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Division 1 – 3rd Place and a Swedish Tour Does Ayr

A 7th position is as much as Gordon Dalziel,s men could manage for the season with a wild variation in scores ranging from a 5-1 tn_Oxford United (h) 19 Jul 99defeat by Raith Rovers in September to a 5-0 win over Airdrie in December.

On the park, the club was gaining a reputation as a Cup side and Premier League clubs Motherwell and Dundee suffered at the hands of the Honest Men during the season. The excellent Scottish Cup run came to a disastrous end in April with a 7-0 defeat by Rangers in the semi-final at Hampden Park.

Nevertheless the run involved an epic match at Motherwell in the 4th round in which Ayr beat their premier league opponents by the odd goal in seven.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Att

Programme Issued

Comments

19/7/99

Oxford United

H

Friendly

1-0

1,426

Yes

 

22/7/99

Fraserburgh

A

Highland Tour

6-1

 

No

 

24/7/99

Huntly

A

Highland Tour

2-0

 

No

 

26/7/99

Keith

A

Highland Tour

7-0

 

Yes

 

28/7/99

Peterhead

A

Highland Tour

3-2

 

No

 

31/7/99

Wrexham

A

Friendly

3-0

1,390

Yes

 

7/8/99

St.Mirren

A

1st Division

1-1

3 311

Yes

 

10/8/99

Raith Rovers

H

Challenge Cup 1st Rd

0-1

1 881

Yes

 

14/8/99

Livingston

H

1st Division

1-2

2,533

Yes

 

17/8/99

Hamilton Academical

H

League Cup 2nd Rd

2-1

1,789

Yes

 

21/8/99

Falkirk

A

1st Division

1-2

2,938

Yes

 

28/8/99

Inverness Caley Thistle

H

1st Division

1-0

2,157

Yes

 

4/9/99

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

1-5

2,368

Yes

 

11/9/99

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

2-0

1,888

Yes

 

18/9/99

Clydebank

A

1st Division

2-0

400

Yes

 

25/9/99

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

1-2

4, 000

Yes

 

2/10/99

Morton

H

1st Division

3-0

2,190

Yes

 

7/10/99

Dundee United

H

Friendly

3-2

 

No

 

13/10/99

Celtic

H

League Cup 3rd Rd

0-4

8,421

Yes

 

16/10/99

Livingston

A

1st Division

1-4

3,270

Yes

 

23/10/99

St.Mirren

H

1st Division

0-3

3,467

Yes

 

30/10/99

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

1-2

1,568

Yes

 

6/11/99

Clydebank

H

1st Division

0-0

1,727

Yes

 

14/11/99

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

0-1

1,769

Yes

 

27/11/99

Morton

A

1st Division

0-0

1,260

Yes

 

30/11/99

Inverness Caley Thistle

A

1st Division

1-1

1,073

Yes

 

4/12/99

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

0-3

2,113

Yes

 

11/12/99

Falkirk

H

1st Division

1-1

1,729

Yes

 

18/12/99

St.Mirren

A

1st Division

2-1

3,609

Yes

 

27/12/99

Airdrieonians

H

1st Division

5-0

2,004

Yes

 

3/1/00

Clydebank

A

1st Division

2-0

901

No

 

8/1/00

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

0-2

2, 583

Yes

 

15/1/00

Inverness Caley Thistle

H

1st Division

Postponed

 

Yes

Limited Availability

22/1/00

 

A

1st Division

0-2

4,000

Yes

 

29/1/00

Dundee

A

Scottish Cup 3rd Rd

0-0

3,925

Yes

 

5/2/00

Morton

H

1st Division

3-2

1,985

Yes

 

8/2/00

Dundee

H

Scottish Cup 3rd Rd Replay

Postponed

 

Yes

 

12/2/00

Falkirk

A

1st Division

0-1

2,792

Yes

 

15/2/00

Dundee

H

Scottish Cup 3rd Rd Replay

1-1 AET        Ayr win 7-6 on penalties

3,029

No

Programme from match of 8th February 2000 used –  no insert

26/2/00

Motherwell

A

Scottish Cup 4th Rd

4-3

5,222

Yes

 

29/2/00

Livingston

H

1st Division

0-1

1,765

Yes

 

4/3/00

Airdrieonians

A

1st Division

0-0

1,038

Yes

 

7/3/00

Inverness Caley Thistle

H

1st Division

1-3

1,274

Yes

 

11/3/00

Partick Thistle

H

Scottish Cup 5th Rd

2-0

8,365

Yes

 

18/3/00

Clydebank

H

1st Division

4-0

1,661

Yes

 

25/3/00

Inverness Caley Thistle

A

1st Division

1-1

1,790

Yes

 

1/4/00

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

0-1

1,841

Yes

 

8/1/00

Rangers

N

Scottish Cup Semi-Final

0-7

38,357

Yes

 

11/4/00

Dunfermline Athletic

H

1st Division

0-2

1,798

Yes

 

15/4/00

Morton

A

1st Division

2-1

661

Yes

 

22/4/00

St.Mirren

H

1st Division

1-2

4,678

Yes

 

29/4/00

Livingston

A

1st Division

1-3

5,506

Yes

 

6/5/00

Falkirk

H

1st Division

3-3

2,667

Yes

 

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GD

1999/00

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

St. Mirren

36

 

12

3

3

42

19

 

11

4

3

33

20

 

23

7

6

75

39

 

76

36

2

Dunfermline Athletic

36

 

10

7

1

34

13

 

10

4

4

32

20

 

20

11

5

66

33

 

71

33

3

Falkirk

36

 

11

2

5

38

23

 

9

6

3

29

17

 

20

8

8

67

40

 

68

27

4

Livingston

36

 

9

5

4

29

17

 

10

2

6

31

28

 

19

7

10

60

45

 

64

15

5

Raith Rovers

36

 

11

3

4

35

21

 

6

5

7

20

19

 

17

8

11

55

40

 

59

15

6

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

36

 

7

6

5

34

25

 

6

4

8

26

30

 

13

10

13

60

55

 

49

5

7

Ayr United

36

 

6

3

9

25

24

 

4

5

9

17

28

 

10

8

18

42

52

 

38

-10

8

Greenock Morton

36

 

7

3

8

22

23

 

3

3

12

23

38

 

10

6

20

45

61

 

36

-16

9

Airdrieonians

36

 

4

5

9

15

26

 

3

3

12

14

43

 

7

8

21

29

69

 

29

-40

10

Clydebank

36

 

1

3

14

11

40

 

0

4

14

6

42

 

1

7

28

17

82

 

10

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