2005–06 Scottish First Division

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Scottish First Division
Season 2005–06
Champions St Mirren
Promoted St Mirren
Relegated Stranraer
Brechin City
Top goalscorer Bryan Prunty (15)
Jason Scotland (15)

The 2005–06 Scottish First Division was won by St Mirren.

As league champions, St Mirren were promoted to the Scottish Premier League.

Allan Jenkins scored the Stranraer winner on a 2 January South West relegation derby leaving Queen of the South firmly in the play off spot that was ninth place.[1] However Jenkins was sold to Gretna 10 days later.[2] Stranraer's league form imploded immediately recording only one other league win from then until the season's end.[1] Queens over hauled Stranraer who subsequently lost in a relegation playoff Semi-Final to be relegated along with Brechin City to the Scottish Second Division.

Scottish Second Division winners Gretna and playoff winners Partick Thistle were promoted.

Table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 St Mirren 36 23 7 6 52 28 24 76 Promoted to 2006–07 Scottish Premier League
2 St Johnstone 36 18 12 6 59 34 25 66
3 Hamilton Academical 36 15 14 7 53 39 12 59
4 Ross County 36 14 14 8 47 40 7 56
5 Clyde 36 15 10 11 54 42 12 55
6 Airdrie United 36 11 12 13 57 43 14 45
7 Dundee 36 9 16 11 43 50 -7 43
8 Queen of the South 36 7 12 17 31 54 -23 33
9 Stranraer 36 5 14 17 33 53 -20 29
Relegated to 2006–07 Second Division
10 Brechin City 36 2 11 23 28 74 -46 17

Top scorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Scotland Bryan Prunty Airdrie United 15
Trinidad and Tobago Jason Scotland St. Johnstone 15
England John Sutton St. Mirren 14
Scotland Alex Williams Clyde 13
Scotland Simon Lynch Dundee 13
Scotland Stewart Kean St. Mirren 12
Scotland John Rankin Ross County 12
Scotland Stephen O'Donnell Clyde 11

Attendances[edit]

The average attendances for First Division clubs for season 2005/06 are shown below:

Club Average
St Mirren 3,995
Dundee 3,797
St Johnstone 2,667
Ross County 2,302
Queen of the South 1,804
Hamilton Academical 1,761
Airdrie United 1,426
Clyde 1,284
Brechin City 770
Stranraer 654

First Division play-offs[edit]

The playoff semi-finals took place on 3 May 2006 and 6 May 2006. The final took place on 10 May 2006 and 14 May 2006.

Semi-finals

  • Stranraer 1–3 Partick Thistle
  • Partick Thistle 1–2 Stranraer
  • Morton 0–0 Peterhead
  • Peterhead 1–0 Morton

Final

  • Partick Thistle 1–2 Peterhead
  • Peterhead 1–2 Partick Thistle

(Partick Thistle win 4–2 on penalties, aet)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] "Stranraer results 2005/2006"
  2. ^ [2] Allan Jenkins at Soccerbase