S.S.L. Season 179

Season Summary

S·S·L Season 179
First Division champions
Celtic
Second Division champions
Ayr United
Albion Cup
Aberdeen
Summer Cup
Hearts
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers
Season 178 Season 180

Season 179 began with a victory for Hearts in the Summer Cup, who beat Airdrie in the final.

In the league, Celtic, Motherwell and Aberdeen set the pace in the First Division and were all well ahead of the rest of the field in the initial stages of the season. Motherwell continued to have good form throughout the middle of the season, but Celtic kept pace with them and pulled ahead by three points by the 24-match stage. Celtic finished strongly and clinched their 32nd title with a decent 65 points. Motherwell faltered in the latter stages, allowing Aberdeen, who were challenging for the title at one stage, ease into second place, albeit 8 points adrift of the champions, Celtic. Motherwell did manage to hold out for third place, only one point short of Aberdeen. Last season's champions, Rangers, had a disastrous season and could only manage to finish in tenth place. At the bottom, St Johnstone looked to be heading, rather surprisingly, for a relegation spot, but a 3—3 draw at home to Dundee United saw them safe in the final match and thus consigned United to the second tier next season. Airdrie only needed a draw to avoid the relegation play-off (and put St Johnstone into that position) but they lost 1—3 at home to Ross County on the last day of the season.

In the Second Division, Dunfermline started well with a 100% record after 8 games, with both Ayrshire sides, Kilmarnock and Ayr United, in the chase. Ayr United continued with good form, eventually taking the lead and pulling ahead in the last third of the season. They finished top with an excellent total of 73 points, and 11 ahead of Dunfermline, who also won promotion to the First Division. Kilmarnock, Hibernian and surprise qualifiers Stranraer, contested the play-offs with one of last season's promoted teams, Airdrieonians. Airdrie won the play-offs thus denying the Second Division sides the chance of promotion this season. Albion Rovers, who were promoted into the Second Division last season, had an excellent season, only failing to qualify for the play-offs on goal difference. By contrast, Stenhousemuir survived on goal difference, Arbroath and Stirling Albion being the sides leaving the league this season.

The final of the Albion Cup was contested by the top two sides in the league, Celtic and Aberdeen. Aberdeen won their sixteenth cup, winning 3—1 in the final.

First Division

League Table

Pos TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Celtic (C)3019837031+3965
2Aberdeen (ACW)3016956431+3357
4Motherwell3016866036+2456
3Heart of Midlothian (SCW)30141065129+2252
5Ross County3015695946+1351
6Partick Thistle30153126151+1048
7St Mirren30145114649-347
8Hamilton Academical30143134441+345
9Dundee (p)30111094138+343
10Rangers30119103637-142
11Falkirk30810123457-2334
12Inverness United3076173247-1527
13St Johnstone3068163048-1826
14Airdrie (O)(p)3075183367-3426
15Dundee United (R)3067174660-1425
16Dumbarton (R)3047193069-3919

 Qualification to Euro-League
 Qualification to Euro-Cup
 Qualification to relegation play-offs
 Relegation to Second Division

(C) = League Champions; (ACW) = Albion Cup winners; (SCW) = Summer Cup winners; (O) = Play-off winners; (R) = Relegated; (p) = Promoted last season.

Results

Home \ AwayABAICEDBDDDUFKHAHEIVMLPTRARCSJSM
Aberdeen4−01−15−02−03−11−13−11−12−11−03−12−03−45−20−1
Airdrieonians0−42−11−22−30−31−10−21−40−10−43−20−11−32−12−3
Celtic2−14−11−11−02−15−14−11−04−02−03−24−10−14−05−0
Dumbarton1−11−21−21−11−33−12−30−32−22−42−30−21−21−12−3
Dundee1−01−12−40−10−12−01−21−12−12−13−31−22−00−01−3
Dundee Utd1−11−10−44−21−30−12−02−30−11−32−31−33−32−20−1
Falkirk1−11−31−13−10−03−23−31−02−10−02−20−21−22−13−2
Hamilton Acad1−00−11−13−02−12−14−01−22−00−12−11−03−20−10−1
Hearts1−14−11−10−01−12−24−03−30−01−31−01−31−10−11−0
Inverness0−11−12−53−01−22−22−31−00−22−32−32−11−22−00−1
Motherwell2−24−22−21−11−13−10−01−30−22−02−33−05−13−11−1
Partick Th2−32−14−02−02−33−24−13−03−11−20−32−01−21−14−2
Rangers2−21−12−23−02−21−01−11−00−21−01−12−01−40−11−1
Ross Co2−43−00−15−02−21−23−12−10−22−12−31−21−12−03−0
St Johnstone1−33−00−11−20−23−33−01−21−30−00−10−21−11−12−1
St Mirren0−42−32−24−00−13−23−02−10−41−12−32−01−02−22−1

Second Division

League Table

Pos TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Ayr United (P)3023438333+5073
2Dunfermline Athletic (P)3019567340+3362
3Kilmarnock3016866941+2856
4Hibernian30131165434+2050
5Stranraer30146105750+748
6Albion Rovers (p)30146105048+248
7Greenock Morton3013895540+1547
8Queen of the South (r)30118115151041
9Brechin City30116134850-239
10Peterhead30107133853-1537
11Raith Rovers30106143952-1336
12Alloa Athletic (r)3098134456-1235
13Queen's Park3076173455-2127
14Stenhousemuir (p)3057183967-2822
15Arbroath30410163062-3222
16Stirling Albion3056193668-3221

 Promotion to First Division
 Qualification to promotion play-offs
 Relegation from League

(P) = Promoted; (R) = Relegated; (O) = Play-off winner; (p) = Promoted last season; (r) = Relegated last season.

Results

Home \ AwayALAAAHAUBCDFHIKIMNPDQSQPRRSTSASR
Albion Rv2−03−12−41−13−12−22−20−21−02−02−13−13−12−11−2
Alloa Ath1−21−10−41−10−10−22−23−53−02−02−21−24−31−13−2
Arbroath2−32−21−40−00−41−31−10−40−20−32−22−43−11−01−3
Ayr Utd1−02−03−11−32−31−15−21−13−13−04−12−13−24−10−1
Brechin C2−11−21−10−13−43−22−02−43−11−31−01−23−12−11−0
Dunfermline Ath4−02−24−12−42−12−02−24−04−12−01−21−13−16−23−1
Hibernian1−01−14−01−23−11−22−21−12−03−30−12−04−11−12−0
Kilmarnock3−13−03−10−24−12−22−13−03−14−14−00−15−15−23−0
Morton1−11−21−13−32−01−00−21−22−11−22−02−01−14−12−2
Peterhead4−22−11−00−32−21−41−13−10−41−13−21−21−12−11−0
Q.O.S.1−11−21−02−24−12−31−32−21−21−12−13−03−15−20−0
Queen's Pk2−34−20−11−22−11−31−10−12−20−01−32−11−02−11−4
Raith R1−24−20−21−41−00−20−23−31−01−12−22−00−11−13−1
Stenhousemuir2−01−22−21−41−41−11−11−01−51−21−31−13−14−21−1
Stirling Alb2−30−11−10−41−41−02−20−11−00−23−12−11−12−11−2
Stranraer2−22−11−11−52−24−12−31−42−14−24−02−05−22−14−2

Non-League

Non-league sides promoted: Livingston, East Fife.

Albion Cup

First Round

Draw

The First Round draw involved 32 clubs: the 10 clubs in the Non-league National Division and 11 clubs each from the Non-league North Division and Non-league South Division

Non-league National Non-league North Non-league South
  • Livingston
  • East Fife
  • Forfar Ath
  • Annan Ath
  • Montrose
  • Elgin City
  • Edinburgh City
  • Berwick Rangers
  • Clyde
  • Cowdenbeath
  • Buckie Thistle
  • Cove Rangers
  • Brora Rangers
  • Formartine Utd
  • Fraserburgh
  • Forres Mechanics
  • Turriff Utd
  • Wick Academy
  • Inverurie Locos
  • Keith
  • Clachnacuddin
  • East Kilbride
  • East Stirling
  • Spartans
  • Stirling Univ
  • Dalbeattie Star
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • BSC Glasgow
  • Whitehill Welfare
  • Gretna 2008
  • Gala Fairydean Rov
  • Edinburgh Univ

Matches

  Keith 3—0 Cowdenbeath    
  Spartans 1—2 Buckie Thistle    
  Cove Rangers 1—1 Brora Rangers    
  Clyde 0—0 Cumbernauld Colts    
  Fraserburgh 2—0 Montrose    
  Berwick Ra 2—0 East Fife    
  Turriff Utd 0—1 Wick Academy    
  Livingston 3—1 Clachnacuddin    
  Gretna 2008 2—1 Edinburgh City    
  Annan Ath 5—0 Forres Mech    
  Formartine Utd 3—0 Stirling Univ    
  Edinburgh Univ 2—0 East Kilbride    
  Dalbeattie Star 3—2 Elgin C    
  Gala Fairydean R 4—2 Inverurie Locos    
  Whitehill Welfare 1—2 BSC Glasgow    
  East Stirlingshire 0—2 Forfar Ath    

Replays

  Brora Rangers 3—2 Cove Rangers (aet)  
  Cumbernauld Colts 1—2 Clyde    

Second Round

Draw

The Second Round draw involved 32 clubs: the 16 winners from the First Round, plus the 16 Second Division clubs.

S.S.L. Second Division Non-league National Non-league North Non-league South
  • Alloa Athletic
  • Queen of the South
  • Raith Rovers
  • Dunfermline Ath
  • Kilmarnock
  • Ayr Utd
  • Hibernian
  • Brechin City
  • Peterhead
  • Queen's Park
  • Morton
  • Stranraer
  • Stirling Albion
  • Arbroath
  • Albion Rovers
  • Stenhousemuir
  • Livingston
  • Forfar Ath
  • Annan Ath
  • Berwick Rangers
  • Clyde
  • Buckie Thistle
  • Brora Rangers
  • Formartine Utd
  • Fraserburgh
  • Wick Academy
  • Keith
  • Dalbeattie Star
  • BSC Glasgow
  • Gretna 2008
  • Gala Fairydean Rov
  • Edinburgh Univ

Matches

  Keith 1—1 Q.O.S.    
  Dalbeattie Star 0—4 Morton    
  Brora Rangers 1—4 Stranraer    
  Stenhousemuir 0—1 Brechin C    
  Forfar Ath 1—1 Hibernian    
  Clyde 1—2 Dunfermline Ath    
  Queen's Pk 4—1 Fraserburgh    
  Livingston 0—0 BSC Glasgow    
  Raith R 1—1 Alloa Ath    
  Ayr Utd 3—1 Buckie Thistle    
  Edinburgh Univ 2—1 Annan Ath    
  Gretna 2008 0—1 Stirling Alb    
  Kilmarnock 4—1 Gala Fairydean R    
  Albion Rv 1—2 Berwick Ra    
  Wick Academy 0—4 Peterhead    
  Arbroath 0—1 Formartine Utd    

Replays

  Q.O.S. 4—1 Keith    
  Hibernian 5—1 Forfar Ath    
  BSC Glasgow 0—2 Livingston    
  Alloa Ath 0—2 Raith R    

Third Round

Draw

The Third Round draw involved 32 clubs: the 16 winners from the Second Round and the 16 First Division clubs.

S.S.L. First Division S.S.L. Second Division Non-league National Non-league North Non-league South
  • Rangers
  • Aberdeen
  • Celtic
  • Hearts
  • Motherwell
  • Dumbarton
  • Ross County
  • Hamilton Academical
  • Dundee Utd
  • St Mirren
  • Inverness Utd
  • St Johnstone
  • Partick Thistle
  • Falkirk
  • Dundee
  • Airdrie
  • Queen of the South
  • Raith Rovers
  • Dunfermline Ath
  • Kilmarnock
  • Ayr Utd
  • Hibernian
  • Brechin City
  • Peterhead
  • Queen's Park
  • Morton
  • Stranraer
  • Stirling Albion
  • Livingston
  • Berwick Rangers
  • Formartine Utd
  • Edinburgh Univ

Matches

  Partick Th 0—2 Dundee    
  Airdrieonians 2—1 Edinburgh Univ    
  Dumbarton 4—2 Falkirk    
  Aberdeen 1—0 St Johnstone    
  Ross Co 2—1 Dunfermline Ath    
  Livingston 2—0 Peterhead    
  Stranraer 0—0 Berwick Ra    
  Stirling Alb 1—2 Hibernian    
  Dundee Utd 6—1 Formartine Utd    
  Ayr Utd 1—2 Celtic    
  Hamilton Acad 3—0 Morton    
  Kilmarnock 3—0 Q.O.S.    
  Hearts 3—1 Queen's Pk    
  Inverness 2—1 Brechin C    
  Motherwell 3—0 Rangers    
  Raith R 1—0 St Mirren    

Replays

  Berwick Ra 2—3 Stranraer    

Fourth Round

Draw

The draw for the Fourth Round involved the 16 winners from the Third Round.

S.S.L. First Division S.S.L. Second Division Non-league National
  • Aberdeen
  • Celtic
  • Hearts
  • Motherwell
  • Dumbarton
  • Ross County
  • Hamilton Academical
  • Dundee Utd
  • Inverness Utd
  • Dundee
  • Airdrie
  • Raith Rovers
  • Kilmarnock
  • Hibernian
  • Stranraer
  • Livingston

Matches

  Motherwell 3—1 Livingston    
  Kilmarnock 1—2 Dumbarton    
  Ross Co 2—1 Hearts    
  Aberdeen 3—2 Hibernian    
  Stranraer 0—0 Airdrieonians    
  Dundee 0—2 Celtic    
  Inverness 1—3 Dundee Utd    
  Hamilton Acad 2—1 Raith R    

Replays

  Airdrieonians 1—1 Stranraer (aet) (8-7p)

Fifth Round

Draw

The draw for the Fifth Round involved the 8 winners from the Fourth Round.

S.S.L. First Division
  • Aberdeen
  • Celtic
  • Motherwell
  • Dumbarton
  • Ross County
  • Hamilton Academical
  • Dundee Utd
  • Airdrie

Matches

  Dundee Utd 2—2 Airdrieonians    
  Aberdeen 3—1 Motherwell    
  Ross Co 1—2 Hamilton Acad    
  Dumbarton 1—3 Celtic    

Replays

  Airdrieonians 0—2 Dundee Utd    

Semi-Final

Draw

The draw for the Semi-Final involved the 4 winners from the Fifth Round.

S.S.L. First Division
  • Aberdeen
  • Celtic
  • Hamilton Academical
  • Dundee Utd

Matches

  Dundee Utd 0—1 Celtic    
  Aberdeen 3—2 Hamilton Acad    

Final

  Celtic 1—3 Aberdeen    

Summer Cup

Hearts won the Summer Cup for the second time, with a 2—0 final victory over newly promoted Airdrie.

GROUP 1PWDLFAGDPTS
Rangers320173+46
Dundee Utd320154+16
Motherwell320143+16
Partick Th300306-60
GROUP 5PWDLFAGDPTS
Kilmarnock320142+26
Stirling Alb31113304
Alloa Ath311134-14
Peterhead302134-12
GROUP 2PWDLFAGDPTS
Aberdeen330072+59
Dumbarton311154+14
St Mirren31115504
Falkirk3003511-60
GROUP 6PWDLFAGDPTS
Q.O.S.3300102+89
Ayr Utd311153+24
Queen's Pk311145-14
Arbroath3003110-90
GROUP 3PWDLFAGDPTS
Dundee330052+39
Celtic311142+24
Ross Co310256-13
Inverness301215-41
GROUP 7PWDLFAGDPTS
Morton330082+69
Hibernian320165+16
Raith R31024403
Albion Rv300329-70
GROUP 4PWDLFAGDPTS
Hearts330083+59
Airdrieonians311157-24
St Johnstone31026603
Hamilton Acad301236-31
GROUP 8PWDLFAGDPTS
Dunfermline Ath320184+46
Brechin C320143+16
Stenhousemuir32015506
Stranraer300349-50

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