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Division 2 – 6th Place Steadies Ayr

The 2005/06 season was the 109th season of competitive football in Scotland

Robert Conner managed to find some better results from the players and with very limited resources sought to maximise what hetn_Partick Thistle (h) 10 Sep 05 had.

Despite this the team were not playing well and squandered a number of valuable points with careless performances which left them 15 points off the play off places. Positive performances saw a 6-0 victory in October at Dumbarton and 4-0 away win at Alloa Athletic.

United also secured an exhilarating 5-4 win at Dumbarton late on in the season but before that was a devastating loss of five goals at Stirling.

The season was also the one and only season where Ayr United and Gretna played league football together.

Their dilemma was emphasised starkly by being by passed by Gretna for promotion, a team in only their second season in the league and already on its second successive promotion, although subsequent seasons showed how costly this was for Gretna.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Comments

Att

Programme Issued

09/07/2005

Annan Athletic

A

Friendly

2-0

 

 

No Issue

14/07/2005

Stenhousemuir

A

Friendly

3-5

 

 

Yes

16/07/2005

Hibernian

H

Friendly

1-1

Ayr ‘800’ Trophy                        (Ayr win 4-2 on penalties)

Yes

19/07/2005

St. Mirren

H

Friendly

0-1

 

 

No Issue

23/07/2005

Kilmarnock

A

West Sound Trophy (Ayrshire Cup)

0-4

 

 

Yes

30/07/2005

Stirling Albion

H

Challenge Cup – 1st Rnd

 0-1 aet

 

 

Yes

06/08/2005

Dumbarton

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

 

Yes

09/08/2005

Morton

A

Scottish League Cup – 1st Rnd

2-1

 

 

Yes

13/08/2005

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

 

Yes

20/08/2005

Peterhead

H

2nd Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

23/08/2005

Ross County

A

Scottish League Cup – 2nd Round

2-1

 

 

Yes

27/08/2005

Gretna

A

2nd Division

2-2

 

 

Yes

10/09/2005

Partick Thistle

H

2nd Division

2-2

 

 

Yes

17/09/2005

Raith Rovers

A

2nd Division

3-3

 

 

Yes

21/09/2005

Hibernian

H

Scottish League Cup – 3rd Rnd

1-2

 

 

Yes

24/09/2005

Morton

H

2nd Division

0-1

 

 

Yes

01/10/2005

Stirling Albion

A

2nd Division

3-3

 

 

Yes

08/10/2005

Peterhead

A

2nd Division

3-3

 

 

Yes

09/10/2005

Auchinleck Talbot

A

Friendly

6-2

 

 

No Issue

15/10/2005

Alloa Athletic

H

2nd Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

22/10/2005

Dumbarton

A

2nd Division

0-6

 

 

Yes

29/10/2005

Partick thistle

A

2nd Division

0-1

 

 

Yes

05/11/2005

Gretna

H

2nd Division

1-3

 

 

Yes

22/11/2005

Raith Rovers

H

2nd Division

2-1

Programme from 11th November used

Yes

03/12/2005

Alloa Athletic

A

2nd Division

4-0

 

 

Yes

06/12/2005

Morton

A

2nd Division

1-2

 

 

Yes

10/12/2005

Morton

H

Scottish Cup – 3rd Rnd

3-2

 

 

Yes

13/12/2005

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

2-1

Programme dated 19th November used

No Issue

17/12/2005

Stirling Albion

H

2nd Division

2-5

 

 

Yes

26/12/2005

Dumbarton

H

2nd Division

2-0

 

 

Yes

02/01/2006

Gretna

A

2nd Division

0-3

 

 

Yes

07/01/2006

Inverness C T

A

Scottish Cup – 4th Rnd

1-1

 

2,126

Yes

14/01/2006

Partick Thistle

H

2nd Division

1-2

 

 

Yes

16/01/2006

Inverness C T

H

Scottish Cup – 4th Rnd Replay

0-2

 

2,774

Yes

21/01/2006

Raith Rovers

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

28/01/2006

Morton

H

2nd Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

04/02/2006

Stirling Albion

A

2nd Division

0-1

 

 

Yes

11/02/2006

Alloa Athletic

H

2nd Division

0-1

 

 

Yes

18/02/2006

Forfar Athletic

A

2nd Division

0-1

 

 

Yes

25/02/2006

Peterhead

H

2nd Division

1-2

 

 

Yes

11/03/2006

Partick Thistle

A

2nd Division

2-2

 

 

Yes

18/03/2006

Raith Rovers

H

2nd Division

0-0

 

 

Yes

21/03/2006

Gretna

H

2nd Division

2-4

Programme dated 4 March used

 

No Issue

25/03/2006

Morton

A

2nd Division

4-0

 

 

Yes

01/04/2006

Stirling Albion

H

2nd Division

3-0

 

 

Yes

08/04/2006

Alloa Athletic

A

2nd Division

1-1

 

 

Yes

15/04/2006

Dumbarton

A

2nd Division

5-4

 

 

Yes

22/04/2006

Forfar Athletic

H

2nd Division

0-1

 

 

Yes

29/04/2006

Peterhead

A

2nd Division

2-1

 

 

Yes

2nd

 

Pld

 

Home

 

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

 

Overall

 

 

 

 

Pts

GD

2005/06

 

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

W

D

L

F

A

 

 

 

1

Gretna

36

 

14

2

2

53

15

 

14

2

2

44

15

 

28

4

4

97

30

 

88

67

2

Greenock Morton

36

 

13

2

3

36

16

 

8

5

5

22

17

 

21

7

8

58

33

 

70

25

3

Peterhead

36

 

9

4

5

29

22

 

8

2

8

24

25

 

17

6

13

53

47

 

57

6

4

Partick Thistle

36

 

8

4

6

25

27

 

8

5

5

32

29

 

16

9

11

57

56

 

57

1

5

Stirling Albion

36

 

8

4

6

28

28

 

7

2

9

26

35

 

15

6

15

54

63

 

51

-9

6

Ayr United

36

 

5

5

8

23

26

 

5

7

6

33

35

 

10

12

14

56

61

 

42

-5

7

Raith Rovers

36

 

5

5

8

25

28

 

6

4

8

19

26

 

11

9

16

44

54

 

42

-10

8

Forfar Athletic

36

 

8

1

9

29

25

 

4

3

11

15

30

 

12

4

20

44

55

 

40

-11

9

Alloa Athletic

36

 

3

5

10

15

37

 

5

3

10

21

40

 

8

8

20

36

77

 

32

-41

10

Dumbarton

36

 

5

3

10

26

26

 

2

2

14

14

37

 

7

5

24

40

63

 

26

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