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Division 1 – 1st National Cup Final For Ayr

In 1990, the club reintroduced full time football but results didn’t deliver the expected success finishing a poor 12th in the league tn_Dundee (h) 6 Oct 90survival focusing on two wins out of their last four, including a 1-0 over Kilmarnock, to see off relegation.

Off it, the club slipped into another financial crisis. Nevertheless Ayr did manage a Cup Final appearance – their first ever – in the Centenary Cup, a one-off competition for clubs outwith the Premier League to celebrate the centenary of the Scottish Football League.

The result was an agonising defeat for Ayr on penalties after extra time.

Ayr United legend Ally McLeod finally bowed out of football management and was succeeded by George Burley in his first job in management.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

28/7/90

Fraserburgh

N

Friendly

3-1

 

Yes

Buchan Cup Semi Final

29/7/90

Airdrieonians

N

Friendly

0-1

 

Yes

Buchan Cup Final

8/8/90

Bristol City

H

Friendly

1-2

 

Yes

 

11/8/90

St Mirren

H

Friendly

2-3

 

Yes

 

22/8/90

Celtic

A

Skol Cup – 2nd Rnd

0-4

 

Yes

 

25/8/90

Forfar Athletic

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

1/9/90

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

8/9/90

Meadowbank Thistle

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

15/9/90

Brechin City

A

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

18/9/90

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

22/9/90

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

0-4

 

Yes

 

29/9/90

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

2/10/90

Brechin City

H

B&Q Centenary Cup – 1st Rnd

3-0

 

Yes

 

6/10/90

Dundee

H

1st Division

2-4

 

Yes

 

9/10/90

Falkirk

A

1st Division

2-1

 

Yes

 

13/10/90

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

16/10/90

Montrose

A

B&Q Centenary Cup – 2nd Rnd

3-2 aet

 

Yes

 

20/10/90

Clyde

H

1st Division

4-1

 

Yes

 

23/10/90

Queen of the South

H

B&Q Centenary Cup – Quarter Final

4-1

 

Yes

 

27/10/90

Clydebank

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

30/10/90

Clyde

H

B&Q Centenary Cup – Semi Final

2-0

 

Yes

 

3/11/90

Morton

A

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

11/11/90

Dundee

N

B&Q Centenary Cup – Final

2-3 aet

 

Yes

 

17/11/90

Forfar Athletic

A

1st Division

1-3

 

Yes

 

20/11/90

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

24/11/90

Falkirk

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

1/12/90

Dundee

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

8/12/90

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

0-3

 

Yes

 

11/12/90

Celtic

H

Friendly

1-2

 

No

Ian McAllister’s Testimonial.  Programme from 6th March 1990 used

15/12/90

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

22/12/90

Clydebank

A

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

29/12/90

Morton

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

2/1/91

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

5/1/91

Clyde

A

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

12/1/91

Meadowbank Thistle

A

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

19/1/91

Brechin City

H

1st Division

4-0

 

Yes

 

26/1/91

Clydebank

A

Scottish Cup 3rd Rnd

1-0

 

Yes

 

2/2/91

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

9/2/91

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

16/2/91

Dundee

A

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

23/2/91

Hamilton Academical

H

Scottish Cup 4th Rnd

0-0

 

Yes

 

27/2/91

Hamilton Academical

A

Scottish Cup 4th Rnd (replay)

3-2

 

Yes

 

2/3/91

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

5-3

 

Yes

 

5/3/91

Dundee

A

1st Division

0-4

 

No

Programme from 16th February used

9/3/91

Clyde

A

1st Division

0-1

 

No

Programme from 5th January used

16/3/91

St Johnstone

A

Scottish Cup Quarter Final

2-5

 

Yes

 

23/3/91

Brechin City

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

26/3/91

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

1-2

 

Yes

 

30/3/91

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

0-0

 

Yes

 

2/4/91

Clyde

A

1st Division

2-2

 

Yes

 

6/4/91

Clydebank

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

10/4/91

Morton

H

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

13/4/91

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

0-1

 

Yes

 

20/4/91

Forfar Athletic

A

1st Division

1-1

 

Yes

 

23/4/91

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

0-2

 

No

Programme from 2nd January used

27/4/91

Meadowbank Thistle

H

1st Division

2-0

 

Yes

 

1/5/91

Girvan Amateurs

H

Ayrshire Cup Semi Final

8-1

 

Yes

 

8/5/91

Falkirk

A

1st Division

1-4

 

Yes

 

11/5/91

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

1-0

 

Yes

 

13/5/91

Kilmarnock

H

Ayrshire Cup Final

2-1

 

Yes

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GD

1990/91

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Falkirk

39

 

12

4

4

40

18

 

9

8

2

30

17

 

21

12

6

70

35

 

54

35

2

Airdrieonians

39

 

9

5

5

32

21

 

12

6

2

37

22

 

21

11

7

69

43

 

53

26

3

Dundee

39

 

12

3

4

33

15

 

10

5

5

26

18

 

22

8

9

59

33

 

52

26

4

Partick Thistle

39

 

7

6

6

25

24

 

9

7

4

31

29

 

16

13

10

56

53

 

45

3

5

Kilmarnock

39

 

10

6

3

32

21

 

5

7

8

26

27

 

15

13

11

58

48

 

43

10

6

Hamilton Academical

39

 

8

6

6

25

20

 

8

4

7

25

21

 

16

10

13

50

41

 

42

9

7

Raith Rovers

39

 

7

5

8

22

26

 

7

4

8

32

38

 

14

9

16

54

64

 

37

-10

8

Clydebank

39

 

6

6

8

40

39

 

7

4

8

25

31

 

13

10

16

65

70

 

36

-5

9

Morton

39

 

6

7

6

25

22

 

5

6

9

23

33

 

11

13

15

48

55

 

35

-7

10

Forfar Athletic

39

 

6

9

5

32

28

 

3

6

10

18

29

 

9

15

15

50

57

 

33

-7

11

Meadowbank Thistle

39

 

4

7

8

25

33

 

6

6

8

31

35

 

10

13

16

56

68

 

33

-12

12

Ayr United

39

 

7

7

6

32

24

 

3

5

11

15

35

 

10

12

17

47

59

 

32

-12

13

Clyde

39

 

6

4

10

24

32

 

3

5

11

17

29

 

9

9

21

41

61

 

27

-20

14

Brechin City

39

 

3

4

12

20

37

 

4

6

10

24

43

 

7

10

22

44

80

 

24

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