Ardrossan Football Club played a few games in 1875.ARDROSSAN TO PLAY KILMARNOCK
ARDROSSAN 0 - KILMARNOCK
Last Saturday afternoon (13 February 1875), a match at football was played between the Ardrossan and Kilmarnock clubs on the ground of the former. The weather was everything that could be desired and a goodly number of the townspeople turned out to witness the match. After an hour and a half's hard playing, victory inclined to the strangers, they coming off victorious by three goals to nothing. We understand that a match has been arranged to be played today Saturday (20 February 1875) between our local club and that of Mauchline - game to commence at 3.30 pm.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 20 February 1875
There was no match report in the following week's Herald.
ARDROSSAN FOOTBALL CLUB
At a meeting of the above club on Monday night (6 September 1875), the following office bearers were elected - captain, John McAusland; vice captain, James Stevenson; treasurer, John Hepburn; honorary secretary, Robert McCubbin. The above club will play Kilbirnie today (11 September 1875) on their grounds - game to commence at 3.30.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 11 September 1875
ARDROSSAN 0 - KILBIRNIE 1
The opening match of these clubs was played on Saturday (11 September 1875) on the ground of the former and resulted in a victory for the Kilbirnie by one goal to nothing, the goal being kicked by J Houston. The play of Tait, Menzies, Fergusson and Wilson was remarkably good for the Kilbirnie and for the Ardrossan, Allison, McAuslan, McDonald and Hepburn.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 18 September 1875
AYR ACADEMY 2 - ARDROSSAN 0
On Saturday last (2 October 1875), a football match was played at the Low Green, Ayr and resulted in favour of the Ayr Academy by two goals. The goals were kicked by C Highet and W Beveridge.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 9 October 1875