S.S.L. Season 180

Season Summary

S·S·L Season 180
Premiership Champions
Rangers
Championship Champions
Dundee United
Albion Cup
Heart of Midlothian
Summer Cup
Motherwell
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts
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Season 180 began with the Summer Cup, and the final was once again contested by Hearts, last season's winners, and Motherwell. Motherwell won the trophy with a 3—1 victory.

In the league Ross County and St Mirren started well and led the table for the first 12 matches. Rangers subsequently got into their stride and were the on-form team for most of the rest of the season, and clinched their 34th league title with four matches to play. Celtic had an indifferent start but slowly improved as the season progressed, and eventually managed to secure second place and a berth in the Euro-Cup next season. Ross County continued in good form and, despite a challenge from Partick Thistle in the latter stages, were able to secure third place, however unfortunately they did not manage to secure a Euro-Cup berth due to Hearts winning the Albion Cup.

At the bottom, St Johnstone, Falkirk and newly promoted Ayr United occupied the bottom three positions for most of the season. With one match to play Falkirk were third from bottom, one point ahead of St Johnstone and two ahead of Ayr United. Ayr lost their final game 0—2 at home to St Mirren, so they were doomed to relegation. A win for Falkirk would have secured their place in the Premiership but they had to play Celtic, and they succumbed by a 1—2 scoreline. As St Johnstone had a vastly superior goal difference to Falkirk's, they only needed a draw in their final game, but they faced a difficult task at Aberdeen, although the latter had had an indifferent season, finishing in ninth place. As it is, the Perth side secured a 1—0 victory, which was enough to keep them in the Premiership for another season.

In the Championship, Dundee United had an excellent start out of the blocks and never looked back, being the on-form team for the first half of the season. Kilmarnock moved in behind them and by the second half of the season it did not look like any other team would challenge them for the promotion positions, and so it proved to be. Livingston, only promoted from League One last season, had an excellent season and finished a creditable third, albeit 11 points behind Kilmarnock. Dumbarton, relegated from the Premiership last season, finished reasonably well in fourth place. Hibernian had another difficult season, their home form being particularly disappointing — they only won three times at Easter Road — and only managed to finish in seventh place.

At the bottom end of the table, Peterhead and newly promoted East Fife occupied the bottom three places for most of the season, and were joined by Raith Rovers in the latter stages. The Kirkcaldy side were comprehensively beaten by champions Dundee United 4—1 in the final game and thus dropped into League One. Peterhead were second bottom on the final day, two points behind East Fife, and had to travel to Leven for the final match — only a win could save them from the drop. The Aberdeenshire side managed a gutsy 1—0 victory, however, so East Fife dropped back to League One along with their neighbours from Kirkcaldy. Arbroath and Forfar Athletic will replace them in the Championship next season.

The Albion Cup was won by Heart of Midlothian, their 28th win of the famous old trophy, meaning that they are still the second most successful club in the competition, and only two wins behind the most successful club Celtic. However it was the Edinburgh side's first win in the competition for twenty seasons. They defeated St Johnstone 2—1 in the final.

Premiership

League Table

Pos TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Rangers (C)3021637232+4069
2Celtic3017856431+3359
3Ross County3016866337+2656
4Partick Thistle3016865034+1656
5Heart of Midlothian (CW)3016685132+1954
6St Mirren3014885250+250
7Dundee3013984538+748
8Hamilton Academical30101284440+442
9Aberdeen30118114633+1341
10Motherwell301010104144-340
11Inverness United30712113749-1233
12Airdrie3069153964-2527
13Dunfermline Athletic (p)3066183458-2424
14St Johnstone3064203657-2122
15Falkirk (R)3062223370-3720
16Ayr United (R)(p)3046203270-3818

 Qualification to Euro-League
 Qualification to Euro-Cup
 Relegation to Championship

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

Results

Home \ AwayABAIAUCEDDDAFKHAHEIVMLPTRARCSJSM
Aberdeen5−15−02−22−21−22−04−01−21−11−00−11−21−30−11−1
Airdrie1−24−21−01−12−12−10−11−30−01−12−31−11−13−22−3
Ayr Utd1−33−30−10−20−12−12−21−02−22−23−31−00−33−20−2
Celtic1−03−03−11−14−16−14−13−10−01−11−11−10−31−04−1
Dundee0−04−12−12−22−14−11−30−10−02−10−01−42−22−02−1
Dunfermline Ath1−11−14−10−42−34−10−11−11−21−31−43−40−22−21−3
Falkirk1−52−04−11−21−13−02−32−10−21−22−31−31−42−02−0
Hamilton Acad0−05−11−11−11−21−14−01−12−10−01−21−33−32−01−1
Hearts0−21−11−02−15−13−02−01−12−04−13−20−13−12−04−1
Inverness Utd2−31−22−01−42−11−00−02−21−12−33−11−41−12−12−4
Motherwell2−13−12−01−41−00−12−01−22−02−20−11−41−32−21−1
Partick Th2−03−12−01−30−22−02−01−00−03−00−01−31−12−21−1
Rangers0−04−05−22−12−12−23−01−11−21−14−12−12−12−16−1
Ross Co2−01−04−13−21−21−04−12−12−11−11−12−32−34−01−1
St Johnstone0−23−22−10−10−20−23−10−22−34−01−30−20−12−34−1
St Mirren2−03−32−11−31−03−03−12−02−13−21−11−22−12−12−2

Championship

League Table

Pos TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Dundee United (P)(r)3021458039+4167
2Kilmarnock (P)3019657532+4363
3Livingston (p)30131344231+1152
4Dumbarton (r)3014975339+1451
5Albion Rovers3013985044+648
6Alloa Athletic30111094743+443
7Hibernian30119104235+742
8Brechin City30101194442+241
9Greenock Morton30117124844+440
10Queen of the South30910113941-237
11Stenhousemuir30106143958-1936
12Stranraer30613114460-1631
13Queen's Park30612124358-1530
14Peterhead3066183253-2124
15East Fife (R)(p)3058173255-2323
16Raith Rovers (R)30311163268-3620

 Promotion to Premiership
 Relegation to League One

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

Results

Home \ AwayALAABCDBDUEFHIKILIMNPDQSQPRRSTSR
Albion R1−00−01−21−23−12−12−31−12−21−01−04−24−11−34−1
Alloa Ath3−30−20−12−12−02−20−12−23−12−02−12−22−03−14−0
Brechin C0−20−10−00−45−21−10−33−00−21−12−05−11−14−23−0
Dumbarton4−11−11−03−24−10−11−31−13−21−11−14−15−12−12−2
Dundee Utd1−14−12−22−05−01−21−11−22−12−13−22−04−14−24−2
East Fife1−22−21−11−11−30−11−12−13−10−12−22−22−22−30−1
Hibernian1−11−15−00−21−40−13−21−20−10−12−11−10−10−11−1
Kilmarnock5−14−14−12−13−32−01−31−15−03−12−04−25−02−04−1
Livingston2−10−00−02−11−32−12−11−00−01−01−21−15−13−02−2
Morton1−13−11−23−03−10−12−33−00−11−01−21−14−01−22−2
Peterhead0−22−33−21−11−40−11−10−11−12−31−32−34−21−22−0
Q.O.S.0−11−12−23−00−22−11−31−01−12−03−21−11−13−01−1
Queen's Pk2−22−01−32−31−21−01−11−51−10−31−13−04−23−01−1
Raith R2−02−20−21−31−31−11−11−10−11−21−21−12−10−22−2
Stenhousemuir1−11−31−11−42−43−20−10−51−11−13−01−12−01−12−1
Stranraer2−32−11−11−11−41−00−42−22−33−34−02−11−12−23−0

League One

Arbroath and Forfar Athletic were promoted to the Championship for Season 181.

Albion Cup

First Round

Draw

The First Round draw involved 32 clubs: the 10 clubs in League One and 11 clubs each from League Two North and League Two South.

League One League Two North League Two South
  • Arbroath
  • Annan Athletic
  • Berwick Rangers
  • Clyde
  • Cowdenbeath
  • Edinburgh City
  • Elgin City
  • Forfar Athletic
  • Montrose
  • Stirling Albion
  • Buckie Thistle
  • Brora Rangers
  • Clachnacuddin
  • Cove Rangers
  • Formartine United
  • Fraserburgh
  • Huntly
  • Inverurie Locos
  • Nairn County
  • Rothes
  • Turriff United
  • BSC Glasgow
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • Dalbeattie Star
  • East Kilbride
  • East Stirlingsghire
  • Edusport Academy
  • Gala Fairydean Rovers
  • Gretna 2008
  • Selkirk
  • The Spartans
  • University of Stirling

Matches

  Cove Rangers 1—1 Selkirk    
  Brora Rangers 1—0 Elgin City    
  Turriff United 0—1 East Kilbride    
  Clyde 1—0 East Stirling    
  The Spartans 4—1 University of Stirling    
  Buckie Thistle 0—3 Stirling Albion    
  Cumbernauld Colts 1—2 Dalbeattie Star    
  Arbroath 1—0 Nairn County    
  Fraserburgh 3—0 Formartine United    
  Huntly 2—2 Inverurie Locos    
  Edusport Academy 3—2 Rothes    
  Berwick Rangers 2—1 Clachnacuddin    
  Montrose 1—2 BSC Glasgow    
  Annan Athletic 3—3 Forfar Athletic    
  Edinburgh City 2—2 Cowdenbeath    
  Gretna 2008 4—2 Gala Fairydean Rovers    
Replays
  Selkirk 2—3 Cove Rangers (aet)  
  Inverurie Locos 0—2 Huntly    
  Forfar Athletic 2—1 Annan Athletic    
  Cowdenbeath 1—2 Edinburgh City    

Second Round

Draw

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

Championship League One League Two North League Two South
  • Albion Rovers
  • Alloa Athletic
  • Brechin City
  • Dumbarton
  • Dundee United
  • East Fife
  • Hibernian
  • Kilmarnock
  • Livingston
  • Morton
  • Peterhead
  • Queen of the South
  • Queen's Park
  • Raith Rovers
  • Stenhousemuir
  • Stranraer
  • Arbroath
  • Berwick Rangers
  • Clyde
  • Edinburgh City
  • Forfar Athletic
  • Stirling Albion
  • Cove Rangers
  • Brora Rangers
  • Fraserburgh
  • Huntly
  • East Kilbride
  • The Spartans
  • Dalbeattie Star
  • Edusport Academy
  • BSC Glasgow
  • Gretna 2008

Matches

  Huntly 1—1 The Spartans    
  East Kilbride 1—0 Gretna 2008    
  BSC Glasgow 0—1 Greenock Morton    
  Raith Rovers 1—0 Peterhead    
  Clyde 5—1 Edusport Academy    
  Brora Rangers 0—4 Queen's Park    
  Cove Rangers 1—3 Stenhousemuir    
  Arbroath 1—0 Dundee United    
  Queen of the South 3—1 Livingston    
  Fraserburgh 1—4 Dumbarton    
  Stirling Albion 1—2 Kilmarnock    
  Alloa Athletic 2—1 Hibernian    
  Berwick Rangers 1—3 Albion Rovers    
  Stranraer 4—3 East Fife    
  Forfar Athletic 3—1 Dalbeattie Star    
  Edinburgh City 3—2 Brechin City    
Replay
  The Spartans 3—1 Huntly    

Third Round

Draw

In the Third Round the 16 winners from the Second Round were joined by the 16 Premiership clubs.

Premiership Championship League One League Two South
  1. Aberdeen
  2. Airdrieonians
  3. Ayr United
  4. Celtic
  5. Dundee
  6. Dunfermline Athletic
  7. Falkirk
  8. Hamilton Academical
  9. Heart of Midlothian
  10. Inverness United
  11. Motherwell
  12. Partick Thistle
  13. Rangers
  14. Ross County
  15. St Johnstone
  16. St Mirren
  1. Greenock Morton
  2. Raith Rovers
  3. Queen's Park
  4. Stenhousemuir
  5. Queen of the South
  6. Dumbarton
  7. Kilmarnock
  8. Alloa Athletic
  9. Stranraer
  10. Albion Rovers
  1. Clyde
  2. Arbroath
  3. Forfar Athletic
  4. Edinburgh City
  1. The Spartans
  2. East Kilbride

Matches

  Forfar Athletic 3—2 Alloa Athletic    
  Dundee 0—2 Aberdeen    
  Ross County 2—2 Celtic    
  Albion Rovers 1—2 Greenock Morton    
  Stenhousemuir 0—2 Airdrie    
  Motherwell 2—2 East Kilbride    
  Ayr United 3—0 Inverness United    
  Falkirk 5—1 The Spartans    
  St Johnstone 3—0 St Mirren    
  Edinburgh City 0—1 Dumbarton    
  Arbroath 0—3 Dunfermline Athletic    
  Clyde 2—2 Queen's Park    
  Raith Rovers 2—0 Kilmarnock    
  Partick Thistle 0—3 Heart of Midlothian    
  Queen of the South 2—1 Stranraer    
  Rangers 1—1 Hamilton Academical    
Replays
  Celtic 4—2 Ross County    
  East Kilbride 1—0 Motherwell    
  Queen's Park 4—1 Clyde    
  Hamilton Academical 3—1 Rangers    

Fourth Round

Draw

The clubs in the Fourth Round draw were as follows:

Premiership Championship League One League Two South
  • Aberdeen
  • Airdrie
  • Ayr United
  • Falkirk
  • St Johnstone
  • Dunfermline Athletic
  • Heart of Midlothian
  • Celtic
  • Hamilton Academical
  • Greenock Morton
  • Dumbarton
  • Raith Rovers
  • Queen of the South
  • Queen's Park
  • Forfar Athletic
  • East Kilbride

Matches

  Hamilton Academical 0—2 St Johnstone    
  Aberdeen 5—0 Queen of the South    
  Ayr United 5—1 East Kilbride    
  Dunfermline Athletic 1—0 Airdrie    
  Greenock Morton 2—0 Queen's Park    
  Raith Rovers 2—4 Falkirk    
  Celtic 0—1 Heart of Midlothian    
  Dumbarton 1—0 Forfar Athletic    

Fifth Round

Draw

The draw for the Fifth Round involved the following winners from the Fourth Round. Six of the clubs were from the Premiership and two from the Championship.

Premiership Championship
  • St Johnstone
  • Aberdeen
  • Ayr United
  • Dunfermline Athletic
  • Falkirk
  • Heart of Midlothian
  • Greenock Morton
  • Dumbarton

Matches

  Ayr United 2—3 St Johnstone    
  Falkirk 2—2 Heart of Midlothian    
  Aberdeen 0—1 Dumbarton    
  Greenock Morton 1—0 Dunfermline Athletic    
Replay
  Heart of Midlothian 1—0 Falkirk    

Semi-Final

The Semi-final was contested by two clubs from the Premiership and two from the Championship.

Premiership Championship
  • St Johnstone
  • Heart of Midlothian
  • Greenock Morton
  • Dumbarton

Matches

  Greenock Morton 2—3 St Johnstone    
  Dumbarton 1—2 Heart of Midlothian    

Final

  St Johnstone 1—2 Heart of Midlothian    

Summer Cup

Motherwell won the Summer Cup for the second time, with a 3—1 final victory over last seasons's winners Hearts.

Group Stage

 

GROUP 1PWDLFAGDPTS
Motherwell321041+37
Hamilton Acad30302203
Ayr Utd302123-12
Dundee302135-22

 

GROUP 2PWDLFAGDPTS
Celtic320172+56
Ross Co320152+36
Inverness Utd320164+26
St Johnstone3003111-100

 

GROUP 3PWDLFAGDPTS
Hearts321073+47
Rangers31118804
St Mirren302156-12
Airdrie302158-32

 

GROUP 4PWDLFAGDPTS
Dunfermline Ath312054+15
Partick Th31115504
Falkirk311149-54
Aberdeen310273+43

 

GROUP 5PWDLFAGDPTS
Hibernian321062+47
Morton311135-24
Livingston310253+23
Raith R302137-42

 

GROUP 6PWDLFAGDPTS
Kilmarnock320173+46
Q.O.S.312076+15
Brechin C311175+24
Queen's Pk3012411-71

 

GROUP 7PWDLFAGDPTS
Stranraer320153+26
Peterhead311178-14
Stenhousemuir311156-14
Dumbarton31024403

 

GROUP 8PWDLFAGDPTS
Dundee Utd320154+16
East Fife312021+15
Alloa Ath31114404
Albion R301213-21

Knockout Stage

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