Ayr Utd 3
Dundee Utd 1
League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Ayr Utd 

3 - 1

Dundee Utd


League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Saturday, August 28th, 1954
Somerset Park. Att. 7,000
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Hepburn
Hepburn
McKenna
Johnny Coyle 

Team Managers
Reuben Bennett Willie MacFadyen

Starting Eleven
Round
McNeil
Leckie
Traynor
Rodger
Lindsay
Jaap
Neilson
Tracey
Hepburn
McKenna
Alec Edmiston
Sam English
Danny Bell
Frank Callaghan
Davie Cross
Alex Arnold
Jimmy Forbes
Johnny McIvor
Alex Stenhouse
Johnny Coyle
Alf Scrimgeour

Match Officials

D J Murphy (Wishaw) (Referee)





Match Report


The woeful start to the season continued at Somerset Park with United's fifth consecutive defeat. That terrible run had led to manager Willie McFadyen tendering his resignation after nine years just prior to facing Ayr. However, at least, in this latest reversal the side displayed fighting qualities and never gave up. Johnny Coyle was home on leave from the army and he pepped up the attack, scoring our only goal with a neat overhead kick. Once again, Alec Edmiston performed heroics in goal but failed to prevent Ayr getting the goals that gave them their second victory of the season over United.



Squad Statistics (as at August 28th, 1954)


1954-55 All Time
Age
Alec Edmiston (GK)27 4 - 87 -
Davie Cross - 4141
Danny Bell - 4 - 4 -
Frank Callaghan - 3 - 171
Sam English - 2 - 47 -
Alex Arnold26 3 - 50 -
Alex Stenhouse21 3 - 8 -
Jimmy Forbes - 3 - 295
Johnny McIvor - 4 - 7 -
Alf Scrimgeour - 1 - 21
Johnny Coyle21 11149






League Table (as at August 28th, 1954)


No league table has been added for this season.