The 2018-19 season was the 122nd season of competitive football and the the 104th competitive league season competed by Ayr United which saw them compete in the Ladbrokes Championship after promotion as Champions of League 1 on the final day of the 2017-18 season.
During this season, Ayr United also competed in the William Hill Scottish Cup, meeting Junior Ayrshire clubs on Beith in round 3 and losing sensationally to Auchinleck Talbot in the Fourth Round.
In the Betfred Cup, they went out in the Quarter Finals at Ibrox to Rangers, having previously won Group E in that competiton and in the IRN-BRU Cup at Hampden Park against Queen's Park in the First Round
Following promotion to the Championship, Ayr boss, Ian McCall had retained much of the League winning side of the previous season, while adding a few new faces to the squad in the form of Daniel Harvie from Aberdeen, Andy Murdoch from Greenock Morton and Liam Smith from Hearts as well as Goalkeeper, Ross Doohan on loan from Celtic.
The big signing was Lawrence Shankland from Aberdeen.
Ross Docherty was selected as Club Captain for the second season, but missed the start of the season through an injury that kept him out of the end of the previous one.
The season proved successful with Ayr United finding themselves in top position for much of the season with Shankland hitting the net on many occassions. Transfer talks seemed to stifle his prowess from January and United began to drift from the top.
Nevertheless a fantastic 4th place, and a Premier League play off place, was achieved.