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Division 1 – Survival By A Point

The under achievements in the League over the previous seasons frustrated manager Willie McLean and he left the club early in tn_St Mirren (h) 28 Aug 82 LC (prog says Div 1)the season.

George Caldwell took the reigns and presided over a dismal Scottish Cup defeat and a league campaign that saw Ayr avoid relegation by a single point.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

31/7/82

Ards

H

Friendly

2-0

 

No

 

7/8/82

Stranraer

A

Friendly

0-1

 

No

 

10/8/82

Bristol Rovers

H

Friendly

1-4

 

No

 

14/8/82

St Mirren

A

Scottish League Cup

1-3

 

Yes

 

18/8/82

Stirling Albion

H

Scottish League Cup

0-0

 

Yes

Programme says 1st Division

21/8/82

Queen of the South

H

Scottish League Cup

0-2

 

Yes

 

25/8/82

Stirling Albion

A

Scottish League Cup

1-1

 

Yes

 

28/8/82

St Mirren

H

Scottish League Cup

2-1

 

Yes

 

1/9/82

Queen of the South

A

Scottish League Cup

4-1

 

Yes

 

4/9/82

Alloa Athletic

H

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

11/9/82

Heart of Midlothian

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

15/9/82

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

18/9/82

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

22/9/82

Queens Park

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

25/9/82

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

29/9/82

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

2/10/82

Clydebank

H

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

9/10/82

Falkirk

A

1st Division

3-1

 

Yes

 

16/10/82

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

23/10/82

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

30/10/82

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

0-4

 

Yes

 

6/11/82

Clyde

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

13/11/82

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

20/11/82

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

27/11/82

Queens Park

H

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

4/12/82

Clydebank

A

1st Division

1-0

 

No

 

11/12/82

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

18/12/82

Alloa Athletic

A

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

27/12/82

Heart of Midlothian

H

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

1/1/83

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

3/1/83

Clyde

H

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

8/1/83

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

15/1/83

Falkirk

H

1st Division

4-0

 

Yes

 

22/1/83

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

29/1/83

Albion Rovers

H

Scottish Cup 3rd Rnd

1-2

 

Yes

 

5/2/83

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

12/2/83

Heart of Midlothian

A

1st Division

1-5

 

Yes

 

19/2/83

Alloa Athletic

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

26/2/83

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

5/3/83

Clydebank

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

12/3/83

Falkirk

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

19/3/83

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

26/3/83

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

2/4/83

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

9/4/83

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

2-3

 

Yes

 

16/4/83

Alloa Athletic

A

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

23/4/83

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

30/4/83

Queens Park

H

1st Division

4-0

 

Yes

 

7/5/83

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

3-2

 

Yes

 

10/5/83

Kilmarnock

A

Ayrshire Cup Final

0-1

 

No

 

14/5/83

Clyde

A

1st Division

2-3

 

Yes

Programme marked 15th May

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1982/83

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

St. Johnstone

39

 

17

1

2

34

10

 

8

4

7

25

27

 

25

5

9

59

37

 

55

1.6

2

Heart Of Midlothian

39

 

13

4

3

46

20

 

9

6

4

33

18

 

22

10

7

79

38

 

54

2.1

3

Clydebank

39

 

8

5

6

32

27

 

12

5

3

40

22

 

20

10

9

72

49

 

50

1.5

4

Partick Thistle

39

 

9

6

4

31

23

 

11

3

6

35

22

 

20

9

10

66

45

 

49

1.5

5

Airdrieonians

39

 

7

3

9

27

27

 

9

4

7

35

19

 

16

7

16

62

46

 

39

1.4

6

Alloa Athletic

39

 

8

7

5

31

21

 

6

4

9

21

31

 

14

11

14

52

52

 

39

1

7

Dumbarton

39

 

6

7

6

26

32

 

7

3

10

27

27

 

13

10

16

53

59

 

36

0.9

8

Falkirk

39

 

8

2

9

20

22

 

7

4

9

25

33

 

15

6

18

45

55

 

36

0.8

9

Raith Rovers

39

 

8

3

8

32

29

 

5

5

10

32

34

 

13

8

18

64

63

 

34

1

10

Clyde

39

 

8

2

10

32

38

 

6

4

9

23

28

 

14

6

19

55

66

 

34

0.8

11

Hamilton Academical

39

 

7

6

7

27

32

 

4

6

9

27

34

 

11

12

16

54

66

 

34

0.8

12

Ayr United

39

 

9

4

7

29

26

 

3

4

12

16

35

 

12

8

19

45

61

 

32

0.7

13

Dunfermline Athletic

39

 

5

9

6

19

33

 

2

8

9

20

39

 

7

17

15

39

72

 

31

0.5

14

Queens Park

39

 

3

6

10

24

39

 

3

5

12

20

41

 

6

11

22

44

80

 

23

0.6

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