Ayr United's first ever meeting with Third Lanark occurred on 13th December 1913 at Cathkin Park, Glasgow when the ‘Hi hi' won by 4-2 in a first division match. The return match at Somerset Park that season on 28th February 1914 was more to the Honest Men's liking as the home side won by 3-0.
The following season turned out as well for Ayr with a 2-1 defeat at Cathkin on 24th October 1914 and a 1-0 win in the home match in January 1915.
A 2-2 draw was obtained on 21st April 1954.
On 4th December 1954 Ayr United suffered one of their worst defeats, losing 9-0 at Cahkin Park. The defeat was not as heavy the following
On 21st January 1956 United lost by a mere 3-2.
The 50's were not proving to be Ayr's best decade at Cathkin and on 5th September 1959 a A 5-0 defeat was experienced.