Scottish League Cup

Last updated : 20 January 2007 By Honestman

1969 Semi Replay
Scottish League Cup

Ayr United reached their first Scottish League Cuop semi-final in October 1950 and were in sight of their firt ever cup final with 7 minutes to go. Motherwell had other ideas and slotted in two late goals to win 3-2.

1950 Disappointment

In October 1969 Celtic stood in the way of Ayr and that Cup Final place and a 3-3 draw gave hope for the replay. The Somrset Park faithful were treated to another glorious defeat by 2-1 against the former Furopean Champions.

Home Draw with Dundee 1980
United thought their best chance had come in November 1980 when they were drawn in a two leg semi-final to play Dundee. The home match ended 1-1 but in the second match at Dundee's Dens Park United were 2-1 ahead late on. History repeated itself and United lost two late goals to go out by 3-2.

That ellusive Cup Final would just not materialise. But for Ayr United the world turned in
February 2002 when, as a 1st division team, they beat Premier league side Hibernian 1-0 at Hampden Park in the semi-final of the CIS to earn themselves the right to play Rangers in the Scottish League Cup Final on 17th March 2002 - their first ever senior Cup final (their were lower divisions Cup Finals earleir).

Cup Final day ended in a 4-0 win for the Glasgow team, a score that was always the likely outcome, but the day belonged to United and the 12,000 supporters who followed them to the match.

The Team Doing Us Proud at Hampden Park in 2002

Cup Semi-Finalists
1969/70, 1980/81

Cup Final Programme

Cup Finalists