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Results Against SV Wacker Burghausen

Sportverein Wacker Burghausen are a football club from the town of Burghausen in Bavaria in Germany. The club currently play in the regionalised fourth tier in Germany.

Ayr United began their 2009/10 Centenary season with a tour match against the Bavarians in the Austrian town of Bischofshofen.

SV Wacker Burghausen was founded on 13 November 1930 and was made up largely of employees from the local chemical factory Wacker Chemie, which was established in 1914, and still sponsors the club today. The footballers won the East Bavarian championship just three years later in 1933, but then afterwards toiled in anonymity in the local lower level leagues until 1993 when they won the Landesliga Bayern-Sd (V) title, followed by the Oberliga Bayern (IV) championship two years later, which advanced the club to the Regionalliga Sd (III). In 2002-03, the team played its way into the Second Bundesliga where they competed until being relegated at the end of the 2006-07 campaign.

Wacker earned a seventh place finish in the Regionalliga in 2007-08, which qualified the team for the new 3rd Liga the following season. Although SV finished the 2008-09 season in 18th place in the relegation place it was saved from having to step down to the Regionalliga by Kickers Emden withdrawing from the league.

On 11th July 2009 Brian Reid’s Honest Men lined up against Wacker at the end of Ayr’s pre-season tour to Austria.

Even though Wacker were a late change of opposition, from that previously published, they provided a decent challenge that allowed the manager to put the squad through their paces.

Ayr won the game 3-0 with goals from Chris Aitken (2, one a penalty) and a 3rd from a trialist.

United’s starting Line up was:-

Grindlay, Connelly, James, A. Aitken, McGowan, O’Brien, Stevenson, Easton, Prunty, Gormley, C. Aitken.

Ayr United brought on new boys Roberts and Samson for Prunty and Grindley.

 

Season

Date

H/A

Competition

Score – Ayr First

Programme Image

Comments

2009/10

11/7/09

N

Friendly

3-0

No Issue

Venue – Bischofshofen, Austria

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