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1949 Highland Tour

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score - Ayr First

Crowd

Programme Image

Comments

23/4/49

Buckie Thistle

A

Friendly

4-3

 

Yes

1949 Highland Tour

25/4/49

Inverness Thistle

A

Friendly

3-0

 

Yes

1949 Highland Tour

27/4/49

Stornoway Select

A

Friendly

4-1

 

Yes

1949 Highland Tour

28/4/49

Elgin City

A

Friendly

3-0

 

No Issue

1949 Highland Tour

29/4/49

Fraserburgh

A

Friendly

2-0

 

Yes

1949 Highland Tour

30/4/49

Deveronvale

A

Friendly

3-0

 

Yes

1949 Highland Tour

After a disappointing season, the Honest Men commenced a crammed tour of the Highlands beginning with a visit to Buckie Thistles Victoria Park.  Wallace and Beattie scored twice each for Ayr.  A few changes were made for the match against Inverness with, in particular, Ross replacing Wallace.  It was a good move as Ross scored a hat trick in the 3-0 win.

United were treated to a great welcome as they arrived in Stornoway for their match again a local select.  A pipe band, together with a good crowd lining the quayside, with the team falling in behind the band for a grand march with some local dignitories through the streets to their hotel.

A local journalist reported that Ayr Unuted’s visit was perhaps the greatest sporting event ever in the history of Lewis.

Ayr went on to a 4-1 win after which the festivities resumed.

United had to travel next day to Elgin for a further match and other matches were held on each of the following days making United’s scoring feet of 3-0. 2-0 and 3-0 against Elgin City, Fraserburgh and Deveronvale even more commendable. The 19 goals scored were shared between four players, with Ross topping the list with 8.

Again a fuller report of the tour is contained in Duncan Carmichael’s ‘Official History of Ayr United Football Club, volume 2.

1999 Highland Tour

Date

Opponents

H/A

Competition

Score - Ayr First

Crowd

Programme Image

Comments

22/7/99

Fraserburgh

A

Friendly

6-1

 

No Issue

1999 Highland Tour

24/7/99

Huntly

A

Friendly

2-0

 

No Issue

1999 Highland Tour

26/7/99

Keith

A

Friendly

7-0

 

View

1999 Highland Tour

28/7/99

Peterhead

A

Friendly

3-2

 

No Issue

1999 Highland Tour