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Division 2 – End of The Stainrod Era

Being in a lower division did not bring about any improvement in Ayr’s, or Simon Stainrod’s, performance. New owner Bill Barr did tn_QOS (h) 6 Apr 96not take long to assess the clubs position and a disasterous start to the season brought Ayr again to the verge of relegation.

The sacking of manager Simon Stainrod was inevitable.

New manager Gordon Dalziel managed to rally the team to important wins to finish a very slender five points above the relegation trap door by virtue of good wins against relegation candidates Forfar Athletic and Montrose.

Was an era of prosperity and success on the way?

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

24/7/95

Girvan Amateurs

A

Friendly

2-1

 

No

 

26/7/95

Minishant Amateurs

A

Friendly

7-1

 

No

 

28/7/95

Hartlepool United

H

Friendly

1-1

717

No

 

2/8/95

Portsmouth

H

Friendly

0-3

998

Yes

Programme dated 3/8/95

4/8/95

Bradford City

H

Friendly

0-4

698

No

 

12/8/95

Clyde

H

2nd Division

1-1

1,963

Yes

 

19/8/95

Celtic

H

Coca Cola Cup 2nd Rd

0-3

9,128

Yes

 

22/8/95

Dunfermline Athletic

H

Challenge Cup 1st Rd

1-2

1,209

Yes

 

26/8/95

East Fife

A

2nd Division

0-1

748

Yes

 

2/9/95

Berwick Rangers

H

2nd Division

1-4

1,221

Yes

 

9/9/95

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

1-3

1,152

Yes

 

16/9/95

Stirling Albion

A

2nd Division

0-2

809

Yes

 

23/9/95

Montrose

A

2nd Division

1-0

409

Yes

 

30/9/95

Stranraer

H

2nd Division

0-0

1,455

Yes

 

7/10/95

Queen of the South

A

2nd Division

0-0

1,147

Yes

 

14/10/95

Stenhousemuir

H

2nd Division

1-2

1,108

Yes

 

21/10/95

Clyde

A

2nd Division

2-1

1,195

Yes

 

28/10/95

East Fife

H

2nd Division

0-1

1,278

Yes

 

4/11/95

Stirling Albion

H

2nd Division

1-2

1,233

Yes

 

11/11/95

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

1-2

534

Yes

 

18/11/95

Stranraer

A

2nd Division

0-2

770

Yes

 

25/11/95

Montrose

H

2nd Division

2-0

1,166

Yes

 

2/12/95

Queen of the South

H

2nd Division

2-0

1,434

Yes

 

16/12/95

Stenhousemuir

A

2nd Division

1-1

525

Yes

 

26/12/95

Clyde

H

2nd Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

30/12/95

Berwick Rangers

A

2nd Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

1/1/96

Stranraer

H

2nd Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

6/1/96

Ross County

H

  Scottish Cup 2nd Rd

0-2

2,053

Yes

 

10/1/96

Clyde

H

2nd Division

Postponed

1,378

Yes

 

13/1/96

Montrose

A

2nd Division

1-0

510

Yes

 

16/1/96

Berwick Rangers

A

2nd Division

2-2

344

No

Programme for 30/12/95 used, no insert.

20/1/96

Queen of the South

A

2nd Division

2-2

1,264

Yes

 

27/1/96

Stranraer

H

2nd Division

0-0

1,919

No

Programme for 1/1/96 used with A4 insert

3/2/96

Stenhousemuir

H

2nd Division

1-1

1,181

Yes

 

10/2/96

Clyde

H

2nd Division

Postponed

 

No (A4 insert)

Programme for 26/12/95 used with A4 insert.

14/2/96

Stirling Albion

A

2nd Division

0-2

834

Yes

Programme dated 10th February

20/2/96

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

Postponed

 

Yes

 

24/2/96

East Fife

A

2nd Division

1-1

908

Yes

 

27/2/96

Clyde

H

2nd Division

2-1

1,378

No

Programme for 10/1/96 used with A4 insert.

2/3/96

Berwick Rangers

H

2nd Division

5-0

907

Yes

 

5/3/96

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

1-1

1,315

No

Programme for 20/2/96 used with A4 insert.

9/3/96

Montrose

H

2nd Division

2-0

1,320

Yes

 

16/3/96

Stranraer

A

2nd Division

1-1

850

Yes

 

23/3/96

Stirling Albion

H

2nd Division

2-2

1 732

Yes

 

30/3/96

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

0-1

442

Yes

 

6/4/96

Queen of the South

H

2nd Division

3-0

1,764

Yes

 

13/4/96

Stenhousemuir

A

2nd Division

1-0

559

Yes

 

20/4/96

Clyde

A

2nd Division

0-2

1,047

Yes

 

27/4/96

East Fife

H

2nd Division

1-0

1,304

Yes

 

4/5/96

Berwick Rangers

A

2nd Division

1-2

681

Yes

 

6/5/96

Kilmarnock

A

   Ayrshire Cup Final

0-1

 

Yes

 

2nd

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GD

1995/96

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Stirling Albion

36

 

12

4

2

36

15

 

12

5

1

47

15

 

24

9

3

83

30

 

81

53

2

East Fife

36

 

8

6

4

27

17

 

11

4

3

23

12

 

19

10

7

50

29

 

67

21

3

Berwick Rangers

36

 

10

4

4

32

18

 

8

2

8

32

29

 

18

6

12

64

47

 

60

17

4

Stenhousemuir

36

 

8

3

7

26

21

 

6

4

8

25

28

 

14

7

15

51

49

 

49

2

5

Clyde

36

 

7

4

7

28

23

 

4

8

6

19

22

 

11

12

13

47

45

 

45

2

6

Ayr United

36

 

7

6

5

26

18

 

4

6

8

14

22

 

11

12

13

40

40

 

45

0

7

Queen of the South

36

 

6

6

6

27

38

 

5

4

9

27

29

 

11

10

15

54

67

 

43

-13

8

Stranraer

36

 

6

10

2

21

14

 

2

8

8

17

29

 

8

18

10

38

43

 

42

-5

9

Forfar Athletic

36

 

8

3

7

21

32

 

3

4

11

16

29

 

11

7

18

37

61

 

40

-24

10

Montrose

36

 

3

2

13

18

39

 

2

3

13

15

47

 

5

5

26

33

86

 

20

-53

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