Away to Peterhead

Last updated : 28 March 2007 By Honestman
8th October 2005
Ayr United have had some good early success against Peterhead.
Their first win was at Recreation Park, Peterhead for a Scottish Cup 1st Round match on 25th January 1947 where a 5-1 win was recroded in front of 5,000 spectators.

The second encounter (and Ayr's second win) was in a friendly match played on 28th July 1999 at Balmoor, Peterhead's new stadium, as part of a series of pre-season friendlies in the highlands. This game ended in a 3-2 win for Ayr. No programme for the game was issued.

As Peterhead did not enter the league until the 2000/01 season and the clubs were in different divisions, United did not play their first league match at Peterhead until 8th October 2005 when a combination of Ayr United's earlier relegation from Division 1 and Peterhead's promotion from Division 3 brought them

29th April 2006

A six-goal thriller at Balmoor Stadium was a fitting way to begin the clubs' league encounters and it ensured both sets of fans went home entertained. Its a shame only 490 fans saw the match.

Peterhead took an 18th minute lead through Chris Hegarty and Ayr should have levelled six minutes later but Jerome Vareille saw his spot-kick saved by home keeper Paul Mathers. United equalised after 48 minutes. Peterhead were back in front in the 54th minute, but Ayr drew level again in the 72nd minute, Vareille casually sweeping the

9th December 2006
ball into the net from 18 yards. United looked to have sewn the points up when they took the lead for the first time with a stunning strike from Ray Logan 11 minutes from the end following a free-kick but Linn scored in the final minute for a share of the points.

The last match of the season took place at Balmoor on 29th April 2006 and Ayr recorded their first ever league victory their with a fine 2-1 win.

Ayr visited the Blue Toon on 25th November 2006 suffering a 3-1 defeat, recorded a 2-1 win a few weeks later in a Scottish Cup match by 2-0.

This Saturday's match comes on he back of a resurgent three match wining run for United and an outsie chance of a promotion play off place.