Ayr United 2
Dundee 4
League (Division One)

Ayr Utd 

2 - 4


League (Division One)
Saturday, November 19th, 1960
Somerset Park
Attendance: 6,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Willie McIntyre (pen.) (26)
Alexander McIntyre (57)
Alan Gilzean (8)
Alan Gilzean (17)
Alan Cousin (58)
Alan Gilzean (60)

Team Managers
Jacky Cox Bob Shankly

Starting Eleven
John Ian Hamilton
James Ramsay Burn
Robert Thomson
Willie McIntyre
John Paterson
John Telfer
Alexander McIntyre
Sam McMillan
Peter Price
Bobby Walker
Billy Fulton
Pat Liney .1
Alex Hamilton .2
Bobby Cox .3
Bobby Seith .4
Ian Ure .5
Alex Stuart .6
Hugh Robertson .7
Albert Henderson .8
Alan Cousin .9
Alan Gilzean .10
Fred Jardine .11


None. None.

None. Ian Ure

Red Cards
Willie McIntyre Ian Ure

Match Officials

W. M. Syme (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

Alan Gilzean is back on the dot. And that makes for a happier Dundee. His opportunism won the game. He always seemed to be on the right foot at the right time. And his marksmanship was deadly.

Ayr, despite their lengthy spells of pressure, had no forward with that chance-snapping flair. The gap in their defence was as long as the Tay Bridge when Gilzean opened the scoring after Robertson and Henderson had danced their way through. Then Gilzean netted again after Cousin had done the spade work.

Ayr kept pegging away, and with Liney out of his goal, Price let rip an express drive. Left-back Cox, on the goal line, made a fantastic leap and finger- tipped the ball over the bar. It was a save any 'keeeper would have been proud of. Willie McIntyre scored from the spot.

Shortly after that goal Price and Ure were lectured by the referee after a clash.

In the boiling-up second half there was a goal-scoring burst. Three goals in four crazy minutes. Alastair McIntyre equalised in melee.

Next minute Cousin shot home from a Jardine corner. And two minutes later that man Gilzean again tapped into the net after Hamilton had partially saved a Henderson header.

The explosion came 11 minutes from time, Ure was booked by the referee after grassing McMillan. Immediately after that Ayr born Ure and Willie McIntyre were involved in an incident. The referee consulted linesman and a then ordered both players off.

Dundee deserved to win. They were the classier team. They had a definite pull at inside forward, and their forwards always moved in rhythm. And they had Alan Gilzean.

Liney was a grand 'keeper, and Hamilton and Cox first class defenders. Young Alex Stewart was the outstanding middle man afield. This sound tackling half back invariably parted to advantage. The duels between Price and Ure were highlights. The pivot excelled in headwork, but Ayr's centre had the edge when the ball was the on ground.

Ayr's biggest weakness was at inside-forward, where both McMillan and Walker were terribly slow in thought and action. Price and his wingers had to fend for themselves. On several occasions Price had vile luck with his shooting.

The Ayr half-backs were simply plodders with Hamilton and his backs never-say-die defenders.

Squad Statistics (as at November 19th, 1960)

1960-61 All Time
Pat Liney (GK)24 19 - 58 -
Ian Ure20 20 - 29 -
Alex Hamilton21 17 - 101 -
Alex Stuart20 2 - 2 -
Bobby Cox26 15 - 169 -
Hugh Robertson20 20412234
Bobby Seith28 191191
Fred Jardine9 2 - 5 -
Alan Cousin22 151016577
Alan Gilzean22 20213029
Albert Henderson - 6 - 26648

League Table (as at November 19th, 1960)

No league table has been added for this season.