falkirk

39

 

8

8

4

26

19

 

3

6

10

23

33

 

11

14

14

49

52

 

36

0.9

10

Dunfermline Athletic

39

 

3

9

7

24

31

 

8

5

7

22

25

 

11

14

14

46

56

 

36

0.8

11

Dumbarton

39

 

10

1

9

25

30

 

3

8

8

24

31

 

13

9

17

49

61

 

35

0.8

12

Raith Rovers

39

 

5

2

13

13

32

 

6

5

8

18

27

 

11

7

21

31

59

 

29

0.5

13

East Stirlingshire

39

 

4

6

9

20

35

 

3

4

13

18

42

 

7

10

22

38

77

 

24

0.5

14

Queen of the South

39

 

2

5

13

25

50

 

2

5

12

19

43

 

4

10

25

44

93

 

18

0.5

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