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Ayr United legends

Post by prewar » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:48 pm

Can you supply info on Andy McCall and Terry McGibbons`s league goals for Ayr ? Thanks for your time. Cheers.

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Re: Ayr United legends

Post by Scottish » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:44 pm

Terry McGibbons was signed from Irvine Meadow in the summer of 1933 and made a sensational start to his senior career, scoring 35 league goals in 1933-34. He added 13 the next season and 11 in the relegation season of 1935-36. Goals were even easier to come by in the Second Division and he notched up 39 in 1936-37 as Ayr won promotion. He scored 20 in 1937-38 and signed for Preston North end shortly before the start of the 1938-39 season. That’s 118 league goals in total and he was top league scorer at Somerset Park in each of his five seasons. In addition he scored seven goals for Ayr in the Scottish Cup and two league goals for Preston for a pre-war career total of 127 goals in six seasons.

Andy McCall joined Ayr in 1927 and made a few outings in the side which won the 2nd division in 1927-28. His league goals over the next six seasons were 3,2,2,4,3,2 but in 1934-35 he scored 11. He’d added another three in 1935-36 before being transferred to St Johnstone where he added 11 more that season. His transformation from wing-half to goalscorer was completed at Perth where he scored 28 and 20 goals respectively in the next two seasons. He moved south to Huddersfield Town where he made just five league appearances in 1938-39 – though he did score once in an FA Cup tie - then joined Nottingham Forest, scoring once in three games before the outbreak of war. During the war he played for St Johnstone, Clyde and Ayr United again.

In the Scottish Cup he scored four times for Ayr and five for St Johnstone.

All told he scored 30 league goals for Ayr United and 59 for St Johnstone. Adding those Scottish Cup goals and the two scored in English football gives a nice round career total of 100.

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