S.S.L. Season 176

Season Summary

Celtic won their 30th League Title in Season 176, after a close battle with Motherwell and St Johnstone. Inverness were early leaders but fell away in the later stages of the competition. Dumbarton, promoted from League B last season, found the going tough and fell straight back to the lower league. Troubled Hibs took the drop with them. The play-offs made a welcome return this season, and Falkirk went down with Hibs and Dumbarton after losing a close-fought battle with Stirling Albion in the final, 1–2 on aggregate. Stirling were thus promoted in their first season in League B after being promoted from League C last season, a remarkable achievement. It remains to be seen how they cope with the heady heights of the top league. Dundee won the League B title emphatically, eight points clear of second-placed Queen of the South. At the bottom of League B Stenhousemuir returned to League C after just one season, being joined there by Brechin City.

The Summer Cup was won by St.Mirren with a 3–2 win against Kilmarnock in the final. The Albion Cup was won by Motherwell who defeated Inverness 2–1 in a close-fought final.

League A

Final League Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification/Relegation
1Celtic (C)3019657638+3863Qualification to Euro-League
2Motherwell (CW)3016595335+1853Qualification to Euro-League
3St Johnstone (p)30172115944+1553Qualification to Euro-Cup
4Ross Co3015785843+1552Qualification to Euro-Cup
5Aberdeen3013986148+1348
6Rangers30137104243-146
7Inverness30119104645+142
8Dundee Utd30117124943+640
9Partick Th30124145556-140
10Hamilton Acad30115144542+338
11St Mirren30106143349-1636
12Hearts30105154558-1335
13Alloa Ath30810123850-1234
14Falkirk (R)3089133953-1433Qualification to Relegation Play-offs
15Hibernian (R)3077163655-1928Relegation to League B
16Dumbarton (R)(p)3084183669-3328Relegation to League B

Results

Home-AwayABAACEDBDUFKHAHEHIIVMLPTRARCSJSM
Aberdeen1–14–45–23–02–22–14–12–04–40–23–21–22–01–20–3
Alloa Ath2–11–13–12–14–12–33–21–22–21–12–21–20–02–13–1
Celtic5–12–05–04–30–14–22–14–12–23–01–01–24–20–03–1
Dumbarton1–13–21–60–11–02–00–22–10–41–32–40–22–30–20–1
Dundee Utd2–21–12–24–21–10–10–12–01–12–11–24–11–34–04–0
Falkirk0–12–11–11–11–11–12–21–01–20–42–13–22–02–42–1
Hamilton Acad2–14–02–41–10–11–15–20–12–03–01–01–12–20–21–2
Hearts2–30–23–41–31–04–32–04–22–02–01–01–11–41–11–2
Hibernian0–20–01–24–21–32–10–20–13–22–22–02–22–20–41–2
Inverness1–12–00–31–22–11–12–12–11–11–21–21–00–22–01–1
Motherwell0–04–02–04–12–24–12–12–01–12–13–00–20–10–14–0
Partick Th2–44–12–14–23–43–24–32–20–24–30–24–11–14–20–2
Rangers0–02–00–41–22–12–01–22–11–01–12–41–02–21–22–2
Ross Co3–20–01–22–02–03–11–04–22–21–23–03–23–12–30–2
St Johnstone2–44–12–00–11–23–20–34–04–11–23–01–30–14–23–2
St Mirren0–40–00–21–11–00–11–01–13–21–21–20–00–21–41–3

Promotion/Relegation Play-offs

  First Round Second Round Final
                                       
    2  Stirling Albion 0 2 2
    4  Cowdenbeath 3 0 3     1  Falkirk 0 1 1
4  Cowdenbeath 2 1 3     2  Stirling Albion 4 1 5  
3  Arbroath 0 2 2

League B

Final League Table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification/Relegation
1Dundee (P)(r)3020737832+4667Promotion to League A
2Queen o' South (P)3018576538+2759Promotion to League A
3Stirling Alb ¶(p)3015784632+1452Qualification to Promotion Play-offs
4Arbroath30153124347-448Qualification to Promotion Play-offs
5Cowdenbeath30144124538+746Qualification to Promotion Play-offs
6Livingston30143135249+345
7Dunfermline Ath30126124944+542
8Raith R (r)30133144542+342
9Ayr Utd30126123846-842
10Forfar Ath30133144057-1742
11Airdrieonians30125134235+741
12Morton30113164661-1536
13Kilmarnock30811114445-135
14Stranraer30102184655-932
15Stenhousemuir (R)(p)3076173161-3027Relegation to League C
16Brechin C (R)3074193260-2825Relegation to League C

Results

Home-AwayAIAHAUBCCODDDFFOKILIMNQSRRSTSASR
Airdrieonians0–11–22–12–00–41–32–32–22–00–12–03–00–12–21–0
Arbroath1–02–14–32–00–12–22–10–10–43–11–12–13–20–12–1
Ayr Utd0–24–22–11–00–63–20–03–21–13–01–02–12–20–11–3
Brechin C2–10–10–01–41–32–12–21–03–23–31–30–20–12–43–2
Cowdenbeath0–11–03–12–04–20–12–12–24–04–12–21–00–33–12–1
Dundee2–10–20–04–14–25–14–12–22–02–21–12–04–00–04–1
Dunfermline Ath2–01–21–13–10–10–12–12–01–22–32–23–14–03–34–2
Forfar Ath0–24–11–02–12–12–52–10–02–01–20–31–02–12–11–3
Kilmarnock3–21–23–14–00–00–20–05–11–11–21–32–21–12–20–1
Livingston0–32–10–21–02–12–22–00–23–14–14–14–12–15–03–1
Morton1–35–20–10–12–01–61–01–20–12–42–32–02–02–11–2
Queen o' South1–13–13–12–03–11–22–06–12–34–05–22–12–01–03–2
Raith R0–01–23–04–11–23–21–13–12–04–32–02–12–01–23–1
Stenhousemuir0–41–12–40–00–30–10–23–12–23–10–43–20–20–04–3
Stirling Alb1–03–11–00–10–02–21–24–02–02–03–00–12–04–11–0
Stranraer2–21–03–11–02–02–32–30–12–41–02–21–20–23–01–2

(C) = Champion; (CW) = Cup winnner; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; = Promoted via play-offs; (p) = Promoted in previous season; (r) = Relegated in previous season.

Promoted from League C:  .

Albion Cup

First Round
 Berwick Ra0 – 2Airdrieonians 
 Queen o' South5 – 2Elgin C 
 Dunfermline Ath3 – 1Clyde 
 Ayr Utd1 – 1Spartans 
ReplaySpartans0 – 1Ayr Utd 
 Edinburgh C0 – 1Formartine Utd 
 Stirling Alb1 – 2Brora Ra 
 Forfar Ath0 – 2Arbroath 
 Annan Ath3 – 0Wick Acad 
 Dundee1 – 1Montrose 
ReplayMontrose1 – 2Dundee 
 Brechin C2 – 2Cowdenbeath 
ReplayCowdenbeath2 – 1Brechin C 
 Kilmarnock3 – 1Livingston 
 Queen's Pk1 – 2Albion Rv 
 Morton4 – 1Stranraer 
 East Stirling2 – 2Raith R 
ReplayRaith R2 – 1East Stirling 
 East Fife2 – 1Stenhousemuir 
 Whitehill W1 – 1Peterhead 
ReplayPeterhead2 – 0Whitehill W 

 

Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round   Semi-final   Final


























St MIrren
  4
 
Rangers
  1
    St Mirren
  2
 
Dundee Utd
2 4
  Dundee Utd
  1
 
Hearts
2
2
      St Mirren
1
1
 
Motherwell
  4
      Motherwell
1
4
 
Hamilton
  2
    Motherwell
1
2
Airdrie
  4
  Airdrie
1
0
 
Albion R
  1
      Motherwell
4
 
Brora

1
      Hibernian
2
 
Q.o.S.

3
    Q.o.S.
2
3
 
Hibernian
  2
  Hibernian
2 4
 
Aberdeen
  0
      Hibernian

4
Morton
  2
      Dundee

3
 
Dumbarton
  0
    Morton
1
1
Dunfermline
  2
  Dundee
1
2
 
Dundee
  3
      Motherwell
2
Cowdenbeath   0
      Inverness
1
Raith R
  2
    Raith R
  0
 
Celtic
1
4
  Celtic
  1
 
Kilmarnock
1
0
      Celtic
 
6
 
Arbroath
  2
      Arbroath

0
 
St Johnstone
  1
    Arbroath
  4
Peterhead
  3
  Peterhead
  1
 
East Fife
  0
      Celtic
2
Ross Co
  0
      Inverness
3
 
Alloa
  2
    Alloa

1
 
Ayr Utd
  3
  Ayr Utd

2
 
Partick Th
  1
      Ayr Utd

0
Falkirk
  0
      Inverness

3
 
Inverness   2
    Inverness
  4
Annan
  4
  Annan
  1
 
Formartine Utd
  3
 

Summer Cup

GROUP A1PWDLFAGDPTS
Dundee Utd320193+66
Aberdeen320186+26
Dumbarton310246-23
Alloa Ath3102612-63

 

GROUP A2PWDLFAGDPTS
Celtic321072+57
St Johnstone311125-34
Partick Th31023303
Hibernian302124-22

 

GROUP A3PWDLFAGDPTS
Inverness330082+69
Hearts311167-14
Falkirk310257-23
Ross Co301247-31

 

GROUP A4PWDLFAGDPTS
St Mirren321051+47
Hamilton Acad312031+25
Motherwell311165+14
Rangers300329-70

 

GROUP B1PWDLFAGDPTS
Cowdenbeath321041+37
Morton320153+26
Brechin C310256-13
Stenhousemuir301204-41

 

GROUP B2PWDLFAGDPTS
Kilmarnock320142+26
Stirling Alb320134-16
Livingston311143+14
Dunfermline Ath301213-21

 

GROUP B3PWDLFAGDPTS
Forfar Ath321082+67
Dundee312032+15
Arbroath311124-24
Airdrieonians300316-50

 

GROUP B4PWDLFAGDPTS
Ayr Utd320153+26
Stranraer320142+26
Raith R310253+23
Queen o' South310228-63

 


Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Final

                   

     
   


  Dundee Utd
6

 

  Ayr Utd 0
 

  Dundee United
0

 

      St Mirren 3
 

  St Mirren
2


 

  Cowdenbeath
1
 

  St Mirren
3

     

    Kilmarnock
2

  Celtic
5

 

  Forfar 0
 

  Celtic
1

 

      Kilmarnock
2
 

  Inverness 0



  Kilmarnock
1
 


 

Scores in penalty shoot-outs shown in parentheses. * after extra time.

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