1977–78 Scottish First Division

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Scottish First Division
Season 1977–78
Champions Morton
Promoted Morton
Heart of Midlothian
Relegated Alloa Athletic
East Fife
Matches played 273
Goals scored 810 (2.97 per match)
Top goalscorer William Pirie (35)[1]
Biggest home win Dundee 6–0 Alloa Athletic, 14.01.1978
Biggest away win Arbroath 0–7 Heart of Midlothian, 24.12.1977

The 1977–78 Scottish First Division season was won by Morton, who were promoted along with Heart of Midlothian to the Premier Division. Alloa Athletic and East Fife were relegated to the Second Division.[2]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Morton (C) (P) 39 25 8 6 85 42 +43 58 Premier Division
2 Heart of Midlothian (P) 39 24 10 5 77 42 +35 58
3 Dundee 39 25 7 7 91 44 +47 57
4 Dumbarton 39 16 17 6 65 48 +17 49
5 Stirling Albion 39 15 12 12 60 52 +8 42
6 Kilmarnock 39 14 12 13 52 46 +6 40
7 Hamilton Academical 39 12 12 15 54 56 −2 36
8 St Johnstone 39 15 6 18 52 64 −12 36
9 Arbroath 39 11 13 15 42 55 −13 35
10 Airdrieonians 39 12 10 17 50 64 −14 34
11 Montrose 39 10 9 20 55 71 −16 29
12 Queen of the South 39 8 13 18 44 68 −24 29
13 Alloa Athletic (R) 39 8 8 23 44 84 −40 24 Second Division
14 East Fife (R) 39 4 11 24 39 74 −35 19

Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Football League - Top goalscorers per division". Scottish-football-historical-archive.com. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Division One 1977-1978 Table". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Scottish Division One 1977-1978 Season Summary". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12.