PETER PRICE
 
Born Tarbolton, Ayrshire on 26th February 1932, died in Ayr on 23rd October 2015, aged 83.
Peter Price started his senior career with St Mirren, played for two seasons in England, but came to prominence with Ayr United, for whom he became a prolific goalscorer.
 
He arrived at Love Street from Craigmark Burtonians just before Christmas 1950, but made just two first team appearances in a season and a half with St Mirren.   Freed at the end of 1951/52, he signed for Gloucester City of the Southern League, and joined Darlington in 1953/54, where he played three times in the Third Division North while he was posted at nearby Catterick during his National Service.
 
Signed by Ayr United just before the start of the 1955/56 season, he failed to score in five League Cup ties, but it was a different matter in the League, where he scored 41 of United's 103 League goals as they were promoted to the First Division, along with champions Queen's Park.
 
Ayr's return to the top division was of the shortest possible duration, but Price still scored 20 goals in his 32 League games, and there were 45 in 34 B Division games in 1957/58 as United finished in fifth position.
 
Twelve goals in 8 League Cup ties saw United progress to the quarter final of the League Cup, and they won the Second Division Championship with Price scoring 39 times in 35 League matches.   There were two more in the Scottish Cup.
 
Seventeen goals in the First Division helped Ayr to a commendable 8th place in 1959/60, and there were 9 goals in as many cup ties, but Price played in just over half the matches in 1960/61, and scored just five times as United finished bottom of the top division.
 
As Ayr toiled in mid-table the Second Division, Price found goals hard to come by and after 6 in 12 League matches, he joined Raith Rovers, who were in a relegation battle in the First Division.   He scored just once in 10 games, and joined Albion Rovers in July 1962, for whom he scored four times before emigrating to Australia in April 1963.
 
He scored a hat-trick on his debut for Gladesville, but did not settle in Australia and returned to Scotland to finish his playing career in Ayr with Whitletts Vics.   He worked as a bus driver, then drove taxis, maintaining a prominence in the County town that he had earned with his remarkable goal-scoring exploits in his seven seasons with United; 212 goals in 251 League and Cup appearances
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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