The 1958/59 season was the 86rd season of competitive football in Scotland and the 62nd season of the Scottish Football League.
Jacky Cox at last steered Ayr back to the first division in a super championship winning season where United won 28 out of 36 matches.
Results such as a 6-2 win over Alloa, 6-2 over Dundee United and wins at Dumbarton and Tannadice helped United to sideline their rivals.
Pride of the wins were the two against poor Montrose, 7-1 in the League Cup and 8-2 in the League.
The 100th goal of the season was scored by full back Thomson during the 4-1 win against Hamilton in March.