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Division 1 – Ally Returns, But Ayr Are Relegated

It was another dismal start to the season under George Caldwell and Ayr United legend, Ally McLeod took over after Caldwell’s tn_Morton (h) 7 Dec 85dismissal.

The return of McLeod, for the third time in November 1985 wasn’t enough to save Ayr United from relegation into the depths of Scotland’s division two for the first time since league re-organisation .

The only cheer was an Ayrshire Cup win over Kilmarnock.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr Score

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

2/8/85

Larne

H

Friendly

3-2

 

No

 

3/8/85

Rangers

H

Friendly

1-2

 

Yes

 

7/8/85

Celtic

H

Friendly

Postponed

 

Yes

 

10/8/85

Clyde

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

17/8/85

Falkirk

H

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

21/8/85

Aberdeen

A

Skol Cup 2nd Rnd

0-5

 

Yes

 

24/8/85

Forfar Athletic

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

31/8/85

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

3-0

 

Yes

 

7/9/85

Alloa Athletic

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

14/9/85

Brechin City

H

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

21/9/85

Montrose

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

28/9/85

Dumbarton

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

5/10/85

Morton

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

12/10/85

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

1-4

 

Yes

 

19/10/85

East Fife

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

26/10/85

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

2/11/85

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

9/11/85

Alloa Athletic

H

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

19/11/85

Brechin City

A

1st Division

1-4

 

Yes

 

23/11/85

Montrose

H

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

30/11/85

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

7/12/85

Morton

H

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

14/12/85

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

0-4

 

Yes

 

21/12/85

East Fife

A

1st Division

3-1

 

Yes

 

28/12/85

Forfar Athletic

H

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

1/1/86

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

4/1/86

Falkirk

A

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

11/1/86

Clyde

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

18/1/86

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

25/1/86

Stenhousemuir

H

Scottish Cup 3rd Rnd

1-0

 

Yes

 

1/2/86

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

16/2/86

Hibernian

A

Scottish Cup 4th Rnd

0-1

 

Yes

 

19/2/86

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

1-1

 

No

Programme from 30th November used

1/3/86

Morton

A

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

5/3/86

Dumbarton

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

8/3/86

Clyde

H

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

12/3/86

Forfar Athletic

H

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

15/3/86

East Fife

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

19/3/86

Falkirk

A

1st Division

2-1

 

No

Programme from 4th January used

22/3/86

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

29/3/86

Montrose

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

5/4/86

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

2-3

 

Yes

 

8/4/86

Brechin City

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

12/4/86

Alloa Athletic

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

19/4/86

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

26/4/86

Falkirk

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

3/5/86

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

2-3

 

Yes

 

6/5/86

Kilmarnock

A

Ayrshire Cup Final

2-1

 

Yes

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GD

1985/86

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Hamilton Academical

39

 

14

3

2

43

17

 

10

5

5

34

27

 

24

8

7

77

44

 

56

33

2

Falkirk

39

 

6

8

6

26

24

 

11

3

5

31

15

 

17

11

11

57

39

 

45

18

3

Kilmarnock

39

 

12

4

4

37

17

 

6

4

9

25

32

 

18

8

13

62

49

 

44

13

4

Forfar Athletic

39

 

11

4

4

28

18

 

6

6

8

23

25

 

17

10

12

51

43

 

44

8

5

East Fife

39

 

8

9

2

31

18

 

6

6

8

23

28

 

14

15

10

54

46

 

43

8

6

Dumbarton

39

 

8

6

5

32

23

 

8

5

7

27

29

 

16

11

12

59

52

 

43

7

7

Morton

39

 

10

3

7

32

27

 

4

8

7

25

36

 

14

11

14

57

63

 

39

-6

8

Partick Thistle

39

 

5

7

8

25

30

 

5

9

5

28

34

 

10

16

13

53

64

 

36

-11

9

Airdrieonians

39

 

7

6

7

30

27

 

5

5

9

21

23

 

12

11

16

51

50

 

35

1

10

Brechin City

39

 

8

6

5

35

27

 

5

3

12

23

37

 

13

9

17

58

64

 

35

-6

11

Clyde

39

 

7

7

5

28

28

 

2

10

8

21

31

 

9

17

13

49

59

 

35

-10

12

Montrose

39

 

6

9

5

23

21

 

4

5

10

20

33

 

10

14

15

43

54

 

34

-11

13

Ayr United

39

 

6

3

10

19

29

 

4

8

8

22

31

 

10

11

18

41

60

 

31

-19

14

Alloa Athletic

39

 

2

8

10

27

39

 

4

6

9

22

35

 

6

14

19

49

74

 

26

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