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Division 1 – 10 Years at the Top

The 1923/24 season was the 51st season of competitive football in Scotland and the 34th season of the Scottish Football League. A Third Division was introduced adding to Division One and Division Two.

Football League. A Third Division was introduced adding to Division One and Division Two.Ayr United celebrated their 10th consecutive season in the First Division with a 14th place finish—the fifth season in a row that they finished either 10th or 14th place which again left the club only a few points from relegation. Nevertheless Ayr fans did enjoy finishing above rivals Kilmarnock in the league.

Just for a change Ayr also changed their manager, bringing in Jimmy Richardson.

The season was interesting for a record crowd at Somerset Park when 16,721 people paid to witness Ayr’s 1-0 Scottish Cup win over local rivals Kilmarnock – another cause for local celebration. This victory heralded a three match cup marathon against Airdrieonians in the next round, with the Lanarkshire club finally winning through.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Comments

Att

Programme Issued

18/08/1923

Partick Thistle

A

1st Division

0-3

 

 

No Issue

25/08/1923

Kilmarnock

H

1st Division

0-0

 

 

No Issue

01/09/1923

Airdrieonians 1878

A

1st Division

0-4

 

 

No Issue

03/09/1923

Irvine

A

Friendly

3-2

Benefit Match

 

No Issue

08/09/1923

Aberdeen

H

1st Division

1-1

 

 

No Issue

15/09/1923

Falkirk

A

1st Division

0-2

 

 

No Issue

22/09/1923

Celtic

H

1st Division

4-2

 

 

No Issue

29/09/1923

Hearts

A

1st Division

3-2

 

 

No Issue

06/10/1923

Motherwell

H

1st Division

0-0

 

 

No Issue

13/10/1923

Rangers 1872

A

1st Division

0-5

 

 

No Issue

20/10/1923

St. Mirren

H

1st Division

2-2

 

 

No Issue

27/10/1923

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

1-4

 

 

No Issue

03/11/1923

Third Lanark 1872

A

1st Division

0-3

 

 

No Issue

10/11/1923

Hibernian

H

1st Division

2-2

 

 

No Issue

17/11/1923

Morton

A

1st Division

0-4

 

 

No Issue

24/11/1923

Queens Park

H

1st Division

2-1

 

 

No Issue

01/12/1923

Hamilton Academical

H

1st Division

0-0

 

 

No Issue

08/12/1923

Clyde

A

1st Division

0-1

 

 

No Issue

15/12/1923

Dundee

H

1st Division

2-0

 

 

No Issue

22/12/1923

Clydebank 1914

A

1st Division

0-1

 

 

No Issue

29/12/1923

Hamilton Academical

A

1st Division

0-0

 

 

No Issue

01/01/1924

Morton

H

1st Division

1-0

 

 

No Issue

02/01/1924

Kilmarnock

A

1st Division

1-1

 

 

No Issue

03/01/1924

Third Lanark 1872

H

Friendly

3-2

Jimmy Hogg’s Testimonial

 

No Issue

05/01/1924

Rangers 1872

H

1st Division

2-1

 

 

No Issue

12/01/1924

Aberdeen

A

1st Division

0-1

 

 

No Issue

19/01/1924

Airdrieonians 1878

H

1st Division

2-3

 

 

No Issue

26/01/1924

Albion Rovers

H

Scottish Cup – 1st Rnd

3-1

 

 

No Issue

02/02/1924

Hibernian

A

1st Division

0-3

 

 

No Issue

09/02/1924

Kilmarnock

H

Scottish Cup – 2nd Rnd

1-0

 

 

No Issue

16/02/1924

Partick Thistle

H

1st Division

1-1

 

 

No Issue

20/02/1924

Dundee

A

1st Division

1-2

 

 

No Issue

23/02/1924

Clydebank 1914

A

Scottish Cup – 3rd Rnd

3-2

 

 

No Issue

27/02/1924

Clyde

H

1st Division

2-1

 

 

No Issue

01/03/1924

Motherwell

A

1st Division

0-1

 

 

No Issue

08/03/1924

Airdrieonians 1878

A

Scottish Cup – 4th Rnd

1-1

 

 

No Issue

12/03/1924

Airdrieonians 1878

H

Scottish Cup – 4th Rnd Replay

0-0

After extra time

 

No Issue

15/03/1924

Clydebank 1914

H

1st Division

3-1

 

 

No Issue

19/03/1924

Airdrieonians 1878

N

Scottish Cup – 4th Rnd 2nd Replay

1-1

After extra time

 

No Issue

20/03/1924

Airdrieonians 1878

N

Scottish Cup – 4th Rnd 3rd Replay

0-1

 

 

No Issue

22/03/1924

Hearts

H

1st Division

2-1

 

 

No Issue

29/03/1924

Third Lanark 1872

H

1st Division

3-0

 

 

No Issue

02/04/1924

Falkirk

H

1st Division

2-0

 

 

No Issue

05/04/1924

Celtic

A

1st Division

0-3

 

 

No Issue

12/04/1924

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

1-0

 

 

No Issue

19/04/1924

St. Mirren

A

1st Division

0-4

 

 

No Issue

26/04/1924

Queens Park

A

1st Division

0-0

 

 

No Issue

28/04/1924

Rangers 1872

H

Friendly

0-1

Phil McCloy’s Testimonial

 

No Issue

03/05/1924

Queens Park

H

Ayr Charity Cup Final

2-1

 

 

No Issue

 

1st Division

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GA

1923/24

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Rangers

38

 

14

4

1

38

7

 

11

5

3

34

15

 

25

9

4

72

22

 

59

3.3

2

Airdrieonians

38

 

13

6

0

48

17

 

7

4

8

24

29

 

20

10

8

72

46

 

50

1.6

3

Celtic

38

 

11

5

3

36

15

 

6

7

6

20

18

 

17

12

9

56

33

 

46

1.7

4

Raith Rovers

38

 

13

3

3

40

12

 

5

4

10

16

26

 

18

7

13

56

38

 

43

1.5

5

Dundee

38

 

12

6

1

48

22

 

3

7

9

22

35

 

15

13

10

70

57

 

43

1.2

6

St. Mirren

38

 

10

5

4

37

15

 

5

7

7

16

30

 

15

12

11

53

45

 

42

1.2

7

Hibernian

38

 

12

3

4

41

21

 

3

8

8

25

31

 

15

11

12

66

52

 

41

1.3

8

Partick Thistle

38

 

9

4

6

32

23

 

6

5

8

26

32

 

15

9

14

58

55

 

39

1.1

9

Heart Of Midlothian

38

 

12

4

3

43

17

 

2

6

11

18

33

 

14

10

14

61

50

 

38

1.2

10

Motherwell

38

 

11

4

4

36

26

 

4

3

12

22

37

 

15

7

16

58

63

 

37

0.9

11

Morton

38

 

12

3

4

31

16

 

4

2

13

17

38

 

16

5

17

48

54

 

37

0.9

12

Hamilton Academical

38

 

11

2

6

37

26

 

4

4

11

15

31

 

15

6

17

52

57

 

36

0.9

13

Aberdeen

38

 

11

5

3

27

14

 

2

5

12

10

27

 

13

10

15

37

41

 

36

0.9

14

Ayr United

38

 

11

7

1

32

16

 

1

3

15

6

44

 

12

10

16

38

60

 

34

0.6

15

Falkirk

38

 

10

4

5

28

15

 

3

2

14

18

38

 

13

6

19

46

53

 

32

0.9

16

Kilmarnock

38

 

9

4

6

28

25

 

3

4

12

20

40

 

12

8

18

48

65

 

32

0.7

17

Queens Park

38

 

7

7

5

22

21

 

4

2

13

21

39

 

11

9

18

43

60

 

31

0.7

18

Third Lanark

38

 

9

3

7

32

33

 

2

5

12

22

45

 

11

8

19

54

78

 

30

0.7

19

Clyde

38

 

8

6

5

26

21

 

2

3

14

14

49

 

10

9

19

40

70

 

29

0.6

20

Clydebank

38

 

8

3

8

21

25

 

2

2

15

21

46

 

10

5

23

42

71

 

25

0.6

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