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League 1- Last Day Champions!

The 2016-17 season was the 102nd competitive football season in Ayr United’s history. They began the season in the Championship looking for survival as a major aim in season after winning promotion via the Play-Offs the previous season.

A revised league Cup bringing back the old mini-leagues brought Ayr into a section with Premier leasgue Hamilton Academical, Championship clubs St Mirren and Livingston and Edinburgh City who had just gained promotion into League 2 from the Lowland league, part of the new Scottish pyramid structure.

An 8-0 win against Gretna in the Raydale Cup did not signal a successive season for Ayr although there were good results early in the Championship season. However despite good wins later in the season too many points were lost and the Honest Men settled into last place and relegation.

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Crowd

Programme Issued

Comments

02/07/2016

Stenhousemuir

A

Friendly

2-0

 

Yes

4 page team sheet

09/07/2016

South Sheilds

N

2016 Raydale Cup

0-2

 

Yes

 

10/07/2016

Gretna 2008

A

2016 Raydale Cup

8-0

 

Yes

3rd and 4th Place Play-off

16/07/2016

Hamilton Academical

H

Scottish League Cup – Group G

2-1

994

No Issue

 

19/07/2016

St. Mirren

A

Scottish League Cup – Group G

0-1

2,098

Yes

 

23/07/2016

Edinburgh City

H

Scottish League Cup – Group G

1-0

862

No Issue

 

26/07/2016

Livingston

A

Scottish League Cup – Group G

2-0

643

Yes

 

06/08/2016

Raith Rovers

H

Championship

0-2

1,550

Yes

 

10/08/2016

Aberdeen

H

Scottish League Cup – 2nd Round

1-2

2,653

Yes

 

13/08/2016

Queen of the South

A

Championship

1-4

1,982

Yes

 

20/08/2016

Dundee United

A

Championship

0-3

6,427

Yes

 

27/08/2016

St. Mirren

H

Championship

1-1

2,165

Yes

 

05/09/2016

Airdrieonians

H

Challenge Cup – 3rd Rnd

3-2

1,185

Yes

After extra time

10/09/2016

Morton

H

Championship

2-1

1,441

Yes

 

17/09/2016

Hibernian

A

Championship

2-1

15,056

Yes

 

24/09/2016

Falkirk

A

Championship

0-2

4,345

Yes

 

02/10/2016

Dunfermline Athletic

H

Championship

0-0

2,883

Yes

 

07/10/2016

Falkirk

H

Challenge Cup – 4th Rnd

1-0

1,247

Yes

 

15/10/2016

Dumbarton

A

Championship

3-0

1,005

Yes

 

29/10/2016

Morton

A

Championship

1-2

1,859

Yes

 

05/11/2016

Hibernian

H

Championship

0-3

3,100

Yes

 

13/11/2016

St. Mirren

A

Challenge Cup – Quarter Final

1-2

2,199

Yes

 

19/11/2016

Falkirk

H

Championship

0-1

1,414

Yes

 

23/11/2016

Raith Rovers

A

Championship

1-1

1,249

Yes

 

29/11/2016

Brechin City

A

Scottish Cup – 3rd Rnd

1-0

308

 

 

03/12/2016

Dunfermline Athletic

A

Championship

1-1

3,250

Yes

 

10/12/2016

Dundee United

H

Championship

0-1

2,049

Yes

 

17/12/2016

St. Mirren

A

Championship

1-1

3,124

Yes

 

24/12/2016

Dumbarton

H

Championship

4-2

1,441

Yes

 

31/12/2016

Queen of the South

A

Championship

0-0

1,594

Yes

 

07/01/2017

Dunfermline Athletic

H

Championship

0-2

2,261

Yes

 

14/01/2017

Falkirk

A

Championship

1-1

5,038

Yes

 

21/01/2017

Queens Park

H

Scottish Cup – 4th Rnd

0-0

1,326

Yes

 

24/01/2017

Queens Park

A

Scottish Cup – 4th Rnd Replay

2-2

1,026

Yes

Ayr win 5-4 on penalties

28/01/2017

Morton

H

Championship

1-4

1,576

Yes

 

04/02/2017

Hibernian

A

Championship

1-1

14,349

Yes

 

11/02/2017

Clyde

H

Scottish Cup – 5th Rnd

0-0

1,554

Yes

 

14/02/2017

Clyde

A

Scottish Cup – 5th Rnd Replay

2-1

965

Yes

After extra time

18/02/2017

Dumbarton

A

Championship

2-2

1,198

Yes

 

25/02/2017

St. Mirren

H

Championship

0-2

2,712

Yes

 

28/02/2017

Raith Rovers

H

Championship

1-0

1,183

Yes

 

04/03/2017

Hibernian

A

Scottish Cup – Quarter Final

1-3

13,682

Yes

 

11/03/2017

Falkirk

H

Championship

1-4

1,614

Yes

 

18/03/2017

Dunfermline Athletic

A

Championship

1-0

3,276

Yes

 

25/03/2017

Dumbarton

H

Championship

2-1

1,608

Yes

 

28/03/2017

Dundee United

A

Championship

1-2

4,661

Yes

 

01/04/2017

St. Mirren

A

Championship

2-6

4,620

Yes

 

08/04/2017

Queen of the South

H

Championship

0-2

1,476

Yes

 

15/04/2017

Dundee United

H

Championship

0-0

1,205

Yes

 

22/04/2017

Morton

A

Championship

1-1

2,390

Yes

 

29/04/2017

Hibernian

A

Championship

0-4

2,152

Yes

 

06/05/2017

Raith Rovers

A

Championship

1-2

3,064

Yes

Ayr United relegated

Pos

Teams

Pld

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Promotion, qualification or relegation

1

Hibernian

36

19

14

3

59

25

+34

71

Promotion to the Premiership

2

Falkirk

36

16

12

8

58

40

+18

60

Qualification for the Premiership play-off semi-finals

3

Dundee United

36

15

12

9

50

42

+8

57

Qualification for the Premiership play-off quarter-finals

4

Greenock Morton

36

13

13

10

44

41

+3

52

5

Dunfermline Athletic

36

12

12

12

46

43

+3

48

6

Queen of the South

36

11

10

15

46

52

-6

43

7

St Mirren

36

9

12

15

52

56

-4

39

8

Dumbarton

36

9

12

15

46

56

-10

39

9

Raith Rovers (R)

36

10

9

17

35

52

-17

39

Qualification for the Championship play-offs

10

Ayr United (R)

36

7

12

17

33

62

-29

33

Relegation to League One

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