Ayr United 3 - 1 Dundee Utd

League Cup - Sectional Tie
Saturday, August 28th, 1954, 3:00 PM at Somerset Park
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: D J Murphy (Wishaw)
Ayr United Dundee Utd

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
Davie Cross
Alex Arnold
Sam English
Danny Bell
Frank Callaghan
Alex Stenhouse
Jimmy Forbes
Johnny McIvor
Johnny Coyle
Alf Scrimgeour

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.

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