2005–06 Scottish Second Division

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Scottish Second Division
Season 2005–06
Champions Gretna
Promoted Gretna
Partick Thistle
Relegated Dumbarton
Top goalscorer Kenny Deuchar (18)

The 2005-06 Scottish Second Division was won by Gretna who were promoted to the First Division in what was their second successive promotion. Partick Thistle were also promoted via the playoffs. Dumbarton were relegated while Alloa Athletic retained their Second Division status by beating Arbroath and Berwick Rangers in the playoff matches.

Table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Gretna 36 28 4 4 97 30 57 88
Promoted to First Division 2006-07
2 Greenock Morton 36 21 7 8 58 33 25 70
3 Peterhead 36 17 16 13 53 47 6 57
4 Partick Thistle 36 16 9 11 57 56 1 57
Promoted to First Division 2006-07
5 Stirling Albion 36 15 6 15 54 63 -9 51
6 Ayr United 36 10 12 14 56 61 -5 42
7 Raith Rovers 36 11 9 16 44 54 -10 42
8 Forfar Athletic 36 12 4 20 44 55 -11 40
9 Alloa Athletic 36 8 8 20 26 77 -31 32
10 Dumbarton 36 7 5 24 40 63 -23 26
Relegated to Third Division 2006-07

Top scorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Scotland Kenny Deuchar Gretna 18
Scotland James Grady Gretna 16
Scotland Paul McManus Raith Rovers 15
France Jerome Vareille Ayr United 13
Scotland Ryan McGuffie Gretna 13
Scotland Derek Lilley Morton 12
Scotland Paddy Connolly Stirling Albion 12
Scotland Andrew Rodgers Dumbarton 12
Scotland Chris Aitken Stirling Albion 12
Scotland Steve Tosh Gretna 12
Scotland Bobby Linn Peterhead 12

Attendances[edit]

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

Club Average
Morton 2,759
Partick Thistle 2,609
Raith Rovers 1,624
Gretna 1,341
Ayr United 1,271
Dumbarton 946
Stirling Albion 902
Alloa Athletic 742
Peterhead 691
Forfar Athletic 544

Second Division play-offs[edit]

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

Semi-finals

  • Arbroath 1–1 Alloa Athletic
  • Alloa Athletic 1–0 Arbroath
  • Stenhousemuir 0–1 Berwick Rangers
  • Berwick Rangers 0–0 Stenhousemuir

Final

  • Alloa Athletic 4–0 Berwick Rangers
  • Berwick Rangers 2–1 Alloa Athletic