The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Torrential rain heralded the new season, but United's bright start soon made the fans forget about the depressing elements. Andy Gray prodded home the first in six minutes, and Andy Gray added a second with a header in the 17th minute. Things looked less gloomy for Ayr when Mitchell pulled one back with a volley in the 23rd minute. Tommy Traynor was on the spot to tuck home a third following a mistake by McLean in the visitors' goal. That ended the scoring in a match totally dominated by United in front of just over 3000 drenched fans.