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Division 1 – Relegation As Legend Dies

The 2003/04 season was the 107th season of competitive football in Scotland.

It was almost inevitable with the financial crisis still affecting the club that relegation would be the seasons final outcome for Ayr .tn_Raith Rovers (h) 15 May 04

In September 2003, Donald Cameron, the clubs’ vice-chairman, purchased the remaining Barr Holdings shares in the club to become its’ new owner.

A series of early draws and a few defeats put United at a disadvantage by Christmas. Some good wins gave hope in February and March but the damage had already been done.

Nevertheless results late in the season nearly pulled off a remarkable escape.

Two draws in the last few games made the difference and put the final nail in the coffin.

Success post the departure of Gordon Dalziel and Bill Barr was proving hard to achieve but there were signs that manager Campbell Money could do just that in the following season.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Comments

Att

Programme Issued

16/07/2003

Partick Thistle

H

Friendly

1-6

Combined Programme

 

Yes

19/07/2003

Donegal Celtic

A

Friendly

0-0

Light Charity Cup  Donegal won 4-2 on pens

Yes

22/07/2003

Bristol Rovers

H

Friendly

1-5

Combined Programme

 

Yes

26/07/2003

Motherwell

H

Friendly

1-4

Combined Programme

 

Yes

02/08/2003

Stirling Albion

H

Challenge Cup

1-2 aet

 

 

Yes

09/08/2003

Clyde

A

1st Division

0-3

 

 

Yes

16/08/2003

Falkirk

H

1st Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

23/08/2003

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

30/08/2003

Queen of the South

H

1st Division

1-4

 

 

Yes

02/09/2003

Dumbarton

H

Scottish League Cup

1-2

 

 

Yes

13/09/2003

Inverness C T

A

1st Division

0-1

 

1,476

Yes

20/09/2003

Ross County

A

1st Division

2-2

 

 

Yes

27/09/2003

Brechin City

H

1st Division

3-2

 

 

Yes

04/10/2003

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

11/10/2003

Kilmarnock

A

West Sound Trophy (Ayrshire Cup)

0-1

 

 

Yes

18/10/2003

St. Mirren

H

1st Division

0-2

 

 

Yes

25/10/2003

Falkirk

A

1st Division

1-0

 

 

Yes

01/11/2003

Clyde

H

1st Division

2-2

 

 

Yes

08/11/2003

Inverness C T

H

1st Division

 0-3

 

1,464

Yes

16/11/2003

Queen of the South

A

1st Division

0-1

 

 

Yes

22/11/2003

Brechin City

A

1st Division

1-3

 

 

Yes

29/11/2003

Ross County

H

1st Division

1-3

 

 

Yes

06/12/2003

St. Mirren

A

1st Division

2-3

 

 

Yes

13/12/2003

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

20/12/2003

Clyde

A

1st Division

1-2

 

 

Yes

27/12/2003

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

1-0

Combined Programme

 

Yes

03/01/2004

Queen of the South

H

1st Division

1-1

Combined Programme

 

Yes

10/01/2004

Falkirk

H

Scottish Cup – 4th Rnd

1-2

 

 

Yes

17/01/2004

Inverness C T

A

1st Division

1-2

 

1,443

Yes

24/01/2004

Ross County

A

1st Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

31/01/2004

Brechin City

H

1st Division

1-2

 

 

Yes

14/02/2004

St. Johnstone

A

1st Division

0-3

 

 

Yes

21/02/2004

St. Mirren

H

1st Division

2-0

 

 

Yes

28/02/2004

Falkirk

H

1st Division

2-3

 

 

Yes

13/03/2004

Raith Rovers

A

1st Division

1-2

 

 

Yes

20/03/2004

Inverness C T

H

1st Division

1-1

 

1,207

Yes

27/03/2004

Queen of the South

A

1st Division

0-0

 

 

Yes

03/04/2004

Brechin City

A

1st Division

3-0

 

 

Yes

10/04/2004

Ross County

H

1st Division

1-2

 

 

Yes

17/04/2004

St. Mirren

H

1st Division

1-4

 

 

Yes

24/04/2004

St. Johnstone

H

1st Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

01/05/2004

Clyde

H

1st Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

08/05/2004

Falkirk

A

1st Division

0-0

 

 

Yes

15/05/2004

Raith Rovers

H

1st Division

1-0

 

 

Yes

1st

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GD

2003/04

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

36

 

13

4

1

37

12

 

8

3

7

30

21

 

21

7

8

67

33

 

70

34

2

Clyde

36

 

11

4

3

34

17

 

9

5

4

30

23

 

20

9

7

64

40

 

69

24

3

St. Johnstone

36

 

8

5

5

34

27

 

7

7

4

25

18

 

15

12

9

59

45

 

57

14

4

Falkirk

36

 

8

4

6

20

16

 

7

6

5

23

21

 

15

10

11

43

37

 

55

6

5

Queen of the South

36

 

9

6

3

24

16

 

6

3

9

22

32

 

15

9

12

46

48

 

54

-2

6

Ross County

36

 

8

6

4

24

17

 

4

7

7

25

24

 

12

13

11

49

41

 

49

8

7

St. Mirren

36

 

6

9

3

27

23

 

3

5

10

12

23

 

9

14

13

39

46

 

41

-7

8

Raith Rovers

36

 

5

5

8

18

28

 

3

5

10

19

29

 

8

10

18

37

57

 

34

-20

9

Ayr United

36

 

4

7

7

21

29

 

2

6

10

16

29

 

6

13

17

37

58

 

31

-21

10

Brechin City

36

 

5

3

10

21

33

 

1

6

11

16

40

 

6

9

21

37

73

 

27

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