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Division 1 – Single Point Survival For Honestmen

After a successful promotion campaign the previous season, Ally McLeod steered United to 1st Division security albeit by only a tn_Airdrieonians (h) 7 Jan 89point from local rivals Kilmarnock who were relegated.

Highlight of the season was a 1-0 win at St Johnstone’s Muirton Park, the last match ever at that venue heralding St Johnstone’s move to the Mc Diarmid Stadium the following season.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

4/8/88

Leicester City

H

Friendly

2-4

 

Yes

 

6/8/88

Rangers

H

Friendly

1-4

 

Yes

 

13/8/88

Clydebank

H

1st Division

3-2

 

Yes

 

17/8/88

Celtic

A

Skol Cup 2nd Rnd

1-4

 

Yes

 

20/8/88

Meadowbank Thistle

A

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

27/8/88

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

3/9/88

Forfar Athletic

H

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

10/9/88

Falkirk

H

1st Division

3-4

 

Yes

 

17/9/88

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

24/9/88

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

1/10/88

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

8/10/88

Queen of the South

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

15/10/88

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

22/10/88

Morton

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

29/10/88

Clyde

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

5/11/88

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

12/11/88

Falkirk

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

19/11/88

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

26/11/88

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

0-2

 

Yes

 

3/12/88

Meadowbank Thistle

H

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

10/12/88

Clyde

A

1st Division

2-4

 

Yes

 

17/12/88

Morton

H

1st Division

3-1

 

Yes

 

24/12/88

Dunfermline Athletic

A

1st Division

1-5

 

Yes

 

31/12/88

Forfar Athletic

A

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

3/1/89

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

4-1

 

Yes

 

7/1/89

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

1-4

 

Yes

 

18/1/89

Clydebank

A

1st Division

1-5

 

Yes

 

21/1/89

Queen of the South

A

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

28/1/89

Heart of Midlothian

A

Scottish Cup 3rd Rnd

1-4

 

Yes

 

4/2/89

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

11/2/89

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

1-4

 

Yes

 

25/2/89

Meadowbank Thistle

H

1st Division

3-2

 

Yes

 

4/3/89

Clyde

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

11/3/89

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

18/3/89

Falkirk

A

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

25/3/89

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

28/3/89

Falkirk

A

1st Division

0-2

 

No

Programme for 18th March used

1/4/89

Forfar Athletic

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

8/4/89

Clydebank

H

1st Division

2-4

 

Yes

 

15/4/89

Queen of the South

A

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

22/4/89

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

29/4/89

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

Last match at Muirton Park, Perth

6/5/89

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

3-1

 

Yes

 

13/5/89

Morton

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

15/5/89

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup Final

2-0

 

Yes

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GD

1988/89

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Dunfermline Athletic

39

 

13

5

2

37

17

 

9

5

5

23

19

 

22

10

7

60

36

 

54

24

2

Falkirk

39

 

13

3

3

38

10

 

9

5

6

33

27

 

22

8

9

71

37

 

52

34

3

Clydebank

39

 

12

6

2

50

29

 

6

6

7

30

26

 

18

12

9

80

55

 

48

25

4

Airdrieonians

39

 

11

6

2

36

16

 

6

7

7

30

28

 

17

13

9

66

44

 

47

22

5

Morton

39

 

8

5

6

20

20

 

8

4

8

26

26

 

16

9

14

46

46

 

41

0

6

St. Johnstone

39

 

11

4

4

30

16

 

3

8

9

21

26

 

14

12

13

51

42

 

40

9

7

Raith Rovers

39

 

8

6

6

29

25

 

7

4

8

21

27

 

15

10

14

50

52

 

40

-2

8

Partick Thistle

39

 

7

6

6

26

24

 

6

5

9

31

34

 

13

11

15

57

58

 

37

-1

9

Forfar Athletic

39

 

6

9

5

24

24

 

4

7

8

28

32

 

10

16

13

52

56

 

36

-4

10

Meadowbank Thistle

39

 

8

4

7

26

26

 

5

6

9

19

24

 

13

10

16

45

50

 

36

-5

11

Ayr United

39

 

8

6

6

39

37

 

5

3

11

17

35

 

13

9

17

56

72

 

35

-16

12

Clyde

39

 

7

6

7

23

26

 

2

10

7

17

26

 

9

16

14

40

52

 

34

-12

13

Kilmarnock

39

 

5

7

7

19

25

 

5

7

8

28

35

 

10

14

15

47

60

 

34

-13

14

Queen of the South

39

 

1

6

13

20

47

 

1

2

16

18

52

 

2

8

29

38

99

 

10

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